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Nov 04, 2016, 05:48 AM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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Swallow ... 70mm EDF Jet


Here is my latest little Depron EDF

Weight without battery 485 grams ... built in a day

Just a few little mods to do to the plans but all in all she went together very well ... very quick and easy build

Lockey
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Nov 04, 2016, 05:49 AM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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Plans with mods (for EDF or pusher

As usual, all I ask is that ... if you build it, please post pics of your build and if possible a video of your creation in flight

Enjoy

Specs

Wing Span: 1000mm
Length: 840mm
Weight: Without battery 500 grams
AUW with battery: 700 grams
Battery used for maiden 1500 / 3s Graphine (65c)
EDF: Durafly™ Zephyr 1533mm - Replacement EDF Unit w/ Motor https://hobbyking.com/en_us/duraflyt...t-w-motor.html
ESC: Turnigy dlux 55A SBEC Brushless Speed Controller https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...a-logging.html
4 x 9 gram servos
A little over one sheet of 6mm Depron
2 x cheap 4mm CF tubes from HK

The whole build was glued together with hot glue

Lockey

I was so excited I forgot to turn on the video cam until about 2 mins into the flight when I remembered ... so I landed and as I only had the one battery with me, I only managed a very short flight on video

Plans are now available at: http://www.lockeysrcplans.com

Swallow Maiden (1 min 29 sec)
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Nov 04, 2016, 06:42 AM
Careful,.. confident,.. CRASH!
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Very very quick on this one mate! Well done she looks Awsome mate this should float around beautifully . Can't wait to see her fly
Lol... check your heading.... there's more than a 7mm fan in this one
Nov 04, 2016, 06:54 AM
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Very cool looking Lockey.
I know you're drooling over that v tail Duke.
Nov 04, 2016, 07:22 AM
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Thanks Duke ... changed to 70 mm Fan

Yes Timbo .. I can see Duke drooling over the V tail .. AGAIN

Just as well its quite light ... that wing is very small, just hope there is some lift from the fuselage

Lockey
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Nov 04, 2016, 07:46 AM
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Always like your designs Lockey, haven't seen one yet that I didn't want to build. I just don't have the time or patience to build them like you do. I still do the simple and easy ones. Maybe when I finally get to retire I can go back and do some of them.
Nov 04, 2016, 08:02 AM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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Thanks Timbo, lots of time to do building when you retire mate

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Nov 04, 2016, 08:49 AM
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Looks very nice! What is the overall wingspan? Do you think this could be done as a pusher? I think it may lose some of the cool thrust tube curve if I try to use an FT style pod.
Nov 04, 2016, 09:00 AM
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Lockey! Love this little plane! Totally cool Keep Duke away from that V-Tail, his drool will warp the wings! Can't wait for the maiden
Nov 04, 2016, 09:09 AM
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Looks very nice! What is the overall wingspan? Do you think this could be done as a pusher? I think it may lose some of the cool thrust tube curve if I try to use an FT style pod.
I will do a mod for a pusher if you want jpot1

Wing span is just a metre with the wing tips ... its loosely based on the PAK-TA Concept Jet

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Nov 04, 2016, 09:22 AM
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I will do a mod for a pusher if you want jpot1

Wing span is just a metre with the wing tips ... it loosely based on the PAK-TA Concept Jet

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Lockey, that would be great. This reminds me a bit of the sky ray due to curved fuse but I like the looks of this more. Due to my electronics I may need to shrink this down by 15% like I did with the sky ray. Looking forward to plans when ready.

Jason
Nov 04, 2016, 09:31 AM
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It could be modified to a pusher and still keep the Fan tube

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Nov 04, 2016, 09:52 AM
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It could be modified to a pusher and still keep the Fan tube

Lockey
Wow, that was fast! I'll tweak a bit just like I did on the sky ray to fit the more "square" FT pod that I use on my planes.
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Nov 04, 2016, 10:32 AM
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Plans posted on post #2 ... enjoy

As usual, all I ask is that ... if you build it, please post pics of your build and if possible a video of your creation in flight

Lockey
Nov 04, 2016, 01:42 PM
skumgummi dave
Beautiful build and plans Lockey. Thank you sir.

Dave-


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