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Posted by vincent123 | Dec 03, 2017 @ 02:39 PM | 1,051 Views
Bottom side of the fuse got sanded today, looks good.

Good enough for keeping it raw in the wood.
Posted by vincent123 | Dec 02, 2017 @ 06:04 AM | 1,387 Views
Some progress, half the fuselage got planked.
Posted by vincent123 | Nov 05, 2017 @ 09:22 AM | 875 Views
Using my router to the extreme !

Routed some lead formers as nose weight, some 100gr, fits nicely!

According to my estimations at least 100gr are needed to balance the plane to the targetted CG.

So why not securing it during the build, no glue required.
Posted by vincent123 | Nov 02, 2017 @ 05:41 AM | 2,079 Views
Always nice how it looks in the bones !

Next step I was thinking of is the installation of the ESC's and wiring before planking.
Posted by vincent123 | Nov 01, 2017 @ 03:41 AM | 1,379 Views
Hi there, got a bit of work done.
All formers for the fuselage are ready cut.
Now the fiddling starts to get them all together to something that resembles a fuselage.
Posted by vincent123 | Oct 21, 2017 @ 01:06 PM | 1,954 Views
This is how I would be cutting the planks with the router.
2mm planks, of at the thickest 9.5mm width.
Posted by vincent123 | Oct 02, 2017 @ 10:13 AM | 1,414 Views
After a lot of preparations, the third sheet (of 8!) got glue today

First the LE was glued in place.
I use a kind of a frame to prevent the wing from warping when the sheeting is glued.
Posted by vincent123 | Sep 09, 2017 @ 04:58 PM | 1,457 Views
Ducts both closed now, inner and outer duct fully sheeted and sanded.

Tested the EDFs once more: looking good, each pulls easily 60Amps at 6cell, good for about 2kg thrust each.

I believe this will increase a bit or a lot (?) once I sanded the inlet lip.
But for this I need to finish the sheeting of the wings first.
Posted by vincent123 | Aug 15, 2017 @ 03:56 AM | 2,151 Views
Both wings are in the same stage now: bottom side planked, top still to be done.


Root sheeting only when the fuselage is ready, so I can make the sheeting flush with the fuselage sheeting.
Posted by vincent123 | Jul 23, 2017 @ 06:49 PM | 2,342 Views
Detailed the design a bit.
I was hoping to reuse the existing fuselage framework of the FZ5, but in the end I need to redraw more than I expected to fit the new design.

It's fun, I enjoy it ! When finished, I got enough feed for 2 winters

The EDF will be taken out from the bottom of the plane, so the hatch and EDF support had to be altered.

Still need to make the vertical tail and wing framework.

Still no rear retract wheels, think i'm gonna stick to the landing skids: they act also as a winglet, minimizing drag...
Posted by vincent123 | Jul 23, 2017 @ 06:45 PM | 2,261 Views
I know, my running build FZ6 is still .... kinda running along...
Nevertheless, I was thinking about a possible new project, why not joining two succesfull designs, the ZDelta and the FZ5 ?
Looks a bit like the DH Swallow.
Posted by vincent123 | Jun 27, 2017 @ 01:09 PM | 3,459 Views
You never expected this

Quake Champions Gameplay - Duel (15 min 16 sec)

Posted by vincent123 | Apr 10, 2017 @ 05:13 AM | 4,452 Views
Short update on he progress of the right end wing.
Posted by vincent123 | Mar 11, 2017 @ 05:09 AM | 5,106 Views
Left bottom of tghe wing sheeted, still a lot to look forward to

Sanded the outer hull of the inlet, looks ok.
Posted by vincent123 | Feb 27, 2017 @ 12:45 PM | 4,992 Views
Finally started planking the outer hull !
Posted by vincent123 | Feb 27, 2017 @ 02:00 AM | 5,136 Views
Councelling !
Posted by vincent123 | Feb 26, 2017 @ 06:14 AM | 5,375 Views
Took a while, but got two EDF's performing comparable.

A first attempt failed in sucking in a piece of paper falling from my wall
A second attemt failed in sucking in a piece of scrap
So I went installing the test rig in the bathroom: less paper and clutter ..
A third attempt resulted in a vibrating EDF, changed the rotor ..
A fourth attempt resulted in the attached table

Good enough, I hope, although they vibrate at high RPM ...
Posted by vincent123 | Feb 11, 2017 @ 12:55 PM | 5,517 Views
I redid the inlet duct as it turned out to be uneven.
With 2mm planks this time, planks much easier than 1,5mm.

This time with a fomer at the very tip of the inlet, which I will cut loose once the inlet is ready.
Posted by vincent123 | Feb 07, 2017 @ 04:11 PM | 5,483 Views
Inlet duct planked.
Would have been better that I took 2mm balsa, it has more flesh for sanding flush.

Result is OK though, final sanding when outer planking is ready.
Posted by vincent123 | Feb 05, 2017 @ 04:04 AM | 5,472 Views
Preparing to get the EDF duct inlet planked.

Sliced the inlet in pieces, ready to route 1.5mm balsa.