FRCFoamies A10 Warthog !

Discussion in 'FRCFoamies Plans' started by F1wanabe, May 30, 2013.

  1. s7oneyuk

    s7oneyuk Airman

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    Thanks! The minigun is actually a bunch of 4mm bullet connectors hotglue'd together. Looks cool - and provided me with the right amount of ballast to give me a good CoG.
     
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  2. s7oneyuk

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    Thanks F1wanabe. All made from 6mm depron aero and hotglue throughout. Come in at a smidgen over 22oz AUW with a 3s 1600 in the front.
     
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  3. Boxermad84

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    Wow, very sharp! Nice work!

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  4. phoenix_md

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    Very nice s7oneyuk.

    Where is elevator servo located?
     
  5. s7oneyuk

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    Annoyingly i didn't take a picture of that before i glued on the bottom fuselage section. Its about here....

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    I glued it into the bottom section of the vertical section as close to the front of the plane as my push-rod would allow....
     
  6. phoenix_md

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    Awesome! Thanks s7oneyuk. It all looks very neat.
     
  7. phoenix_md

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    Made a little more progress on mine.

    Hinges for control surfaces
    20140913_215129_Hinges.jpg

    Vertical former
    20140913_222817_VerticalFormerBottom.jpg

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    Fuselage Supports
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    Wing Pods
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    Wiring Loom
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  8. phoenix_md

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    More Build Photos

    Bottom Skin
    20140920_234858_BottomSkin.jpg

    Top Skin
    20140921_003449_TopSkin.jpg

    Nose
    20140921_220114_Nose.jpg

    Nacelles
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    20140921_221811_EngineNacellesBack.jpg

    20140921_221839_EngineNacellesFront.jpg

    Front
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  9. charles52

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    F1,
    After a busy summer I am finally starting the A10 build. In your video you mentioned splitting the aileron to add flaps. Did you ever try this? Are you splitting the length in half? I thought I might give it a try.
    Thanks,
    Charles52
     
  10. Newt

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    Charles52,
    I built mine with flaps. I made the 1/3 and the ailerons 2/3's. They work well but in my opinion not worth the extra weight. I seldom use them.
     
  11. F1wanabe

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    I agree with Newt! The plane glides nice and slow as it is! If you want to do flaperons, then 30 percent max throw is good, but the extra weight of separate flaps and ailerons is probably not worth it.

    www.youtube.com/gstrysky
    www.frcfoamies.com
     
  12. charles52

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    Okay, I will leave it stock.
    Thanks guys.
     
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  13. sgf323

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    I'm in the middle of my build and am doing alieron+elevator+rudder. For the ailerons, do you enjoy using flaperons and spoilerons on this plane? Or are they not necessary? If not necessary I'll likely use a single aileron servo, otherwise 2.
     
  14. F1wanabe

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    Flaps are up to you. They are not necessary at all. Flaperons work as long as you keep throws at about 30 percent. Anything more and you lose aileron control. If you want to do them, the best way to go is separate inboard flaps and outboard ailerons.

    Please check our website : www.frcfoamies.com
    My YouTube : www.youtube.com/gstrysky
     
  15. sgf323

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    I'd just be doing full pan flaps. Just a matter of one servo two too. I'm doing mostly inboard control rods with control rods out to the wing and can easily do a single aileron.

    Otherwise, do you have a photo showing recommended elevator throws? I want to make sure I've got enough throws since I remember someone saying that the elevator needs maxed out.

    Should have it finished later this week. I'll get a video up of my servos running once I get them and the rudders in.
     
  16. sgf323

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    Here's a video of my control setup. The rudder slightly torques the motor mount but I'm hoping the top/bottom fuselage will add rigidity so it won't be an issue.

     
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  17. F1wanabe

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  18. sgf323

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    My auw will be about 27oz! I was going to do a full paint job but it's too heavy for that so I'll probably just mist a camo while keeping a white base color.

    I grabbed a few things from the garage for nose ballast which puts the cg around 1" or so from the leading edge. Hopefully that gets me at a decent cg for a good maiden once the winds settle down.
     
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  19. F1wanabe

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    That is good for cg! Of cg is too far back you'll see it porpoising up and down when flying, so look for that! Good luck!
     
  20. sgf323

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    I will! I cut a piece of solid copper pipe for the ballast. Do you think the 2826/6 Turnigy motor will be enough with a 6x4? This is the heaviest I've flown. Of course I can't put a bigger motor on cause the weight will factor in.

    On most planes I prefer the cg further back than recommended so it will be interesting to see where the cg ends up after flying.

    I'll have to look up some minimal paint job ideas for it.
     
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