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Old 05-27-2014, 10:39 PM   #1
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Default H-29 MicroJet Edition Build Log, (Now with 100% more build log).

I've been out the hobby for about 5 years and switched to helicopters maybe a year before that. I decided to break out my Airwolf and had an epic movie style crash during a high banked FFF turn. Gues I should'nt have been humming that theme, but it's impossible not too.
Wattflyer was nice enough to archive the 8 year old plans to my favorite pocketjet. I lost the newer plans on a failed hard drive years ago but "rev3" is better than starting from scratch.
With some found new old parts and 4 sheets of black Dollar Tree foamboard and after watching too many Flite Test YouTube videos, I cant help that either, they're like the Top Gear of RC flying, I set off to modernized the build process and look of the plane using a KFm-2 wing. I hear angles are all the rage in Italian automobile, and stealth plane, design currently.

Parts list:
  • FC28-22 rewound to put out 260w,
  • 2 HXT500s to start, may strip the helicopter's HXT900 servo if they're good as it's totaled,
  • 30amp SS ESC, or Thunderbird 36 again because totaled,
  • Rhino 25c 1550, charged and tested good,
  • Turnagy SGS 5x5 prop, because they're awesome,
  • Ar6100, bought a 4ch RX for the plane but again, totaled.

Plans are laid out to fit on one sheet of foamboard. It uses 12 sheets of paper.
Details on cutting the NACA ducts are HERE.


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Old 05-28-2014, 01:09 AM   #2
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Old 05-28-2014, 02:51 AM   #3
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:17 PM   #4
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Looks like 100mph with no gear. Even though It's mine I think it looks incredible.
Gear and maiden tomorrow. Glide tests suggests it'll be a good flyer.


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Old 05-29-2014, 12:54 AM   #6
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Finalized Plans. It should fix a few of the issues.

A few notes:
  • The verticals need a bassword, or at least bamboo, support from wing to horizontal.
  • The firewall goes through part of the NACA duct. Trim the foam flush and it will fit and still remain "functional".
  • The nose is going to be a pain in the backside to glue.
  • Both F-18 and F-15 decals from 6mmRC fit printed at 57%.


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Old 05-29-2014, 09:13 AM   #7
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Made it back from the maiden. She's tough. Three hard landings including a fence.
Motor came loose and HXT500s are too weak. Have to fix both and it'll be time to try again.


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Old 05-30-2014, 07:17 AM   #9
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Another set of plans, why are they "plans" when it one "plan"?.
Intended to print and build after the kids went to sleep but toddlers happen.

I don't see any glaring issues, Should be a quick build even with all the cuts.
I just hope the score lines are adequate to reduce the bending stress.

Going back to bed now, it'll be time for the 5am, infant, feeding before I know it.

-Edit: I'm too busy in AutoCad to build. Thoght folding the leading edge for the KFm wing would be much cleaner than beveling it so...


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Old 05-31-2014, 04:38 AM   #10
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Thread is now a build log. Plans will be posted after a few needed tweaks.

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Updated photos in post #5.

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The plane wasn't unique enough, nor did it have enough wing loading, kidding, It has plenty of wing loading!, so I put the HXT500s back in for the ailerons. And with some fancy mixing we have flaperons and elevon mixing.

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I also figured out this is basically a flying wing with a fuselage and extended tail, so I moved the hatch to a more suitable location.


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