nhibberts
Heres one of mikeysrc planes just decided to build one of his havent seen anyone post anything of his lately so here it is:





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LukeWarm
Put a 4 to 6mm square carbon fiber spar the full length of the fuselage.
Other than that, it looks good.
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p51funfighter
I like the battery placement tray it should help keep it level.
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Grabber5.0
Looks good. I could tell just from the pics it was Mikey's trainer before I read your post. Don't think I ever posted Amy pics of mine over here because at the time there was very little talk about any planes that weren't park jets. If you made that from depron you'll probably want the spar Luke recommended. If its dollar tree foam you're good - though I find the tail could use more bracing. My first was built with Elmer's board and needed very little bracing along the fuse. Destroyed that fuse getting it out of the top of a tree. Still using my original wing and h stab on my third fuse.
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Maestro
Looks nice, how does something like this fly? Would it be a good sort of trainer?

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Grabber5.0
I think it flies well, and it is designed for beginners. If you put the dihedral in as specified, once it's trimmed out, all you have to do is let go of the sticks and it will level itself. That saved me several times until I forgot about it, and drilled it straight into the ground trying to recover from a roll that I gave too much aileron. Tip to beginners: keep the aileron throws fairly small - dual rates and expo if you can program then in are very helpful. As you get better, you can increase the throws.
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nhibberts
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Put a 4 to 6mm square carbon fiber spar the full length of the fuselage.
Other than that, it looks good.


thanks lukewarm im waiting on a shipment of flat carbon right now. I have been considering using balsa what do you think
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nhibberts
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Looks good. I could tell just from the pics it was Mikey's trainer before I read your post. Don't think I ever posted Amy pics of mine over here because at the time there was very little talk about any planes that weren't park jets. If you made that from depron you'll probably want the spar Luke recommended. If its dollar tree foam you're good - though I find the tail could use more bracing. My first was built with Elmer's board and needed very little bracing along the fuse. Destroyed that fuse getting it out of the top of a tree. Still using my original wing and h stab on my third fuse.

I actually used depron on the fuselage and dollar tree foam on the wing with the paper removed and a carbon rod support
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LukeWarm
Balsa would not be as crash resistant, but it would work.
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