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May 18, 2008, 10:00 PM
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Blu-Baby Build Log - by Phil

Greetings all, here is my first build of a Blu-Baby. I plan to use it for AP with my newly bought Optio S-10.

The fuse pics are not for the Blu-Baby. I just included those from my unfinished first ever scratch foam build. It's my own creation that was supposed to be a cool looking jet fighter.

Question about my KF 50% wing: is it ok for the top skin to curve like this, or should it be absolutely flat?


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May 18, 2008, 11:28 PM
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Forgot to mention the dimensions of the wing. Total ws is 53.5", root chord is 11.5", tip chord is 7". This isn't from the plans - it's my own design.

The only depron I had enough of for the main wing portion was 6mm. The top skin is 2mm.

Since depron is brittle, to strengthen the wing I plan to use leading edge balsa stock, and probably basswood for the trailing edge. This is in addition to the balsa I have glued to the depon spar. I'll also probably use packing tape on the leading edge, and may also run a strip of tape the length of the wing on the bottom side.
May 19, 2008, 02:41 AM
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My guess is it wont make any diff
May 21, 2008, 01:46 PM
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BP Hobbies Order Placed

Just now ordered the following from BP Hobbies:

BP2217-9 Motor
10x4.7 BP Props
30a BP esc
(2) HS-55 Servos
2" Foam Wheels

My camera (Optio S-10) arrived today in the mail.

Yesterday I added some ribs to my wings and I plan to add the skin this evening. I should have more progress pics posted soon.

May 21, 2008, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by SON OF PALEFACE
My guess is it wont make any diff
Thanks Son of Paleface. I plan to flatten it anyway just in case.
May 22, 2008, 11:39 PM
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Progress so far. Slow but steady.
May 23, 2008, 10:20 PM
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Sorry to end this build log, but I realized I could spend a lot of time making something that probably won't fly as well as I need it to. My scratch building skills are not all that great, especially with my fingers often not cooperating, and my eyes not focusing great up close.

Just now I ordered an EasyStar from Hobby-Lobby International.


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