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07-23-2006 08:56 PM  14 years ago
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RappyTappy

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Finished my latest project!
Finally finished my brushless powered Combat Wing and got a test flight this morning. Sick power and because it is so slick with the ultracoat, it just glides forever. Coulda made it a little lighter, but I opted for strength instead for high speed and precision manuevers.
The rolls are insanely fast and I'm running dual rates and it does rolling circles and rolling loops with ease and precision.
Fun, durable and clean.

My Set-Up(Tips provided by tris_heli)

Combat Wings XE2 - 2" off each wing tip, 1" forward motor placement
4 carbon fiber spars installed.
MEGA 16/15/4 Combat Motor 6mm heavy duty shaft
Pheonix 45
Flight Power EVO 20 3700mah 11.1 3S1P Lithium Polymer
Cam Speed Prop 5.5 x 4.3
9402's on control surfaces

DX6 spektrum and rx for control, works great!

Still buyin' and flyin' then crashing and cryin'
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07-23-2006 09:34 PM  14 years ago
tris_heli

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Cool

Your not going to loose it in a hurry with a color scheme like that !!

But glad to see you got it going, whats the vertical performance like ??
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07-23-2006 09:35 PM  14 years ago
3Dx

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Were the main blade and the tail blade are???

Joust kidding,,,, Nice project!!!!!!
Team JR/Spektrum, Team Vibe, Team CYE, Team Next D/Rave, Team Outrange Batteries, Team RedFox Fuel
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07-23-2006 10:16 PM  14 years ago
RappyTappy

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Oh heck ya, the colors are very vibrant to say the least I'm actually gonna add some neon yellow check pattern too, just gotta get some frisket paper to transfer them.

Vertical performance is good, not unlimited, but I figure it should get a lot better after the batt gets some cycles on it. I could already feel the difference in power between just 2 cycles.

The wing is solid and doesn't flap at all, but the weakest link is the ailerons, I was thinking one day I'll replace the balsa ailerons with some carbon fiber ones I could make.
Were the main blade and the tail blade are???
Hehe, I know its a plank, but it's still good fun and I don't have to worry about buying parts, sometimes I just wanna chill back and fly.
Still buyin' and flyin' then crashing and cryin'
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07-23-2006 10:20 PM  14 years ago
tris_heli

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Hi ya chris,

Its a tie up between the 16/15/3 and the /4 but as you have the /4 you should be able to run a larger prop than the 5.5 i think you have. This should give you way more thrust but you will have to watch out for the current draw..

Something you could play about with though
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07-23-2006 10:31 PM  14 years ago
tris_heli

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Agreed about the ailerons, actually had mine smashed into two last weekend during combat ! (still flew, just rolled faster one way than the other !)..

I might try building some out of corex one day..
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07-23-2006 10:43 PM  14 years ago
chopperman1

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how do you know which side is up and down
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07-23-2006 10:52 PM  14 years ago
RappyTappy

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The bottom is just flat flourescent red.Still buyin' and flyin' then crashing and cryin'
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07-23-2006 10:55 PM  14 years ago
tris_heli

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Oh not wishing to hijack chris's thread but found this the other day.

Strapping smoke bombs to the wing tips

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07-23-2006 11:15 PM  14 years ago
pcliftonjr

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Nice...what size prop are running?

Paul
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07-23-2006 11:18 PM  14 years ago
Topher

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Nice looken wing, love the colors. If you havent figured it out all already its a freaken awsome wing. Mine glides for 50 yards on a good throw and can reach ~50 on a single stator CD-R motor. I should have gone for he monokote like you did instead of the tape. Yours looks a lot better.


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07-23-2006 11:18 PM  14 years ago
tris_heli

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I think chris is running a 5.5 X 4.3

This is at the smaller end of the prop range and they don't half do some rpm on a full power dive
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07-23-2006 11:21 PM  14 years ago
RappyTappy

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Yea, the ultracoat went on well, I think I did a ok job for the first time ever using the stuff. My first combat wing was covered in tape, but it created a lot of drag which is why I opted for ultracoat. Little more of a pain to apply, but looks and flys a lot better.

My prop is a 5.5 X 4.3 Cam Speed.

I hope to get some flying pictures later today.
Still buyin' and flyin' then crashing and cryin'
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07-23-2006 11:26 PM  14 years ago
tris_heli

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This is a vid of a similar setup to chris's, made by one of my flying Buddy's (adam)

http://video.google.com/videoplay?d...441730500533470

Gives you an idea to the speed There's a great bit on there of me and darren (darrens here on RR) slop combating last week too
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07-23-2006 11:34 PM  14 years ago
Chef

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Just looking at this and I like your carbon rods from the servos with ball links, I am about to build a EdgeRC devestator and was curious to know how you made the carbon rods. How did you secure the metal in the carbon, is cyno strong enough or did you use epoxy ? I like the idea of ball joints though.
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07-23-2006 11:38 PM  14 years ago
tris_heli

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Chef - you can actually buy carbon push rod kits from your local model shop to do this (i think its radio active that sell them)..

If not there's two ways, first is like chris's with hollow carbon and epoxy or JB weld threaded rod (m3 is ideal for this) or like mine (look in my gallery) which i turned up out of some ally.

Cheers
Tris
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07-24-2006 12:39 AM  14 years ago
RappyTappy

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Yea, I just used a tail rotor control rod and 3mm ends, epoxied in. Works great. I also used the round Futaba arms and cut them to shape so they're really beefy.Still buyin' and flyin' then crashing and cryin'
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