Discussion in 'Scratchbuilding!' started by Wildthing, Dec 3, 2018.
My regards to your family
It was probably easier to design and print the cowl rather then doing it out of foam
Hopefully I can get out one more time to test it before the weather starts dropping again. I think I am going to make some skis for it now.
Ski`s are a great idea for the Annie , but wouldn`t some floats be great
You could combine the ski`s with wheels like some Cessna`s.
I found a really nice video of Annie water skiing(without skis).
I think on water would be fun and then I think who is going to go and retrieve my plane when I screw up and crash?
There is always a way and a good excuse to build a boat
One of these boats would also make a good toy for blasting around in the snow. Here`s the build video.I`m tempted as i have the materials left over from my H copter build
Simple . Remember Lizard on skis ? I used that pink 1 1/2" and glued two together to give me 3" thickness. Great on water and very slippery on snow, the noodles might not slide that good in soft snow.
Well temp went up to 0 today but the wind was over 35 so no test flights.
So I figured lets build some skis for it.
My daughter and wife were so pleased when I passed your regards to them. Our prayers for you and your family, BB56
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My Scratchbuilding Journey
Skis are finished and wire bent but not going on until we get more snow. NOT that I want any. The black painted ones are for the P-40. built these the same except 12mm wider .
YAY, got two full flights in and the motor didn't fall out.
Now that it is all trimmed in and the throws set she is a smooth flyer. Won't win any speed races that is unless it's against a hot air balloon but it flies solid. Launches smooth, glides in for a nice soft landing, stall rate is pretty low so you can really putt around.
Well I got bored and put the skis on.
Jeff, you built a pack mule not a race horse
Well maybe it just needs a few more volts and a slightly larger motor.
It flies really nice.
No you don`t, keep it slow
It`s a great model with lots of character.
Are you going to paint it or keep the arctic camo? ;D
I have done a little today I am going to have large flapperons on the top wing and a dumb lower wing for simplicity.
It has 2x 4.7 gram servos mounted on the rear for elevator and rudder.
I have gone for a cheap 2212 1000kva motor and when it is ready I will experiment with 8x6 or 9x3.8.
Both will give ample speed for this slow flyer
Hey Jeff I think I will build a cargo pod to fit underneath the fuselage and between landing gear so I can drop things with out upsetting the CoG
That would work and would be easy to fit because the bottom is flat .
PAINT, I hate painting lately
Might just add some stripes with the wing tape.