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Star Wars X-Wing proof of concept flight

Habakkukk

Fly Eagles, Fly!
#1
Ok so I'm planning on building a large 60in by 64in x-wing powered by 4 64mm edf's. I started the process by building a half scale version as a pusher. The concept worked great, it's essentially a bi-wingwith forward swept wings in x-configuration. The forward sweep gives great elevator control. I could probably make the plane a little larger using the same wings. Here's the maiden (after a little editing and of course, theme music)


I'll probably paint/tape this one up as it actually flew well. I added the small rudder as a precaution (was very windy), I'll try a flight without one and see what happens but my gut tells me the angle of the "x" is too slight to have yaw control. Will post updates to my large scale build as I go.
 

Habakkukk

Fly Eagles, Fly!
#3
Wingspan on this one is 34 inches. The fuse is 36. I think I will go longer on the fuse on my edf version. Hope to have a maiden vid next week