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Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-07-2015, 06:54 AM
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Posted By mnexplorer
Appreciate the critique. If you care to elaborate...

Appreciate the critique. If you care to elaborate I would ask.... Symmetrical just for similar handling when inverted?? I would have gone that direction had it not been for the leftover wing parts.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-06-2015, 11:50 PM
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Views: 412
Posted By mnexplorer
That was my hope with the incidence angle. The...

That was my hope with the incidence angle. The airfoil is a Selig 3010... Like I said just leftovers.

Easy to build another set of wing panels if I'm not happy. So, what airfoil would you use?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-06-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By mnexplorer
There is a joiner box inside the spar on each...

There is a joiner box inside the spar on each wing panel, which slides over a fiberglass rod permanently mounted through the fuse.

I've done a static test with 10 lbs above the wing, supported at...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-06-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By mnexplorer
Current pic of my project. Current weight as...

Current pic of my project. Current weight as pictured is about 24oz with a 3s 2200 batt pack. Canopy and covering will add a bit.

Opinions on slight (-)incidence angle given that it is an almost...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-06-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By mnexplorer
Wing panels are mounted on a fiberglass rod in...

Wing panels are mounted on a fiberglass rod in the fuse, with a smaller carbon rod at the trailing edge to set incidence, which is at -.5* right now.

Motor is a Gforce 450, 10x5 prop, and plan is...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-05-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By mnexplorer
Scratch build sport plane

Working on a new plane using up some leftover wing parts from a Spirit build (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73603).

Not even close to a Spirit in concept, but that's OK. Only...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-22-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,068
Posted By mnexplorer
Let's try this. ...

Let's try this.

http://s1174.photobucket.com/user/brian146/media/VID00018_zps3df63cfb.mp4.html

Brian
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-22-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,068
Posted By mnexplorer
update

Been busy with other things..... but finally took the Spirit out tonight for a couple hand launched test glides. Took the landing gear off since the test area was tall rough grass.

Still need...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-24-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,068
Posted By mnexplorer
So if the motor ran cool after a full pack at...

So if the motor ran cool after a full pack at WOT, would you still be concerned? I've always geared cars by motor temp and have never had one fail yet.

Brian
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-23-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,068
Posted By mnexplorer
Thanks for the positive comments. Wishing...

Thanks for the positive comments.

Wishing APC had a better range of folding props... I've tried 10x6, 11x8, and 13x7 because that is what they offer. Seems like odd steps in size

Using just...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-23-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,068
Posted By mnexplorer
Pic of the Spirit... Brian

Pic of the Spirit...



Brian
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-21-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,068
Posted By mnexplorer
Yes, the elec. powertrains are amazing. On...

Yes, the elec. powertrains are amazing.

On my Spirit, I was worried the park 450 would be marginal for power. But it fit within the original cross section of the nose, so I took a gamble. Just...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-21-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,068
Posted By mnexplorer
Hello

Been lurking for a bit... Got into RC in the mid '80s with cars, and then airplanes.

Most of the air time was on a glider, then a little with a Midwest Aerostar .40.

Got back into it a few...
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