Well this is my project, building my first plane from skratch, my drawings, my opinions and for now, all my ideas.
I have buildt one plane ever, a FF-supernova from rcfoamfighters and after that plane was totaled, I decided to build a plane from skratch.
I designed my plane using google sketchup.
From the computer to pen and paper... then cutting
After cutting the foam
A bit more hot wire cutting
sanding and add vertical stabilisators and motor mount with hot glue
Adding electronics, this plane would not fly, the torque from the engine made it hard to take off. I did also add bigger flaps.
Finally a plane that was able to takeoff!
The plane DID FLY (!!!) on first try!
In the near future I will find a CG I like, and then try to move the wings a bit more forward, cause the flaps have to be a bit trimmed up to conteract the nose to go down... moving the CG further back will make the plane unstable and it goes up and down to easy! (if i made the flaps smaller that problem might be gone??!?)
I might begin 2. layout tomorrow (23.oct) - I will build the plane with edfs this time!
Hey, you did pretty well for a scratch build with a hot wire cutter! That plane looks awfully fragile, though. Don't make any mistakes while flying, or you'll end up with a pile of crunched styrofoam instead of an aircraft, eh?
Looking forward to your next project. #2 looks even better!
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