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Jul 25, 2007, 01:04 AM
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Thanks for the plans Black rat, it's a very cool looking plane!

I've built one today at 80% the size of the plans. It just needs a little more work, so i might be able to fly it tomorrow. I'll try to post some pics with descriptions tomorrow. As for the center of gravity, the plans have a line that says where the CG should be, is that what i should be following?

ghiapilot, nice build as well although i was just wondering what type of foam you used and where a good place would be to buy some?
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Jul 25, 2007, 03:19 PM
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I use Elmer's Foam Board, they are 20"x30"x3/16" and cost $2.95 each sheet on Target, Walmart and maybe some other stores. They have many colors, and I think Black is the best.
Jul 25, 2007, 03:28 PM
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durable foam board, cheap and can buy it anywhere.
Jul 25, 2007, 09:32 PM
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Funny that you mentioned foam board, its what i used to build the eurofighter. it sounded like a great idea to me too. This is my first time using it and i haven't flown the plane yet. How well does the foam board handle crashes?
Jul 26, 2007, 12:59 AM
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i haven't use it on a jet yet, but i used it on a Hydro-flying boat, slow stick, and one of my self design airplane, it works fine so far to handle crashes. It is strong but heavy.
Jul 26, 2007, 01:43 AM
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Hmm.. The battery has to be far away from the Esc connection. How did you guys connect them? I keep reading that using an extension from the ESC to the batt may result in killing your ESC. So what do i do? Should i extend the wires from my Motor to the ESC?

Edit: My question was answered... I think, Heres the link if anyones interested.
Last edited by Ramen; Jul 26, 2007 at 11:33 AM.
Jul 28, 2007, 04:28 PM
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I took my Eurofighter out for its first flight today, and it was awesome! I took some pics before the flight since i knew i was gonna crash (I need lots more practice) I did a hard nose dive right into the ground since I couldn't recover fast enough, the motor and electronics came off but to my surprise it handled the crash better then i thought it would, just gotta add some hot glue and its good to go again.

As you can see in the pics i did a few minor mods, and i had to make a lipo box since it didnt fit in the nose. I built this one 20% smaller, but i will build another at it's full scale sometime soon I Used foam board (the kind sold in the school/office sections at most department stores) my motor is a BP 21 Brushless outrunner, I had to extend the motor wires. Prop is a GWS HD8060 attached to a prop saver (the extra motor shaft was cut off with a dremel.) Berg micro receiver, thunderbird 18 Esc, and towerpro 5 gram servos. Lipo is an Etec 7.4v 1250mah. Thats about all the info i can think of at the moment... well I'm off to fix it then heading out to the field again, cya!
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Mar 28, 2008, 09:10 PM
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Anyone have a 1 page full size version of the PDF plan?
Mar 29, 2008, 05:47 AM
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Can somebody tell me where the cg of this plane and how much the aileron and elevator distance while bee.
We are gone build this plane on a workshop day in are club.

Greetings Bolleke
Mar 31, 2008, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by thewz
Anyone have a 1 page full size version of the PDF plan?
See if this will help you.
I have also included a tiled file for letter size printing.
Have a great day all!
Jun 16, 2008, 03:19 AM
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Isn't that a ehh..Euro Fighter..type Rafael..or the swedish JAS 39 Gripen?
Jun 16, 2008, 03:20 AM
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Ooops..someone beat me to it..sorry
Jun 20, 2008, 01:49 PM
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what is the best way to make a motor mount? anyone got some advice? thanks!
Jun 29, 2008, 09:59 AM
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its all dependant on your motor .. so many different motor and so many ways to mount them.

on motors with the four screw holes, ive been using a piece of a credit card to keep weight down, it looks flimsy but it works very well
Aug 03, 2008, 03:31 AM
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Eurofighter lightning

Hi ,
Got the fuse ready for the Euro fighter . I am planning to use a motor Eq. to AXI 2212/06 with a 30 amp Esc and turning an APCE 6x4 pusher prop with a 11.1v 3 S 1800 mah LIPO.

The dimensions did not turn out as per the original eventhough I used the tile plan but I dont think that is an issue because they seem to be propotinally reduced :

Fuse length : 760 mm
Wing Span : 570 mm
Depron Weight air Frame weight : 100 gms.

Used 8 mm Depron for the Wing and 4 mm depron for the fuse .

Looking for some advice on my set up of the Motor Prop and ESC .

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