First plane build in a long time (47 years!) I posted photos and specs in the wrong area. I put it under a thread called new planes. Anyway, here is a link if you are interested in see it before I crash it!!
OK this is what I posted under "New Planes"
Just got the plane finished today. I did a static test on the electronics but didn't try to crash it... I mean fly it. Too much rain and wet grass right now.
Like mentioned in another forum, I scared myself when I pushed the throttle wide open the first time! I've never been around any electrics before and found the thrust, noise, and wind amazing!
This is a complete discription:
Scratch built Piper park model w/ailerons
Designed by: (http://youtu.be/DyCyw0Ogtig )
Wing cord 6”
Length 24 1/2”
Total weight 536g
Turnigy 9x w/ 4 Turnigy TG9e 9g servos
Turnigy 1300mAh 3s 11.1v
Hobbyking 30A UBEC
Turnigy D2822/14 1450kv
Power specs (using HK-010 Watt meter)
Wide open throttle:
Looks great. A hand launcher, or you still have to put the gear on? I've been flying rc over 6 years now, and other than with the Radian, my hand launch success rate is pretty sad!
I saw on another thread you were looking for other rc pilots in HI. I know I've read forum threads with one, but I can't remember if it was here or over at RCGroups forum.
No landing gear at this time... The place I'm going to practice at is all 4-5" grass, nice for "soft" landings LOL
Yes, the plane looks fast in the video. Fast enough I have second thoughts about using it as a beginners trainer. I have downloaded the trainer plans from MikeysRC and have the plans printed and cut out already. It has a 40" wingspan is a profile model. Should be a fast build and with the 1000kv motor and a 9x5 prop, hopefully a bit slower flyer.
The STC is slow, but very aerobatic for 3CH, and is easy and cheap to build - easy to repair. I still find myself pulling it out for a relaxing 10 minute flight every now and then.
I like the looks of that plane! I did see both of my planes fly on Sunday. I was invited up to the local AMA field here in Hawai'i county and the designated test pilot took each one up. I was amazed.... they both flew! and yes, the 30" yellow plane isn't a beginners trainer!! The 40" white plane was sweat. Now all I have to do is wait for all the high winds were having die down and I'll give it a go myself!
Took a few photos of David the test pilot with the planes. Camera didn't do a good job of flying photos though..... David found the plane would dip when you cut the power.... so the white planes motor got knocked of!! No biggy,
fixed in 5 minutes!!