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Old 06-26-2008, 06:07 AM   #1
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Default Funaero Albatros DIII

Here is my FunAero Albatros DIII. It was designed as a .60 sized glow model with a 65" wingspan. I converted it with a TP4130-8T motor, TP70A ESC, Master Airscrew 16x8 wooden prop and 6s2p 3600 lipos. Power to the servos is provided by a 3.5A Switching BEC.

The motor and battereies are fully enclosed so I usually only fly it for 6 minutes. The batteries do not heat up much, maybe 105F but the motor averages around 140F. That's in 85-90 degree temps so I'm not too worried about overheating. The model flys great at half throttle and is highly aerobatic above that. Here is a movie.

http://www.glue.umd.edu/~markt/Albatros_DIII-2.wmv


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Old 06-28-2008, 04:14 AM   #2
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Beautiful plane Thunder1 and I really enjoyed the video!! You did a really nice job of building. Steve

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WOW !! Great video, nothing prettier than Albatross. Beautiful built plane.
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Really enjoyed the build thread, one of my favorites for sure.

What did you end up using for incidence on the wings?
It seems an Albatros is sort of a "strange bird" in that it is neither a stagger wing, or an equal wing up and down. So I'm not sure which one to make stall first.
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Old 07-06-2008, 02:17 AM   #5
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Default Nice job!

Super nice job on building her Thunder 1! I absolutely enjoyed the video too! BTW, what's next? Martin

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