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Oct 14, 2017, 05:13 PM
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Inviata E


After 12 years out, I'm starting on an electric version of this plane.

Self- designed.
48" Span
500 Sq in.
Glow power: .40 Como std port.

Power: 815 W, 900 kv
4S, 5000 mah, 25C
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Oct 14, 2017, 05:15 PM
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Cores & sheeting at & prepped
Oct 14, 2017, 05:19 PM
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Sheeting applied & rough-trimmed.
Oct 15, 2017, 04:34 AM
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building planes takes lots of time,especially designed by yourself,support you.
Nov 22, 2017, 12:12 AM
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Attaching /shaping L.E.

Pins in X-pattern, from behind seem to do the best job holding L.E. in place
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Nov 22, 2017, 12:22 AM
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Fuselage sides and doublers cut out.

-Lightening holes cut out of doublers and doublers attached.

When cutting fuselage sides, I glue the 2 sides together, at the edges, to at least get close to symetry. Irregularities will be handled by 1/4" triangle along the edges, to facilitate rounded corners.
Nov 23, 2017, 01:41 PM
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Nice. What is your target weight?
Dec 03, 2017, 10:19 PM
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Nice. What is your target weight?
About 4 1/2 - 5 lb, like the glow version.
Dec 03, 2017, 10:34 PM
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More work on the fuselage:

Left side attached and jigged up. The jig is an old Fourmost Products fuselage jig, which uses 4 pantograph -like devices to ensure symmetry. It's good for ships up to about.60 Size.

Rudder post & bulkheads added.

Firewall installed, with 3/8" basswood triangle supports.
Dec 03, 2017, 10:50 PM
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More work on the fuselage:

Left side attached and jigged up. The jig is an old Fourmost Products fuselage jig, which uses 4 pantograph -like devices to ensure symmetry. It's good for sport -type models up to about .60 or.9O size

You may note that I didn't bother cutting lightening holes out of the formers
1) Pick up a half dollar sized piece of 3/32" balsa. How much does it weigh?
2) That's how I install the upcoming flexible pushrods. (Yes, I do have a method of minimizing slop... upcoming.)
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Mar 13, 2018, 10:23 PM
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After one too many goof-ups, I've started the fuselage over. Working out better, this time.

Fuselage sides pretty much the same as before.

This time, however, I remembered to attach the 2 bulkhead fore & aft of the wing exactly perpendicular to the sides.

Also, rather than cut lightening holes in the 1/32" ply doubler , I went with 1/64".
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