FRCFoamies Highlander STOL Plane

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

  1. pileit1

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  2. jimpalmer

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    Thanks for not mentioning the name of that test pilot LOL
     
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  4. F1wanabe

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    That looked a lot better, Jim! Thanks for jumping all over the mods and re testing so quickly! Plane looks awesome!

    www.frcfoamies.com
    www.youtube.com/user/gstrysky
     
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    Looks like a good plane to just fool around in the park. Good motor for this plane?

    Power Up 450 Sport Specifications:
    Weight
    = 2.5 ounces (71 grams)
    Diameter = 1.1 inch (28 mm)
    Motor length = 1.35 inch (34 mm)
    Shaft = 4mm x 0.5 inch
    Bearings = Front: 4mm x 8mm x 3mm Rear: 4mm x 10mm x 4mm
    Voltage = 7.2 - 13.0
    Current = maximum of 22 amps for 30 seconds
    KV = 1250
    Mounting holes are spaced 16mm and 19mm on center and are tapped for 3mm screws.

    Please note: The KV ratings we publish for the motors we sell are the direct result of our own testing and may not match the manufacturer labels, as often suc
     
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  6. Grantman

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    I plan to run the exact same spec motor, just a different brand.
     
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    The "Buy Now" link ends up at a 404 location!
     
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  10. Grantman

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    Works for me.
     
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  11. DJRubberCow

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    ok now it works! :)
     
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  12. jimpalmer

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    I have a 28-26 1200kv NTM prop drive on mine looks similar to the specs of this on. Seems to have lots of power.
     
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  13. What size of prop did you use Jim, that's the motor I have.
     
  14. jimpalmer

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    I have a 9x6 on there which may be a bit much. I also flew it with a 8x6. Lots punch either way.
     
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    Rcnoob, I used both the 450 and 400 on mine and the 400 actually felt better at about an ounce lighter, in case you have one laying around. I used 9x4.5 on both. But either one will do great!

    www.frcfoamies.com
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    Note to builders: A couple things I did to prevent the use of wing braces from the wing to fuselage is use a 4x3mm CF rod on the wing for no flex, then I used gorilla glue where the wing joins the fuselage. Foam tac was actually fine for this but after tumbling a couple times, the foam began to separate. If you don't tumble you'll be fine, but because my wheels were a little on the small side, the plane nosed over on landing a few times. The gorilla glue just gives it the extra reinforcement at the joint when it expands across the joint and really doesn't add weight.
     
  17. Plans are printed, now to get it on foam. ;)
     
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  18. jimpalmer

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    It is a really straight forward build. I put my rudder and elevator servos a bit too far back on mine. I will move them a bit more ahead to the TE of the wing next time. To get the CG I needed to put my battery all the way forward. I would mount the motor and ESC, then put the servos where the CG is right without the battery. Then you can mount whatever size battery right on the CG without changing anything.
     
  19. Nice, thanks Jim
     
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    Foam cut, now to start cutting foam.
    20160730_180643[1].jpg
     
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