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Jan 01, 2004, 03:45 AM
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I had a chance to work on the drawing,let me know if i messed anything up. Mike
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Jan 03, 2004, 08:31 PM
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Great job Didier
Nice clean up work kitbasher.

Now, can someone convert the FUNTANA MINI.bmp to pdf so we can tile print it?


Had one on my computer that I had forgotten about. It's called "tile print" and will print any picture in a tile format. You just tell it what any one horizontal distance is in inches and it scales the print for you.

Here's the link.
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Jan 11, 2004, 12:12 PM
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After studying the plans, this looks like a great design... full body, strong rigid wing, no tail twisting. I'm thinking EPP for the body and tail pieces.
Jan 12, 2004, 12:46 AM
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Hey Hoppy.Thanks,everybodys downloading but nobody is talking.It took me awhile and i finally got the hint and ordered an Axi(first brushless)and this is what its going in.I was going to try and form a semi symetrical wing for it.Dont know if it will make much of a differance but i've been wanting to try and make one out of depron anyway.So well see how it goes.Mike
Jan 12, 2004, 10:01 AM
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Hey Mike.
Making a semi-symetrical wing is the worst thing you can do!!!!!
This is a precision aerobatic and 3D model, you want to make it neutral in every attitude.
A lot of people think that a "flat wing" is not working.
In practise with such a low airspeed it is working very well.
Buying the Axi is a good move though.
Jan 19, 2004, 03:59 PM
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Im going with the AXI, but how will you mont an outrunner? would you use the radial mount?

Mar 04, 2004, 01:08 PM
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I took a look at those plans and did some clean up but I have a few questions.
1. Is the top part of the fuse made from Part #4. I don't see it represented.

2. What is your intended wingspan?

3. Is the wing sheeted on top and bottom or just sheeted on bottom and 3 3mm strips on top, or both.

4. Do you mind if I create tabs on the 4 fuse top and bottom pieces and notches in the fuse to align everything in its place thought free.

Great looking design I am getting started this weekend on one.

P.S. I have tested bending Depron with some scrap pieces and a heat gun. Has anyone used this technique with a PVC pipe and wrapped it as you heated it successfully? I am going to try that soon and would like to hear from a voice of experience.

Note: this is a work in progress and hasn't been properly sized yet.
Last edited by SQUARE ROOT; Mar 04, 2004 at 05:37 PM.
Mar 04, 2004, 05:37 PM
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Here is the latest progress. I adjusted to a 32" wingspan for now.
Last edited by SQUARE ROOT; Mar 04, 2004 at 05:44 PM.
Mar 04, 2004, 05:46 PM
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Here is the latest progress. I adjusted to a 32" wingspan for now.
Oops, try this.
Mar 07, 2004, 01:26 PM
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Had an awesome flying session down the park this PM. This model rocks with the AXI 2212/34 on 3 cell lipos.
Mar 20, 2004, 10:15 AM
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The first one I built had a EPP body. It flew well but that EPP was like holding onto a water balloon. LOL

This one is built according to the plans...3mm Depron. It is an excellent flyer. Inverted is neutral and it hovers very well. Glide landings are a snap. Just cut the power and it floats to the ground landing with about a 2' rollout.

Don't pass this one up if something other than a profile is to your liking.
Mar 20, 2004, 10:24 AM
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I like this plane. Can someone who has built one describe the procedure for gluing the long fuse joints together? Any other building shortcuts or things to avoid? Thanks for making the plans available.
Mar 20, 2004, 01:41 PM
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Start with center fuselage part.

1. Draw a line on the inside of each fuselage piece that follows the bottom line of the wing cutout.

2. With a damp rag, moisten edge of center support piece and the area below the line you drew above.

3. Apply a thin coat of polyurethane glue to the center support piece edge from the front edge to where the width starts to narrow.

4. Fasten the center support to the fuselage right under the wing cutout using T-pins to hold it in place. Push pins thru fuselage sides and into center support piece. MAKE SURE center support is at a 90deg angle to fuselage.

5. Let the glue set (several hours).

6. Now glue the remainder of the support on again moistering the edges and pinning the sides to the center support piece.

7. Add what other supports are going inside. I added another center support above the wing cutout that holds a 1/8" carbon tube that holds the 3/8" square hardwood block that holds the GWS gearbox.

8. Line up the tail ends of both fuselage sides and the wing cutouts. Use a clamp to hold the tail pieces together.

9. Again moisten the areas to be glued. Apply a light coat of polyurethane glue to the front part of the center piece to where it starts to narrow. Line up with wing cutout and pin to center piece. Let set.

10. Remove clamp from tail pieces and apply glue to remaining length of center piece and across tail where the fuselage pieces come together. Again pin the fuselage to the center support and than reclamp the ends of the fuselage together. Make sure there isn't any wiggle in the end of the body.

For the top and bottom pieces, I just cut out pieces using the center template and using pins and PU glue, added them in.

Here's a picture of my mod to the plane. I used a EPP block to hold the battery pack and landing gear.
Last edited by hoppy; Mar 20, 2004 at 01:52 PM.

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