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Yesterday, 02:54 PM
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Posted By aaindthu

Here is a picture of the second inlet design for...

Here is a picture of the second inlet design for my EDF.
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Also, Chennai is expecting a cyclone day after tomorrow.. it's already looking all gray and gloomy here, so can't do my second maiden...
Yesterday, 07:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By aaindthu

I read in a website that for an efficient edf...

I read in a website that for an efficient edf duct, the area should remain more or less constant along the pipe and there should be no abrupt variation of cross section area.
I realized that my...
12-05-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By aaindthu

Thanks for the info. I am going to stick with...

Thanks for the info. I am going to stick with 2200 mAh battery, also because the inlet duct will make the airplane tail heavy.. So, I am going to use the same battery with 40 amp ESC. 30 amp ESC is...
12-05-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By aaindthu

I have swapped the impeller and tested the edf at...

I have swapped the impeller and tested the edf at full throttle, the ESC definitely gets hot, but to the same level as before.. I am also going to use 1000 mah battery to reduce weight and make up...
12-05-2022, 07:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By aaindthu

I did the maiden flight of my EDF... it crashed....

I did the maiden flight of my EDF... it crashed. It did pitch up into a vertical and I cut the throttle and it nose dived. It can be fixed, the nose took all the damage leaving the rest of the...
11-30-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By aaindthu

I sent my glider to a weight loss program and now...

I sent my glider to a weight loss program and now it weighs 682 grams. :D Joking aside, here's what I did to lose 50 grams. I removed all the cable extensions with sockets and plugs (27 grams), I...
11-26-2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By aaindthu

I am happy your son survived. I hope he's good...

I am happy your son survived. I hope he's good now.. I wish him good health and take care.
11-26-2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By aaindthu

Understood, thanks for the advice. I will update...

Understood, thanks for the advice. I will update once I have finished modifying the glider.
11-26-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By aaindthu

I have actually removed the two servos from the...

I have actually removed the two servos from the top of the tail fins. I will update once it's finished.

I was thinking about what Quorneng mentioned about inertia of the tail and I have come up...
11-23-2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By aaindthu

Finished with my glider. AUW is 732 grams. Feels...

Finished with my glider. AUW is 732 grams. Feels light enough. The pictures show the amount of dihedral.
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I am just waiting for the rains to stop. Got two planes waiting for maiden...
11-22-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By aaindthu

The model is beautiful. I agree that aileron...

The model is beautiful. I agree that aileron wings can be more effective than dihedral wing, but I just want to save weight on the two servos that are required. 20 grams plus the necessary cables....
11-22-2022, 09:55 AM
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Views: 376
Posted By aaindthu

This wing ended up weighing 330 grams. I thought...

This wing ended up weighing 330 grams. I thought of a better way to make the same type of wing. So I made another wing with same dimensions but instead of the block of depron in the middle, I glued...
11-20-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By aaindthu

Scratch built 2m RES Glider

Hello! :)

I have previously tried building an RES glider and had to give up several times because it flew poorly. I learnt a lot from that especially about the weight limits for a 2m glider. Then...
11-16-2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By aaindthu

So I glued the inlet pipe underneath the fuselage...

So I glued the inlet pipe underneath the fuselage and I was not very happy with it. The thrust was so diminished even at full throttle. The motor seemed to have low thrust from the beginning even...
11-15-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By aaindthu

I couldn't thank you enough!! Gluing the inlet...

I couldn't thank you enough!! Gluing the inlet duct right away. 😊
11-14-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By aaindthu

Thank you !! I compared my model with a lot of...

Thank you !! I compared my model with a lot of 64mm EDF jets online and I am pretty confident this will fly. Thanks again.
11-14-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By aaindthu

For the canopy, I cut out sheets of depron with...

For the canopy, I cut out sheets of depron with gap for the battery and stacked them on top of each other and glued them. Then I sanded this piece of depron block into the canopy shape. There were...
11-12-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By aaindthu

Made the fuselage for the top side of the...

Made the fuselage for the top side of the airplane. Did the Rudder and glued it to the Fuselage. Completed making the Battery bay. Now all that remains is the removable hatch with canopy for the...
11-09-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By aaindthu

Phew!! Thank you. That was a relief 😅

Phew!! Thank you. That was a relief 😅
11-09-2022, 03:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By aaindthu

Honestly, I didn't measure any part of the...

Honestly, I didn't measure any part of the nacelle while making it.:(
Since I've noticed that almost all the scale rc edf have one or many "cheat" inlets underneath them, I thought it was not very...
11-08-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By aaindthu

Thanks.. I am just trying to keep it under 600...

Thanks.. I am just trying to keep it under 600 grams. 🤣🤣
11-08-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By aaindthu

I am hoping to get around this by making my plane...

I am hoping to get around this by making my plane a little nose heavy. :)
11-08-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By aaindthu

buried the servo cables into the depron, neatly. ...

buried the servo cables into the depron, neatly. And finished making the intake nacelle and it looks just like an F16. :) I haven't glued it yet as I have to fix ESC first.
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11-06-2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By aaindthu

Cut out the servo pockets and fixed the servos...

Cut out the servo pockets and fixed the servos into them. It is tight fit and I also poured some white glue around the edges. I also glued the EDF motor with epoxy onto the balsa sheets. Most of...
11-05-2022, 05:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By aaindthu

Smile Thank you for the info on QX motors. This...

Thank you for the info on QX motors. This prompted me to search for the specifications of this EDF motor and I found out that Freewing (RC model maker) uses this very same motor in two of their small...
11-03-2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By aaindthu

Building F16 from scratch

Hi! :)
I am building an F16 EDF from scratch.
I am not trying to make it 100 % scale, it will be hand launched, so no landing gears and no all-moving stabs.
I just want to do some aggressive...
Forum: Aerodynamics
10-25-2022, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By aaindthu

thanks for the reply. It's amazing to see what...

thanks for the reply. It's amazing to see what these computers are capable of, but i seriously doubt if all pilots can bear the G forces caused due to the incredible maneuvering. I've seen one...
Forum: Aerodynamics
10-25-2022, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By aaindthu

Thanks for the reply. Yes that explains why birds...

Thanks for the reply. Yes that explains why birds sweep their wings forward. I must have got it all wrong. But I am just interested to know whether a forward swept glider or any glider gain altitude...
Forum: Aerodynamics
10-18-2022, 01:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By aaindthu

The thrust line of the Horten jet gives me some...

The thrust line of the Horten jet gives me some idea of how this could be done. Thanks a lot🙏❤.
Forum: Aerodynamics
10-18-2022, 01:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By aaindthu

I really hope that the advantages of not having a...

I really hope that the advantages of not having a vertical fin outweighs the complications involved. But it's not from earth, I can tell that much.
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