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May 25, 2019, 01:54 PM
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Those should work fine. My white one has these 1306 2300 kv motors which I intended to run on 2S: https://www.banggood.com/EaglePower-...p-1242543.html

If I build another one I'll probably use these again. Same as the camouflage model. I replaced the shaft with a longer 3 mm carbon rod: https://www.ebay.com/itm/DXW-D2206-1...r/283187198546
Thos 1306 are very light. Why not stick to them?
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May 25, 2019, 01:59 PM
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They get a little hot. I planeed to use them with 2S.
Jun 08, 2019, 11:16 AM
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A new video where I fly without wind:

RC C-130 drops parachutists - 3D printed Hercules (6 min 41 sec)
Jun 09, 2019, 07:59 AM
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Cool drops !

... my build underway, but a few questions (for any of the builders) I cant see answers to in the thread.

  1. Where are you stashing the ESC's / the 4-in-1 ESC? (I assume its not hanging under the wing)
  2. Are you able to run power wire down the inside of the wing (I assume so)
  3. I'd like to use the printable Props, which is a recommended motor?
  4. Any reason I can't mirror the prop and run a pair of motors Counter-rotating?

(photos of 1 and 2 appreciated )

I'm considering this prior recommended motor;
https://www.ebay.com/itm/DXW-D2206-1...r/283187198546

I'm considering this 4-in-1 ESC
https://www.ebay.com/itm/HGLRC-20A-E...e/113172279895
or
https://www.ebay.com/itm/4pcs-BL-20A...r/283317052004

Lynxman
Thanks again for another machine! (I havent even finished building the NF )
I'm always amazed by 2 things;
- The shear amount of creating (design AND build!) you do in such a short time (do you even have a job )
- Your paint work!

On the later, appreciate any of your tips, including the paint types you're using and how you mask.
Jun 09, 2019, 08:53 AM
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1. I hot glue the ESC to the underside of the wing root area.
2. I cut holes in the wing to run wires inside, but I have also run then outside the skin and taped them down with aluminum tape. Both methods work fine. The same with the aileron servo wires.
3. Scaleprop01 is designed for those motors. You have to replace the steel shaft with longer shafts. I recommend 3 mm carbon rods as they are lighter. Use Nacelle04 with those motors. The motor fits in the slots of that part.
4. No reason. That will work fine.

On my white Herc I used regular automotive touch up spray paint from rattle cans. The nacelles have aluminum tape for the chrome effect. For my military schemes I use Fosco Army-Paint.
Jun 11, 2019, 11:01 AM
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Nice info, thanks for that
Jul 14, 2019, 09:54 AM
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Print help


Printer with cura 4.1 settings 200/60 temps. .12 layer hight and .25 width. 2 bottom layers and 20 top layers.
Jul 14, 2019, 10:39 AM
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Looks like it's struggling to add top layers (infill) when it's printing 0,25 width. Try reducing retraction. The nose piece can also be printed with 0,4 mm width since it's useful to have nose weight. That will probably help if you can't get it to print top layers with 0,25 mm width.
Jul 14, 2019, 10:47 AM
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No idea how Lynxman solved this ...

Windows: I ended up slowing the print way down when it reached a couple layers below the windows. I also set the print up to have a fixed starting point for each layer. I made it a point 2/3 of the way around the fuse so that it didn't interfere with printing of the nose wheel well or windows. That kept those from being involved with head movements and layer start/stop.

I don't know if Cura lets one do either one of those things... It didn't used to, but has been working at catching up. (I used S3D.)

FWIW, I believe I printed the nose section at least half a dozen times before I was happy with it. It's the most difficult piece IMO.

Nose: The roughness? Mine didn't do that, and I've no idea why yours did ... Slowing down might help, but honestly, I'd probably just sand it and go.
Jul 14, 2019, 10:51 AM
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Last night:
Mini Hercules fun (5 min 28 sec)
Jul 14, 2019, 02:53 PM
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Nice. I flew my Hercules today. Great flying plane!
Jul 14, 2019, 03:33 PM
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I got sick of flying my Nucking Futs, but don't get sick of this one. It's just a joy to see it in the air and fly close up circuits.
Jul 20, 2019, 11:30 AM
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Here's another video, from last night:
Late night Hercules flying, and lost paratroopers (4 min 37 sec)
Jul 21, 2019, 05:02 AM
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Nice flights, looks like it fly's beautifully.

Did you print the wheels in TPU or just PLA?

I have the fuse all printed up, just doing the wings.

Did you mount the steering servo up the front or in the battery tray?
Jul 21, 2019, 06:32 AM
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I used a single servo side-mounted in the battery tray for both rudder and nose gear. That said, splitting it would be better. Not mounting any servos in the battery tray at all would be better yet. It's a challenge to get all of the wires from the wing into there in such a way that they don't bind up the pushrods.


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