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Jul 12, 2008, 01:00 PM
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Multiplex Fox "chuckie" to Pitcheron in 6 hours

I know a lot of people have modified these to be RC.. But I'm thinking of making one into a pitcheron. *shuffles feet* I um... bought one when getting parts for the Retox today..

Anyone fancy a small build thread? I'm going to make some food and crack open a bottle of red wine.. the scalpel comes out when the food is gone.

EDIT: After a little deliberation and an evening of worknig out how to do it, the building starts on post 15.

EDIT 2: 6 hours build-time and 2 hours Maiden in the same day. Project completel.
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Jul 12, 2008, 01:06 PM
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Why not.
A french guy turned a Graupner Mini Discus 2c in to a pitcheron, he has some very nice solutions for the servos and for holding the wing on (magnets in the joiner) sorry it's in French but the pics are in English :P
Jul 12, 2008, 01:29 PM
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argh, not you too Nick..........
Jul 12, 2008, 01:34 PM
Tearing the Skies a new one...
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Hey.. I can keep it as a chuckie if the though disgusts you...
Jul 12, 2008, 02:25 PM
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Just bought one today and was think of doing exactly the same thing!
I think it could work out simpler than using conventional controls?
Great minds obviously think alike!!!

Jul 12, 2008, 02:46 PM
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It would be simpler with conventionals... But I'm not sure it would be as easy to dis-assemble and pack it... (which is one of my goals)

Great minds indeed. I was thinking 300mah NiMh pack... What do you rekon?

The aim is to use it as my "busker"
Jul 12, 2008, 03:33 PM
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It might be worth checking out this long (boring) thread on RCMF:,48515.0.html
Jul 12, 2008, 05:07 PM
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Cactus - Philybaby did a pitcheron with a difference (servo in the body) in a thread on here not so long ago.
Jul 12, 2008, 05:17 PM
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dis-assemble ???
It's wingspan is the size of a decent sailplane's tailplane!

I need to check out other folk's set ups before committing to some surgery with my new scalpel blade! It's a project i'm looking forward to though
Jul 12, 2008, 05:45 PM
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One bottle of wine and a bag of almonds down.. (yeah, I know) ... and I've worked it all out.

All of the other examples of thiis daft excercise out there are festooned with external snakes and linkages... I'm not so fond of that.

I have to test the gear to make sure it'll work on a single Lithium Ion cell... but if it works we have a pitcheron design with no external linkages on our hands.

I'm also going to stiffen those wings up.. they're delightfully crap.

I'll feed the EPP gerbils tonight and make the requisite templates for them to chew through in the morning.

Night all

Jul 12, 2008, 07:24 PM
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Some ideas.....Also the little Schulze receivers will work quite happily on a single Lipo. The operating instructions will tell you that its minimum voltage is 3.6 volts but inside the receiver there is a schottky diode - if you bridge it you have additional 0.2 volts of tolerance i.e. down to 3.4volts.

Pitcheron? I'd consider using a tubular spar in the wing to double as both spar and twisty mech.
Alternatively the pic shows the elevon tail mechanism on a GWS F-15. Simple and very effective. The tailerons are about the same area as the Fox wings would be

A good weight to aim for with 110mAh Nimh batter (Alula pack) is 75g.

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Jul 12, 2008, 11:42 PM
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Do you mean like this?
Jul 13, 2008, 02:01 AM
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Cheers Andy.. that tail system is a new one to me!

Dugout... Yes... just like that.
Jul 13, 2008, 03:58 AM
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Originally Posted by dugout
How is this version done?

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