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Old 09-07-2015, 09:13 AM
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I know some of you like the odd-ball designs, so I thought you might be interested in my latest.

The Elytron was my inspiration for this one, but mine can't do VTOL and it has no wing taper (just sweep). I wanted a single motor, so I made the struts around it to join the two wings.
No camera man available, so the flight video has some gaps.

Specs:
Front wing span: 51 in.
Front wing chord: 8.5 in.
Front wing sweep: 30 deg. (rearward swept)
Rear wing span: 57 in.
Rear wing chord: 12 in.
Rear wing sweep: -15 deg. (forward swept)
Vertical height between the wings: 13 in.
AUW: 49.5 oz.
Wing loading: 6 oz per sq ft
Wing cores: Medium bead styrofoam, cut with hot wire, CF tube spars, MH60 airfoil
Motor: Turnigy D2836/8 (1100 kV)
Prop: 10 x 4.5 "slow fly"
Battery: 2200 mAh, 3 cell, 25C

Best viewed in full screen mode, on a computer monitor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K7lbCp2psE


Discussion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8NJtJoimIc


Runway take-offs/landings:

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Old 09-07-2015, 03:20 PM
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That's definitely something you don't see at the flying field every day! Very nice work!
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Old 09-07-2015, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Bald Paul View Post
That's definitely something you don't see at the flying field every day! Very nice work!
Thanks!
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Old 09-08-2015, 08:16 AM
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Well done!
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Old 09-08-2015, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Larry3215 View Post
Well done!
Thanks!
I hope to put landing gear on it at some point and film it taking off from a nearby asphalt lot - but I might need a stronger motor as the weight is pretty much maxed out for this motor.
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Old 09-20-2015, 10:21 AM
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Finally got a chance to throw on some landing gear and try some runway operations. Tried a lighter landing gear system that seems to be holding up very well.

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Some close up pictures of the landing gear from various angles would be interesting.
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Old 09-20-2015, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Rodneh View Post
Some close up pictures of the landing gear from various angles would be interesting.
Oh, I forgot to post the video that shows what I did with the gear.
This should answer your questions. If not, ask away.
Here it is:

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