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Nov 09, 2012, 12:33 PM
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Hi Ive only just found this design, which appeals to my taste in models, and Ive not read through the thread,,
but has anyone made this with a KFm4 section and left out the CF spars... KF'ing the wing will make for a cheaper build and make a good strong wing..
And being a KF fanatic with winter snows coming. I have just put this at the top of my building list...KF'd of course..
Howdy Dave. Welcome to the addiction of Mako. Its a really fun plane. Not to mention just plain cool.
Tom
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Nov 09, 2012, 12:50 PM
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I followed Tomahawk's lead and built a KFm4. I am a newbie and it makes me look good when I fly it. Using a 2200KV, 3cell, 2200amp and a 7x6 prop.
Nov 09, 2012, 12:53 PM
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2200 amp?
Nov 09, 2012, 02:27 PM
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I followed Tomahawk's lead and built a KFm4. I am a newbie and it makes me look good when I fly it. Using a 2200KV, 3cell, 2200amp and a 7x6 prop.
What motor are you using? A 7x6 prop is too big for the average 50 gram 2200kv motor.

John.
Nov 09, 2012, 02:38 PM
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Something to consider if you are having trouble with taxing, is the auw of your plane and your cg. Your plane will be harder to taxi and take off if your plane is nose heavy and is over 21oz.

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Nov 09, 2012, 03:32 PM
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OOOPsss running a 2200Mah battery. I take it easy with the 7x6 prop until I get a 6x3. The 6x3 I was originally running had a nick in the blade and with the high KV I didn't think it should be used. I build heavy and with the KFM4 wing the weight is 29oz. It taxied and flew good with the 6x3.
Nov 10, 2012, 12:30 AM
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Originally Posted by davereap
Hi Ive only just found this design, which appeals to my taste in models, and Ive not read through the thread,,
but has anyone made this with a KFm4 section and left out the CF spars... KF'ing the wing will make for a cheaper build and make a good strong wing..
And being a KF fanatic with winter snows coming. I have just put this at the top of my building list...KF'd of course..
I guess that would be me. I posted my build in pictures. Posts #299 to #302
I left out the two front CF spars but kept the rear third one. I moved that rear CF tube under the wooden motor mount. Still there is a lot of CF tube and rod required. Do read the whole thread as there are some good ideas from other posters that I wish I had seen before I constructed mine. To save you searching for it, here is the video of my KFm4 MAKO flying off water and grass.

Chris


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Nov 10, 2012, 09:57 PM
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Coast Guard Mako Update


After a couple of weeks on the road for business I finally have been able to get the time I needed to produce a Coast Guard Mako Decal Kit.
There are two parts to the kit. I produced part of the kit at home on my wife's vinyl cutter and had a few pieces printed and cut by a local shop. I was not going to apply the decals to this Mako but couldn't resist! Looks Like I'll be putting electronics in this one and flying this winter.
Last edited by Rasterize; Nov 11, 2012 at 02:16 PM. Reason: Never post when your tired...
Nov 11, 2012, 05:31 AM
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After a couple of weeks on the road for business I finally have been able to get the time I needed to produce a Coast Guard Mako Decal Kit.
There where two parts to the kit. I produced part of the kit at home on my wife's vinyl cutter and had a few pieces printed and cut by a local shop. I was not going to apply the decals to this Mako but couldn't resist! Looks Like I'll be putting electronics in this one and flying this winter.
Rasterize, those decals look awesome!!!!!! you do nice work.
Nov 11, 2012, 07:35 AM
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Great job buddy. That is amazing!
Nov 11, 2012, 09:15 AM
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Work is progressing..plans were printed A4 tiled and joined...both span and length came out slightly wrong.. off by -1" on the span, similarly the length is down as well..so I must have got a wrong setting in the print box... not enough to worry about...but still my first mod was to widen both the wing and the fuzz by 20mm ..I wanted plenty of room in the fuzz and I wanted to get back some of the span ..
The fuzz decking and some of the other bits of course had to be widened to suit..
Next I drew most of the parts out onto the 2 depron sheets.. and by splitting the outer KF layers into sections I have managed to fit all parts still onto the 2 sheets..
There are just a few small depron parts to draw then I can start cutting my kit..
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Nov 11, 2012, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Rasterize
After a couple of weeks on the road for business I finally have been able to get the time I needed to produce a Coast Guard Mako Decal Kit.
There where two parts to the kit. I produced part of the kit at home on my wife's vinyl cutter and had a few pieces printed and cut by a local shop. I was not going to apply the decals to this Mako but couldn't resist! Looks Like I'll be putting electronics in this one and flying this winter.
Hi Raster,

Those are beautiful!

I may have to build another just to put them on

Cheers!

Gary
Nov 11, 2012, 07:12 PM
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Hi Mako flyers,
Not sure how to start a New Thread so apologies if this is not the correct place.
I was wondering if those with suitable skills are abe to produce the Mako as a model to fly on the Real Flight 6.0 simulator? Seems that would be an alternative to poor weather and long nights.
Nov 11, 2012, 07:19 PM
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Hi Mako flyers,
Not sure how to start a New Thread so apologies if this is not the correct place.
I was wondering if those with suitable skills are abe to produce the Mako as a model to fly on the Real Flight 6.0 simulator? Seems that would be an alternative to poor weather and long nights.
I know some that design for realflight I will see if they are willing to take on the task.

GM
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Nov 11, 2012, 07:37 PM
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Just finished mine, to bad it is cold now I may try to fly next week. I do have one question. I have never build any see plane and wondering how you guys protect electronics from water. I heart some people using the balloon is that correct?


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