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Space ship?

#6
Nice, solid design! Well protected prop blowing right over the elevator? Good stuff! Like the space ship/space plane theme too.
Thank you...

I am flying Elevons right now, and she does turn into a handful in slower turns (read under 75%throttle)
She is built heavy, and I think I may be able to lighten her up by 25% or so by removing some paper, and eliminating some glue joints.
 

Vimana89

Well-known member
#7
Thank you...

I am flying Elevons right now, and she does turn into a handful in slower turns (read under 75%throttle)
She is built heavy, and I think I may be able to lighten her up by 25% or so by removing some paper, and eliminating some glue joints.
Those compound delta shapes have funky stall characteristics is you don't give enough throttle on turns. I built something with a not too different wing shape and ailerons recently. As another forum member put it, the mid section liked to stall while the wingtips wanted to keep flying.
 
#8
Drew up some basic plans on a sheet of foam board...



Test flight this morning I moved the cg back 1/4 "

Will fly a couple more batteries, but seemed to help with slower speed control.

Let me know if you need any clarification on any of the dimensions?