solentlife Show full post »
Sidewayskiwi
That looks like an RCFOAMFIGHTERS F117 
If it is -- best things i found 
Carbon rod along both edges meeting at the nose 
cut half the front super structure out to turn battery sideways 
Carbon rod to vee tail leading edges 
extra layer of foam at rear to stiffen and support vee tail 
i found the rear end was flexing causing me control issues
Moving the battery sideways helps with the twitchy roll as not all of weight is concentrated on the longtitudunal axis
Quote 0 0
Dodgy Crasher
Nice one Solent, good repair and a good result ðŸ‘ðŸ‘ðŸ‘
Quote 0 0
solentlife
That looks like an RCFOAMFIGHTERS F117 
If it is -- best things i found 
Carbon rod along both edges meeting at the nose 
cut half the front super structure out to turn battery sideways 
Carbon rod to vee tail leading edges 
extra layer of foam at rear to stiffen and support vee tail 
i found the rear end was flexing causing me control issues
Moving the battery sideways helps with the twitchy roll as not all of weight is concentrated on the longtitudunal axis


I actually like how the battery goes in and then self-locks down into the slot.

So far she's shown good manners and no indication of flex ... in fact she's been too manoeuvrable and I am looking to dial her down more ... 

I have to admit that I usually put more stiffening spars in than most plans indicate - and I think this one is so ... 

What I need to do now is get used to flying it and get flying closer in ... eventually maybe with all power available even get to hover etc. 
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
Quote 2 0
Sidewayskiwi
yea the battery channel is an innovative design ,
But i found the standard fitment very nose heavy and moving battery back brought the weight up the incline added to the twitchiness ,after i lawn darted it one day i removed the wrecked battery slot etc and mounted battery sideways the twitchiness was much reduced 
Eventually ran 2200MaH battery in mine moved further back (but still on the nose heavy side ) was getting 10 min flight times cruisin around 
dialled down the roll rate (mine spun like a battery drill lol) more than the elevator and really softened up the expos around the centre (-40/-50 on FlySky) 
Mine was built out of black ElmerBoard 
Flew mine till the Elmer board went soft 
Started building RCPowers F117 V2 a couple of days ago 
Quote 1 0
solentlife
I was using 4S 1600 which weighs same as a 3S 2200 .... 

That roll rate is crazy !! but elevator is strange .. it seems to be poor and then it kicks in and tightens. I thought it was flex but checked everything and its not. I put it down to the delta shape and all that top hamper .. initially it is slow to pitch and then that flat delta gets shoved up and over !! 
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
Quote 1 0