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Old 04-08-2018, 10:22 PM
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Default Dle35 powered f3a plane at Toledo 2018

Guys, does anyone know details of this plane? Did it make weight. Would love to see build pics! Thanks!
Old 04-10-2018, 03:23 PM
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Very nice looking airplane. I'd like to learn more about it ,too. A photo of the engine/pipe installation would be nice!
Old 04-10-2018, 06:59 PM
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Hey guys,

I’m the designer and builder of the “Antonina”. I’ll try to get some more pics and info up on this thread soon.

Thanks for the interest in my project

- Christopher Harris
Old 04-10-2018, 07:14 PM
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Chris that is one sexy plane! Did it make weight? My friend and I looked at that plane for over an hour Friday! I seriously would like to build one. I have a cnc foam cutter and laser that is begging for that one!
Old 04-10-2018, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by tobytorkn View Post
Chris that is one sexy plane! Did it make weight? My friend and I looked at that plane for over an hour Friday! I seriously would like to build one. I have a cnc foam cutter and laser that is begging for that one!
The fuselage and tail are very light, the wings are another story. Being glassed and painted, these were made to be ďshowĒ wings. Another set is in the works and will be film covered. As is, itís currently about a pound overweight, but I knew that I was pushing the envelope with a gas engine for a power plant AND an all painted finish.

Iíll start a thread here once I get my new laser cut wing parts and construction of those gets underway.

Thanks for the compliments!
Old 04-11-2018, 07:36 AM
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Great looking airplane and a beautiful finish. What is it painted with? You started with about 3 pounds of engine weight; so the remainder of your building and equipment weight was pretty restricted. I have a couple of big Moki's (1.80 &2.10) that I have been thinking about using in a pattern design. I'll be interested to read your flight report. Thanks for posting! :-)
Old 04-20-2018, 09:04 AM
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Is it on a pipe?

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Old 04-20-2018, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by vatechguy3 View Post
Is it on a pipe?

tony
Yes, it is setup for an ESComposites carbon fiber pipe.
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I'm about an hour south of you in Farmington Hills, where do you fly? I would love to see that plane again, as I to was admiring it at Toledo.

Anthony

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Old 09-08-2018, 11:17 AM
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Any updates to this kit?

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Old 09-10-2018, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by redwingsfan71 View Post
Hey guys,

Iím the designer and builder of the ďAntoninaĒ. Iíll try to get some more pics and info up on this thread soon.

Thanks for the interest in my project

- Christopher Harris
Beautiful plane and work!
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Thanks for all the kudos guys... Things have been moving slowly for me these past 6-9 months. I suffered a brain and neck injury in 2015, it’s been a very long and painful road to recovery. Antonina was a form of therapy for me, but it’s been an uphill battle as of late. I had to have 3 vertebrae in my neck fused last July, and it hasn’t been a great experience. I’ll be building the new “flying” wings this Spring. I’ve already made some changes to allow for easier building, yet still maintaining the all composite look and feel to the design. I will post on this thread with updates.

Stay tuned.....

- Chris
Old 03-07-2019, 11:50 PM
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The new wing cores have been cut on my home brew CNC Hotwire foam cutter. Templates were made for honeycombing, that part went really well. Cores are finish sanded to remove any traces of cutting marks, and Iíve been going through all my contest grade 1/16Ē balsa for the sheeting. The lightest of which will be going on the new stabs. In a near future post Iíll be showing my methods of sheeting prep with carbon tissue and nitrate dope as well as the fixture I designed to CNC cut the wing tube holes in the cores.

Iíll be posting pictures soon...
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Originally Posted by flywilly View Post
Very nice looking airplane. I'd like to learn more about it ,too. A photo of the engine/pipe installation would be nice!
The system isnít allowing me to post photos yet... I will put some up when Iím able to.
Old 03-07-2019, 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by AAbdu View Post
I'm about an hour south of you in Farmington Hills, where do you fly? I would love to see that plane again, as I to was admiring it at Toledo.

Anthony
Iím up around the Grand Blanc area. Not too far from you...
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Looking forward to your photos!
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A few progress photos...



CNC cut cores, sanded to 220 grit


Foam cutting pen powered off of a brushed ESC


Simple poster board templates


Finished honeycombed panel. Super easy process, both wings took about 45 minutes total time.


I can't take credit for the honeycombing method. I borrowed it from Joe Moceri "JMDESIGNS" over on RCGroups... Link
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More progress pics...



The fixture arm that I designed for my CNC foam cutter. The bed underneath it is an adjustable angle platform for setting precise dihedral angles, or in the case of the Antonina wings, to accurately set the top surface of the cores parallel with the hotwire.


Making a few test cuts to set an accurate kerf from the hotwire.


After 3 different tests she's dialed in perfectly.


The aluminum extrusion is 20mm thick, the top of the wing tube sleeve needs to be 6.5mm to the top of the core surface. Close enough for me...
Old 03-20-2019, 11:30 AM
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Skins are all joined and rough trimmed. I just finished spraying 2 coats of thinned nitrate dope onto the inner skin surfaces. This is in preparation for bedding 0.2oz carbon veil to the skins with more thinned nitrate dope. At this stage the skins weigh an average of 32 grams each. Iím quite pleased with those figures.


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I’ve got the wing tube sockets installed, tube end blocks, servo boxes fabricated and sub spars glued in. My plan is to laminate uni carbon down the foam spar area and along the aileron hinge line. Along with the carbon veiled skins, these should turn out to be extremely rigid wing panels. I will be sheeting them very soon.




Areas where the uni carbon will be laminated top and bottom.
Old 04-02-2019, 10:24 AM
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NICE build. If you get time can you post pictures of the fuse engine set up?
Thanks.

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