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Jun 22, 2011, 09:45 PM
SG Talon... Super Genius.
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Cylon Raider - Plans Available - Kit coming soon! - New Video

Been thinking about this for a long time.... ever since i did the Viper!

Jettmandan made a special request that I do it so i popped this together tonight.

36" Span - Same TowerPro 2408-21 Motor i always use, probably a 1300mah battery.

I had to tweak the profile a bit to help the thing fly better. Mostly just enlarged the back end and shortened the front end. I am sure my buddy Rasterize will put together a cool skin for it once i finalize the design.

I was thinking that it might be cool to take the outer wing section and make the whole thing pivot as ailerons! The standard will be just the section between the vertical fins as elevons.

I also tossed in about 10 degrees of anhedral to really up the cool factor!!

I will be posting plans soon. I might even get crazy and build one!

Here are the plans for the Raider!

CG is about an inch or so forward of the front Carbon Tube. I will give some better info and a video soon!

*******Recommended Hardware********

Motor and Speed Control with 9x5 prop - any 20+ amp esc.

Going to need some connectors for the motor and esc -

Servos - Hextronic 9g servo (3 or 4) -

Battery - 1600 Mah 3s 11.1v LiPo -

Radio Hardware - Any 3 channel or higher radio will work

*********Build Materials*********

Carbon Tube for foam Reinforcement - 3mm OD x 2mm ID x 750mm long -


Razor Knife / Single Edge Safety Razor Blades

Pushrod Wire - i usually use .037 but you can use any size you like

Control Horns - I usually make my own from old credit cards.

Hinge Tape - I use 3m Fiber tape 1/2" wide and make overlapping hinge strips.
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Jun 22, 2011, 09:47 PM
It's gone...
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Very cool. got a link to the Viper?
Jun 22, 2011, 09:52 PM
SG Talon... Super Genius.
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Jun 23, 2011, 06:39 AM
If it flys,I can crash it
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Originally Posted by SGTalon
Curse you SGTalon, yet ANOTHER plane I will end up having to build
Jun 23, 2011, 07:46 AM
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its about Looks good
Jun 23, 2011, 07:59 AM
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another Antihedral plane? geez...i'm having enough problems flying the 1st one you designed!!! lol!

definately cool bud..and you know..if YOU get it will I thanks for fufilling my did i put Apollo's phone #.......
Jun 23, 2011, 10:05 PM
SG Talon... Super Genius.
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Well i am going to make the plans with the wing straight. It is up to you to cut it off and add in the 10 degrees of negative =)
Jun 24, 2011, 04:54 AM
“There’s no place like Foam”
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SGT , Very Cool !!!
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Jun 24, 2011, 05:55 AM
look's like chopped UFO
Jun 24, 2011, 07:36 AM
“There’s no place like Foam”
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S1 , Yeah huh ? Might be easier to balance as a tractor (spaceship guys will Howl ! ) CG , 25%... ???
Latest blog entry: Lost plans
Jun 24, 2011, 11:23 AM
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build it! then i can too...
Jun 24, 2011, 01:21 PM
SG Talon... Super Genius.
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Just sticking with the master. GPW's Trainer 1!

I will put the battery in the nose and it should balance nicely.

I am down in the deep south of Alabama for the next few days so no building for me.
Jun 24, 2011, 05:56 PM
“There’s no place like Foam”
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SG , looking forward to this one ... I know, i know , Still haven't built the Viper yet .... but it's on the list ...
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Jun 24, 2011, 06:29 PM
Will fly for food
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I was expecting this

Still cool!
Jun 24, 2011, 07:23 PM
SG Talon... Super Genius.
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Hey Ilectron, The guy that runs RCGroups actually worked on a design for this one but didn't end up getting very far with it.

It is tough to figure out a good way to make thinks sometimes. The trouble he ran into was there is not enough structure there to make it strong enough to stay straight! If it could be worked out it would be cool but i think the original one is cooler... and it makes more sense!

GPW, i think that your "To Build" list is probably longer than mine! At least you don't have to deal with a pesky 9-5 job interrupting your important stuff. I can't wait until i get there!

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