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Jul 30, 2019, 02:15 AM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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I'm sorry to see your succession of disasters. I've been lurking and watching with great interest your work and especially your skills.

I was wondering that now you have introduced carbon fibre tubes inside the fuselage, if that is not affecting the receiver. It maybe worth checking the tranmissibility of the plastics used in the hybrids? Would extending the antennae outside and away from the shafts make a difference? I know that when I flew gliders, especially those with carbon reinforcements, there was always some loss of signal, at certain angles. Would this be worth checking before you finally dump the transmitter?

Keep up the amazing work.
Thanks for that interesting theory freak, and thanks for your very kind words ... not altogether sure this is the problem though the Abertros I flew with the Orange and Spektrum radios was a foamy with no CF tubes

Lockey
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Aug 22, 2019, 04:35 AM
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Well after deciding it was the radio at fault for the crashes of the Taube, Albatros and the Magnum, I decided to give the Taube another go with a 3D printed fuselage soo ..

All the plastic parts from PET-G at 0.5 wall thickness (would have been better at 0.6) and glued together with HK el-cheapo super glue (works really well)

I had the tail and wing so I printed all the other parts and here it is again ready to maiden .. AUW with 2200/3s battery 1160 grams

OH YES .. and the pilot survived

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Aug 22, 2019, 03:29 PM
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Hi tony got back to the Xenon after a bit of a break.

Many thanks for your help with sketchup
Joe
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Aug 22, 2019, 07:14 PM
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1160 gm = 41 oz
that's a serious model.

Should fly well , just keep that speed up.
Unless you have some Downunder antigravitational trick s "we" don't know about ;>|

Send plans for the antigrav it if you can get it past security !
Aug 22, 2019, 08:59 PM
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I was really surprised how well the Venum-x flew and so floaty at AUW with 2200/3s battery 1500 grams ... but it does have flaps eh David

Here is the comparison of wing sizes

I printed the fuselage this time at 0.5 wall thickness and find it still a bit flimsy

I have played with different wall thicknesses and found 0.6 to be the optimum for rigidity, strength and weight ..

0.4 is way too flimsy, 0.5 is still a bit flimsy, 0.8 is GREAT but much too heavy so 0.6 seem to be the better choice IMHO

Lockey

EDIT: Hey Joe, good to see back mate, have replied on your other thread
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Aug 24, 2019, 07:50 AM
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Maidened the rebuilt Taube today, flew fantastic , just a couple of clicks of right .. then disaster AGAIN .. flying with the new DX6 so I have to put it down to the receiver, I used the same one .. BUGGER

I WILL eventually get a 3D printed Taube to fly nice .. if its the last thing I do
Lockey

Taube another crash (0 min 32 sec)
Aug 24, 2019, 08:36 AM
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Oh dear !!!! sigh .................................................. ..................
Aug 24, 2019, 09:45 AM
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Oh dear !!!! sigh .................................................. ..................
You can imagine .. I said a lot worse than that Bob in fact I had to cut out the rest of the video as I was walking over to where it crashed

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Aug 24, 2019, 12:45 PM
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Lets just call it a Cache of Common Curses ! CCC ;>}

I too have a broad litany of those kinds of remarks.
Some for the dropped things in the shop,
Some for transportation damages,
some for explicit field use.

Ah , the never ending creativity of our hobby !
Aug 24, 2019, 08:45 PM
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Lets just call it a Cache of Common Curses ! CCC ;>}

I too have a broad litany of those kinds of remarks.
Some for the dropped things in the shop,
Some for transportation damages,
some for explicit field use.

Ah , the never ending creativity of our hobby !
Too True Bob

Lockey
Aug 25, 2019, 09:36 PM
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Hey Duke .. if your still watching ... this one WOULD HAVE TO be a worthy contender ..

Simple design .. Great through ducting for the EDF .. AND ... V-Tail

Messerschmitt P.1112

Lockey
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Aug 26, 2019, 10:15 AM
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Kinda F86 like but no LONG hole thru.
that oughta make it easier to design and build.

Right up your alley ...
as it will have LOTS of Rolled Foam and a 3DP Nosecone/Canopy ;>}
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Aug 26, 2019, 09:23 PM
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Kinda F86 like but no LONG hole thru.
that oughta make it easier to design and build.

Right up your alley ...
as it will have LOTS of Rolled Foam and a 3DP Nosecone/Canopy ;>}
Yes Bob, looks like it should be a really easy build (with a printed nose)

Nose cone is ready to print .. wing span (at this stage) around 950mm

Lockey
Last edited by Lockey; Aug 26, 2019 at 09:30 PM.
Sep 11, 2019, 11:32 PM
Careful,.. confident,.. CRASH!
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Wow Lockey! Great find!... very good looking with the Vtail
Yesterday, 08:24 PM
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Flew my Taube again yesterday .. its still my favorite "go to" plane

Lockey

Taube flies again (6 min 11 sec)


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