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Dec 05, 2014, 08:36 PM
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First posted in the wrong thread so here the pictures too.
6 mm Depron center spar 1x5 mm in top KFm.

I possible I shoot a video of maiden.

Paco
Paco ,
if you're getting any flex on your pushrods , you can add a zip tie at the halfway point to limit the flexing .
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Dec 13, 2014, 11:44 AM
Ok maiden done .......................................
See video.
Try and error to say.
Sideway throw no go.
Had to refit the battery.
Rear push and go worked.
Then tried to find out how it glides/ At no power it does not...............
No idea if the balance was OK.
Was already happy to keep it in the air for a full turn or 2.
Think for this plane for a newbie the space is just to small.

In meantime all is repaired and I wait for a new try.
Who knows tomorrow?

Paco

Simple Delta maiden with crash.................... (3 min 23 sec)
Dec 13, 2014, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by JupaCreations
Ok maiden done .......................................
See video.
Try and error to say.
Sideway throw no go.
Had to refit the battery.
Rear push and go worked.
Then tried to find out how it glides/ At no power it does not...............
No idea if the balance was OK.
Was already happy to keep it in the air for a full turn or 2.
Think for this plane for a newbie the space is just to small.

In meantime all is repaired and I wait for a new try.
Who knows tomorrow?

Paco

https://vimeo.com/114430195?utm_sour...Q5MDU1NHw3NzAx
That was actually a pretty good start !

It looks to me that the balance is OK , it is tolerant of being a little nose heavy or a LITTLE tail heavy . Nose heavy it will fly faster , tail heavy it will wing-rock back and forth and be harder to control .

Yes , a larger space will make a difference for next time .

Al
Dec 13, 2014, 04:29 PM
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Paco , another thing you can do for your simple delta is to put something on the bottom so you know if you're looking at the top or bottom when flying .
Dec 14, 2014, 03:05 AM
Ok will add the red tape at the bottom. Enough vinyl in the house.

I have problems for the adhesive side of the velcro to stick to the depron for the battery.
If I remove the battery the velcro comes of too.
I also hotglued it but it looks like the depron does not has enough adhesion to the velcro.
Any suggestion?

Paco
Dec 14, 2014, 12:18 PM
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Ok will add the red tape at the bottom. Enough vinyl in the house.

I have problems for the adhesive side of the velcro to stick to the depron for the battery.
If I remove the battery the velcro comes of too.
I also hotglued it but it looks like the depron does not has enough adhesion to the velcro.
Any suggestion?

Paco
You could try something like this ( photo ) with a wide rubber band or two , secured on the underside with a wood popsickle stick or bamboo skewer , etc.

Al
Last edited by balsa or carbon; Dec 14, 2014 at 12:25 PM.
Dec 15, 2014, 01:36 AM
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It looked too simple not to build one.

I'll will update with flight report later this week.....waiting for some props.
Dec 15, 2014, 02:05 AM
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It looked too simple not to build one.

I'll will update with flight report later this week.....waiting for some props.
Looks great ! If possible , shoot a video !

Al
Dec 23, 2014, 06:17 PM
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Any more flights on your SSD Paco ?

Al
Dec 24, 2014, 10:25 AM
No Al,

With wind force 4 to 8 last 2 week....this means NO GO for me.
It also needs to be dry a few days otherwise I submurge the plane in a puddle in the grass. And it rained past two weeks to much too. In the mean time I frequently use the simulator RCDESKPILOT flying delta's to get used to the bank and yank feeling.

Merry Xmas.

paco
Dec 24, 2014, 03:00 PM
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No Al,

With wind force 4 to 8 last 2 week....this means NO GO for me.
It also needs to be dry a few days otherwise I submurge the plane in a puddle in the grass. And it rained past two weeks to much too. In the mean time I frequently use the simulator RCDESKPILOT flying delta's to get used to the bank and yank feeling.

Merry Xmas.

paco
We have the same dilemma here - almost never ending rain this time of year !

If you have a large indoor space available to you , you could build some fun indoor projects - micro planes , quadcopters , hovercraft , blimps , etc. Here are some of my indoor projects :

Homemade indoor slowflyer (1 min 16 sec)


RC blimp (1 min 47 sec)


Skirtless hovercraft (2 min 7 sec)


Merry Xmas ,

Al
Dec 25, 2014, 01:36 AM
I am currently busy with some (indoor projects) with electronics.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...112595&page=14

This is just one of them.

Paco
Last edited by JupaCreations; Dec 25, 2014 at 01:46 AM.
Dec 25, 2014, 11:22 AM
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I built this wing from a set of instructions on you tube! It has a lot of the same design as yours,but uses 1/2 thick foam board for the KF step. It glides,and flys well. It is also a "pusher" setup!
Simple Wing on a calm day (6 min 39 sec)
Last edited by Ron_Dog; Dec 25, 2014 at 11:27 AM.
Dec 25, 2014, 11:37 AM
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I built this wing from a set of instructions on you tube! It has a lot of the same design as yours,but uses 1/2 thick foam board for the KF step. It glides,and flys well. It is also a "pusher" setup! https://vimeo.com/114399153
Looks like it flies very well - thanks for sharing !

Al
Dec 29, 2014, 10:12 AM
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Hey Balsa or Carbon,

I just saw your video on the hover craft. Looks really neat! Is there any more info available?
Do you have a thread on it, or any plans, or a drawing or a close up photo?

Thanks!


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