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Dec 07, 2017, 02:43 PM
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3DHS 79" slick "Lite"

Okay so Im attempting to build a 3DHS 79" slick 580 very lite, my goal is for the plane to come in at 13lbs wet, I will document my progress along the way, Im not fast so this may take a few months...........



Wingspan: 79 inches
Length: 77 inches
Wing area: 1167 square inches
Weight: 14-15.5 lbs.
Firewall to back of spinner: 6.5 inches

Gas Power System

50CC-55CC single cylinder gas
12-17 oz. fuel tank
22 x 8 gas prop
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Dec 09, 2017, 11:20 PM
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Since I will be using a smaller motor than normal (vvrc 40 gen II) and since I like useing my rudder servo in a push pull configuration I will need to do some work on the rear of the plane, one of the first things is to lighten my elevator control arms, the stock arm came in at 22.4 grams so I took some carbon fiber rod drilled out the ball links to fit the rod, epoxied them and drilled through the link and pinned them, I believe these will be as strong as the steel and more than half the weight off at 10 grams......
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Dec 10, 2017, 12:25 PM
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I think evrybody loves a removable rudder by just removeing a steel rod, so I thought that is a good place for a carbon fiber rod, and I had an old control rod for a Blade 400 that fit perfect, fitts nice and tight, stock rod is 10.8 grams new carbon rod is 1.4 grams AWSUM..........

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