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Dec 30, 2012, 10:23 PM
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BritPlan Wee Snifter


Hi Guys!!
Have everybody a great and happy new year.

As a rule, i have cleaned the work bench, put away all that balsa dust, and start a new plane.

This will be my first low wing RC building and flying so... letīs whats going on.

first, thinking about spaces, this plane has a tall and reduced fuselage, so put servos and lipo will be a challenge.

As my stuff is close to arrive, iīm working on rudder and elevator, and once the electric items arrives, is time to work on fuselage.

Here the photos.
Last edited by colibriguitars; Jan 07, 2013 at 11:20 AM.
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Dec 31, 2012, 01:58 AM
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Watching with interest CG.
What wingspan are you planning, standard 30"?
The rear fuselage on the Snifter looks fairly long, therefore, if you are using electric power I think you will need to keep it light at the back end to avoid adding weight for balance.
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Dec 31, 2012, 10:44 AM
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Thanks Sparks, yes, it will be 30", and i will try to build as light as posible. Have a happy new year!
Dec 31, 2012, 12:50 PM
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I've posted your entry and build log link to the Build Off thread Rodrigo, watching with interest and expecting another of your super builds.
Jan 07, 2013, 01:56 AM
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Hi Guys!!
slow progress today... but thinking about where to install lipo and servos take a lot of time...
In the plan you can notice a 5 grades of down-trust, so i will work with 4 as this little motor has no much power, and iīm reducing weight on sides changing 3/32 by 1/16, and i have moved the rudder like 7 millimeters to front the get less movement area.
Jan 07, 2013, 02:24 AM
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Great progress CG! Just one thing; could you edit your post #1 and change the heading from BritKIT to BritPLAN, which is the new build off title, the Britkit ended on December 31st.
Jan 12, 2013, 11:31 PM
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Hi Guys again, i have a question. what is a good weight for a plane like this... i know nothing about wing load or the weight with relation on wing size.
Jan 13, 2013, 11:58 AM
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Try this site: http://www.modelflight.com/wing.html It will get you in the ballpark. It's what I use for figuring out wing loading weights for SAM competition flying.
By the way I got a GOOD laugh out of your "visitors" room being over crowded: The Visitors Room my wife "allows" me to have is the Garage!
Jan 13, 2013, 12:15 PM
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HI CG

Been busy today with visitors, but I will get my Wee Snifter plan out tomorrow and try to give you some idea of weights/loadings to aim for. Your weights so far look OK to me.
Jan 15, 2013, 01:27 AM
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Hi Guys!!
no much progress but is covered with doculam and ready for tissue. the cowling is done, just some mods, but with vented as diesel powered.

Yellow/green with blue accents??
Jan 15, 2013, 02:27 AM
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Very nice CG. Your colour scheme sounds good.
Jan 18, 2013, 10:46 PM
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Hi Guys!!!
The covering is going slow, to much work to do in the guitar workshop and get tired to spend some hours stand covering.... (i know... have a sit, but i use to work stand) but some progress...
Jan 19, 2013, 02:15 AM
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CG, like all your models it is looking immaculate. You don't have to hurry, plenty of time until the end of June. Have you flown the Tom Tit again yet? I hope the wing is now glued to the pylon!
Jan 19, 2013, 12:53 PM
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Hi George!! Thanks...
The Tomtit Wing is glued now!!! and no tested yet... just have the Sunday/monday for flying... but now iīm happy cos i changed my TX for a Futaba Skysport 6 with RATES!!! need to change my RX on tomtit (i was using a JR) but maybe this one is much better than my old Tactic.


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