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Oct 21, 2012, 02:47 PM
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X-Shuttle, my wing for night (and not only) flying - plans


I want to build a flying wing for the evening flight.
At this point, I'm after maiden flight. The prototype is built of foam insulation.
The target model will be made ​​of white 6mm depron because I want to insert into the LED lights.
A few photos of construction.
I started from the wing of the space shuttle and i put thick profile.






And some pictures from building.
Building is very simple. The plane has only a few parts. Stiffness is results from the shape of the fuselage.





CoG i 17cm from the engine mount.

That glides empty plane. Without any additional weight!
X-Shuttle - Glide tests (0 min 40 sec)



Engine mount

And this is The Maiden
X-Shuttle Maiden Flight (6 min 5 sec)


My equipment:
engine emax cf2812
prop APC 7x4
accu 3S850mAh
weight to fly 350gram



Plans in post #13
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Oct 21, 2012, 03:12 PM
skumgummi dave
Robertus:

That is amazing. It glides like a feather and tracks like an arrow. Beautiful in its simplicity of design. You have another winner sir...

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Oct 21, 2012, 03:30 PM
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Now, the wing loading is only 12grams/dm2, its about 4oz/ft2
I can add a lot of lights without excessive loss of flight parameters.
Oct 21, 2012, 04:18 PM
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X-shuttle


Hi Robertus, beautiful, design, and model. What a great flier, great video.May I ask if the wing loading figure is of the model without gear (motor, battery etc) or ready to fly. Cheers
Oct 21, 2012, 06:43 PM
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Really nice job.
Is that the new green foam?.
Friend of mine gave me a couple of sheets, but it seemed kinda heavy.
Will you be making plans available?
I like the way you blended the topside to the wing.
Keep us informed, and again nice job.
Terry
Oct 21, 2012, 09:34 PM
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got the pdfs
would love to build this with lights
Oct 22, 2012, 12:05 AM
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Very neat design and great flying!
Where is the equipment access (opening)?
Oct 22, 2012, 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Fly Boy3
Hi Robertus, beautiful, design, and model. What a great flier, great video.May I ask if the wing loading figure is of the model without gear (motor, battery etc) or ready to fly. Cheers
Ready to fly. And there is no gear.
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Originally Posted by djacob7
Very neat design and great flying!
Where is the equipment access (opening)?
Battery bay is under fuselage.


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Originally Posted by Terry Glenn
Really nice job.
Is that the new green foam?.
Terry
Maybe Foam is generally available in Poland.
Empty plane, just foam, weighs 120grams

More flights
X-Shuttle Some flights (5 min 20 sec)
Last edited by robertus; Oct 22, 2012 at 01:08 AM.
Oct 22, 2012, 03:25 AM
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They had loads of that green foam available over here in the UK around 18 months ago i didnt pick any up because i prefer depron but it looked good enough.

Very nice build Robertus
Oct 22, 2012, 11:01 AM
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I want to fly at dusk. Sometimes in the dark.
I would like to use the neon wires. Such as these.

But I wonder if they will visible at dusk (at sunset) enough.
Oct 24, 2012, 08:21 AM
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Awesome design robertus, that X shuttle tracks perfectly. I need another go fast project, will you be posting drawings?
BTW, my buddy flies a Stryker with lights similar to those in the picture, they give off plenty of light for flying at dusk.
Oct 24, 2012, 08:48 AM
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Love the design


Very nice design ,good job will you be posting the plans ???...I hope so .. would love to build one thanks ....
Oct 24, 2012, 10:33 AM
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BTW, my buddy flies a Stryker with lights similar to those in the picture, they give off plenty of light for flying at dusk.
Glad to hear it. I've just ordered neons.

I disassembled the prototype and I took the picture cross section. Note how I trimed foam.

The battery bay is not tested yet.
Plans
50mm = 2inches
Last edited by robertus; Nov 04, 2012 at 07:57 AM.
Oct 24, 2012, 03:59 PM
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robertus:

Thank you very much for the plan for the x-shuttle. I look forward to building it. I still like your hammi the best... )

Warm regards;

Dave-
Oct 25, 2012, 02:54 PM
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Nice plane robertus. I am looking forward to building it. Thanks for sharing.


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