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Aug 07, 2001, 09:01 PM
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Need some help with my latest plane

Need some help with my latest plane. Inspiration for this one came from a trade show picture I found while surfing the net one day. The picture was a small orange and white ½A powered plane very much like the plane shown in the pics. I loved the design, but unfortunately could not make out who the manufacturer was so I did the only thing I could, design my own. I have also wanted to try small electric for sometime and this seemed like a good opportunity to do both. The plane is framed up, almost ready for flight gear and covering. Current weight is about 5 to 6 oz, covering is likely to add an ounce or two more so finished weight should be around 7 to 8. The fuse is large enough for an 8 cell pack and a speed 400 motor. I have also considered other motors with lower current draw for better flight times such as Permax 480 or maybe a geared setup. Wing sections are NACA 2410 at the root and NACA 2412 at the tip. Two channels will be used for elevator and ailerons. So before throwing any motor I could find in this plane, and possibly ending up with a BRICK with wings, I figured I'd let the guys at E-zone make some suggestions. Ideally the plane would have moderate power, capable of typical aerobatics, loops, rolls, inverted flight, etc… a sport model with good to very good flight times maybe around 10 minutes. So there you have it, dimensions are listed along with a link to some pics. Have a look and if you have any thoughts about how I can make this project successful please let me know.


Span 27 in
Length 23 in
Area 187 in sq
Est. RTF Wt. 20 oz
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Aug 07, 2001, 11:01 PM
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try again with the foto link.
Aug 08, 2001, 05:29 AM
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the link works fine for me.

with only 190 sq in you will need to look on the more rather than less power side of things. it will fly on a 400 so it depends on what you expect. a 480 might be a better bet for power but that means lower run times. the other way is a 400 cobalt or brushless. if you can weigh your parts it will help to get a better idea of all up weight.