30-inch Dead-Simple Wing

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So, I’ve been MIA for a few weeks or so; since early august. I have been up to stuff and one of those stuffs is a 125% Dead-Simple wing from specs found at RCGroups. Instead of 24-inch wing-span, I built mine 30 inches wide. I put on a Blue Wonder and took to the skies.

 

On Saturday, September 24th, I went to Ives Estates Park with my friend, Julio and my wife and son to fly the wing. I had flown it once before and had great success but crashed it. After repairing it, it looked pretty good so I decided I could go for it again.

It flew on rails. It was as smooth and straight as it gets. We clocked it at 51 MPH on the following setup:

It rolls pretty good and you can see it can fly really slow too. After a few flights, we changed batteries and flew again.

Julio had never before flown and RC plane so I thought I’d let him fly my cheap wing since he had a ton of hours on a simulator. He did f’awesome! He even dead-sticked it! Here’s Julio’s second flight:

Overall we had a pretty awesome time. The wing is crashed again but I can fix it. I might make a new one but we’ll see how much free time I have. Look out for my next project: A way-fast jet.

Also, I’ve noticed those OrangeRX 6-channel receivers have pretty good range. I flew the wing out almost out of LOS and never glitched. Pretty sweet for a $6 receiver.

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4 comments

  • Great post..

    Are you using the OrangeRX diversity receiver with your main receiver? I picked up some dead zones just using the stand alone RX..

    • Nope. Just the Orange RX. It has been working fine at short distances (around the park… maybe 1000 feet max or so). Have not tried those receivers at long range or high altitudes yet. I think I might soon but I’m afraid I’d rather use them with the satellite receiver.

  • Zack From Zacks Planes

    Hey! I saw your message and I came and looked at your blog. Nice! I will be reading and maybe linking you blog in mine.

  • I think Julio did a better job with the camera.

    That looks like one fun plane! I will have to build one for my self. I have not yet built a flying wing, and I think I will follow what you have done.

    Keep flying,
    Jeff

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