I bet most of you have noticed that I like mid sized balsa kits.... Well here's one that the wife bought me for Christmas that I'm just getting around to building. (There were a lot of repairs needed this winter)
From what I have read, this plane flys great when it's built light. I'm planning on building per plans, but to stay light I plan to use CA sparingly
, use light weight electronics and battery, and use Solite covering.
Here's the stats and suggested electronics from Stevens AeroModel
- Wing Span (in.) 45
- Wing Area (sq. in.) 400
- Length (in.) 44
- Flying Weight (oz.) 24
- Loading (oz. / sq. ft.) 8.6
- Wing Cube Loading 5.2
- Power Rating (sug. motor) 250W (A30-28S)
- Propeller APC 10x5 E
- Speed Control (ESC) Castle Phoenix 25
- Battery 1600 mAh (25C) 11.1V
Also as usual, I've picked up the electronics from HeadsUpRc.com
Motor: E-Max GT2215/09 250 Watt
ESC: Sky Power 30A ESC with Switchmode BEC
Servos: Towerpro SG92R
Prop: 10x6 DFDL Wood
(If it does not over amp the motor)
I have some parts already.. Spektrum AR6110 RX, Misc 1500-1800 3S Batteries and some rolls of Solite....
This plane has been around for a while and there are some huge threads over on RCGroups on this plane, so I am not planning a detailed build log. I do plan on posting questions and showing progress every so often. If anyone has any specific questions or comments I always love to hear them.