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Mar 16, 2006, 09:11 AM
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Skyraider Speed 400 sized


After looking at all the magic work of adrian, I decided to get into the 400's stuff.My first try will be a A1 Skyraider.
Built as began yesterday, here is a shot of the basic Frame of the fuse..
To be continued

Fred
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Mar 16, 2006, 09:50 AM
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Cool!
What's the details on size, power etc? Own plan?

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Mar 16, 2006, 10:29 AM
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Hi thomas,

Power is at least speed 400, and more probably a small brushless like typhoon 6.
It's planned to make she fly on a 3S lipo like 1500-1800mAh..

Span is 950mm, yes it's a own design. I hope that tonite I gonna make more work on the fuselage, before starting the wings. every thing is not already drawn and/or decided.
If she works well, I hope to make a short kit !
She will be in a french color scheme.

Fred
Mar 16, 2006, 12:45 PM

Good On Ya, Fred!


Go for the Typhoon and a 1200 Lipo. Give your design what it looks like to me so far to deserve

I'll be watching.....

Ade
Mar 16, 2006, 03:03 PM
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HI Ade.

I' was also planning while going back home in the subway to use a axi 2812/34 with a nice varioprop 4 blades prop. I Have both, so It might be a solution.

Fred
Mar 17, 2006, 04:57 AM
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More, but small progress


Hi alls,

Yesterday I did cut some more parts.
I'm planning to finish the fuse this week-end
Mar 17, 2006, 01:57 PM

Grain Direction...


C'est importante!

Good to see you also keep the hinge lines to scale, it really counts in the presentation.

Think "Centre of Gravity" and final weight all the way along the project, and design in the essential washout. You will have fun! ...and win

Formidable!

Ade
Mar 17, 2006, 02:52 PM
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Having a few shortnosed fighters under my belt I have to fully agree with Mr.Brittons statements!

A typhoon 6 is mighty light, as is the lipos, and with the (quite) short nose you definately need to think "light tail" and "CG" all through the build!

Looking good!

Thomas
Mar 17, 2006, 02:53 PM
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At last! I look forward to the result...


Good luck! I look forward to the plane! A very under modelled plane, for a plane that in real life looks so cool

Will you be going for a French Air force coloring?
Mar 17, 2006, 03:14 PM
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Ade,

You think I've made a mistake in the grain direction ?
I'm always a bit in trouble for the formers...
I hope that this design will go well...

Thanks for the comments.
I've start the fuse planking but no pics as now.

Fred
Mar 17, 2006, 03:16 PM
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That a problem with short nosed planes, why don't we have small radial engines ;-) !!!

Yes she will wear a french air force scheme. bare metal, and anti glare panels.

Fred
Mar 18, 2006, 01:46 AM

All Good...


Quote:
Originally Posted by fredok
Ade,

You think I've made a mistake in the grain direction ?
I'm always a bit in trouble for the formers...
I hope that this design will go well...


Fred
No! No! - You've got it right enough

With weakish formers you can always tack on some scrap strip and chop it away later after a bit of planking begins to take hold. In fact, the more meat you can dig out of the rear fuselage without compromising strength, the better!

Ade
Mar 24, 2006, 12:26 PM

Shaping Up!


Developing bien!

Are you hingeing the elevator/tailplane by laminating them from (say) 2.5mm and 1.5mm balsa, and trapping the hinges in between?

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Mar 24, 2006, 02:51 PM
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HI Adrian
Thanks for the comments

For hingeing I have planed to use pin point Hinges. The tailplane and rudder are only 3mm thick.
at this stage The fuse weight 100grams ( a little less than 4oz ;-)). I think it's a bit heavy ?
I will pay more attention for the wings.

Fred


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