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Old 04-23-2012, 05:17 AM   #1
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flew my dollar tree foam wing yesterday flies great and very stable. It was a easy build very fun plane to fly and on windy days you can still fly with no problem.


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Old 04-23-2012, 08:20 AM   #2
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Very Nice Nova. How well does it fly?

Maybe you can tell me why my wing just goes left and straight down.

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Old 04-24-2012, 08:16 AM   #3
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Hey fishbonez this wing flies great. Do you have any angle to your motor on your wing or is it straight also have you checked your cg. These could be a few of your problems. Here is some video of mine you can see it a few times I will get some better video when I get my other camera set up.http://youtu.be/gM4Fd3bW72Q
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flew my dollar tree foam wing yesterday flies great and very stable. It was a easy build very fun plane to fly and on windy days you can still fly with no problem.
Nice, did you make it from plans or was it a "mind's eye project"?

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Old 04-25-2012, 02:03 AM   #5
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Hey fishbonez this wing flies great. Do you have any angle to your motor on your wing or is it straight also have you checked your cg. These could be a few of your problems. Here is some video of mine you can see it a few times I will get some better video when I get my other camera set up.http://youtu.be/gM4Fd3bW72Q
Thanks I will check into that. I have a feeling the CG is wrong so I am going to have to look into one of them formulas to figure CG....I hate math LOL

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Old 04-25-2012, 07:17 AM   #6
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I just built this wing from drawing lines and eventually getting this shape I did make up a set of plans if anyone else wanted to build one. Fishbonez here is the wing cg calculator I use for my wings. http://fwcg.3dzone.dk/


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Old 05-04-2012, 06:24 AM   #7
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There is another wing in the works it is same design but is a 60 inch wingspan I have three different airfoils on three smaller wings when I find the best one I will finish up the 60 inch one. I am thinking of trying FPV with this one. Will keep you posted.
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Here is the beginning of the 60 inch wing


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Old 05-06-2012, 11:50 PM   #9
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Here is a pic of the airfoil laminated going good should maiden in a couple of days.


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Old 05-12-2012, 07:21 AM   #10
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getting closer waiting for the rain to stop supposed to rain all weekend.


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Looks good Nova
Good luck, looking forward to hearing about the flight

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Old 05-12-2012, 10:36 PM   #12
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Thanks, I flew the 30 inch wing today and did the maiden flight of one of my wings my dad built it flew good after some trimming and cg adjustments. I should have the big one flying sometime middle of next week hopefully. I will keep you posted.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:26 AM   #13
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60 inch wing is done going to maiden her tomorrow morning if the winds are good I will try and get some video.


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How long did it take you to build it ?
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:34 PM   #15
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She flew there was 10-15 mph. swirling wind but it was a good maiden here is a short video to show she got off the ground I have to do some editing and I will put up some more. If you have all the material you can build one of these in 2-3 hours. here is some longer video.http://youtu.be/NwjAR7oi4Bo
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Great Job Nova looks very good.
Pepcid these are very easy to build and relatively cheap as well. I know you were looking for an inexpensive plane/build from another thread. To give you an idea google swift 2 (I just built one of these myself) or assassin, these are kits that you can purchase for about 60 dollars add you just add you own electronics to it and have a blast. Delta wings are the best all around flyer you can have. They can be slow or fast however you wish to make them.

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Well my first 30 inch wing got retired today I had my radio set up for the 60 inch wing and I forgot to reverse my aileron switch back and I did this really good rainbow trick straight into the ground at full speed. I have parts for my new wing project now.
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Well I did my maiden flight on my new 30 inch wing tonight it flies but it is not as stable as my other one and it has a kfm4 airfoil and my other one was a kfm2 airfoil that was like 90% of chord. I will do some more flight to see if I can get it smoother.


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Hey Nova
Excuse me for my ignorance but since I am new to wings I am unsure what a Kfm4 airfoil is. So i gotta ask what is that?

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Hey fishbonez,
The kfm4 airfoil is supposed to provide more lift than a kfm2 airfoil here is a diagram showing the different airfoils.


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Flew my new wing again today and got it trimmed and it flies great! I added winglets to the bottom and top of the wing tips and it is very stable no wig wag at high speeds real nice flyer.
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Hey guys where do I get some plans for this type of plane ?
I have tons of other plans for Balsa /S/T types but none for
the foamies Nova, 63 you said you have a plan but what size
plane is it for ?
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Hey dimeflyer,
on post #6 there is a drawing of my 30 inch wing and I still have to draw a plan for my 60 inch wing it is the same design just scaled up and the three planes have different airfoils.
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Hey fishbonez,
The kfm4 airfoil is supposed to provide more lift than a kfm2 airfoil here is a diagram showing the different airfoils.
Ahh I see I have never heard of those names before but all makes sense

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Thank you for the pic. and the info for the wing setups , I found a video about wings
for the regular type planes that the fellow claims is strounger than any standered
wings for the amount of foam sheet it takes to build them from .
But the power co. cut power in our area to make improvements to our grid before
I could save the darn program to disk so I can't find it again now !!
So much for progress ?
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