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Sterling101
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What are you at for weight now?

470g (16.4oz) with battery and according to eCalc the prop/motor combo should put about 800g out so should be spirited enough.

Will see how it manages when the weather dries up and calms down...
Whoever said nothing is impossible had obviously never tried slamming a revolving door...
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Wildthing
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470g (16.4oz) with battery and according to eCalc the prop/motor combo should put about 800g out so should be spirited enough.

Will see how it manages when the weather dries up and calms down...

Wow, that big and so light.
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Sterling101
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Wow, that big and so light.

I know! I've finally built a light plane! And it's only a 3 foot span so not too big
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Sterling101
Maidened it this morning in possibly the worst conditions I could have chosen!

Winds were a steady 12MPH all morning and it started raining just as I arrived at the flying field.
Wasn't going to go home without a flight though so sent it up anyway and I have to admit it flew ok considering the weather conditions. Found it was blowing it down field quite a lot from all the wind so couldn't harrier or prop hang but it proved the plane will fly and seems to be well balanced. Next step will be some undercarriage I think and maybe a swap to the 8x6 prop over the 8x4 for a bit more bite...

Whoever said nothing is impossible had obviously never tried slamming a revolving door...
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Sterling101
Went crazy this afternoon and printed a wire undercarriage mount and bent a bit of wire up with some oversized wheels on it.
Well, seeing as the grass field is more of a marsh at the minute I figured an SBach Tundra might be fun!

Tail wheel is on a braced mount on the rudder itself and made of 2mm wire bent with a loop to provide a bit of spring. Have also re-enforced the rudder with some fibreglass cloth and PU varnish.

The wheels are at a reasonable angle, but the camera made it look much worse when I took the shot. Being a slot mount I can swap the wheels out for something a little less aggressive once the weather calms down and it dries out

All told it's put about 70g onto the weight but that should be offset by either the 8x6 prop or the 8x4x3 I've got kicking about....

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Whoever said nothing is impossible had obviously never tried slamming a revolving door...
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Wildthing
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Went crazy this afternoon and printed a wire undercarriage mount and bent a bit of wire up with some oversized wheels on it.
Well, seeing as the grass field is more of a marsh at the minute I figured an SBach Tundra might be fun!

Tail wheel is on a braced mount on the rudder itself and made of 2mm wire bent with a loop to provide a bit of spring. Have also re-enforced the rudder with some fibreglass cloth and PU varnish.

The wheels are at a reasonable angle, but the camera made it look much worse when I took the shot. Being a slot mount I can swap the wheels out for something a little less aggressive once the weather calms down and it dries out

All told it's put about 70g onto the weight but that should be offset by either the 8x6 prop or the 8x4x3 I've got kicking about....

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Tomorrow it will have a edf in it.
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Sterling101
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Tomorrow it will have a edf in it.

Now that's just silly talk - it'll have two
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