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Old 12-26-2006, 11:46 AM
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IMO this is just a wast of a plane
I agree with Rob

You can have a plane thats too light.
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Old 12-26-2006, 12:53 PM
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I've seen a 35% built similar to this in the back end. After 1 wall you could see where the sheeting from the canopy back rippled.....
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Old 12-26-2006, 09:40 PM
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Not built up as in a wood structure, but the wings will have open areas between the ribs (foam ribs sheeted).

The fuse sides will be open bay...........


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There will be a very small amount of sheeting........only in places it has to be!
Does that mean the wings, stab, fin/rudder will be "built up" & the fuse sides will be "open bay"?

How about the bottom & turtle deck?
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Old 12-26-2006, 10:08 PM
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Dont let Dennis see this - he will have a coronary !!

P.S. dont do any high speed passes over 2yr old girls with it. LOL
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Old 12-26-2006, 10:26 PM
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Not built up as in a wood structure, but the wings will have open areas between the ribs (foam ribs sheeted).

The fuse sides will be open bay...........
Ah I see, thanks.
Hey 260 Man, don't pay any attention to Tbob.
He must have gotten a lump of coal in his stocking or he's not "been getting any" lately.

Or both.
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Old 12-26-2006, 10:49 PM
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More work to the Fuse.............

3' 1.2" [sm=thumbup.gif]

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Old 12-26-2006, 10:59 PM
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Dont let Dennis see this - he will have a coronary !!

P.S. dont do any high speed passes over 2yr old girls with it. LOL


Please know that this is not an attack on Carden or Dennis.


Actually, the Carden 260 was chosen because of how well it flies.

I like to take on new adventures and challenge myself.

I have been in the aviation business for over 35 years; trust me when I say I take safety very serious.
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Old 12-27-2006, 10:53 AM
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Interesting thread. Best of luck

A

ps Did Dave von Linsowe not put a 100cc in a lightened 40% type plane? Sure I read that somewhere. Said it flew like a foamy
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Old 12-27-2006, 07:33 PM
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Angus- yes, Von Linsowe did it with a, then, Fiberclassics Giles. If I remember correctly it came it at 30lbs.

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Old 12-27-2006, 07:53 PM
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I say go for it.

This is a Carden 300 that is being built for me right now. Mods are being done to it but nothing more than the typical modded Carden now a days.
Here are some shots of the fuse as it sits right now. What do people think it weighs as it looks in these pics?
(Its a little further along than the one this thread is about. It has the tank tray, cannister mount, Tunnel top and the motor mount installed.)

Care to guess?
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Old 12-27-2006, 08:49 PM
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4 lb, 4 oz


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I say go for it.

This is a Carden 300 that is being built for me right now. Mods are being done to it but nothing more than the typical modded Carden now a days.
Heres are some shots of the fuse as it sits right now. What do people think its weighs as it looks in these pics?
(Its a little further along than the one this thread is about. It has the tank tray, cannister mount, Tunnel top and the motor mount installed.)

Care to guess?
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Old 12-27-2006, 08:56 PM
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sure, I'll bite.

I'm working on a 35% 260 that's at nearly the same stage as your pics and it currently weighs 2lbs 13oz. So I'll guess the 40%'er being a little longer and wider is maybe 8-12oz heavier. Sooo... 3lbs 5oz-9oz. How far off am I??
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Old 12-27-2006, 09:22 PM
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4 LBS 8 oz. - 5 LBS

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I say go for it.

This is a Carden 300 that is being built for me right now. Mods are being done to it but nothing more than the typical modded Carden now a days.
Heres are some shots of the fuse as it sits right now. What do people think its weighs as it looks in these pics?
(Its a little further along than the one this thread is about. It has the tank tray, cannister mount, Tunnel top and the motor mount installed.)

Care to guess?
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Old 12-27-2006, 09:32 PM
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3' 1.2"

How much is this on a us scale?

3 lbs 1.2 oz?
3 feet 1.2 inches?


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Old 12-27-2006, 09:43 PM
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if you look closely at the pic of the fuse on the scale, it says 3lbs 1.2oz.
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Old 12-27-2006, 09:55 PM
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My 40 cent Edge is at the same stage as the pic. I weigh 3# 6oz now .you have a few more items. My guess is 3# 11ozs.

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Old 12-27-2006, 10:13 PM
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if you look closely at the pic of the fuse on the scale, it says 3lbs 1.2oz.

LOL.

Good call. I never thought of that.
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Old 12-27-2006, 10:29 PM
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alright you tease! post your weight already! I'm really curious to see how yours is compared to this 260.
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Old 12-28-2006, 12:34 AM
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I was wondering if anyone was going to say anything about that wgeffon..................

I did it in several places but no one ever said a word......[sm=shades_smile.gif]

Sweet.........


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3' 1.2"

How much is this on a us scale?

3 lbs 1.2 oz?
3 feet 1.2 inches?


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Old 12-28-2006, 12:38 AM
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Heres the weight of my fuse so far.
Couple guys were extremely close with their guess.

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I think you need to re-calibrate your scale Wayne, it's 2 oz off...

By the way as an odd comparison, just weighed my C-ARF 260 fuselage, just the fuse, no cowling,canopy or other gear. 5lb 6 oz.

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Old 12-28-2006, 01:28 AM
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Did you use a different sheeting? 1/16 or something?

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Heres the weight of my fuse so far.
Couple guys were extremely close with their guess.

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Old 12-28-2006, 01:30 AM
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No.
Supplied sheeting.
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sweeeeet
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I would think that with no sheeting around the side of the fuselage where the wing mates to the fuselage, the first time this thing snaps, you are going to crush the fuselage. I know that alot of the load will be spread across the wing tube and the incidence bolts, but anyone who has really loaded these things up has seen the impression it can leave on the fuse side. I would like to see nothing more than a success with this build, but I am really starting to question it. Good Luck!

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