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Old Aug 15, 2009, 05:56 PM
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Post your 4 (or more) channel micros here

Let's kick off this successor of the "Post your models for the Kyosho/Parkzone RX here"!

With the advent of the AR6400 receiver brick new possibilities arise, and while it may not be the first 4 channel receiver I predict great things coming from its ease of use and affordability.

To get the ball rolling a small and as of yet unnamed aerobatic bipe:

AR6400 and 2x AS2000 servos
HC 2 g brushless w/ 1 g ESC
ParkZone/E-Flite/Flightmax 110 mAh cell
AUW 22.5 g.

I've had the 2 gram'er BL for a while now and wanted to build something around it. The AR6400 is the first receiver I own that will actually work with the ESC so away I went.

I got approx. 16 gram of static thrust on a fresh cell with the GWS 2510 so I figured if I could stay at an AUW of ~20 grams I'd be good.
I also have a 3030 and a Tri Turbo Fan that gave less static thrust but may be better in the dynamic area.

I chose to use 2 servos for the ailerons despite the weight penalty since I feared 4 surfaces would be too much for a single, not to mention the hassle of keeping all that slop-free.
And it gives me flaps at no additional cost, my first 5 channel plane!

No maiden yet, and tomorrow is predicted to be windy (7-8 m/s so there's not even an outside chance).

This is very much a work in progress, it may be that the 2 g motor is too weak in which case I'll have to chose between mo' powah or come up with a lighter design.
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Old Aug 15, 2009, 06:26 PM
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Kewl! I like it. Built by your own plans? Are you willing to post plans? I bet posting the plans and a good flight video will turn this plane into a hot thread. I really like the design of the fuse.
Old Aug 15, 2009, 08:02 PM
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I love the look! I want to see a vid!

Old Aug 15, 2009, 11:03 PM
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A few years back Michael created the BUMP. This is my salute to his wonderful design. Its my BAMP. I took his plans straight from the sticky link. Printed them off as is and built my BUMP straight from the printer no scaling. Mine is the BAMP due to its single aileron.

Thanks Michael for a killer design that is super simple. The BUMP stood for B#tt Ugly Mono Plane. Mine is similar but its the Bad --- Mono Plane. Flies super slow. Well atleast I can sit in my front yard and fly it up and down the street. It will speed up for rolls but it looses some altitude. Wont loop at the moment but oh well. Ill put it on a diet.

Uses the ar6400 and the gearbox from the airhogs chuck planes without a radio.

Also in the pic is a squared versionof the SUKI. As it sits i have a little work to do still but im in no hurry. The BAMP is a fine flyer and the ar6400 is claimed for now.
Old Aug 15, 2009, 11:09 PM
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Old Aug 16, 2009, 01:30 AM
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Here is my attempt i made a while back, it got trashed after a while due to my lack of 4ch flying skills, eventually i want to attempt it again but with the AR6400 RX and servos instead and i'll probably make a Bipe version to slow it right down.

14g AUW, with 2g BL motor.
Old Aug 16, 2009, 02:25 AM
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Pouncer's Unnamed creation in Post #1 reminds me of the Beck-Mahoney Sorceress, at least in the front-view. Very clever design, this one! I hope to see a little more refining done to this design. Well, you could say it's perfect and optimal already. But I worry a little about the angled joints in the carbon rods.

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Maiden was good. No it did not fly, but it went good because I knew why it didn't fly.
1. Prop airspeed was too low for the plane.
2. Way to heavy from hot glue.
My next will be properly built out of wall foam and real glue.


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