DualDesertEagle
This is the second of the 2 planes I've built last weekend, and while the X-31 is my plane of choice for screwing around, this one is more for relaxed, simple cruising with a less powerful setup.

Technical data:
Dimensions: 90 cm x 62 cm x 25.5 cm (35.43 in x 24.4 in x 10.03 in)
Take-off weight: 224 grams (7.9 oz)
Motor: Hacker A10-12S (2900 Kv) on a 2S LiPo

I've set this thing up with elevons only, not even a rudder, since all I wanna do with this thing is some relaxed flying after a hard day's work (which, since the weather is getting a LOT better now, might even happen this afternoon).

Here's the overall view of the thing:
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  Being made of drywall mesh tape and epoxy'd in place I don't think these hinges are gonna fail me anytime soon, like the simple packing tape hinges on my F-18 V3 once did.20190302_140822.jpg 

Even the underbelly of the plane looks pretty clean if u disregard the main plate's epoxy seams.
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What u see in there are the receiver, the ESC and an onboard mixer since my transmitter for this plane doesn't have an integrated one.
20190302_140859.jpg  And despite the low power setup this thing is a BLAST to fly, especially due to its extreme pitch responsiveness. It basically flips on the spot, even with the control rods moved towards the servo axes by 2 holes.

And like my X-31 this plane also doesn't need a carbon rod across the wing, for the same reason that the KF-Airfoil gives it all the stiffness it needs. 
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DualDesertEagle
Managed to record some helmet cam footage while flying it just before  the rain kicked in:
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trying2fly
Managed to record some helmet cam footage while flying it just before  the rain kicked in:
  Great Flight!!!!!!
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JettaManDan
nice and clean. V1 doesn't need KF's...I find it more responsive without them..but it does add wing stiffness and some extra float....best foamie plane in the world...bar none lol 
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DualDesertEagle
JettaManDan wrote:
I find it more responsive without them


I already moved the servo ends of the control rods in by 2 holes in order to calm the thing down a bit, and it still almost flips on the spot. It's got plenty enough responsiveness for my taste, at least on the pitch. Roll is indeed a little slow, but as  mentioned in the OP I only use this thing for relaxed cruising, and I wanna teach a friend of mine to fly this thing as his first (not without me holding a second pair of sticks and being able to save the plane if he screws up) so we can go out and fly together.
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Sidewayskiwi
IMG_20190301_075038.jpg my latest V1 evolution
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DualDesertEagle
my latest V1 evolution


Saw that in the other thread already. Sadly, it seems germany's laws on RC flying are already clamped so outrageously tight that I can't go past a weight of 250 grams or 8.81 oz anymore without requiring some kind of licensing, so a model of that size would already be illegal for me to fly. And on top of that the 2 sets of electronics I had for my X-31 and MiG-29 Wouldn't be powerful enough for a plane this size. Even the servos would probably struggle to haul those huge elevons of urs.
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Sidewayskiwi


Saw that in the other thread already. Sadly, it seems germany's laws on RC flying are already clamped so outrageously tight that I can't go past a weight of 250 grams or 8.81 oz anymore without requiring some kind of licensing, so a model of that size would already be illegal for me to fly. And on top of that the 2 sets of electronics I had for my X-31 and MiG-29 Wouldn't be powerful enough for a plane this size. Even the servos would probably struggle to haul those huge elevons of urs.

Wow
That's sad
But most of us haven't caused incident or issue with our flying 
But in the age of drones etc 
Drones really not all that popular here in NZ 
Looks like the red tape brigade going off the deep end again 
Happy flying
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Sidewayskiwi
Managed to record some helmet cam footage while flying it just before  the rain kicked in:

Nice and floaty ideal good flight time out of such a small battery
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DualDesertEagle

Nice and floaty ideal good flight time out of such a small battery


Compared to the 800 mAh battery of my magnum reloaded this is nothing. Those 800 mAh things paired with the more powerful drive set that is now doing its job in my X-31 (u can tell I recycle my electronics alot) gave me a flight time that felt like 45 minutes, provided I didn't exceed half throttle alot. I'm not sure what the actual flight time was, probably more within range of 15 - 20 minutes, but even that's a bunch compared to this.
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JettaManDan


I already moved the servo ends of the control rods in by 2 holes in order to calm the thing down a bit, and it still almost flips on the spot. It's got plenty enough responsiveness for my taste, at least on the pitch. Roll is indeed a little slow, but as  mentioned in the OP I only use this thing for relaxed cruising, and I wanna teach a friend of mine to fly this thing as his first (not without me holding a second pair of sticks and being able to save the plane if he screws up) so we can go out and fly together.


that is one of the things I love the most about this plane..it can be a floater and very docile..or a crazy flipper and super high performance..clocked my OG V1 At 59 MPH on a 2212 and 6x4 with a 3s lipo. Know people have pushed them over 80...yet set the throttle back and have the rates low and it will do well as a trainer for a newer pilot..
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DualDesertEagle
JettaManDan wrote:
yet set the throttle back and have the rates low and it will do well as a trainer for a newer pilot..


Not only that, its relatively simple construction makes it easy to repair. 
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Sidewayskiwi
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DualDesertEagle
How much is the final take-off weight gonna be?
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DualDesertEagle
Well this is why I absolutely HATE flying in windy conditions. Today I thougt the weather was finally suitable for flying again after almost a week but half a minute into the flight the wind picked up on me and blew the plane right into a tree branch! I was reall effin' lucky that the plane fell out of the branch and, miraculously, landed on its belly rather than its nose, but the outer parts of the elevons ripped off in the process and now I'm gonna have to sand the hinge tape area between the Vstabs and glue on a new pair of elevons.

I should be glad that nothing else EXCEPT the elevons took any damage but instead I'm pissed as F that the plane took damage at all just coz that ST00PID WIND HAD TO SUDDENLY PICK UP ON ME!
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