Thread Tools
Sep 15, 2011, 09:32 AM
It flies!
Sean Moloney's Avatar
Thread OP
Thanks guys, it's really great to hear such enthusiasm for the project. Progress will be a little slow to begin with, it'll be mostly waiting for resin paint etc to harden and working on the CAD models. Should ramp up a bit more when all the plugs are machined.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Sep 15, 2011, 09:34 AM
less sleep more planes
PlayinInTheParK's Avatar
OK ,here are some pics of the progress so far,lots of cutting MDF to fairly tight tolerances ,taken a good many hours to do.
Pics are of the tail plug and one of the center panels just sitting together.
Taken a week of thinking about the next step ,just have to do it now.
WOW.... lots of interest, thanks for all the support. If you see us try to do something dum please stop us.

Sep 15, 2011, 10:21 AM
Just chillin @ 403 MPH
Jantar2A's Avatar
This will be fun to watch the progress on this model,it sure was fun watching the proto type fly at Weldon.
I have a feeling that Sean will be working his way up the BIG DOG list

Sep 15, 2011, 12:05 PM
Stay in it!!!!
Nice to see a new project here Sean. Good luck with everything. You have your hands full.
Sep 15, 2011, 04:40 PM
Auzzie built planks
timbuck's Avatar
Wow very nice pics Shane....9 months till the the autum westerlies..
Latest blog entry: More colours
Sep 15, 2011, 05:25 PM
Wind, hill, ... I'm keen ...
AvB's Avatar
Start booking your flights to Weldon now, for March next year ... lots cheaper!
Sep 15, 2011, 05:59 PM
registered user
Lots cheaper to cactus ! Im in for a nz ds trip, i think sean will get the wr with his deepend in nz. My early prediction . . .
Sep 15, 2011, 07:13 PM
Remember... Fly for fun!
Originally Posted by AlpineDSacro
Lots cheaper to cactus ! Im in for a nz ds trip, i think sean will get the wr with his deepend in nz. My early prediction . . .
Bingo! Without being all "Patriotic" and stuff, I feel that the sites and wind are here for World Records, just needs the pilot and the plane. What better pilot and plane than Robot Thumbs and a Deepend 3.0? Lot cheaper than getting to Weldon too!
Sep 15, 2011, 07:21 PM
Time to burn up some wind yo!
AussieJarred's Avatar
coff tasmania coff coff!

looking good guys, cant wait to see it come together, lots of pics like the last deepend progress and this thread will be a winner!

good luck
Sep 15, 2011, 07:59 PM
608 km/h!
josh18's Avatar
Do you have a speed goal in mind for this one Sean?
Sep 15, 2011, 09:35 PM
There is only DS
airtimeasto's Avatar

Is it done yet....
Sep 15, 2011, 10:11 PM
It flies!
Sean Moloney's Avatar
Thread OP
What I really want is to beat my PB on Australian soil. The objective has been to maximise aircraft speed vs windspeed. It has been designed with 500+ in mind but I do wonder when our planes will reach their drag divergence mach numbers, sounds like we're not far off that from what I've read.
Sep 16, 2011, 01:38 AM
608 km/h!
josh18's Avatar
Good luck! 400 on Aussie soil would be pretty special.
Sep 16, 2011, 03:28 AM
Registered User
Hi sean,

Good luck for your project.

the radius of the nose seems really sharp no? is it not dangerous?

The FAI rule said for example 5mm minimum for 60" glider and 7.5mm for f3f.

Best regards

Sep 16, 2011, 03:50 AM
Auzzie built planks
timbuck's Avatar
Won't have to worry about the nose if it hits you @ 400 + mph.
Latest blog entry: More colours

Quick Reply

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sold Two 6s turnigy lipos 3.3 and 3.0 postalflyer72 Aircraft - Electric - Batteries & Chargers (FS/W) 0 Mar 22, 2011 07:35 AM