solentlife
I saw a photo of a guys simple delta and cheap bits .... thought why not... 

6mm Depron .... 2805 Emax 2s motor with 6x4 prop .. 

500mm span ... 500mm loa ... 

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No CF needed as it has doubled 6mm sheet which can be seen as a curved extra layer on top. Central spine giving a 3rd layer to support battery etc.
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lysle42
might get under the .55 lb limit for no gov intervention,
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solentlife
AUW incl 2S battery etc.... 255gr.

But its no problem here in Latvia so far as we don't have Registration yet .... it will come of course ... 
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DualDesertEagle
Looks alot like the target planes on the big sandy range.

*Readies his airsoft gun* ðŸ˜œ
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solentlife
One of our Club displays had a session where Paintball guys were firing at our foamies. Crowd especially the kids loved it - but in reality - very few hits were actually recorded.

Weather has been absolutely terrible here so haven't been able to even re-maiden my F117 let along Nidelta ... 
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JTiger
solentlife wrote:
AUW incl 2S battery etc.... 255gr.


Sounds like you need to drop a few grams 😉
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quorneng
A fair representation of a Super Cub with a 38" span. Although not specifically intended for sub 250 g it actually is, courtesy of 2mm Depron and just a touch of balsa.
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With a 1000 mAh 2s on board it weighs 242 g. Ã°Å¸ËœÆ’
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solentlife
Nice one Q ...

Luckily Latvia so far is not hit by the 250gr register bit yet.
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DualDesertEagle
solentlife wrote:
One of our Club displays had a session where Paintball guys were firing at our foamies. Crowd especially the kids loved it - but in reality - very few hits were actually recorded.


Well that coz 1) paintball guns are even less accurate than airsoft guns and 2) people most likely didn't aim ahead of the plane as they should have.

Provided full-auto is allowed I can assure u I'd score some hits with my JG AKS-74U. I'd love to try that, especially with tracer BBs. Sadly I don't have any RC pilot friends living near me, and we'd have to do the whole thing on an airsoft field as most likely every model airfield (the only other "private" place I can think of that has enough space) would deny us as chance to do it there, and at least on 2 model airfield I've been to there was no fence other than where u prepare ur models, so it wouldn't have been legal there anyway.
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solentlife
NiDelta ready to go ..... found an old FlySky Rx in the box ... bound and fine.

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2S ... 6x4 .... eMax motor 

Just got to wait for decent weather now .... 
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JTiger
Is that a curved KF? Just noticed it
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solentlife
JTiger wrote:
Is that a curved KF? Just noticed it


I looked at the base wing when cut out and thought - its a bit flexy ... so needs either CF or a second layer. Being short on CF - I thought lets modify the KF idea by adding a curved second layer. It worked a treat - wing is now stiff and should take a lot of stress .. for literally no weight.

Its not there to create 'KF' - its purely to stiffen the wing.
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JTiger
solentlife wrote:


I looked at the base wing when cut out and thought - its a bit flexy ... so needs either CF or a second layer. Being short on CF - I thought lets modify the KF idea by adding a curved second layer. It worked a treat - wing is now stiff and should take a lot of stress .. for literally no weight.

Its not there to create 'KF' - its purely to stiffen the wing.


Makes sense. I kinda like how it looks; it makes the plane look a like more than just a triangle with a motor ðŸ˜‰
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solentlife
true ... just have to wait for weather to sort out so I can test it.
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solentlife
Still haven't maidened it .... weather has been awful ... 
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