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Old 03-13-2011, 04:24 PM   #1
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Here’s my entry!

Steve’s Scratch-built Pylon Racer - SSPR

This is my first scratch build, so I’m sure I’ll have questions for everyone as well, but here’s what I’m thinking: It will be a mix of a couple of planes I’ve had my eyes on. The first is the Slipso-400 by PLDaniels.
http://pldaniels.com/flying/models/slipso400/

And the other is Nigel Hawes' "Whizzza". http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=505463

I would like a plane with the sleek look of the Slipso and the flying characteristics of the Whizzza. It also needs to go together quickly and relatively cheaply…. So my plan is to scratch build a balsa plane with a solid 4x1/4x36 balsa wing and a rounded balsa fuselage. I don’t plan to really race it, but it would be nice if I can push it pretty fast if I want to. If it looks sleek, I’ll be happy.

I have some basic dimensions and equipment in mind which should lead to a plane of about this size:

Wingspan – 39 in. (36 balsa sheet + wing tips) About 148 sq in of wing surface.
1 in ailerons/flaperons on the inner 2/3 of the wing
Fuselage: 2x2x33 but rounded up front.
No Landing Gear.
Folding Prop.

The power system will be a PowerUp 450 1100 KV Motor PowerUp 32 Amp ESC and a 3S Battery. The folding prop I have is a 9x5 which should not overtax the motor or ESC, but probably will not give me the speed I’m looking for. At some point I’ll need to find something more like an 8x8 prop for some real speed. This power system is pretty expensive for this contest, but it's something I already had. See the attached cost sheet for my details.

I need to draw up a full size plan for the fuselage, to make sure everything will fit in it. I also have the wing a little forward so the battery can be in the nose. This will allow a top side hatch for ease of battery swaps. I have attached a rough drawing of what I’m thinking about, but a lot of detailed design is still needed.

Steve

Edit: The only change from my original parts list was to use DuBro Control Horns and not parts from a Dubro Micro Torque Rod System. This was actually a little cheaper, so I increased the cost of my scrap plywood that I used to keep the total at $100. See the updated list in the SSPR-2.pdf file.


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Looks pretty good Steve! She makes me wish that we would have put a "Fastest Plane" catagory in the contest...oh well, that sounds like a good idea for a new contest!


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Looks good, Steve! Should go together really fast. John.
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Hi Steve
Wonderful choice
This is gonna be a good one
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Finally getting started. I cut the fuselage sides from 1/8 balsa stock and the formers from 1/8 ply. It's basically a 2x2x33 in block, but tapered going to the tail. The bottom formers, triangle stock and the battery tray are installed and drying. I used regular wood glue because that sands up better. Next will be ply at the top to attach the wing to.

It's just baby steps, but it's a start.

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Good, solid start, Steve, Keep it up! John.
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I forgot to post a picture of the components I'm using. I always like a picture of everything before any building started. This way you know what you had when you started!

And now to the man cave!

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Will the aircraft have a citrus paint scheme? My wife buys the same brand of clementine’s; the container also makes a nice stackable storage container.
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Dave,

I have used the ply from those clementine’s before with some success. It's kind of brittle, but light, so why not!!


I've made a little more progress on the fuselage and tested out the electronics. I bought a couple of the cheap Spektrum AR6110e RX clones from HobbyKing and this is my first time using one. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=12586 They come as a bare circuit board so I added some clear shrink tube around it. There are no instructions or diagrams with them either, but it acts just like the Spetktrum RXs I have. I have read that some of the other clone RXs don't have the model match feature. This one does. I've also tried a quick battery disconnect and it reconnects pretty quickly like the real AR6110s. I still need to try a range test, but so far I'm happy with it. The real test is still to come!

Overall the build is going well, but one issue that I have is with the design of the ailerons. I was originally thinking of using some sort of torque rod setup so all of the mechanicals are hidden. But the fuselage former and rear wing attachment are in the way now. Opps. So I think I will probably just mount the servos in the fuselage with the arms sticking thru the sides. Then the wire being outside the fuselage connecting with some sort of control horn on the aileron.

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Its Looking Great Keep up the nice work, Chellie
Thanks for waking up my thread Chellie...

Sorry, but I've been busy with stuff from work and just flying my Daddy-O when I have spare time. But, yesterday it was raining and I made some progress... I'll post a full update later today when I'm at home.

With the weather forecast I'm seeing, I maybe putting in a lot of time on this this week!

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I finally got back to work on the SSPR. I’ve attached the front upper and bottom balsa sides and cut out a battery hatch on the top. I’ve started packing the nose with scrap balsa pieces to be whittled away when shaping the nose. I’ve also glued in more triangle stock or old scraps cut from old kits to be sanded round as I get further. I cut 3/8 strips from 1/8 stock and laminated a couple of pieces together on the rear areas of the fuselage where I don’t think too much rounding will occur.

I’ve also started on the wing. I first cut the leading edge from where it will leave the fuselage to a mark back 1.5 in from the leading edge. I then used this extra piece as the wing tip. I also added 4 inches of aileron stock to form the end of the wing. (See picts) Next was to add a 24 in length of 1/8 wide carbon fiber stock. I cut a groove out of the center of the wing and glued it in with wood glue. The only thing left to do with the wing is to shape it, add the ailerons and strengthen the mounting area.

