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C6 Aviation Workshop

JennyC6

Well-known member
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Current air roster:

Craft name

Airframe

Status

Notes

Adventurer

FT Spear

98% complete

2x Cox 0.049 engines swinging 5x3x3 pusher props for power.

F-19A

In-house design

30% complete

Planned to use 28mm EFlite EDF unit, 13,500kV motor, 4ch control. Currently a bare airframe.

PT-21A

FT Mini Sportster

95% Complete

Engine installed, plumbed up. Waiting on engine run-in and CG adjustment, then time to maiden it.

PT-29A

Hobbico NexSTAR 46 ARF

75% Complete

OS 46AX, 10x5x3 prop. Electronics have been cannabalized over the years for other models, engine, airframe still good. Will fly eventually.

AS350

HK AS350

100% complete

Little micro helo, 6ch, flies okay on its original radio. Need to get it tuned to my Futaba 6J.







Current surface roster

Vehicle name

Chassis

Status

Notes

Parts Bin Special

Associated RC10B4.2

Strewn across the shops

Carpet racer. Currently dismantled, waiting on parts to ship in.

Ol' Faithful

King Kong RC CA-10

Running!

FPV ship, scale truck, utility vehicle, service truck, all manner of stuff. 5700kV Castle Creations 4-pole motor lives in the nose.

Shinerunner

Associated SC10GT

Running!.....ish.

OS 18CV-RX powerplant, 26/54 gearing, ProLine 1.9 BFG KO2 crawler tires, Parma '39 Ford body. Absolute rocketship. Having diff issues, but it does run and drive.

Big MC

Kyosho Mad Crusher GP

Running!

Box stock, save for a Futaba receiver.

TBD

3Racing FGX Evo

75% complete

Awaiting electronics package. Carpet on-road racer.

ZTZ99

Heng Long ZTZ99

Running

Factory stock

Trusty Dunerunner

Tamiya Grasshopper

Running...ish

Original 1980s buggy, on 1980s radio, steering servo, silvercan. Diff is a bit sloppy. Has HW1060ESC for Lipo compatibility.

    
    









Future plans:

Adventurer: Experiment with props, droppables. Have some 5x4x4 and 5x4x3 drone props in the mail, figure if they're tough enough to shrug off drone crashes they can handle the oddball power delivery of an engine that peaks around 45-50W of power. For sure and certain the first tests will be extended run tests on the bench vise with adequate shielding around the prop in case it does fatigue and fail, probably put 4 or 5 hours of runtime on one before I even consider mounting it on an airframe and flying it just to make sure it won't crack at the blade root. Also going to experiment with onboard telemetry and OSD shenanigans, since it has a Matek F-411 FC in it, and perhaps I'll toy around with putting blown rudders behind pusher props to try to give flying wings some active yaw control. FT proved rudders mounted here don't work very well when they rely on the airstream flying over the wing, but perhaps if they're in the propwash they'll have enough force to do something? Will experiment and see. Works fine on hovercraft and airboats, so there's a chance itt'l work here. Goal is to get enough rudder authority to keep the nose pointed straight if one engine flames out, to handle crosswind landings, and give it coordinated turns instead of bank-and-yank.

F-19A: Make it fly, I reckon. And probably FPV it. Truth be told I threw this thing together in 2 hours from scrap trimmings and have no real plan for it beyond making it fly around. Does seem to look like a nice escort fighter when it's next to the Spear, though.

PT-21A: With this little guy I almost wanna see just how fast I can get a reed valve 0.049 to pull a foamboard plane through the air! A carburetted Tee Dee 0.049 or 0.051 would probably have its straightline speed in line with the BLDC power recommended, but those things cost an absolute fortune and I'm not made of money, so I'm stuck with the cheap and cheerful reed valve engines. It's also a good way for me to experiment with nitro power on tractor foamboard stuff. They work fine in pusher configuration, as my Spear has precisely zero degredation of the foamboard from the engine residues, but they also don't coat very much of the aircraft due to it being a dual pusher. Gonna mount the engine inverted as well, as I want to put a boardcam in the cockpit and if I mount the engine normally the lens'll get covered in castor before I have a chance to get the engine started and ready to fly...
 
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