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09-28-2022, 10:08 AM
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Posted By RKTLaunch

I am beginning the 3rd version. The xv1c. Mostly...

I am beginning the 3rd version. The xv1c. Mostly gathering materials and parts and I'm starting on the new backbone with much less wood.... designing the parts. I draw the parts in 3-veiw 1 to 1...
09-24-2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,372
Posted By RKTLaunch

Thanks. I think so.... While aerodynamics is the...

Thanks. I think so.... While aerodynamics is the key, I feel ascetics are important too. It's all part of the whole design.
09-21-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,372
Posted By RKTLaunch

Sorry, I took the video down to make some...

Sorry, I took the video down to make some changes, so here's a photo.

https://thefourthpoint.com/aeronautics/xv1_vortex.jpg
09-04-2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,372
Posted By RKTLaunch

I haven't posted in a while. Here's the finished...

I haven't posted in a while. Here's the finished version 2, the xv1b finished, building anyway. I'm getting close with programming the control surfaces. It's taken me some time to learn OpenTX. I'm...
08-07-2022, 12:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,372
Posted By RKTLaunch

I'm getting close to finishing the fuselage...and...

I'm getting close to finishing the fuselage...and have done most of the programming. You can see an ESC vent going in, just above the forward wing control surface.
...
07-26-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,372
Posted By RKTLaunch

Some progress. ...

Some progress.

https://thefourthpoint.com/aeronautics/cls-fuselage.jpg

I decided not to do much programming until I get most of the fuselage done. So I'm starting on the back half. The rudder...
07-07-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,372
Posted By RKTLaunch

First version xc1 Vortex Done. New 2nd and 3rd?

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This was the 1st version xv1 Vortex. It was only a learning model. I hadn't built anything in 30 years and never RC before. So I had to start somewhere and figure it out.
Here's a video of the...
06-11-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,044
Posted By RKTLaunch

I took the images down. There's no reason to...

I took the images down. There's no reason to point to my web server if nobody is using this site anymore.... I've been checking for a month or more. Some posts in the "word chain" posts, or humor...
06-11-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,044
Posted By RKTLaunch

There's really no one posting much anymore, so...

There's really no one posting much anymore, so we'll....good luck everybody. Keep building.
06-09-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,044
Posted By RKTLaunch

First fuselage rib on the back end. From this one...

First fuselage rib on the back end. From this one to a perfect 4.5" circle in 10.75" The ones on each end are hard...so small.
06-07-2021, 04:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,044
Posted By RKTLaunch

You can finally get an idea of what I'm...

You can finally get an idea of what I'm building....here, just checking cg and how things will fit. All good. I had just clued the rudder section with wings, and the forward wings all, to the...
04-13-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,044
Posted By RKTLaunch

I enjoy the building and really, solving the...

I enjoy the building and really, solving the issues that come up. Admittedly, I'm a bit impatient tho. The biggest difficulty with this RC is the size. It makes the mecanical details very hard....
03-28-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,031
Posted By RKTLaunch

I'm not happy with this TiteBond polyurethane...

I'm not happy with this TiteBond polyurethane glue. It's good glue and does what it's supposed to do, but it bubbles and foams up as it dries. ... makes a mess that's hard to clean up. Very time...
03-24-2021, 04:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,051
Posted By RKTLaunch

Excellent work! Makes sense.

Excellent work! Makes sense.
03-24-2021, 01:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,051
Posted By RKTLaunch

How do you get it there, flatbed trailer? ...or...

How do you get it there, flatbed trailer? ...or does the wing come apart into sections?
03-23-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,676
Posted By RKTLaunch

Have you flown your "Condor" yet?

Have you flown your "Condor" yet?
Forum: Humor
03-23-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 941
Posted By RKTLaunch

Petty good. Don't see that last line comin'.

Petty good. Don't see that last line comin'.
03-21-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,044
Posted By RKTLaunch

Getting this close on the first attempt helps a...

Getting this close on the first attempt helps a lot. There's also a vise and 2Lb sledge involved. Tho backwards. The two uprights go together and at the moment they're longer than they need to be. I...
03-21-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,044
Posted By RKTLaunch

Seems like I have to do things the hard way....

Seems like I have to do things the hard way. Still lots of glue to clean off, and this is a test to see if this is possible.....obviously upside-down. The linkage runs thru the rudder below (first...
03-20-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,031
Posted By RKTLaunch

No, all good info. The baggies with sand is...

No, all good info. The baggies with sand is interesting. That would set on multiples of ribs nicely....evenly, with care.
03-19-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,031
Posted By RKTLaunch

I built a house and moved 5 years ago...had to...

I built a house and moved 5 years ago...had to throw stuff out....all my T-6 aluminum, gone. Lots of good project remnants, gone. I put an upgrade engine and trans in my Acura last year...so I've got...
03-18-2021, 01:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,031
Posted By RKTLaunch

I am liking the TiteBond (above). It's a little...

I am liking the TiteBond (above). It's a little slower than I'd like but it's really good and has some flexibility without breaking.

Funny, I was searching "mini clamps...hobby clamps", etc. I...
03-10-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,071
Posted By RKTLaunch

Not a bad idea. I may have a couple expired...

Not a bad idea. I may have a couple expired cards....maybe.
03-10-2021, 01:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,071
Posted By RKTLaunch

No, but I may have to make something.

No, but I may have to make something.
03-09-2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,071
Posted By RKTLaunch

Yeah, I ordered one of those from somewhere else....

Yeah, I ordered one of those from somewhere else. ... couldn't find much of anything else except some pretty of ones. No body else makes them?
03-08-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,071
Posted By RKTLaunch

Question Part supplier?

Who or what stores are good suppliers of horns? If that's what they're called. I'm looking for "L" shaped redirectors. Meaning it's "L" shaped with several holes in it's made to mount on wood. It...
03-04-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,605
Posted By RKTLaunch

It bent back. I ordered 6 more. Maybe a couple...

It bent back. I ordered 6 more. Maybe a couple will be straight.
03-03-2021, 01:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,605
Posted By RKTLaunch

Yes, I needed to steam some sheeting...once a...

Yes, I needed to steam some sheeting...once a long time ago. I discovered I could tightly bend smaller sheets by boiling it. it worked and was much easier. Didn't harm either 1/16th or 1/8th...
03-02-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,605
Posted By RKTLaunch

Not for a leading edge. It'd make one wing...

Not for a leading edge. It'd make one wing heavier then the other. Otherwise it might be ok in other places.

I just used windex..I had laying around. I might try your mix.

Yeah, this time I...
03-02-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,605
Posted By RKTLaunch

Yes, I used window cleaner.

Yes, I used window cleaner.
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