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Nov 23, 2020, 12:16 AM
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Hey guys thanks for the nice comments! Coroplast is 4mm. With a 2200mah 3s weight is 930 grams. 41 inch wingspan.
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Nov 23, 2020, 10:40 AM
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Nice job Greg! Thanks for building and sharing your F&L with us.

-Lee / YarSmythe
Nov 24, 2020, 01:55 AM
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Thanks Lee. I've since gotten alot of complements from club members on the design. I kindly direct them to this thread so they see where the plans come from. This is my second FnL the other was a small one, both fly great. Also they want me to build it for them. They are all retired, I am not, they think I have nothing else to do 😄.
Dec 20, 2020, 06:51 AM
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Funder & Lightning maiden flight (2 min 3 sec)


This is the first wing that I cut for myself using my 4 axis CNC hot wire cutter.

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Ian
Dec 20, 2020, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by pistnbroke
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmfJYeZbTiE

This is the first wing that I cut for myself using my 4 axis CNC hot wire cutter.

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Ian
Ian,

Great job!! Thanks for building my plane and sharing the video. Please take a few more detailed images of your build and share them with us. I'd like to see more of that wing.

And I agree with your camera man - wicked vibration either from prop or motor. May want to look into that.

Enjoy the F&L!! Get some buddies to build a few and add streamers for dog fights!

-Lee / YarSmythe
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Dec 20, 2020, 08:43 PM
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Building one now out of DTFB. Increased size a little to 42”. Debating on whether to double or triple the nose and thinking of 3D printing a motor mount that will fit around either the 2 or 3 sheet thick nose.

Planning on a turnigy 2838/8 1100kv motor.
Dec 21, 2020, 08:33 PM
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Thanks Lee,

I’m using a prop saver but the prop definitely needs balancing.

I’m really enjoying flying the FnL again and I will certainly take some pics and share when I return home.

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Ian
Apr 25, 2021, 10:49 AM
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Hello ,

Some pictures of my Funder & Lightning.

Weight : 13.4 Oz in order of flight with a lipo 3s/1000

First flight soon.
Apr 25, 2021, 02:59 PM
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Hello ,

Some pictures of my Funder & Lightning.

Weight : 13.4 Oz in order of flight with a lipo 3s/1000

First flight soon.
Very sharp, great looking plane!
I'm sure it will fly as good as it looks, too!

Do you have a pic of the bottom side where the battery ended up balancing?
Thanks!
Apr 26, 2021, 11:13 AM
Lee / RC Enthusiast
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Originally Posted by FIFIAERORC
Hello ,

Some pictures of my Funder & Lightning.

Weight : 13.4 Oz in order of flight with a lipo 3s/1000

First flight soon.
Congrats! Nice lookin' F&L. Can't wait to see the video.

-Lee


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