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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:

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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Dead Simple Wing 30 and 24

Update: Down Time, More Blue Foam

I haven’t been doing much flying or building lately. I haven’t really had much time to do anything RC. In early August I flew this thing I finished like two months ago:



Under Side

It’s a Dead-Simple Wing made bigger and with blue foam and foamboard instead of Depron. It flew really nice on the following setup:

I’m also loving the OrangeRX R610 6-channel receivers (the ones with the sat port) on my DX6i. I have a Gravity Hobby 800 mAh 3S 25C LiPo that I bought specifically for this model that I’ve yet to try but it’s a lot lighter and delivers a bit more power.

I crashed it and need to repair it.

I first built a 24 inch one but I felt it was too tiny for the setup I wanted. I was right.

So that’s on a shelf until I figure out what to do with it. It’ll probably end up as the wing on another project. For now I’m trying to continue on this project:

It’s partly copied from the Phase III Squall but without the long end and it’ll have two vertical stabs. That shouldn’t be done anytime soon. I expect to finish it in 6-8 weeks or so; depends on how much time I have to work on it.

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