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FT What Did You Do RC Today : Caution Offtopic At All Times

mrjdstewart

Well-known member
oh, and i also did this today... ;)

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may need to rethink my motor choice, didn't think it was this small. also had to order servos, the smallest i had weren't small enough. however, i really enjoyed working with the wood and sanding and shaping the wing and tail surfaces. now i just gotta learn how to fiberglass. :unsure:

laters,

me :cool:
 

mrjdstewart

Well-known member
If you are talking fiberglassing the above plane it will get way to heavy, I would finish it the way it is to keep as light as possible.
i am worried that the wood will not last without some protection. i fly off a dirt field and afraid landing will kill it over time. i'm new at this balsa built speed thing so any input would be appreciated. i don think weight will be an issue and all of the hand built pylon racers of this size that i have seen have all been glassed.

thanks,

me :cool:
 

Wildthing

Well-known member
i am worried that the wood will not last without some protection. i fly off a dirt field and afraid landing will kill it over time. i'm new at this balsa built speed thing so any input would be appreciated. i don think weight will be an issue and all of the hand built pylon racers of this size that i have seen have all been glassed.

thanks,

me :cool:
How about iron on covering?
 

PsyBorg

Wake up! Time to fly!
oh, and i also did this today... ;)

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may need to rethink my motor choice, didn't think it was this small. also had to order servos, the smallest i had weren't small enough. however, i really enjoyed working with the wood and sanding and shaping the wing and tail surfaces. now i just gotta learn how to fiberglass. :unsure:

laters,

me :cool:
Sooo does that monster edf get top mounted or bottom as It does not look like it has a home inside that air frame? o_O
 

mrjdstewart

Well-known member
Sooo does that monster edf get top mounted or bottom as It does not look like it has a home inside that air frame? o_O
nope, no EDF on this. i had that out to show someone what an EDF looked like. i will probably end up putting that on a wing, fabbing some landing gear, and letting it rip. although its a 70mm it's only rated for 3S and is heavy for it's thrust output. i have a 70mm 12 blade that uses 4S that makes this look like a baby.

good to see you back.

laters,

me :cool:
 

PsyBorg

Wake up! Time to fly!
Thank you sir. I just had to poke ya a bit as its interesting and I am clueless to post something about a balsa build made for speed. I zeroed in on the edf and saw my chance so I took it.:)
 
The guys on the inav telegram group came accross something juicy, long range peoples will enjoy it!
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1.3ghz 600mw vtx and module format vrx with nice antennas, I will certainly put that on my LR glider.
 

Wildthing

Well-known member
Well I think it is ready for it’s maiden. Swapped out a 40A esc to 50A to give me a little more nose weight. 1800 3S battery , esc and rx is all I can get into the bay 😃 . Took that spinner and modified the base and mid parts then added a skirt to somewhat hide the motor, married them and printed out a one piece design. I am torn on the looks of it but it does look better then with the motor showing. Suppose to go up to +1C today but it has also started raining/snowing so freezing rain always makes for fun slippery roads.

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