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Old 03-20-2011, 11:30 PM   #1
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So, I've decided to go into my first Wattflyer Contest, Went through a bunch of plans and this one caught my eye. The X-41 DeltaStorm. I will Have three objectives with this build,
A: Enjoy Building a new Plane.
B: Lose a Contest
C: Go For 100Mph under $100.

Lets See How it Goes!
Link to Plane and Plans which this plane will be built from, Below:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=779331

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1 Sheet of Foam: $1.50
1 3mm Square CF Tube: $3.80
2 SG90 9g servos @ 2.70 ea.: $5.40
1 Corona RX and Crystal: $16
2 1/2A Control Horns: $.99
1 3.17mm Prop Adapter: $3.19
1 HobbyKing BlueSeries 40A esc: $18.22
1 HXT 2845 2700Kv Inrunner: $12.66
1 11.1v 2200mah lipo: $9.99
1 APC 5.5x4.5: $2.19
1 Roll of Strapping Tape: $4.99
1 12" 2-56 pushrod: $.99
4 Solder on Clevis: $2
1 3\8" basswood stick: $.89
small piece of ply for motor mount: $.50
Gluesticks: $1
4 Rare Earth Magnets: $.20
4 Popsicle Sticks: $.10
2 bottles of craft paint: $4.98
Grand Total: $89.59

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Old 03-21-2011, 12:53 AM   #2
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WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME!

Looks like you and Steve are gonna have to race!

Glad to have you on board.

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Old 03-25-2011, 09:11 AM   #3
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That looks pretty cool! Watching. Is that fan fold?
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:24 AM   #4
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Yes it is, I've always liked building with the fanfold, and mine probably wont look as pretty, but its ok. I'm off to a slow start, but will get there.

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Old 04-22-2011, 03:27 AM   #6
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Here Are All My Parts Cut out, and all the electronics i will be using in this bird.


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Old 04-22-2011, 03:48 AM   #7
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moved price list

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Old 04-22-2011, 03:51 AM   #8
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Assembled the Bottom and Sides of the Fuse with Hot Glue.


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Old 04-22-2011, 03:55 AM   #9
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I Have Decided to Go with Fixed Canards on this Version, the Next Deltastorm i Build will have functional canards. I just wanted to save weight on this one since i will be using a Heavy Motor and Battery. I Glued them parallel to the wing.


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Old 04-22-2011, 03:57 AM   #10
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I Have cut one CF tube into two pieces and embedded it into the wing. I Am Using 3mm Square CF Tubes in the wing. Used the Square as it does not flex as much.


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Old 04-22-2011, 04:02 AM   #11
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Hinged The Elevons with the strapping Tape.


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Old 04-22-2011, 04:21 AM   #12
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I've got the Vertical Stabilizers glued in place and dry fit the fuse. will have to decide how i will mount the motor before i continue further. thinking about the stick mount with a plywood plate notched mounted on the stick to bolt the motor up to.


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Lookin good Scrapper!

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Alrighty, so the idea is to stick with the stick mount. I believe this one will do. if not, it should be one spectacular crash Oh, and yes.. It is ugly, after all i made it


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Alrighty, so the idea is to stick with the stick mount. I believe this one will do. if not, it should be one spectacular crash Oh, and yes.. It is ugly, after all i made it
Hmmm that looks like a 2700KV motor, good motor by the way when you get it done, let me know so I can Do The maiden Flight On it LOL, JK, Take care, Chellie


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it is the 2700kv. I've only had about 6-7 flights with it on the previous plane but it does seem like a well built motor so far.

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I like the new avetar.....I must be a nerd, cause I know thats the multiple universe episode!

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WHere you get that foam?

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I Buy It at lowes or Home Depot. it is the 1/4 in fanfold. i buy the kind with the plastic on one side. they stopped selling it at our lowes store to a new kind so when they clearanced it out i bought 4 bundles. our home depot now sells the kind i like kind but its in pink. May be different in your area. it costs about $37 for 25- 24x48in sheets. Cant Beat It!!! IMHO

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OK, So a little more got done I Mounted the motor to the plane, Glued the fuse on and Glued in the top piece. Next i have to cut the canopy and rear hatch for electronics.
Ready to get this Bird in the air!


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I Buy It at lowes or Home Depot. it is the 1/4 in fanfold. i buy the kind with the plastic on one side. they stopped selling it at our lowes store to a new kind so when they clearanced it out i bought 4 bundles. our home depot now sells the kind i like kind but its in pink. May be different in your area. it costs about $37 for 25- 24x48in sheets. Cant Beat It!!! IMHO
So should I pick up some of it for 15$ a bundle at lowes? :O It's kinda beat up though so I will pass. I will look for the pink stuff than!!!!


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I'm thinking of building a funbat. I have never actually set up Elevon(?) mixing before. I have two JR servos just waiting for me to do it too. lol

Great looking bird ya got there!

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Thanks, yea, it is hard to find a good bundle of foam luckily we have three lowes around here to pick from.

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Sanded the top of the fuse and mounted servos control rods for the elevons.


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