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Jan 13, 2019, 05:12 PM
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Lee, how much does the twin weigh AUW?
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Jan 13, 2019, 05:53 PM
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Lee, how much does the twin weigh AUW?
Due to the smaller motors, it weighs less than my standard F&L. The twin is only 15.3 oz.
Jan 13, 2019, 10:29 PM
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So I can fiddle with scale some to end up twin tractor on 3s at 32 oz or less
Jan 24, 2019, 01:35 PM
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Funder & Lightning v3

In the attachments below, you will find:

* PDF Plans (1 sheet to scale, XRay view)
* PDF Parts list
* PDF Instructions


Images show the 3D rendering of the pieces going together and a final build of a Ver. 3 kit.

Please leave any messages in this thread if you have questions or comments.

Enjoy!
When I go to print out the plans to cut the parts from, the Xray view is not really what I need. Your first photo with all the parts layed out would be better. Do you have this available as a PDF?
Jan 31, 2019, 07:29 AM
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Pdf?


Iím in the same boat Lee. I canít find a PDF of V3 with just the parts layed out for cutting. Do you have one to post?
Feb 04, 2019, 10:27 PM
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Hey fellas, sorry I'm late to respond. Something happened on RCG and several threads (including this one) got "UNSUBSCRIBED". Had no idea I was missing posts.

I only have the downloadable "PDF" (one of the three links at the bottom of that post). It is "one sheet". Take a copy to a FedEx Office and they'll print it on one sheet of paper.

RD101 - I'm sorry I can't get the multi-layer print out for you. Why isn't the X-Ray version working for you??

If you have any other questions, please let me know.

-Lee
Feb 13, 2019, 09:21 PM
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OK, this is a very basic question, but I haven't been able to see the wire size being used for the aileron and elevator pushrods. Is this the pre-threaded stock from Du Bro and other sources that you'd use for the larger balsa models, say in the 50-60 inch wingspans?


Trying to get some of my older projects finished for next season.
Feb 14, 2019, 01:02 AM
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OK, this is a very basic question, but I haven't been able to see the wire size being used for the aileron and elevator pushrods.
On ours we used 1.2mm steel pushrods for the ailerons, and a 2mm carbon rod with 1.2mm steel at the ends as shown in Lee's build videos.
Feb 15, 2019, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by YarSmythe
Hey fellas, sorry I'm late to respond. Something happened on RCG and several threads (including this one) got "UNSUBSCRIBED". Had no idea I was missing posts.

I only have the downloadable "PDF" (one of the three links at the bottom of that post). It is "one sheet". Take a copy to a FedEx Office and they'll print it on one sheet of paper.

RD101 - I'm sorry I can't get the multi-layer print out for you. Why isn't the X-Ray version working for you??

If you have any other questions, please let me know.

-Lee
Lee, we were looking part templates to cut from. The xray view doesn't offer this. To cut out parts or templates from the xray view is doable, but alot harder. Most plans have parts drawn individually just for this purpose.

To me the xray view is an assembly drawing.

Please understand I am not complaining. I just thought the separate parts drawing would make it easier for everyone.
Last edited by rainyday101; Feb 15, 2019 at 10:40 PM.
May 17, 2019, 02:12 PM
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How big of a wingspan do you think you could make a Twin motor tractor Funder with landing gear and a 3s2200 lipo and stay under 32 oz?
May 21, 2019, 06:02 PM
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How big of a wingspan do you think you could make a Twin motor tractor Funder with landing gear and a 3s2200 lipo and stay under 32 oz?
My 48" is very heavy. Based on that, I'd say 40"-42" is the widest wingspan you could get before crossing the 2# threshhold.
Jun 03, 2019, 12:30 PM
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Hello guys! In the past two years, you have spent a maximum of 10 minutes flying rc airplanes. About a week ago, I found my old Funder & Lightning in the garage, and I remembered how beautiful she had flown, so I decided to build another one ... actually two, but the second one I have to mount the electronic part. Yesterday I took two hours of good weather and got out with friends on a short flight. Below are some photos of the model and on-board shooting. One of your friends took some pictures while doing a few low passes.
100cm (39.4 in) and about 900 gr (32 oz). I know it's hard, but I used 10mm foam and wooden sticks. The flight time with 3S 2200 mAh battery is about 10 minutes. The next one is the same, but it is made of 5mm foam.
Funder & Lightning 2019 (8 min 46 sec)
Jun 03, 2019, 12:38 PM
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You can't see it...but I'm smiling REAL BIG!!!

Thanks for sharing! -Lee
Jun 08, 2019, 04:11 PM
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Funder & Lightning 2 2019 (8 min 5 sec)
Jun 09, 2019, 04:34 PM
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Another day, another flight.
Funder & Lightning Mobius onboard (9 min 59 sec)


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