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Mar 12, 2019, 04:12 PM
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Hornet - second life


Hi there.
My thirst threat here. Its about the second life of the Hornet from Outerzone.
My first non beginner plane and really lovely to fly (with a bit of speed though)
What happened so far:
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The first setting with a 940kV engine:
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i changed the engine to 1120kV and than it committed suicide:
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I definitly do not recommend to cut the spar down to 1/4" x 1/4" as it is recommended in the plan.
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2 days of thinking and i decided not to put it on the ceiling where it would end normally.
The fuselage is not to badly damaged, so i need a wing. Gonna build one with a box spar and spruce spars 1/8" x 3/8" :
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(the spars in the drawing are 1/8" x 1/4", changed my mind afterwards)

more too come
hope you like it, please tell me what you think.
(english is not my mother language, feel free to correct me)

see you
Gerry
Last edited by woodbug; Mar 14, 2019 at 09:27 AM. Reason: wrong category
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Mar 12, 2019, 04:15 PM
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not a discussion of course, should be a build log.
how can i change it ?
Mar 12, 2019, 05:22 PM
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Looks like a fun plane..too bad about he wing..Good luck with the repairs
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Mar 12, 2019, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by woodbug
not a discussion of course, should be a build log.
how can i change it ?
Edit your original post and then go to advanced edit, it should let you change the category there.


Mark
Mar 13, 2019, 07:43 AM
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I fell in love with that design when I first saw it as a kid in RCM.

Your English is just fine.

Andy
Mar 14, 2019, 01:25 PM
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thanks a lot guys.
Here we start:
first we clean up the mess from the last plane. Sure you donīt need a pic from this.

then we start with some classic woodworking
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i really like this:
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my wife visited me, said:īdid you realise that the plane is upside down?ī
so happy to have her, her spaghetti are so delicious
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Mar 14, 2019, 02:09 PM
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iīm not gonna use rubber bands anymore to hold the wing to the fuselage,
so i need a new system, here it is:
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thats how they are gonna supposed to work some day
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and this on the other side
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all ribs are done,
the next rc-store is 25 km (15 miles) away, so i went to the lokal home worker store and got 4 spruce 1/8 x 1/8
glued them together, so i got two 1/8 x 1/4 spars
glued one to a balsa sheed, will be the lower sheet
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used ca (cyanacrylat), dont like that stuff, stinks and always get some on my finger, but sometimes you canīt deny the advantages.
and finally, the first use of my favorite glue:
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Mar 14, 2019, 02:32 PM
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i covered the .. ?? (dont know how to call them) with glass, just to be on the save side (dont like week constructions anymore )
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cling film and pressure
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mild heat
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viola
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Mar 14, 2019, 03:46 PM
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top spar glued with some weight
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epoxied the two holding rips and fitted the leading edge (took some time), the leading edge is also made of spruce from the home working shop, its cross section is a quarter of a circle, assume that it will work good against dents while landing in high grass, only needs a bit of sanding to get the right shape
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epoxied the holding rips with a piece of carbonfiber to the neighbors, all 4 are plywood, dont know if this will give extra strength, but as we say in german: no use, no harm
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leading edge glued in place
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Last edited by woodbug; Mar 14, 2019 at 04:22 PM.
Mar 14, 2019, 04:08 PM
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thats all so far, hope you like it, more to come

gerry
Mar 14, 2019, 04:12 PM
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ups, hit the wrong button
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Mar 18, 2019, 01:22 PM
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hope you liked it so far, leave a comment please (more details or less or doing ok ...),
thanks
Gerry
Mar 18, 2019, 07:39 PM
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Looks good so far. More details the better.
Mar 19, 2019, 02:30 AM
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Back before electrics were really that good I built two Hornets and powered them with TeeDee .049's running high nitro fuel off a penbladder tank. They were both great fun.... and due to how they just egged me on to fly them I eventually crashed both in spectacular ways....

I'd like to do another but this time for one of the hot quad copter racing motors that will stand up to short bursts of up to 400 W off a 4S pack. Should be... er..... "interesting"?


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