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Jan 15, 2004, 03:31 PM
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micro biplan

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Jan 15, 2004, 04:11 PM
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micro biplan 2

this is my first micro biplan.
i found the plan in rtp micro plane michael thread(pink panther)
so nice that i dedided to make it rc.
i used 3 mm depron and 2 mm selitac for wings(curved on a rolling spin heated in the kitchen oven,while my wife was in the garden!)
span= 25 cm,6 mm, 4.5 ohms pager,red= 1/7,10cm carbon 0.3 gr carbon prop(ff blue one copy)
90 ma lipoly,coural combo,12/13 gr auw.
i'll first try ailerons on lower wing with 1.5 gr stong double arm actuator+ 0.5 gr elevator one.
wonder if it's not too "lazy" on roll?
with 10 gr static thrust i think it'll be nervous!
this is the first pic!
Jan 15, 2004, 04:35 PM
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Nice prop! this plane needs Snoopy

Jan 15, 2004, 04:38 PM
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Or Pepe le Pew! And Patrick could design some horrible smell to go with it


PS: That Selitac looks familiar
Jan 15, 2004, 08:08 PM
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I noticed you mounted your prop on the wrong side of the plane.. the tork is going tobe worse on that side. you should if possible remount on the right side... hope she ROG's good for ya!
Jan 15, 2004, 08:48 PM
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It should be fine on that side. Just put some ballast on the right wing tip. I fly my 10" guided mite with prop on the left side but it is a smaller prop. looks like you have plenty vertical area to counteract the torque as well. Now when you get down to 3" planes the torque rolling does become a problem but can be overcome.

Nice plane by the way.

Jan 16, 2004, 12:49 AM
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motor and under carriage are just provisionally stick with tape to find the good balance.
ok for snoopy but i don't know "pepe le pew!michael do you have a pic?selitac is great!
Jan 16, 2004, 03:24 AM
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Pepe le Pew is a skunk with a heavy French accent. If you scroll down to the bottom of these pages there are some sound bites:


Jan 16, 2004, 10:54 AM
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Very nice plane. Good luck.

Jan 16, 2004, 08:27 PM
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Patric ,
I think you have the motor on the correct side the offset thrust line has the same effect as adding right thrust.
Jan 17, 2004, 02:38 PM
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sorry michael but my connection have no fragrance channel!!maybe in the future!
dave: ok for a snoopy with a long scarf flutting in the wind!
but it's not yet finished.
finally i think to use one bird 0.5 gr actuator for each aileron on the lower wing.
very good article in rcmicroflight this month about biplanes construction.

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