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Old 07-27-2014, 05:55 PM   #1
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Default Spent the Last Week Learning SketchUp...

Here's the results. Still have to tweak the layout to go on the foamboard but it should fold together into a Ultimate Biplane with a 28" wingspan.

I have an old 400XT in the parts box, a Thunderbird 18 and some various 3s batteries to power it. I do need to order a batch of HXT900s or whatever servos are recommended these days.


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Looks good

I've spent 15 years leaning AutoCAD, so far I can use about 20% of it.

I might try your design someday.

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Looks good

I've spent 15 years leaning AutoCAD, so far I can use about 20% of it.

I might try your design someday.
I've used AutoCAD for awhile too and I doubt I'm even using 20%. I've been building in 2D and manipulating sometimes with trial and error building to tweak the design.

SketchUp is quite different but once you understand the quirks it's great.
And I can build in 3D faster than in AutoCAD 2D.

I'm working on my next plane, a MX2.

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A few hours, ready to be unfolded. MX2.


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This will be the last of my airplane spam for awhile, (I'm not going to blame the wife but it's because of her).

The biplane was a bigger, more complex, build that I wanted at the moment, I just wanted something quick, easy to build and a slow flying aerobat. I looked around, fought the urge to build a pylon racer and the MX2 fit the build, pun intended. I'll get to building tomorrow as she's already antsy.

This fits a single sheet of Dollar Tree foamboard and the fuselage folds over itself to create a smooth strong structure.

I still need landing gear but I'll figure that out tomorrow. :popcorn:


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