I’m hoping to get the rest of the fuselage glued together tonight so tomorrow the cutting. shaping and sanding can start. I’m actually hoping to get this bird in the air in a couple weeks. It’s simple enough, I may make it.

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I just finished a rough cut and sand of the fuselage. I'm probably about 85% sanded in most areas, so I'm getting close. There was so much to take off in the nose that I started with a small saw to take off the big chunks. Then just a little work with the dremel sanding wheel, then a lot of sanding with a 150 grit sanding sponge. Using a soft sander seems to help me not gouge too badly while taking off a fair amount of material.

I've also took a few picts with the wing and the stab sitting on the fuselage just to get an idea of final size. The nose ended up just a little longer than my initial drawings so there is room for both the ESC and battery. Although I bet the battery will end up under the wing to balance correctly.

Now, time for some dinner!

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Wow, your plane is looking great Forget About Eating Dinner, and keep working on your plane LOL, Just Kidding, Take care, Chellie

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Hey Steve, that looks an awful lot like a softball bat I have out in the garage! Just kidding, dude, does look fast. Any idea what your power/weight is going to be? If it is really fast, you might consider using just one aileron. Quicky 500 guys do that all the time and you can't even tell by the way it flies. Keeps you from overcontrolling so much.
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Originally Posted by jungmann1 View Post
Hey Steve, that looks an awful lot like a softball bat I have out in the garage! Just kidding, dude, does look fast. Any idea what your power/weight is going to be? If it is really fast, you might consider using just one aileron. Quicky 500 guys do that all the time and you can't even tell by the way it flies. Keeps you from overcontrolling so much.
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You know, the fuselage really does look like a baseball bat. Is that good or bad

More work was done yesterday and tonight. I cut and shaped the tail feathers. I shaped the wing by sanding the top of the leading edge back for about 1 in and then rounded it over. I was hoping to get a picture of the edge of the wing to show the shape but none of them really turned out. I needed a dead on shot and couldn’t get one to turn out.

I've also mounted the aileron servos. I started with some small pieces of balsa as guides then hot glued the servo to the side of the fuselage. I then cut out a small piece of the fuselage so the servo arm can stick thru.

Then a couple of picts with everything together!

So far the all up weight (AUW) is at 16.9 oz. The only thing missing from my weigh in was the covering, so maybe 18-19 oz total. I have a 200 watt motor in it, so 180 Watts per pound or so. It's going to need to be fast at that weight with such a thin wing.

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That's looking good, Steve. A baseball bat is a good thing! It's a classic shape that never goes out of style! At that weight and power, I think you have the makings of a pretty good pylon burner. I still think you have way too much aileron; you are going to want to use an absolute minimum of control deflection on those babies. It is looking pretty slick, keep up the good work. J.
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jungmann1,

I hope I don't have too much aileron. I am starting with a 9x5 folding prop on a 1100 kv motor with 3S batteries. It won't be too fast with that setup. If it really does fly, then I may play around with different props...

I have zero experience with pylon racers. I have never even seen anyone fly one except online.... So this build is very experimental for me.

I did make some progress that I meant to post yesterday, but better late than never. I am holding the wing on via a ply piece bolted to the fuselage with some 4x40 screws and bind nuts. So now the balsa wing will be trapped between ply pieces.

I've also covered the fuselage with Gold Monocote. This is the strongest covering I have. I'm hoping it will hold up to the belly landings. I picked it up at the LHS in their bargain bin for $5. Can't beat that.

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Looking good, Steve! Your Monocote should hold up well as long as you have decent grass to land on. If you really want to toughen it up, there is some stuff that you can get at the auto parts store that is a good investment. Not sure what they call it but it is made by 3M and is a clear, self-adhesive mylar that is designed to go on your car on all those spots that are most likely to be damaged like the leading edge of the hood. A scrap of that on the contact patch on the fuse bottom would definitely add to the life span of your finish. Keep up the good work! John.
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A little more progress. I covered and glued the tail together and then glued it to the fuselage. I used thick CA so I had time to make sure everything was lined up. Red SoLite was used on the tail. I used CA hinges along with covering everything for a smoother finish.

I also fired up the motor with the folding 9x5 prop. I only pulled a little over10 amps. The specs from the HeadsUpRc site had it at 15 amps with a GWS 9x5. Well, I ordered a couple of additional folding props. A 10x6 and a 10x8. Hopefully those will match the motor a little better.

I think I should be able to finish the wing up tomorrow. So hopefully some completeion shots will be in order. The weather is still supposed to be windy and rainy, so maybe a maiden by next week end. There are still a number of odds and ends to finish up. (CG, Battery Location, TX Programming......)

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Wow Steve, your plane is looking great, Can I do the Maiden flight on it JK, Take care and have fun, Chellie

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looks great Steve!

I wish you much success on the maiden.


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The plane is looking good Steve.

The "Christmas colors" make it stand out for sure.

I'm looking forward to the maiden on it. She looks faaaaast!

Cheesy poofs are what Yankees get when they eat Southen Food!! bub, steve
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