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Posted by vincent123 | Jan 04, 2018 @ 05:56 AM | 6,536 Views
Vertical stab got some webbing, on the main spar and trailing spar, thanks Stu for the advice.

One side was been sheeted.
It took hours to get the sheeting aligned with the fuselage, looking forward to the other side
Top of the stab gets a solid block of balsa sanded in shape.

Gee, crazy hours went into this plane, borderline sanity ..
Posted by vincent123 | Jan 03, 2018 @ 12:28 PM | 1,449 Views
Tail sanded in shaped.
Posted by vincent123 | Dec 30, 2017 @ 10:20 AM | 1,680 Views
How it looks when the dust finally settled
Posted by vincent123 | Dec 28, 2017 @ 03:46 AM | 1,680 Views
I made it myself difficult with the dorsal fin !
Posted by vincent123 | Dec 03, 2017 @ 02:39 PM | 1,625 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 | 1,915 Views
Some progress, half the fuselage got planked.
Posted by vincent123 | Nov 05, 2017 @ 09:22 AM | 1,404 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 | 2,584 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 | 1,912 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 | 2,451 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 | 1,894 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 | 1,948 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 | 2,647 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 | 2,810 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 | 2,722 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 | 3,922 Views
You never expected this

Quake Champions Gameplay - Duel (15 min 16 sec)

Posted by vincent123 | Apr 10, 2017 @ 05:13 AM | 4,916 Views
Short update on he progress of the right end wing.
Posted by vincent123 | Mar 11, 2017 @ 05:09 AM | 5,581 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 | 5,474 Views
Finally started planking the outer hull !
Posted by vincent123 | Feb 27, 2017 @ 02:00 AM | 5,621 Views
Councelling !