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Royall 12-30-2013 05:26 PM

First scratch foamy build!
 
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First plane build in a long time (47 years!) I posted photos and specs in the wrong area. I put it under a thread called new planes. Anyway, here is a link if you are interested in see it before I crash it!!:<:

OK this is what I posted under "New Planes"

Just got the plane finished today. I did a static test on the electronics but didn't try to crash it... I mean fly it. Too much rain and wet grass right now.

Like mentioned in another forum, I scared myself when I pushed the throttle wide open the first time! I've never been around any electrics before and found the thrust, noise, and wind amazing!

This is a complete discription:

Plane
Scratch built Piper park model w/ailerons
Designed by: (http://youtu.be/DyCyw0Ogtig )
Wingspan 30
Wing cord 6
Length 24 1/2
Total weight 536g
Radio System
Turnigy 9x w/ 4 Turnigy TG9e 9g servos
Battery
Turnigy 1300mAh 3s 11.1v
30-40c
ESC
Hobbyking 30A UBEC
Motor
Turnigy D2822/14 1450kv
Prop 8x4
Power specs (using HK-010 Watt meter)
Wide open throttle:
12Amps
139 Watts
45 mAh

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AEAJR 12-30-2013 09:59 PM

The post is actually here:
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/show...postcount=1462

Looks good! Feel free to repost it here and to add.

RobinA 12-31-2013 01:06 PM

Looks like a flyer...................

Robin

xmech2k 12-31-2013 02:04 PM

Looks great. A hand launcher, or you still have to put the gear on? I've been flying rc over 6 years now, and other than with the Radian, my hand launch success rate is pretty sad!

I saw on another thread you were looking for other rc pilots in HI. I know I've read forum threads with one, but I can't remember if it was here or over at RCGroups forum.

gramps2161 12-31-2013 02:41 PM

Nitroblast has family in HI I don't know which island though. You can send him a pm maybe he can hook you up if they are on the same island.

Good luck with your maiden flight plane looks nice from the video you linked seems pretty quick also.

Royall 12-31-2013 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by xmech2k (Post 935713)
Looks great. A hand launcher, or you still have to put the gear on? I've been flying rc over 6 years now, and other than with the Radian, my hand launch success rate is pretty sad!

I saw on another thread you were looking for other rc pilots in HI. I know I've read forum threads with one, but I can't remember if it was here or over at RCGroups forum.

No landing gear at this time... The place I'm going to practice at is all 4-5" grass, nice for "soft" landings LOL

Yes, the plane looks fast in the video. Fast enough I have second thoughts about using it as a beginners trainer. I have downloaded the trainer plans from MikeysRC and have the plans printed and cut out already. It has a 40" wingspan is a profile model. Should be a fast build and with the 1000kv motor and a 9x5 prop, hopefully a bit slower flyer.

maxflyer 01-07-2014 09:13 PM

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Looks very fast to me, for a beginner. Ailerons may give you some grief too right now. Try this:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...&highlight=stc

The STC is slow, but very aerobatic for 3CH, and is easy and cheap to build - easy to repair. I still find myself pulling it out for a relaxing 10 minute flight every now and then.

Royall 01-07-2014 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by maxflyer (Post 936504)
The STC is slow, but very aerobatic for 3CH, and is easy and cheap to build - easy to repair. I still find myself pulling it out for a relaxing 10 minute flight every now and then.

I like the looks of that plane! I did see both of my planes fly on Sunday. I was invited up to the local AMA field here in Hawai'i county and the designated test pilot took each one up. I was amazed.... they both flew! and yes, the 30" yellow plane isn't a beginners trainer!! The 40" white plane was sweat. Now all I have to do is wait for all the high winds were having die down and I'll give it a go myself!

Took a few photos of David the test pilot with the planes. Camera didn't do a good job of flying photos though..... David found the plane would dip when you cut the power.... so the white planes motor got knocked of!! No biggy,
fixed in 5 minutes!!

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