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Jan 12, 2015, 07:03 PM
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X-41 update>>> 04/01/15


A replacement for my F22 that did not survive it's last flight, the plans for the X-41 came along at the right time as I had some spare parts and foam. It was a easy build thanks to LetsFlyRC... http://flitetest.com/authors/droplow77 who redesigned the plane from T3chdad on the RC Groups forums into a Flite Test type design. Here is the link to his plans... http://flitetest.com/articles/let-s-...ild-free-plans I still need to do the maiden flight but where I live is not conducive to flying RC airplanes at this time due to the snow and winds... The build was straight forward using the Flite Test A/B type folds. LetsFlyRC used a quick motor mount like the type on the Versa Wing to mount the motor but I only had one of the plywood mounts from a power pod available so I glued it on to the fuselage after extending it a bit and squaring up the end. He has the Canards on his but I think I'll leave mine off as it looks cleaner to me. I will entertain the canards at a later date with a slide in pod using two separate servos to control the canards. I added a carbon fiber spar to my wing as I know how I fly and with the Grayson Hobbies Super Mega Jet motor turning a APC 7x5 prop I do not need the wings flopping around. Looking forward to flying this one... The design should be fast! Stay tuned... Mudman1959
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Jan 13, 2015, 09:55 AM
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http://flitetest.com/articles/let-s-...ild-free-plans
Jan 14, 2015, 10:57 AM
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Getting Closer...


All of the electronics are installed and ready, I need to balance it and add some color to it.

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Apr 01, 2015, 10:31 PM
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Good News, Good News!!!! It Flies!!! My knees have finally stopped shaking... It always happens on the maiden flights. Good thing though... it will fly again.
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Jul 07, 2015, 10:24 AM
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Had the X-41 up several times during the CIFI Fly-in... No surprises. It flies great and is very stable.

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Jul 07, 2015, 10:25 AM
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Ready to fly the x-41... Waiting for a open flight station.

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