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Nov 19, 2012, 04:52 PM
Mfg of the Marauder & Oculus!
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I pulled the fuse out of the mold and trimmed it. It came in at 10.05 oz painted.

Today I picked up the rest on my parts to put in my E-Oculus fuse.

This is a list of what I have now!

Battery 3 - 1300 2S 65C Thunder Power http://thunderpowerrc.com/html/G6Pro...sBatteries.htm
Motor Hacker A30 10XL, 700W 900KV http://www.aero-model.com/Hacker-Bru...-A30-10XL.aspx
Speed control X-70SB Pro http://www.aero-model.com/Hacker-Bru...B-Pro-ESC.aspx
Spinner 45mm OD with a 5mm shaft http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=5566
Prop 15 X 8 http://www.espritmodel.com/aeronaut-...denthaler.aspx
Cam http://www.soaringcircuits.com/
RX battery 1000 2C Thunder Power
Servos Elevator 5085MG, Rudder HS 85BB http://www.hitecrcd.com/products/dig...hs-5085mg.html
Here my info. I did finally go with the 13X7 prop. Works great!

Merrill
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Nov 27, 2012, 08:27 PM
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Well the holiday season has slowed me down on projects and today I had a bit of time to work on the E-Oculus I am going with a geared (aprox) 600 brushless from Cermark with a gearing of 4.3 to 1 this is it http://www.cermark.com/products/Cerm...-Gear-box.html

I started testing with a 15x8 prop and it would pull 75 amps and give all kinds of thrust, that was too many amps for where I wanted to be so I got a 13x8 prop and it brought the amps down to 40 and it brought the RPMs up by 7000 so it will be a rocket and with a 1300 mah 3s lipo I can get 3, 30 second runs out of the battery so I should be set.

Clarence
Nov 27, 2012, 09:29 PM
Mesa AZ, it's a dry heat!

My Oculus


Clarence. On my Oculus I am making about 460W at the battery, which is very adequate. You are probably on the low end of 'contest' power, but you might try a little more prop, like a 14X9.5 if you can find one. I am using a 14X9.5 CAM prop. on 3s, but I have an MVVS motor (4.6/840). This is soon to be changed out for a Hacker A20 Geared with a 18X10, which may be too much, but we shall see! I have other models which could use the A20 if it proves to be too much. I like ALES in that it is not a power race, and if I can reach 500', which is what we use here, in 20 seconds I am happy with that.

Regards

Iain
Nov 29, 2012, 08:56 AM
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Started my E build last night


I received my kit w/Fuse #41 last week. Started laying out the center section last night. After cracking a wing rib, I decided to slide all the ribs on the center spar at one time, space them along the spar by eyeball then lay the spar with ribs down on the plans. It only required some minor adjustment to get everything lined up. Worked for me.

I really like the building tabs on the ribs.Everything is perfectly aligned.



Jim
Nov 29, 2012, 12:16 PM
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I really like the building tabs on the ribs.Everything is perfectly aligned.
Jim
The building tabs make a world of difference in getting things just right.

Clarence
Nov 29, 2012, 10:47 PM
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Well I got to work on My E-Oculus for a bit and I got quite a bit done, I built and installed the motor mount and I also got to due another prop motor test. I was very happy with the test results, I ran a 14 x 9 prop and it only draws 43 amps so it stays in the range I am going for and the power it is putting to the prop is excellent. I am looking forward to the completion so I can take it out and give it a real flight test.

Clarence
Nov 30, 2012, 11:24 AM
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Clarence,
Finally got the Oculus.....Looking over the plans and some comments about the build, I came across one about the sanding of the ribs C5,C6,M1,M2 (at the polyhedral joint). Would one get a better fit if the ribs were angled 5* at each end instead of sanding only the tip? It seems
(to me) that the joint would look better, and the carbon would fit better also. Just a thought.
More questions to come.........
It is a nice kit, Merrill did a great job.
John
Nov 30, 2012, 05:00 PM
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Found out why M2 was taped into the lazer cut sheet........it's already beveled!!!!!
John
Dec 02, 2012, 11:08 PM
Mfg of the Marauder & Oculus!
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Note: If someone wants a combo kit they are available now.
It come as a glider kit with a Glider fuse and a E-fuse in the same box.
The two fuse combo kit is $575 + shipping.
If you want a extra elevator kit they are $45

Merrill
Dec 18, 2012, 09:42 PM
Mfg of the Marauder & Oculus!
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Here is a link to a post I made for the E-fuse print upgrade. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=804
Mar 08, 2013, 10:26 PM
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My E-Oculus is almost done...just a bit more covering and a bit of radio programing and it will be going to the sky.

Clarence
Mar 08, 2013, 11:09 PM
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is it going to be ready for the Visalia bent wing ALES first of April???
Mar 08, 2013, 11:24 PM
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is it going to be ready for the Visalia bent wing ALES first of April???
It would be ready, but with the lack of funds I won't be able to make it to the bent wing and the fall fest, so I am saving up for the fall because 1,600 miles take a bit of fuel.

Clarence
Mar 09, 2013, 12:06 AM
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E-Oculus #51 has landed in Montana. Can't wait to get started putting the kit together. I spent an hour going through the kit tonight, great quality and very cool engineering.
Mar 09, 2013, 07:55 AM
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sorry to hear that Clarence. We will miss ya. But I'm sure Merrills planes will be well represented. Hope to see ya at the Fall Fest.


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