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Feb 24, 2012, 01:57 AM
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build log peanut M5 Sparrowhawk.

walt mooney peanut scale miles M5 Sparrowhawk. looks about right for a 3inch prop. what i go so far. the wing was finished, but warped from the beginning. i am going to deviate from the plans a bit on the wing, never could use the 1/16 stringer for ant curved surface.

made out of 9.5 pound balsa.
covering is Esaki white.
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Feb 24, 2012, 04:20 AM
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A favorite. In fact I love all the Miles racing planes, but what kind of gear can you stick in there?

Feb 24, 2012, 07:57 AM
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nice start... I love mooney planes... iŽll be watching...
Feb 24, 2012, 12:54 PM
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dont really know. i dont have much at the moment. i could go RET, i got a p51 motor and 3020 ready to install. one could fit a ar6400 brick in there. i might just not install anything and store it or maybe sell it.
Feb 24, 2012, 03:13 PM
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fuse top....

started the fuse. i am making seperatable. (not sure if that is a word.) it will make accessing the innards much eaiser. planing on only RET for this one for sure. i just got in some tiny magnets from bidproduct, so i will be using those as hinges.

not sure how to make the front, i am guessing a balsa carved block will not covered with tissue very well.


going with a scale elevator, i figure this was made for passive control, free flight, and installing a servo will reduce the need for the over large elevator.
Feb 24, 2012, 08:55 PM
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small update. got more 9 lbs balsa! yay! and i killed some flys.
I hate flys (1 min 0 sec)
Feb 25, 2012, 02:39 AM
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finished most of the fuse. top half seperates. ising tiny mangets from bidproduct. will attach the lower magnets later. good nite.
Feb 25, 2012, 08:03 AM
Yes, right there.
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This is awesome. Keep the updates coming
Feb 25, 2012, 12:11 PM
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power plant.....

cant decide on the motor. i got a um p51 motor and gws 3020, or i got a 2gram bl motor that probly be better suited, with a gws 2510.
what you all say?

EDIT: more pics

got the rudder and elevator covered and assembeled

p.s. ahhh! time to clean my table again!

edit 2: started the wing. time to pause and rethink the L.E. probly put in some washout
Last edited by nemoskull; Feb 26, 2012 at 01:11 AM.
Feb 26, 2012, 02:50 PM
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got the wing mostly done. magnetic attached. not sure of th AUw as of now.
Feb 27, 2012, 10:28 AM
Back in the game.
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Very cool, I'm wondering what gear you are going to use? Also love the carbon LE.
Feb 27, 2012, 03:16 PM
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thanks, the LE was bugigng me, i needed something strong, and balsa was not it.
i dont know about the gear. i have a bunch of as2000L servos, but i hate them. the only rx i have is an rx415, but i dont have enough connectors to retrofit the AS2000L. i might just solder then, but the weight is comming out close to 20 grams, i only have 17 of thrust with this motor.
i was hoping for full 4 ch, but cuz of weight i might go with 3. or i might try some actuators.......

i decide to sell her. i dont really have the gear i need for this, and dont want a flying pig.
started covering!
next question; to shrink or not to shrink?
Last edited by nemoskull; Feb 27, 2012 at 07:37 PM.

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