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Posted by Ranandar | Jan 08, 2013 @ 05:11 PM | 2,441 Views
This is my Herr Engineering Mini Sport

Added ailerons and a battery hatch.
Posted by Ranandar | Nov 27, 2012 @ 10:00 PM | 3,049 Views
Super Cub Wing Struts made of 2mm carbon fiber rods, wire insulation and Gorilla Glue.
Posted by Ranandar | Nov 16, 2012 @ 08:13 PM | 9,505 Views
Layout on 30" art store foam board. Blue is 1/8 plywood, gray is double thick foam for servos. See photos for construction instruction.
Posted by Ranandar | Nov 16, 2012 @ 04:13 PM | 3,296 Views
My latest foam-board wing.

Posted by Ranandar | Aug 07, 2011 @ 09:37 PM | 3,774 Views
2S Scratch built profile foam sheets tape etc.

2 Cell scratch built from foam board, tape, glue and things like that.
No plans no pattens. If it looks like an airplane it should fly, right?
198 grams. 24 inch wing span. 2 cell battery, 15 minute flight time.
Flew today first time. It's a keeper!

I have flown it maybe eight times now. It is quite stable for what it is. The control surfaces are large enough to do rapid rolls and tight loops. It uses a variation on the KFm2 airfoil so there is a touch of self righting. The short wings provide good lift but a bit of wobble when you try to hover. It can fly quite slow in low wind conditions.

Overall it is a surprisingly good flier, definitely not for the beginner. Not for windy days ether! I may trace it out and provide plans later.
Posted by Ranandar | Sep 06, 2010 @ 03:03 PM | 4,442 Views
Hey look, a blog!