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03-05-2008, 09:26 PM
Just thought i would share with you my new project of a scale SE5a.
If I get any interest I might decide to produce a range of kits.
Please pass on your opinions good or bad!
The first thing was to choose a subject and draw up a plan.
I have chosen the SE5a as a good start. 32" wingspan
03-05-2008, 09:46 PM
Here are the basic fuselage components cut from 6mm Depron. I intend to get these laser cut.
03-05-2008, 09:53 PM
The basic fuselage components assembled.
03-05-2008, 09:56 PM
Tail components added. Again 6mm Depron.
03-05-2008, 10:02 PM
I have decided to make all the curvy bits mouldings. This is the plug for the Fuselage top-deck. I have made it from MDF carved to shape and coated in Epoxy. The grey areas are car body filler applied over tape to simulate panel lines and fabric covering.
03-05-2008, 10:04 PM
This is the plug for the front radiator
03-05-2008, 10:06 PM
This is the first pull off the plugs. The material is 1mm Styrene. I am very pleased with the results!
03-05-2008, 10:10 PM
The trial fit of the plastic components. Very pleased with the good fit of the parts.
03-05-2008, 10:15 PM
Now looking like a flying machine!
The bottom wing is flat bottomed, so you can easily add Ailerons. Top wing has undercamber. This is done by cutting a thin groove down the length of the wing and gluing the joint closed. I have reinforced the leading and trailing edges with carbon rod. the cabanes will also be carbon but I didn't have anough so used bamboo!
03-05-2008, 10:19 PM
Another view of the progress so far. I have weighed all the components including 1200 3 cell Lipo, motor,servos,receiver,prop, esc. Just need to add pilot, Wheels and paint. weight so far is 14oz.
I would like to use a 2 cell Lipo, so budget chargers can charge 2 packs at once.
03-05-2008, 10:21 PM
That looks great Spitboy!
03-06-2008, 12:04 AM
I'm digging it Spitboy!!! Steve
03-06-2008, 02:56 PM
04-14-2008, 02:58 AM
05-31-2008, 03:00 AM
Did you get it going Spitboy??? Steve
05-31-2008, 03:11 AM
Hey Spitboy, do you have any updates? Your project seems to be coming along very nicely.....
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