30-inch Dead-Simple Wing
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:
- Motor: hexTronik 24gram Brushless Outrunner 1700kv
- Propeller: 5×7 APC
- ESC: Turnigy Basic 18A
- Servos: HK15178 analog 10g
- Battery: GravityHobby 800mAh 3S 20C LiPo
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.