FRCFoamies Highlander STOL Plane

Discussion in 'FRCFoamies Plans' started by F1wanabe, May 23, 2016.

  1. TomMonton

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    I ended up just behind the spar.

    Greg is right in that you'll want to start out just a touch nose heavy on your initial trim.

    Once you've gone actually tail heavy...she can be a real handful to bring back in.
     
  2. Airflow

    Airflow Top Gun

    Thanks for the mental support Tom! I'm not so nervous now:)

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    More of today's work...
    The wing locking mechanism, lightweight. Rubber bands can be used as an extra insurance;)

    Parts.
    4. 6mm balsa strips. 2 on the fuselage and two on the wing.
    4. toothpicks

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  3. TomMonton

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    Okay i have to know...why did you cut the floor out in the fuse ?
     
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  4. Long legs. :D
     
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  5. Airflow

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    Not far from the correct answer WildThing:p
    The Pilot as well as the co pilot has gone through a arthrodesis from neck to feet.:D;)
    Lol!
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  6. Airflow

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    Some pictures from yesterday's work.
    Installation of rudder and elevator servos, and the Emax motor mount.


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    The Motor, 4 ZipTies and two 7-eleven coffee stirrers.
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  7. Airflow

    Airflow Top Gun

    Today,
    So far so good.
    She's Almost ready to fly. Plane with the motor, 10x4,7 prop, 1300mAh 3s Gens Ace, TGY Plush 30A ESC, servos and control rods = 14.5 oz.
    A very basic maiden config: Elevator/rud, only. No flaps, LE slats, not even ailerons.

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  8. dangermouse650

    dangermouse650 Ace Pilot

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    Well, i have tried an experiment, i was prepared for disaster, see i was given 4 sheets of corro and well.
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    Yes she is heavy, 778 grams, but it does fly, unfortunately the day of maiden was rather windy but i did manage to keep it airborne for 3 attempts before breaking the prop.

    Nothing ventured nothing gained, i tried and while it did work i should have trimmed the interior down a lot more to save weight. May be another attempt. Will keep trying with this one for the time being though. Hope to test it out again with no wind.
     
  9. F1wanabe

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    Nice flight and it looks like plenty of lift given the weight! Good experiment, dangermouse!

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  10. Airflow

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    Nice DM:), she really flies good, the weight does not affect much on these kinds of planes.
     
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  11. dangermouse650

    dangermouse650 Ace Pilot

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    There is definitely plenty of lift available, i didn't even get to try out the flaps, i just chose a bad day to maiden, i went to try again today while their was no wind but had a solder joint break, but i'll get another chance.
     
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  12. Airflow

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    Yes, it can almost fly with a brick under each wing! OK, I will wait until there is absolutely no wind, because I've run out of small servos, so I will maiden it with only rudder and elevator.
     
  13. pileit1

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    Rudder and elevator on a plane with no dihedral? Be sure to film that.
     
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  14. PEZZ :)
     
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  15. Airflow

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    Yup! A PEZZ bomber;)
     
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  16. Airflow

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    Do not worry, I will!:)
     
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  17. Airflow

    Airflow Top Gun

    OK, the engine is adjusted 3 degrees right, 2-3 degrees down.

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  18. Boxermad84

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    It actually flys pretty good without using ailerons, I only tried it once in the air but it will do it! I can imagine landings might be a challenge.

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  19. Airflow

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    Yes, especially when landing on water.
     
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  20. Boxermad84

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    ............... Video please

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