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Post  batjac Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:28 pm

Well, I’ve been sick for a while and unable to do any modelling.  It’s been killing me.  So, I looked around for something that I could throw together quick.  I decided to finish off the parts for the other plane I cut out in this thread:

I had originally cut the fuselage for a Black Widow, but wanted to do an electric so I could fly it across the street.  I just cut a round firewall to match the E-Max motor I had sitting around and glued it in place.  I wanted to get it done quick, so I figured a single color fuse and a simple white canopy would serve.  Since I’m using a spare set of wings from a SuperStunter, I just shot a black coat on the fuse to match the wingtips.  Also, since I’m using the SuperStunter wingtips with the line guide on the top of the molded tip, I put the bellcrank on the top of the wing instead of inside the wing as on the previous plane.  On the Cox SuperStunter the wings were held in place using double sided tape.  To fix the foam wings to the fuselage, I just used a hot glue gun on the stub spars and the wing root.  It’s quick and works a treat.

I’ll fix the electronics in place as soon as I can find my sticky backed Velcro patches.
E-Max 2812 1600KV motor
eFlight Control Line electric timer
HobbyWing 30A speed controller
Master Airscrew 7x4 electric prop.

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Who knows, I might still cut out some crosses for the fuselage and wings after I test fly the plane and see if I like it.

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Post  roddie Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:12 pm

Oooo. I like that! Great to hear from you Mark! I have enjoyed you aero-modelling projects! This model looks like a clean-slate for tearing-up the sky! I hope all is well with you.. but I can see that your aero-modelling spirit is alive and well! That is what keeps me going. I'll be watching! Eyebrows You never fail to inspire!
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Post  PeterJGregory Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:23 pm

I hope you feel better soon, and that is a smart looking airplane. All around good looker and a I bet will be a good flyer.

I like the novel use of hot glue. I was using a lot of it for foamies but started finding more and more uses. Especially, temporary way to hold balsa together, etc. You can easily separate later on. Maybe on the wing it will be a knock-off in case of sudden meeting of plane and Earth.

Cheers - thanks for the share...

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Post  ian1954 Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:38 am

Hi Mark,

I soon won't have any excuses for not flying control line - single handed without a stoogy thing - too much for me to carry up the street to the local field and my assistants - SWTSMBO and the little dog - are watchers and retrievers - not helpers or launchers!

Anyway, over here in the UK we have something of a 1/2 A control line specialist and he has been selling kits from Stevens Aero for electrickery - the Ring Rat 100 and the Ring Rat 250.

He also designed a UK only trainer model the Ace+ . This is what I am building at the moment.

I am wandering off again!

There is a very good and easy to use timer available in the USA now. It is stocked by Stevens Aero.

Far better than the Eflite and easy to configure - doesn't need and other gizmos other than either a finger or a thumb. There is a copy of the manual on the link.
It has

novice and expert timing modes for shorter/longer flights
novice-10 to 100 seconds, set in 10 second increments
expert -1 to 10 minutes, set in 1 minute increments
programmable start delay (for solo operation) –0 to 90 seconds
motor power-adjustable from zero to full throttle (by potentiometer)
end of flight warnings -visual(high intensity LED) and motor power ‘burps’
motor soft start -adjustable 0 to 9seconds
motor run down -adjustable 0 to 9seconds
undercarriage servo (if used) -retracts 10seconds after flight commences and deploys 10seconds before the flight terminates. Operates in expert mode only
take off power boost option(3 secs of maximum power)
push button immediately stops the motor at any point during the flight profile
all settings are saved in memory -so a single button push serves to repeat a flight.
provision to fit remote pushbutton and remote LED
unique CONFIG mode for setting up ESCs without additional equipment (programming card or RX/TX otherwise required

I have only bench tested mine but it works a treat.

Hope you feel better soon.
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