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Posted by zanek | Jul 13, 2013 @ 06:44 PM | 7,237 Views
After the main frame was build I installed the electronics, servo linkages and all of the other little details like velcro for the battery pack and more fiber tape on critical points that I thought might need more strength. The last picture is the finished product, all ready to fly minus the battery. The maiden flight went very well and the video is coming soon.

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Posted by zanek | Jul 13, 2013 @ 06:40 PM | 6,966 Views
Once the electronics were tested and the foam was cut into a circle I added the carbon fiber flats across the bottom of the wing and glued a 1" tall double strip of foam down the center of the underside of the plane. I made the motor mount out of a small block of wood and glued it onto the center of the plane.

Posted by zanek | Jul 13, 2013 @ 06:36 PM | 6,969 Views
All of the electronics and foam came in the mail today. I wired up all the electronics and tested them. Everything was in good working order so I went ahead and started cutting the foam. I cut a 17" diameter circle of the 6mm foam to be the main body of the plane. It has no tail or fuselage, just a circle of foam with a dihedral added to the edges. Here is the thread where I got the plans:

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Posted by zanek | Jul 13, 2013 @ 01:08 PM | 6,861 Views
Late evening flight of my 1200MM Popwing from Nitroplanes shot with a Gopro Hero 3 onboard the plane. Come check out my rc blog at

Popwing Onboard Evening Flight with Gopro (1 min 45 sec)