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DC3/C47 2 meters / 6,5 foot twin electric plane

Hi guys!
Today i glued the profiles to the wing.

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And as you can see they were as devious as s**t! :mad:
Anyways i decided to change this!

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Ahhhhh, way better!

Next i cut of the round wingtip.

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After that i flattened the wingtip so i can glue on a better one later.

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By the way i still don´t know how i can get this little camera to work!

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Every help is welcome!

See you!
Jetcrafter2000
 
You will probably have a hard time to make that work, those cheap toy cameras often work on wifi.
You should probably get proper hobby stuff for that.
 
You will probably have a hard time to make that work, those cheap toy cameras often work on wifi.
You should probably get proper hobby stuff for that.
Probably it´s better to buy better stuff, thanks!

But why should it work with WIFI? :confused:
It isn´t a FPV cam.
Wouldn´t it be cheaper for the company which builds this to control the cam with a PWM or an on/off signal?
 

Daniel Kezar

Ultimate Cheap Skate
Probably it´s better to buy better stuff, thanks!

But why should it work with WIFI? :confused:
It isn´t a FPV cam.
Wouldn´t it be cheaper for the company which builds this to control the cam with a PWM or an on/off signal?
no because wifi doesnt need to have an fcc id. our fpv stuff needs a fcc id or you need a ham license and thats difficult for companies to get.
 
Hi guys!
Today i`ve made a little progress with the wings!

I covered the leadingedge with 3mm Depron.

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I used a heatgun to make the Depron bendable.

The perfect temperature to bend Depron without melding it is 100 degrees celsius or 212 degrees fahrenheit.


Next i glued on the covering for the leadingedge.

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And the profile is way better now!

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It don´t just looks better now, it should also create more lift!
The next step will be to attach the lights and to run all the cables to the middle of the fuselage.

By the way:
Yesterday i maidened my Graupner E-Trainer!
It´s a great plane!
Unfortunately the plane isn´t fabricated anymore :( but if you´ll ever have the chance to get one i´d highly recommend it!

See you!
Jetcrafter2000
 
Then it would probably be a good idea to invest in a runcam HD, at least those are easy to use and probably have a better quality than your thing.
 
I like your workspace there. It looks like a sewing table for large work like sails and stuff.
The whole construct is made from three tables with wooden plates screwed to them.
It was planed to be a base for a rc railway but then i lost the interest into the railway and i disassembled everything and stored it in some boxes (I´m sellig the rails and trains right now!).
After about a month i came into rc planes and i decided to use this HUGE surface as my workspace.
But as always if you get more space it´s full of stuff after a month or two :p .

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Daniel Kezar:
ohohoh i gotcha. idk what your question is then.
@Daniel: sorry, i´m not the best one in English.
Unfortunately some sentences are totaly nonsence, i`m working on it.
The question was already answered by Fluburtur

Fluburtur:
Then it would probably be a good idea to invest in a runcam HD, at least those are easy to use and probably have a better quality than your thing.

Me:
But why should it work with WIFI?
It isn´t a FPV cam.
Wouldn´t it be cheaper for the company which builds this to control the cam with a PWM or an on/off signal?
This wasn´t really meant as a question, sorry.
I should really work on making clear sentences :(
 
By the way i´m petty much done with the first wing.

First i layed in the cables for the lights.

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Then i closed the leadingedge and cut in the hole for the landinglight.

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I had to angle the light so the light goes straight.

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I filled up the holes on the sides with posterboard and painted it silver like the lightunit.

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I glassed the light with some transparent packaging.
To protect the packaging from scraches i covered it with tape.

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Unfortunately i didn´t noticed that the surface was already ful of scraches :mad:
But to be honest i have to say that it looks better now!

After i had all the electronics for the wing done i had to decide which plug i want to use to connect the lights to the fuselage.
First i decided to use a normal headphone plug.

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But they are verry heavy!
So i got the idea to use servo plugs.

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It´s way lighter now!

That´s how everything looks until now.

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Next i glued a block of Depron to the wingtip and made a hole for the positionlights into the block.

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I also started with the secound wing.
First i placed the servos and the cables.

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I then bend over the covering but i don´t think that you need pictures for that.;)

The next speps will be to finnish both wings, fix the inner wings to the fuselage and the enginenacells (which also have to be build) to the inner wings.

Have a nice day!
Jetcrafter2000
 
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Hi guys!
In the past few days i´ve made some progress with my Dc3.
I finished the first wing and started with the secound one.

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I also sanded the middle section of the fuselage to it´s final shape and taped the inner wings to it.

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And i sucsessfuly hotwired out the gap for the flaps :applause:.

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Finaly i finished the leadingedge of the secound wing and solderd on the plugs for the servos and lights.

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I really would like to post more frequently but sometimes i just have one picture ore something like this
and then it isn´t worth is to be posted.

By the way i´ve got a question:
I want to cover the plane in order to create a better surface (without gaps and scraches).
How would you cover this plane?
Fibreglas is to heavy for me and the normal shrinking foil makes a lot of waves and the temperatures are to high for the Styrodur.


Stay safe!
Jetcrafter2000
 
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You could try the method Peter used for his big cargo plane, I think it involved using white glue and coffee filters. I tried once but I put way too much water in the glue so it didn't work but it would probably work quite well and it will give it a hard surface.