Hey guys, here's my latest project, a Ligeti Stratos. This model is based on the real Stratos designed by Charles Ligeti. It's an ultralight kit built airplane. I'm drawn to the unusual designs.
I've been wanting to build one of these for a long time. Rcfoam.com carried a kit years ago but it is discontinued. No plans were to be found as far as I could see so I decided to do a total scratch build from ground zero. This is my first plane to build without plans.
I got my dimensions from pictures and drawings from the web.
It's made of DT foam with the paper removed. The fuselage is 4 layers thick with some 3mm carbon rods in for strength and some fiberglass strips also.
Since the DT foam without the paper is so flimsy, I used two layers with a 6mm rod for a spar in the wings. The 6mm is probably overkill but it's all the long pieces of carbon I had left. Also it's hard to tell but there's a slight dihedral in the top wing. It's plenty strong and I'll have to see what the AUW is when it's done. Hopefully under 10 ounces.
Here's a few pics of the real plane and my progress so far. I have to do the wingtip joiners, and elevator and the ailerons and servos and electronics. Then we get to see if it will fly.
Updates to come soon.
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And on the 8th day God said: "Go NAVY",.. and it was good! Pray like everything depends on God. Prepare like everything depends on you.