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Old 03-25-2011, 04:33 AM   #1
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Default 1930's style cabin plane scratch built for elec r/c.

Well here it is, this is the second build of basically the same plane that i also scratch built as rubber f/f and later converted to r/c with HUGE success. So Decided my plan was worth upgrading to be built as r/c from the beginning. Its almost done, need to trim the landing gear ,mount wheels and instal motor mount tube. It will be covered with Jap tissue
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:41 AM   #2
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Crash proof landing gear. Torsion bar/ carbon rod construction.
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Old 03-26-2011, 01:09 AM   #3
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:22 PM   #4
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I love the simple elegant lines, you should post plans, Its a really nice plane.

Congrats

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Old 03-27-2011, 05:44 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by gcedillo View Post
I love the simple elegant lines, you should post plans, Its a really nice plane.

Congrats

Evaristo
Thank you. I also find it quite pleasing to the eye
I posted a picture of the plans in the post above yours. If you have questions about size or demensions I would be happy to answer them
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Originally Posted by CBN FVR View Post
Well here it is, this is the second build of basically the same plane that i also scratch built as rubber f/f and later converted to r/c with HUGE success. So Decided my plan was worth upgrading to be built as r/c from the beginning. Its almost done, need to trim the landing gear ,mount wheels and instal motor mount tube. It will be covered with Jap tissue
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Shes a looker thats for sure
Cant wait to see her all dressed up
Thanks ever so much for sharing her with us
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"When wild the head-wind beat,Thy sovereign Will commanding, Bring them who dare to fly, To a safe landing."
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:35 PM   #7
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Thanks for the warm welcome to the forum guys.
I will post some more pictures as progress continues. I have some nice features planned for the looks
Thanks again
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:41 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by CBN FVR View Post
Thanks for the warm welcome to the forum guys.
I will post some more pictures as progress continues. I have some nice features planned for the looks
Thanks again
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Your most welcome
Awaiting your next update with great anticipation
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:51 PM   #9
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Nice job.
I've done a couple of old rubber powered plane conversions.
Would you believe they tend to come out nose heavy?

Glad to see you're mounting equipment before covering, you won't get caught like I did.

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Thanks Paul,
The only model I ever built that I added weight to the tail to make it balance like I wanted was a peck polimers "flying aces" moth. It was a rubber powered model that one day flew away I had countless timed flights over 5min. With max turns wound in and then some more ,That model will climb in a steep,tight and fast left hand spiral and go VERY high. I enjoyed soo much to watch it come back down again I always balance and "finish " the model then cover it last. You guys got me motivated to go back to work If I could only decide what color combos. Thinking maybe a three tone.
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White motor tube will be replaced w/carbon tube.(mock up)Then top and sides around tube sheeted with 1/16.
ESC mounted, circuit board will be visable with window over it


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Old 03-29-2011, 06:21 AM   #12
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The ups lady came to my house today
Now I can finish Flight test soon
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Are those O-Rings for the wheels?
I ask because I saw someone using neoprene tubing for the wheel, and was wondering if yours were different.
I like the looks of them.

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Nice job.
I've done a couple of old rubber powered plane conversions.
Would you believe they tend to come out nose heavy?
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That's because you're replacing a lightweight rubber band that's been stretched along the entire length of the fuselage with a heavier motor that's all packed up into the nose.

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Are those O-Rings for the wheels?
I ask because I saw someone using neoprene tubing for the wheel, and was wondering if yours were different.
I like the looks of them.

Paul
Thanks Paul, yea they are o-rings. The wheels are 2" diameter. Made of 1/8" soft balsa. Lamiated 3/8" thick at the hub sanded to 1/8" @ the o-ring. Really easy to make once you have a system down. They weigh 5grams each.
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