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Mar 18, 2012, 11:54 PM
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Foamboard Zephyr wing


This is my airfoiled version of the foamboard Zephyr wing. Can be printed out to any wingspan and built.
Fast and agile wing.
My version is around 50" wingspan.
Im running a turnigy 2223 4300KV motor (shaft reversed)
Towerpro 40amp ESC
turnigy 2200mah 20C 3S battery
Corona metal gear servos
TGS 4.75 X 4.75 sports prop
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Mar 23, 2012, 02:50 AM
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dude I've been wanting to build a foam wing do you have the pdf for this? also is there a list of all the parts needed for this build? like does it use a wooden dowel for a wing spar or anything?
Mar 23, 2012, 04:01 AM
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dude I've been wanting to build a foam wing do you have the pdf for this? also is there a list of all the parts needed for this build? like does it use a wooden dowel for a wing spar or anything?
Basically the whole plane is fb. The spar is fb.
Ive never taken the time to learn how to create
Pdf's.
The image above is the basic plan.. no cg or battery placement.
I have enough lead in the nose that i could of used 2 batteries.. 2 x 2200mah 3S parralel.
If you guys are interested then let me know.
I will add all of the details including cg. Battery placement. Servo placement etc etc .
The control surfaces are different to the plans.
Sorry for any gramma or spelling mistakes as in on my mobile.
Mar 23, 2012, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by flohio117
dude I've been wanting to build a foam wing do you have the pdf for this? also is there a list of all the parts needed for this build? like does it use a wooden dowel for a wing spar or anything?
Basically the whole plane is fb. The spar is fb.
Ive never taken the time to learn how to create
Pdf's.
The image above is the basic plan.. no cg or battery placement.
I have enough lead in the nose that i could of used 2 batteries.. 2 x 2200mah 3S parralel.
If you guys are interested then let me know.
I will add all of the details including cg. Battery placement. Servo placement etc etc .
The control surfaces are different to the plans.
Sorry for any gramma or spelling mistakes as in on my mobile.
Mar 23, 2012, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by JUDD-RC.id.au
Basically the whole plane is fb. The spar is fb.
Ive never taken the time to learn how to create
Pdf's.
The image above is the basic plan.. no cg or battery placement.
I have enough lead in the nose that i could of used 2 batteries.. 2 x 2200mah 3S parralel.
If you guys are interested then let me know.
I will add all of the details including cg. Battery placement. Servo placement etc etc .
The control surfaces are different to the plans.
Sorry for any gramma or spelling mistakes as in on my mobile.
i would like the list of stuff used and the plans in a printer form, so all id have to do is print out the plans tap them together on a sheet of foam board and cut it out.
Mar 23, 2012, 07:28 PM
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i would like the list of stuff used and the plans in a printer form, so all id have to do is print out the plans tap them together on a sheet of foam board and cut it out.
I normally use paint to print my plans out..

I have the tutorial on youtube..
How to print plans.. my user name is cjudd001
Mar 23, 2012, 08:26 PM
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ok cool ill check it out.
Mar 26, 2012, 02:29 AM
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ok cool ill check it out.
Sorry I couldnt post this link before.

How to save and print plans (6 min 44 sec)
Mar 28, 2012, 12:08 AM
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Hey dude check out my mini zephyr build! I built it from just looking at picture of a zephyr online it took me a couple hours but I finally got done hope you like it. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1620454
Mar 28, 2012, 05:45 AM
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Hey dude check out my mini zephyr build! I built it from just looking at picture of a zephyr online it took me a couple hours but I finally got done hope you like it. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1620454
Looks good. Should go well and yes the prop did look like it was backwards.
As for CG slightly nose heavy is fine.
Mar 29, 2012, 05:37 PM
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Mar 29, 2012, 10:05 PM
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Jun 21, 2012, 12:32 AM
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Been a while but here is a build video for the zephyr wing.

Clint

RC Zephyr foamboard wing build (17 min 43 sec)
Jul 30, 2012, 01:51 PM
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Hi Guys - Great work!

A couple of questions: I assume this is Adams Ready Board? In the build vid on youtube, are you covering the exterior with tape before folding or is that red paper? If its paper, are you not removing the paper prior to covering? I am really interested in what you are doing for motor mounts, can you share the video with electronics, motor, etc?

Thanks a bunch!!
Aug 04, 2012, 08:41 AM
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Hi Guys - Great work!

A couple of questions: I assume this is Adams Ready Board? In the build vid on youtube, are you covering the exterior with tape before folding or is that red paper? If its paper, are you not removing the paper prior to covering? I am really interested in what you are doing for motor mounts, can you share the video with electronics, motor, etc?

Thanks a bunch!!
Thanks for your comments.
I tape over the paper to give the outer skin more strength.
The mounts I use plywood. There is a reccess cut in the rear of the plane to mount the motor and prop more fwd to reduce the need for nose weights to get the cg right.
I will get around to making a vid some day soon.

Clint


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