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Old 12-18-2013, 03:56 PM   #1
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Default $75.00 Build Contest: Arado 555

Ok, so this is my entry for the $75 build contest: Gotha 244 from the late Jack Bale. I found the plans on Outerzone.co.uk (http://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=4802). Unlike lot's of old plans I have, this one is very complete, so complete I contemplated just building it as is from balsa. But I've decided to do at least the nacelles from formed foam.

The Gotha may seem like an odd choice but it has a lot going for it. The twin boom will make it a pain to store and transport, but the twin boom and lack of retracts mean that the fuselage can be removed with only a single connection for ground steering. It also means that the fuselage can be replaced with one designed specifically for AP or FPV, which is something I wanted for some time. The projected weight should give "trainer-like" performance.

Specs:

WS 82"
Area 706 sq/in
Weight Goal 70 oz. (2 kg.)
Motors (2) 3536 1100 KV 9-10" prop
Battery 4000 to 5000 mAh 3s


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