and just some more ideas
Sig Senior Recomendations Anyone?
I just placed an order for a Sig Senior Kadet kit. That's right, I said kit. I want to make some modifications to it to make it a little more sporty. Here is what I have in mind:
Drop off one wing bay on each side
Cut the dihedral angle in half
(I'm hoping these will improve the roll rate)
Split the elevator, move the fin and rudder rearward and extend the rudder all the way down to the bottom of the fuse.
Make make it a tail dragger and give it bolt on wings.
Obviously, I'll be adding a battery hatch somewhere, but I'm not sure about where it will be just yet. I'd like it not to be on the bottom if I can help it. I hate having to flip larger planes to change batteries.
If you have any other airframe modifications that you like for this plane I'd love to hear about them.
Power system will be what I now resides in my Somethin' Extra, which is...
Hacker B50-13S 5.2:1
TP Prolite 4S3P 6000 mah (This should be good for some really long flights)
Phoenix 60 ESC
I'm basically building this so that I'll have a good plane for flying touch-n-goes. Sometimes I just like to fly those over and over again, trying for that perfect landing and practicing side slips. I also want it so that occasionally I can plug in a buddy box and give a neophyte a crack at the sticks. I've been wanting a plane like this for a long time but never made it a priority. This building season that procrastination comes to an end.
I'm sure nobody needs to see a full construction thread on a simple trainer but I'll probably be posting some progress photos every now and again.