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Old 05-02-2013, 07:06 AM
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Robert,

I use two basic types of carbonfiber in my build. I use 5.6 oz/ sq yd bi-directional cloth to do most my laminating. I use this laminated to both sides of 1/8" lightply to make my gear plate, and laminated to one side of 1/8" lightply to make the former that ties into the stab tube. On my next airplane I am probably going to use 1/8" regular ply, laminated on both sides, for my gear plate. I havn't had issues on the current airplane with the lightply gear plate, but the one on installed on the prototype had the plys of the wood split apart. For the corbon reinforced fuselage longerons, I used 1/8" lightply, laminated on one side with unidirectional 0.005 carbon on a web binding. I also use the unidirectional carbon, cut into 1/4" strips to reinforce my foam wings.

I have never used net binding, but it does not seem to be as uniform as the web binding. I suspect either would work just fine for the applications we are discussing here.

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Thanks for the info. Looks like they carry all that. Didn't realize the laminate was cloth. Will probably use regular ply as you suggest for the gear plate.

Another quick question. Does the orange show up well in the sky? I am planning on using similar colors.

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Old 05-02-2013, 05:08 PM
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I think the orange shows up great. This is the second plane sinced I switched from red, white, and blue to white, black, and orange and I think it works great.
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Hello

Others german Lightning
http://www.rc-network.de/forum/showthread.php/301355-Selbstbau-des-F3A-Modells-Lightning-%28Holzklasse-!-%29/page20
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Hello,
this ismyfirst post in thercu forum, i'm living in germany so sorry for my bad english.
The white lightning in the pictures below is mine, built in winter 12/13, and just 10 flights old.
Thank's Jeff for an wonerful construction.

best regards
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Ordering some servos. How do these sound? Radio will be Futaba with a R6208SB receiver.

2x s9650 Elevator
2x s9551 Aileron
1x s9155 Rudder

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Old 05-19-2013, 06:21 AM
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Robert,

I use the same servos on my elevator, but I can't personally speak for the ones you are using on the ailerons and rudder. The specs look like they should work fine.

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Robert,

Those are fairly standard pattern servos. They should work great. I set my wife's Monolog up with that exact setup. Also, used the same setup on the 2m Vanquish.

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Thank you all. I'm really a newbie so this plane will be a sportsman on up. So don't want to spend too much but want quality. Hard to do sometimes but I think this will work. Motor will be a Hacker A60-7s V2.

Just trying to get all the parts a head of time before the CFO has time to think about it

Robert


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So for all Lightning Fans. I have a little Video of my "updated" Version with adittional wing. Thank you Jeff! After that i had a little injury, but i am on finishing the repair again.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggnAybRUYZc[/youtube]

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maiden flight - thanks Jeff flies great
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Edit: SOLD. Thanks

Guys,
I have a Lightning short kit that I just don't have time to build.
-CNC fuse bulkheads and a few other structural parts.
- No wing or stab
- Full size plans
- CD with pictures from this build thread
- $100 shipped in continental US

PM me if interested.
Thanks, Dan
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The new Lightning looks great! I hope it flys well for you for a long time.

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Jeff,

I'm preparing to begin a Lightning of my own. Any chance you could email the plans? I would greatly appreciate it. Kevin

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mmm what about updating lighting with negative diedral on stabs?
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Viper,

I am probably not going to do any future updates to the Lightning design. I know at least one Lightning was built with anheadral in the stab, an it seemed to work fine. The beautiful thing about scratch building is you can make changes to make the airplane what you want it to be.

Kevin,

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My Lightning has anhedral in the stab and flies very well. I'm building another right now for my dad that has the canopy moved forward and a mount for plug in canalizer as well. The Lightning is a great platform for poking around with ideas. It's very neutral. It also has the benefit of a great build layout that lets you add/subtract bits and pieces as you go.I encourage everyone to build one!!Guy
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"I am probably not going to do any future updates to the Lightning design"

This is very pitty! I thought we could give all our expirience of "Lightningers" togetherin making a V2

But it is like Jeff sad"The beautiful thing about scratch building is you can make changes to make the airplane what you want it to be."

I love my plane!

Panzi


PS: Could you show as a picture of your modification?
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Jeff
Could I please get a copy of the plains.
thanks,
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Jeff Great looking plane just placed my order could you send me plans Thanks steve bjers my email is [email protected] thanks
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Another one for the plan I have PM you.
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My email is [email protected]

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I would also like to get a copy of the plans Please reply with a PM so I don't have to expose my email address.

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Could I get a copy of the plans as well?
Thanks,
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Lance, Gerry,

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