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Apr 29, 2009, 04:13 PM
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Model 151"ARES" Parflyer

Hi at all,
I show a new project,is Ares of Burt Rutan,its build all depron 6mm
the W.S. is 660mm
Length is 530 mm
Weigth is about 200gr ,without battery.
For this model I use a Emax CF2805 motor,whit 7X5 prop ,battery 2S 1300mAh
two servos ,the canard is fixed,use only aileron ,mix elevon.
I show you some pictures.
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Apr 29, 2009, 04:45 PM
My plans are in my blog
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Looks very nice. Unusual design.
Apr 29, 2009, 06:18 PM
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This is an awesome subject!
Gotta love Rutan and his assymetrical stuff
I'll be watching this one!

Apr 29, 2009, 08:16 PM
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Looks great! But did you make one wing longer than the other like in the real one?

Can't wait for the flight report.
May 02, 2009, 02:04 AM
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Me too. I can't wait.
May 03, 2009, 11:27 PM
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It's quite unfortunate that such a beautiful aircraft has evolved into this!
May 03, 2009, 11:32 PM
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Only chance I have had to see the Ares fly was in this video. It did apear at some local airshows in So Cal, but I never got to see it in person. This video is enough for me to beleive it will make a great pusher jet model!

Turbofan Killer Bee: Rutan ARES "Mudfighter" for U.S. Army Close Air Support (9 min 58 sec)
May 04, 2009, 01:54 PM
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Dang... Now I REALLY want one!
May 05, 2009, 07:34 PM
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Here is a fairly accurate 3-view of the Ares and a photo of the K&A models EDF kit.
Personally, I would love a Pusher prop version of this aircraft! Looking forward to the progress of this thread.
May 05, 2009, 08:26 PM
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hmm in my opinion, there are many flaws to the overall design of the ares.
Were it up to me. I would have twin inlets for either single or dual turbine.
then i would mount 2 guns on the top or bottom of the nose and have them counter rotate. What even be better is to have the guns mounted on the wings, have them counter rotate, and have a program to sense target distance before adjusting the guns.

Then again those are my opinions.
May 06, 2009, 12:31 AM
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Watch the video. Burt Rutan himself explaining the design.

The reason for the gun and engine inlet being on opposite sides of the plane is so that exhaust gasses from the gun don't enter the engine and cause a flameout. This is a real issue with the A-10 (same gun). When the trigger on an A-10 is depressed, an igniter (of some sort) is turned on in both engines, kind of like the glow plug heaters some modellers with large airplanes have that turns on when the throttle is below a certain point.
May 06, 2009, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by annihil8ted
hmm in my opinion, there are many flaws to the overall design of the ares.
He's a nice guy, I met him at EFX '08... I don't think he will bite you...
May 06, 2009, 08:46 PM
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No, I did watch the vid but like I said those are only opinions. I know that the choices Mr. Rutan was fully considered before made.
May 06, 2009, 08:56 PM
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Mesnick, any progress on the Ares?

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