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nnP-38 - design, build, and review log

nerdnic

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Yes but it might come out nose heavy. Those motors are 170g each if I remember right. I flew with two Tacon's and they were 130g each and I struggled with it being nose heavy.

I would consider dropping down from 10x10 to 10x7 or x8. This way you can get counter rotating props. If you're hand launching this is really going to help keep you from launch crashing. If you're gonna put gear on it then you don't really need counter rotating props.
 
Yes but it might come out nose heavy. Those motors are 170g each if I remember right. I flew with two Tacon's and they were 130g each and I struggled with it being nose heavy.

I would consider dropping down from 10x10 to 10x7 or x8. This way you can get counter rotating props. If you're hand launching this is really going to help keep you from launch crashing. If you're gonna put gear on it then you don't really need counter rotating props.
Humm... yea, the tacon big foot 10 is always out of stock for some reason. Would you suggest any alternative motors?
 

wilmracer

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I wanted to chime in just in case you didn't see my updated response on YouTube. I looked into the NTM motors but actually used these http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/..._Brushless_Outrunner_Motor_US_Warehouse_.html

with the 10x7 counter rotating props.
 
Nic, are you able to mark off where all the spars, formers and the aluminium for the wings are supposed to go? Because I see that the plan wilmracer got have the indications for where each spars and formers are going to be. As for the aluminium spar and dihedral gauge, I'm not quite sure where is it in the plan. Still studying the plan right now... Will start building once I have a clear picture how the plans goes together.
 

nerdnic

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Build video got put on hold for now. It will come out eventually though :)

I'm curious how many are holding off building until the video is available?
 
My brother got big motors for Christmas- He's starting this build again. :) He said the reference lines for spars were really helpful. Last time his P-38 failed because it was heavy, and he was using small motors. This time we have plenty of power. :)
 
Ill be back building this again soon. Ran into some difficulty finishing the central fuselage, used the layers method but could not get a good finish.

My FT Spitfire bit the dust this week so need something new to fly :)