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Re: Only flown once... but 20 years of hangar rash.
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2016, 16:05:09 PM »
Try not to run out of airspeed, altitude and ideas....... all at the same time.

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Re: Only flown once... but 20 years of hangar rash.
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2016, 16:40:58 PM »
What a wonderful invention!

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Re: Only flown once... but 20 years of hangar rash.
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2016, 23:19:04 PM »
That motor does look a bit small, How many watts can it output.
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Re: Only flown once... but 20 years of hangar rash.
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2016, 23:19:04 PM »

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Re: Only flown once... but 20 years of hangar rash.
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2016, 06:53:26 AM »
It'll put out 335W.

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Re: Only flown once... but 20 years of hangar rash.
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2016, 17:33:30 PM »
I use that wattage on 800 gram planes. Dont think it's enough for 2 kg model. Need more like 600 watt plus.

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Try not to run out of airspeed, altitude and ideas....... all at the same time.

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Re: Only flown once... but 20 years of hangar rash.
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2016, 15:25:27 PM »
I'm afraid I didn't get much done over the summer, but as yesterday was miserable, what better that to try and get a bit more done?

I didn't have any balsa block to form the leading edge,  so I had to glue some together. Most of the support has been done for the port wing for the slanted tip. Takes a bit of time...  ;)

The wing ribs are balsa, so when removing the covering, the surface got rough.  They've all been topped with a thin veneer of strip balsa to smooth the surface.

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Re: Only flown once... but 20 years of hangar rash.
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2016, 10:27:36 AM »
Little Keith kindly took her up for a test flight a few weeks ago and gave advice on the niggles that needed sorting.

That done, I took my first solo with it...  I have to say, it's a lot more hands off that the MCAC club trainer!  I'm already looking for a progression plane...

Anyway, here's a pic and some videos.

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Re: Only flown once... but 20 years of hangar rash.
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2016, 10:39:02 AM »
Very nice!  :)

Can you give me the details of your power setup? (motor / battery)
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Re: Only flown once... but 20 years of hangar rash.
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2016, 11:02:14 AM »
Fred,

She's set up with the following:

Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 2836-1040kv
Electrifly 4s 45a silver series
10x6 prop
4000mAh 3s LiPo

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Re: Only flown once... but 20 years of hangar rash.
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2016, 13:04:27 PM »
Very good, thanks a mill for the info  :)

Looks like plenty of power.Autonomy? (roughly)
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