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Posted by Piece | Apr 19, 2014 @ 08:00 PM | 10,491 Views
I think I need to buy new soap....
Posted by Piece | Apr 24, 2013 @ 05:54 PM | 12,911 Views
Hated it
Posted by Piece | Mar 15, 2013 @ 07:36 AM | 12,815 Views
Edit: This thing ended up turning into something totally different
Posted by Piece | Sep 23, 2012 @ 03:18 AM | 14,270 Views
I get more inquiries about this plane than any other I've ever built. I decided that I'd do this quick write-up with some pics so that I have somewhere to refer all you guys who want to know more about it.

This was my first built-up balsa plane, built somewhere around April 2011. I had a rough idea of what I wanted to build, but I never drew up any plans or anything. Just started cutting balsa and making it up as I went. It was originally intended to be a sort of park racer or fast aerobat in the 75mph range and was designed around the venerable Suppo 2212/6 motor and a 5x5 prop. It has full 4-channel control and was built with dual aileron servos for setup simplicity and control options (flaperons, differential etc.).

The open tail structure seems to be a point of continued fascination with this plane. That was actually the second fuselage I built for it; the first was more similar to a Slipso in construction and couldn't accommodate the motor it ended up with without tearing off the firewall on landing. The first-version closed fuselage was destroyed not long after I built it, so I replaced it with the open-tail one which had significantly more interior space and allowed me to mount the larger Suppo 2217/6 internally which I found to be more appropriate for the plane. V1.1 flew great (incredibly well, actually) but had a few spots that sat rough with me. They were mostly just basic design/construction things, but they made it less-than-perfect.

Despite its...Continue Reading
Posted by Piece | Aug 21, 2012 @ 10:44 PM | 17,290 Views
This is pretty much just a compilation of some of the various pylon-type planes I've built over the past few years. Pics and basic specs of each just for fun.

- Slipso400 -

I started this one about a week ago, two days before I destroyed the blue and white one. Notable changes include a longer, higher-aspect-ratio wing (32" span, 4.25" root chord) that's made from a 3/8" plank, and a slightly wider, deeper, and longer fuselage. All parts blend smoothly together for a virtually seamless, incredibly slippery profile. Should be finished soon, hopefully.

- Slipso400 -

This is the newest Slipso I've built. Fully glassed, Venom V40 motor, 3S 1800mAh pack, 30A Jeti ESC. I think I finally did the linkages a way I like them, and overall I'm happy with the looks and such. Haven't maidened her yet but I'm expecting ~130-135mph.

**** EDIT 12-13-2012 ****
This Slipso was maidened a few months ago and flew very nicely. I've now got a Mega 16/15/2, 4.1x4.1, and a 60A ESC to drop in. I'm expecting 150mph as a conservative number with that setup, but it'll depend on how well my packs are holding up.

**** EDIT 1-4-2013 ****
A few days ago, after (I think) three excellent flights with the Mega setup, I wrecked this one by inadvertently activating the Delta Wing mix on my transmitter while navigating to its model memory slot. Went through a couple trees and then the ground. Its replacement has been on the bench for some time now...

- T-tail Slipso...Continue Reading