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:
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:
- Motor: 1700kv 24 gram outrunner (Blue Wonder)
- ESC: Turnigy Basic 18A Brushless
- Battery: Turnigy 1300 mAh 3S 20C LiPo
- Servos: 2x HK15178 Analog 10g Servos with 20CM extentions
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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