Electric Training If you are new to electric learn more about them here or ask questions.

Do you think this would be a good mod...

Reply

Old 09-21-2006, 08:17 PM
  #1  
sputnikxxx
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
sputnikxxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: barnesville, GA
Posts: 815
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Do you think this would be a good mod...

I got to thinking about it ... has anyone ever used plexiglass for wings? or rudders? I noticed the my SS if I took a piece of plexi glass roughly the same thickness and cut the same basic shape for the rear tail section.... drilled me some holes in it for mounting to the fuselage and for mounting the connectors... with a stiffer less giving material would I get a more stable flight?
sputnikxxx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2006, 11:54 PM
  #2  
jdetray
Senior Member
 
jdetray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Napoleon, OH
Posts: 1,617
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Do you think this would be a good mod...

Wouldn't plexiglass be tremendously heavier than the stock flight surfaces? There is a reason why R/C planes are made from lightweight materials such as balsa and foam!

- Jeff
jdetray is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2006, 01:08 AM
  #3  
sputnikxxx
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
sputnikxxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: barnesville, GA
Posts: 815
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Do you think this would be a good mod...

well... that was my question was has anyone ever tried that and compared the weight difference... it seems light to me.... but im not sure... I just know that foam and balsa are both kinda weak..... and damage easy.... was trying to come up with something that could handle a lot more damage while im in my learning stages
sputnikxxx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2006, 12:27 AM
  #4  
Hatty
Senior Member
 
Hatty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 360
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Do you think this would be a good mod...

Most types of plexiglass will fracture upon harder impacts, but it will be stronger than foam and balsa. And it would look cooler too. But, It would make the plane so heavy that it will be hard to get off the ground or will have poor flight characteristics. It seems light in small quantities, but once you make an entire wing out of it and compare it to a similar foam wing, the weight will be very different. Just a little weight saved will make the plane fly better. Now, I'm not stopping you from experimenting, but just make sure you use inexpensive stuff and be prepared to handle a plane that flies much differently than you are used to.
Hatty is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service