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Posted by omaha_rc_flyer | Feb 05, 2010 @ 06:20 PM | 3,925 Views
Due to the Elliptical shaped wing, I named it ELLIPSO. I just recently built it, but haven't had a chance to fly it yet due to the weather. Attached are the plan parts I drew up in Sketchup, and saved as PDF's.

For the Fuse Print Pages 1-4
For the Fuse Stiffner, Rudder, H.stab Print Pages 1-7
For the wing Print Pages 1-8

Short video
ELLIPSO 3D (2 min 3 sec)

The "gravity" reference is to a friend of mine at Spadworld, see link in video info description.

It's a short one, because the ESC cut out a little too soon, I think I have a bad solder joint somewhere.

For the short amount of time I flew it, I was starting to like it. Everything in the video was on low rates. I did notice it pulls to the canopy in knife edge, which is likely due to the battery location. More to come later.....
Posted by omaha_rc_flyer | Mar 12, 2008 @ 11:56 AM | 4,797 Views
I flew my Assan 2.4Ghz module in my 9C Super yesterday. Didn't have any problems, and I was even in the air at the same time a JR DSM2 system was up. I put the X8R6 RX on my Mini VTO, and got quite a ways out, with no glitches. I'm going to put my other X8R6 RX on one of my more stable slow flyers and test it on a calm day.

Posted by omaha_rc_flyer | Jan 25, 2008 @ 10:39 AM | 4,016 Views
I finished up my Mini VTO Wednesday night. I made a few mods from the original plan. To keep the weight down, I built mine without a rudder. Although, if I build another one, it will have a rudder. I keep using my left stick, but nothing was happening. Confused Sad I built the Standard size one a few years ago and it was a blast.

I maidened it Thursday. On the first tossed I noticed it wanted to dive (nose heavy), so landed and move the battery back, tossed again, and still nose heavy. So I repeated the previous process two more times, and on the last time I got the CG right. It is pretty quick with the 9x5 GWS DD prop, but that is all I had on hand. Hope to get some lower pitch ones, next time I'm at the LHS. On low rates it is very docile and fairly easy to fly but on High rates, hold on tight, because it will almost touch its tail in a loop. Rolls are really fast, and a rolling circle can be done in a 15' to 20' diameter. It is almost as fun as the original one I had, but to do certain maneuvers, it really needs a rudder (i.e. Hovering, Torque rolls, Spins, etc...).

Since it was only 19 degrees out, I didn't really get to ring it out like I wanted to. About 6 minutes was all I could stand, because the digits almost froze off. My gloves are just too bulky to try and fly with.

Here are the Specs for my Mini VTO:
Motor LensRC 25T CDRom
Prop 9x5 DD GWS
ESC CC Phoenix 10
Batteries 1) E-flight 800 mAh 7.4V lipo, 2) DN-Power 900 mAh 7.4V lipo, 3) E-tec HP 700 mAh 7.4V lipo. Basically what I use for my Blade CX2 Heli.
Servos (2) 8g Esky
RX GWS 4 ch.
AUW 6.35 oz. or 180 grams

I might get some video, if it warms up a bit.


A few extra photo links
Photo #1
Photo #2
Photo #3