Wednesday, February 29, 2012

With my F-14 Tomcat looking on from it's perch on the Hi-Tek balancer my F-15 EAGLE FEP Pattern takes shape in half form on the cutting table.
It is 42" long with a 28" wingspan.
Elevon set-up like the F-14.
micro-jet power.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Since I posted the Tomcat's PDF Pattern friday there have been 48 downloads of the untiled PDF (45 today alone) and 9 of the tiled version since I posted it yesterday afternoon.

Friday, February 24, 2012

PDF plans of the "Five Easy Piece" F-14 (Mach) Tomcat


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

With the weather outside delivering one windy rainy day after another, here is my latest build Project,  the F-14 Tomcat in my "Five Easy Piece" methodology.
The Five Easy Piece TomCat is 42" long with a 30" KFm2 wingspan the same size as my RCP Mig-29.
The Five Easy Piece protocol makes for a pretty light weight plane.
To reduce the prop-wash drag I created a leading edge hinge out of a 3mm carbon rod and plastic soda straws for the tailerons which like the F-18 Hornet are set below the main wing.
I'm using a two servo set-up three channel for the tailerons.
I'm going to use a Grayson Hobby Micro-jet v3 2200kv motor on the maiden (same motor as my RCP Mig-29). Then I will upgrade to the SMJv2 with a 7x5 prop to see if I can pick-up some speed.
Had to do a quick indoor glide test before the BABE came home but didn't get a video. It glides just like the MACH TALON.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Took my RCPowers F-22v2 / Five Easy Piece version Raptor out for a spin in the winter wind.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Since I've flown the MACH TALON nano (38"L) with the original ( STEALTH MOVIE VERSION) Talon delta wing config I have to say it's a better looker and performer than the 48" version. 

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The battery placement for the CG concerns me cause it's way out on the nose. However one can glue a bit of packing foam on just ahead of the battery and shape it to the nose and battery section for better aerodynamics. 
I'm going to retire my 48" MACH TALON and try the motor on the SS TALON and then do an 80% SS TALON with the MJv3 motor and a two servo set-up. IMO the MJv3 performs so much better on the 80% Nano than than the SMjv2 does on the 48" Talons. 
My goal is to redesign the SS TALON to use the same trailing edge angle and servo set-up as the MACH version to simplify the builds with a nod towards some form of an operational switchblade wing.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

A beautiful Super Bowl Sunday morning in Hautiaville perfect for a spin in the wind.