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Jan 19, 2013, 04:36 PM
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Texture Mapping

Hey Guys,
The major flight surfaces are all texture mapped. The parts are all labeled in the texture and display properly on the model. Still have the electronics left to texture map then to setup the pivots and hinges.
- Duk
Last edited by haiduk; Jan 19, 2013 at 04:45 PM.
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Jan 19, 2013, 09:41 PM
Hoarding balsa is a sickness
Ok, now I have no idea what the 4ell you are doing ??? I better drop over soon.
Jan 19, 2013, 11:24 PM
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It's all part of getting the model prepped for RealFlight. I've got it running in the Sim. I'm pretty happy with the flight characteristics so far. Should be very easy to make changes to the color scheme too.
Jan 20, 2013, 12:08 AM
My hangar is,... "almost" full
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Very Cool!
Jan 20, 2013, 02:05 PM
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Prototype Stickersnee posted on the RealFlight swap

I finalized the sim model and posted it on the RealFlight Swap Pages. I also made a variant for streamer cut. One of the very cool things about RealFlight G5 is the multiplayer streamer combat! I will be posting a variant of the Stevens AeroModel Shaft 400 for streamer cut too. Time for some combat practice!
Basic 400 electric stick combat rules:
- power plant: 400 size brushless (2830 type)
- top speed in a dive: < 60mph
- wing area: < 350sq"
- AUW: 14-18 ounces
- Must have enough battery to fly for no less than the duration of the 5 minute heat.
RealFlight G5 Combat Models:
StickerSnee (streamer cut)_AV

Stevens AeroModel Shaft 400_EA
Stevens AeroModel Shaft 400 (streamer cut)_AV
Last edited by haiduk; Feb 04, 2013 at 12:18 AM.
Jan 20, 2013, 02:50 PM
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Now I can get started designing the structure of this plane.
Last edited by haiduk; Jan 20, 2013 at 03:07 PM.
Jan 20, 2013, 03:14 PM
No Hangar Queens!
Looking forward to progress.
Jan 21, 2013, 11:31 AM
Addicted to building...
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Came out great. Love the color scheme. Have fun!

Jan 22, 2013, 01:13 AM
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I've been busy working out the wing structure. I cut a few parts in 3DS to verify fit. Found a couple issues so far. Will get those fixed before taking balsa to laser. Enough for tonight.
Jan 22, 2013, 06:06 AM
No Hangar Queens!
I know the "I" beam method is quite srong but usually only if you are using heavier woods. You may find that simple balsa spars with shear webs between each rib will be lighter and stronger. Just my $0.02. Looking good though!
Jan 22, 2013, 10:19 AM
Hoarding balsa is a sickness
put some "feet" at the rear of the ribs to give them something to rest on while building, preventing any warps.
Jan 22, 2013, 10:52 AM
No Hangar Queens!
Originally Posted by maxxnut
put some "feet" at the rear of the ribs to give them something to rest on while building, preventing any warps.
Yes, simple tabs that can be partially cut with the laser to break off once the wing is complete would be a good building help.
Jan 22, 2013, 05:00 PM
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I am planning on using rib jig tabs ("feet") top and bottom of each rib to aid the builder in keeping the wing straight. Thinking the tabs need to be on top and bottom because of the "D" tubes on the leading and trailing edges. Pretty important to keep the wing very straight when those are glued up.

I already have the shear web pieces drawn. The plan is to glue them in behind the inside spars. I just haven't fitted them in the 3D environment yet. I'll get to more part fitting this evening.

Take a look at what I have drawn for the Tip Rib.
Jan 22, 2013, 08:37 PM
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Here is an example of why I'm designing this way.
I was laying out a sequence of renders to get a better idea of the build process. While I was taking "photos," I found a part that has the wrong shape. I would have wasted a sheet of balsa had I not found the oops in the 3D environment.

Also, the ribs in the renders still don't have their "feet." They should at this point.

I'll make the changes on the plans and re-import the parts to verify fit.

edit: removed a bunch of images
Last edited by haiduk; Jan 25, 2013 at 02:12 AM.

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