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DLG homage to 'flyboa'

bracesport

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I originally spent one hundred dollars on 2m x1.2m of 0.8k carbon sheet - the carbon braided tubes are a few dollars each per metre - 500mls of Wests Epoxy - and the 3D printed parts are reasonably thrifty.

I have built several gliders from these materials and still have plenty of carbon sheet still to use.
 

bracesport

Legendary member
Not great pictures, but this morning I prepped the horizontal stabiliser for fitting to the boom - left to right looks good, but the critical alignment of the horizontal stabiliser with the wing is the biggie - as far as I can see we are within 0.5 degrees (which is probably better than before - nevertheless less I will recheck once the glue sets.

Fuse looks good on the wing! :)

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Wildthing

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Not great pictures, but this morning I prepped the horizontal stabiliser for fitting to the boom - left to right looks good, but the critical alignment of the horizontal stabiliser with the wing is the biggie - as far as I can see we are within 0.5 degrees (which is probably better than before - nevertheless less I will recheck once the glue sets.

Fuse looks good on the wing! :)

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What do you mean .5, your tolerances should be a maximum of .001 :geek::geek:
 

bracesport

Legendary member
chipping away with the basics - the horizontal stabiliser was previously changed to above the boom so refitting it under the boom meant I needed to swap the control arm to the other side - printed a new one - fitted both stabilisers - so far so good!

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bracesport

Legendary member
The 4 servos, Rx and battery weigh 50g - I am roughly just under the original weight of the BAMF ship (without nose ballast) so it looks likely the overall weight will be a tad higher - my boom is probably the culprit making the tail moment a bit higher.

I said I was not going to go overboard on the finishing, but one thing leads to another and the filler came out! :)

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