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Nov 06, 2007, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by English Electric
You think this one's Mad...

I came accross his Lightning/Tornado style swept wing EZ* the other day on another thread!

Can you post a link Mark?

Here's the link Paul to my swept wing EZ. This one won't be used for AP

Well it depends on what camera is being used, but there's a few places you could mount it. You could mount it in the centre fuse, or maybe under one of the centre wings. You never know, if she performs well, you could even get a camera in each of the two end fuse's

I'll have a better idea once she's finished, then I'll know what weight she'll need to get the correct CG.

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Nov 06, 2007, 03:24 PM
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Ailerons done, next job will be mounting the motor and performing some final checks. I was going to use my Tornado 3630/1000kv motor which is good for an 11x7 prop on 3s, but I'm not sure whether I should go for a motor that could spin a 13". Any thoughts ?

Nov 06, 2007, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by MarkJayne
but I'm not sure whether I should go for a motor that could spin a 13". Any thoughts ?


Well you all no my thinking "bigger is better and more power is the best"

looks great by the way. I had thought about doing the same thing with a TSII but not have the middle pod and keeping all 4 motors. 2 inboard 2 outboard.

Nov 06, 2007, 03:34 PM
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A bigger prop turned slower is more efficient than a smaller prop turned faster.

For thrust rather than speed, go for the biggest prop possible.

Nov 06, 2007, 03:42 PM
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Nice work Mark!
Will be fun to follow!
Nov 06, 2007, 04:01 PM
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Awesome! Creative...
Nov 06, 2007, 06:08 PM
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Thanks for the comments guy's

My LHS has this motor in stock

What do you think ?

Nov 06, 2007, 06:34 PM
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Are'nt those Easyglider wings?
Nov 06, 2007, 06:41 PM
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Looks cool. Subscribed.
Nov 06, 2007, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by IloveFLIGHT!
Are'nt those Easyglider wings?
The EasyGlider wings are white

Nov 06, 2007, 08:55 PM
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Wonder what the climb rate would be with three motors?
Nov 06, 2007, 09:05 PM
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Wicked idea Mark.


Nov 07, 2007, 03:26 AM
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Make sure you put some stops on the prop mounted in reverse like that to hold it open. I tested a folding pusher set up like that and the prop would occaisonally stick together (yes even with all that RPM!)

Nothing like hitting the throttle and nothing there!

Nov 07, 2007, 07:36 AM
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Fantastic idea, look at all the interest it has attracted!

So many options become possible: multiple camera locations and/or lipo stowage as well as all the motor options.


Nov 07, 2007, 02:57 PM
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Hey that Vigin plane looks pretty familiar.

I've now flattened out the wings a little. Not sure why, just thought it an idea, she should be stable enough with the extra wing and fuse's.

And while I'm here. I think my Nikon 3700 has really come to the end of its days, I can't complain, she's had some abuse over the last 18 months. So I'm looking into a new camera for Christmas (Mrs Jayne treat). I need it to be pretty good on stills and video, so if anyone could throw in some suggestions, I'd appreciate it.


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