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Dec 26, 2012, 10:52 PM
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Balsa USA Smoothie

I finally got to open my Christmas present and get to start my BUSA Smoothie build . The Manual they give you in the new kit is first class and better than the 2 pages of instructions included with the original. Will be spending a day or two reading the instructions, studying the plans, and figuring out how to convert it to electric and still keep it around 4 lbs. I have an AXI 2820/12 and with a 12/6 APC E prop I should get 4 1/2 lb max thrust with a 3s 4000 mah lipo. I am planing on starting the wing first and will be using 2 aileron servos instead of the torque rod setup. I cut up the plan to make it more manageable taped the wing section onto my Building Board, then punched out the ribs to get ready for the wing build. The ribs weighed 2 1/8 oz so the weight is building up fast. Here's a picture. John
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Dec 26, 2012, 11:44 PM
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Good luck with the build. It's a cool looking plane. Are you going to do a build thread?
Dec 26, 2012, 11:50 PM
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Yes, this the build thread.

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