So, here are a
few photos of my "latest" build !
Well, I've decided before going to Retroplane, that I needed a backup plan in case the Opel Rak wouldn't fly... So, a week before heading to France, on the Retroplane forum, I've contacted Claude Lacombe telling him that I was interested in his plan for this flying wing (the full thread, in French, can be seen HERE )
Note that as far as I know, Claude is selling the plan for this wing. Contact him or myself if interested !
Scale is 1/4, and the wing span is 2 mtrs.
Well, a flying wing, you just have a big wing to build ! So, in a week, that should do it !
A photo of the real thing :
As usual for me
now, I've cut all the pieces with the cnc machine. Put the file in the machine,
wait 1 hour, and here you go with a nice kit :
Of course, you start with the .. wings !
here... The ribs are made of 3mm balsa, the sheeting is made with 2mm balsa.
Trailing edges are made with 1.5mm plywood as it is usual for me now . The only
tricky part is the wing tips, due to the profile used (autostability..)
For the fuselage, well, like the Opel, it's really small, and is built quickly :
And after 2 days of hard work, you have this :
I don't have more photos of the building, but here are some of the finished product, almost ready to fly... Just the servos (3) to be fitted in !
VIDEO of the first flight is now available !