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MINI Foam Board Messerschmitt BF-109

synjin

Active member
#22
I think I did about an inch and a half for the dihedral. Hope that works. I take it that the aileron servo is under the wing/belly of the plane? I cut one the other night and got the fuselage and wing together.
 

jsportser

Junior Member
#25
I think I did about an inch and a half for the dihedral. Hope that works. I take it that the aileron servo is under the wing/belly of the plane? I cut one the other night and got the fuselage and wing together.
Yeah, I think an inch and half will work. Just wondering, were you able to put the mini power pod in it?
 

synjin

Active member
#26
I haven't tried putting in the mini power pod yet. I've had to do work work and not hobby work. Keep walking by the 109 wanting to fiddle with it while it regards me reproachfully. Looked on Amazon and got a couple of 1408 3600Kv motors to try out. They should be here next week.
 

synjin

Active member
#32
Finally maidened mine tonight. Alaska twilight encouraged me to throw it up for a fly. It’s really fast with the 1408 3600Kv motor and 2S 500maH battery with a 4x4.5x3 prop on full throttle. It was pretty easy to fly at 1/3 throttle, and I even managed to land it. It’s glide isn’t great with no power. Going to give it another go tomorrow.
 

synjin

Active member
#35
No video of the mini Bf-109 yet, but I just got a head harness that works with my phone so I can shoot some not great video. I was out flying the Bf-109 this morning, and was able to burn through two batteries without destroying it on landings. I probably shouldn’t have painted it with Intermediate Blue on the bottom and a color similar to Panzer Gray on the top ( it’s that dark Krylon camo green ). It was hard to see against the slight overcast, even with a yellow nose. But, those were the rattle cans I had on hand. It is pretty darn zippy, although the motor I got is a little temperamental. It can’t seem to decide whether to start spinning when I first throttle up. Once you get the plane flying it’s fun!
 

synjin

Active member
#37
I know you’ve moved on from a his plane, but I still like it. This is my new build. I redesigned the tail to make it a little more like the tail on the actual Bf-109. Not sure it’s quite there yet. The elevator may need to go up another 1/2in.

I flew it this evening for the first time, and after getting it trimmed out it flies nicely. I’m going to have to dial down the throws on the ailerons. With them going the length of the wing they have a lot of authority. It was a little twitchy at first, but after I got used to it I could confidently do close to the ground maneuvers.
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