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Old 04-19-2014, 07:33 PM   #1
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Default $100 Twin Build Contest Beech Starship

My build will be the Beechcraft Starship.
Only reference for the build will a 3 view I found and pictures of the actual aircraft.

At this stage it looks like it will have a 40" span. To try and keep the dimensions as scale as possible power will most likely come from a pair of 2826 brushless motors spinning 6x4 slow fly props.
Entire build will be out of DT foam board. This will not be a profile build but have a built fuselage.
The wings, due to the nature of the leading edge curve will utilize a KFM airfoil both for ease of build and inherent strength.

This will be my first build without plans, should be interesting.

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Old 04-20-2014, 04:12 AM   #3
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Old 04-20-2014, 04:49 AM   #4
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Got some work done today. It'll be a slow build as I only have a few hours per week for building.
It won't be a pretty build as I'm still learning but illnpost any updates as they happen.

Started on the fuse as it will be the most difficult part of the build for me.


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Old 04-20-2014, 05:51 AM   #5
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Nice choice! Good luck! I used to see one occasionally at O'Hare when I worked there. I guess Beech didn't want to keep supporting them and bought them all back and destroyed them. But one guy held out... Wonder if it's still out there?
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From what I have learned all but 8 of the craft were leased and taken back by beech to be destroyed. The other 8 were privately owned and still flying.

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Sorry to say I have to pull out of the contest.
Found out yesterday I'm having shoulder surgery in about a month.
It could be months after that that I could start using my arm again. So that means the next month could be all the flying time I have this season. I'm going to spend it flying my planes and learning to fly my quad.
I'll continue the build after recovery once I have use of two arms again.

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Originally Posted by Wrongway-Feldman View Post
Sorry to say I have to pull out of the contest.
Found out yesterday I'm having shoulder surgery in about a month.
It could be months after that that I could start using my arm again. So that means the next month could be all the flying time I have this season. I'm going to spend it flying my planes and learning to fly my quad.
I'll continue the build after recovery once I have use of two arms again.
Our best wishes for a speedy recovery and success with the Surgery.

Don't give up on it - as you say - you will get back to it when you can. We can wait !

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Originally Posted by Wrongway-Feldman View Post
Sorry to say I have to pull out of the contest.
Found out yesterday I'm having shoulder surgery in about a month.
It could be months after that that I could start using my arm again. So that means the next month could be all the flying time I have this season. I'm going to spend it flying my planes and learning to fly my quad.
I'll continue the build after recovery once I have use of two arms again.
New contest idea! Build a plane one handed!!!

Sorry to hear, I was looking forward to this build. Speedy recovery.
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Sorry to hear it. Though I think Bronc has an amusing idea! Imagine the planes that come out of that one! Well, fly all you can, then best wishes for a speedy recovery. Maybe you'll have time for lots of one handed typing here in the meanwhile!
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Dang Wronway,

Bummer. Was especially looking forward to this one. Been there on the shoulder surgery. Like new. Best of luck and speedy recovery.

Hey maybe there can be a " helping hands" exemption.
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Thanks for the well wishes guys.
I was thinking about getting a micro quad and flying it single handed in the living room while recovering. Controller is small and easy to handle while laying on a table

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Originally Posted by Wrongway-Feldman View Post
Thanks for the well wishes guys.
I was thinking about getting a micro quad and flying it single handed in the living room while recovering. Controller is small and easy to handle while laying on a table
mmm the 959 I have is not quite single handed ... but the 911 heli could be... I have that also .. they keep me (in)sane when I can't get outside for a proper RC fix.

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