Couple of things i need to fix about it tho. When I flew it was too slow and underpowered, so I need to hollow it out and reinforce it so it's lighter and sturdy, also liked to roll left, I'm gonna use balsa filler to build up a better airfoil on both wings and make the roll cg centered. Gonna use a dremel to make a few holes in the booms and fuselage and cover with tape, might actually paint it.
Over all for my first EVER true scratch build I'm surprised and super happy!!!!
Haha thanks guys, I'm super stoked it worked out well. Gonna be picking up a dremel tomorrow to boar out the plane and lighten it up. I'm gonna see if the increase in speed fixes the wing drop first before I go messing around with the airfoil. She should be flight ready before Monday!!
tried flying after i removed weight. i think i need to build up a better airfoil. it DID fly amazing at full battery, but the moment it started losing power it died out. i think i may need to get some bigger motors and or a bigger battery. gonna try losing a little more weight and also build up the airfoil a bit. ill do it tomorrow tho plans today. not sure what i should use to build up more airfoil tho....
The foam core sheets from the dollar store are great! Since your plane is so small, an Armin wing may not be doable. Also the taper of the wing would make it difficult (google Armin Wing). You can laminate a couple of sheets together and sand the airfoil into shape. Start with 100 grit to rough shape then finish with 220 grit. Its just a bit tricky to get the airfoil shape consistent across the wingspan doing this.
You probably are better off simply reducing weight. Hollow out the nose and cockpit area, if you haven't already. Find a lighter material than balsa for the horz stab. Do you have any reinforcement inside the plane that you can rethink?