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FTFC19: Build-ruary by Paracodespoder.

Paracodespoder

Well-known member
#21
Got a break in the weather, wasn’t expecting to be able to fly till Saturday, but here I am preparing to maiden the Sportster. I’ll give an update in a little while, wish me luck.
 

Paracodespoder

Well-known member
#23
Sportster has been maidened! Had a little more wind than I thought, this thing hates wind, not a good windy day flier. I’m also guessing that I had the C.G. back a few mm to far, it flew very touchy on the pitch, but the ailerons (with full, 100% throws) were very lethargic. Rudder was good though (y). I’m gonna have to wait for a calm day to decide if I want to keep this plane in my hangar.
 

Paracodespoder

Well-known member
#24
Update on the sportster: turns out it handles wind better than I originally thought. Just gave it another flight and it flies great! Inverted is really easy even in the rather gusty ~8-10 mph wind, also my first plane that is not fpv to do actual inverted flight (others attempts at inverted L.O.S. , I used the simple scout, were just rolls that were paused in the middle for about 5 seconds).
 
#29
I’ll just leave this here, image.jpg
All builds have been completed, for better pictures of each plane see their own posts above. All that’s left is to maiden the blender, finish the ez with motor/esc/receiver + maiden it, and add all electronics to the glider trainer + maiden it. Looks like I will have enough time for a bonus build :cool:!
 
#30
I’ll just leave this here, View attachment 123897
All builds have been completed, for better pictures of each plane see their own posts above. All that’s left is to maiden the blender, finish the ez with motor/esc/receiver + maiden it, and add all electronics to the glider trainer + maiden it. Looks like I will have enough time for a bonus build :cool:!
That was fast...

Good luck with your maidens!!
 
#32
All that’s left now is the glider! Baby blender was maidened earlier, and it flies way better than I was expecting! Mini-ez also got its maiden, had no trouble launching even with the torque of the monstrous 2205 that is mounted on it! Long straight lines and high speed passes were great even in the 8mph winds, (until the un-supported pushrods flexed a little to much and I ran out of up elevator on the final approach, a little mud on the nose but no real damage though!). All that’s left for me to do is find a couple servos and finish up the trainer glider, that’s tonight’s goal.