last week was spring break for us here... while the boys visit momma, I took a break too.
I spent most of the time prior trying to get a DLG ready so I could fly here:
Alas, the balance point was further back than I expected, I have to redo a couple things so I could fly it, which pushed this project.
I've been so exhausted by the kiddos bedtime, it has been hard focus enough to make progress lately.
Some weeks. 3 planes, done and done... other months. hmmmgetting one ready will be tough.
For the FTFC19 April Showers Challenge I will submit one From Scratch build that is in my idea folder:
Savioa Marchetti, SM-55 depicted in Porco Rosso View attachment 126025
This was a real plane. First as a military vehicle then turned into a commercial endeavor. View attachment 126027 View attachment 126026
Project Ambitions: Design and build this plane, flying it, then make is watertight and Fly it in the rain.
I need a servo extension or splitter. the servos I ordered from amazon came with 4" leads, not 6" as advertised... As all my parts and pieces are in boxes while I build a build room /shop I is cramping my style. haven't found one yet, and I need it to close the wing.
I expect I will work on it a bit in the next to days... I just might have to leave a large thin hatch.
I have a stupid amount of project going right now. I am almost desperate to get some of these off my "build" table
oh, yeah, It's Happening! Push + Pull 1806s with 0604s pr 0503 triblades. 12a escs. I have to build the power pod wall. They were a hair shallower
I have a Really thick BBQ skewers to use as the booms. then I will thread wrap/CA glue the truss diagonals.
It will either be amazing or terrible when it launches. I will make a wheel set to launch from the ground. I will not be risking a hand launch.
so far, Happy with the Wing.
I agree, I think the wing came out good. You captured the shape really well. I wouldn't want to hand launch it, either. Better to find an issue six inches after take off, then after throwing it into the air.
This one always seems to be a little progress at a time. This time it's installing servos servo wires oh yeah, the motor nacelle is mounted. I have toothpicks. I will add skewers for strength and rounding out the front of the struts.