He 162 Salamander in Depron
Hi fellow modellers..
Fairly new here, but trying anyway.
Right now IŽm building a profile model of the Heinkel 162 Salamander.
Materials are all depron, 5 & 3 mm sheets.
My intentions is to use a GWS EDF 50 as powerplant together with elevator and ailerons.
Data: Span: 80+ cm.
Lenght: 75 cm.
Pwr: GWS Edf 50
Contr: 2 * supertec micro 9 gr. servos
Esc: Pico 3/5 or GWS 5
Reg: 5 Amps Jamara.
Bat: 8*350 maH NimH.
Weight: hopefully less than 300 gr.
IŽve seen in some other threads, that the fan-unit is located at the very front of the wing and pointing quite a lot down.
Does anyone know why, and what angle would be the right?
Happy newyear...and a lot of smoth landings..
All the things just added up. And if IŽm able to at a pic youŽll see.
This one shows the model taken apart.
All it takes to but it together is 2 rubberbands and not too many thumps.
This it how it looks. Weight 162gr. Just the same as the typenr.
Hope yuo like it.
Flight report to come.......
Sorry for the big pics...
Last edited by RubSon; Jan 04, 2003 at 02:30 PM.
Here comes the first flight report.
First: The plane i s able to fly, and can be controlled.
The GWS powerplant proved to be strong enough.
Second, and what went wrong:
The wings are too week If you remember the big ugly bird from Popeye, youŽll have a very nice pic of what happend.
I totally forgot to check the grain of the depron, when building.
Result- to wobbly!
Next step is to reinforce the structure. Some mentioned a 2mm carbonrod, but I donŽt think IŽll do it that way.
IŽm going to convert the wing to a jedelsky-pattern by adding a depron-plate from the LE and back to the middle of the profile.
Iff I do remember to check this time, it should add enough stiff-nes to the wings
-more to come-
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