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Taco .25 plans

Old 03-25-2008, 01:51 PM
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A friend built a taco for me, I have an OS .25LA in it,,havent mounted the servos yet, he built it for me months ago and its on top of my fridge right now..havent flown anything but elect yet this year...and I sponser 2 1/2A flyins a year,I have a .,25FX but never have run it...I have been reading these threads for hours!!!..Paul do you still have this same plane..I dont know if mine is a ff or an original, its covered and rtf except for radio gear....and tank.......very good reading...Rog
I have the original taco hanging from the rafters in my shop.... Haven't flown it in a while... but it's still alive!
Old 03-25-2008, 02:17 PM
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Thanks for the replies paul, I was really concerned about the glide, I have an Uproar and it doesnt glide far at all!!, you run out of gas and its all you can do to get to the landing strip,,,cant wait to get this thing in the air....Rog
Old 03-26-2008, 01:25 PM
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Oh and what size battery do you put in this thing?...Rog
Old 03-26-2008, 01:33 PM
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I'm using a 4.8V 700mAh Nimh Hydrimax pack myself FWIW. 1.95oz

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Old 03-26-2008, 02:24 PM
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I've used a 6 volt NiMh 700 mAh from batteryspace.com. They hold up pretty good. You could also go with a small lipo.
Old 03-26-2008, 11:51 PM
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Ready for the maiden flight...





A lot heavier than I wanted... 2lb 11 oz... tried to save weight here and there. Imagine a lighter engine woulda made a difference. This GMS .32 is 12.65oz. Hoping a 10x3 will pull it around okay.

The carbon fiber ribbon I put on the spruce member down the middle of my fuse just didn't cut it so I added a piece of Carbon Fiber Strip bolted in place with 2-56 hardware. Very rigid tail now.

Now I just need a good day at the field.

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Old 03-27-2008, 09:45 AM
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Default RE: Taco .25 plans

Looks nice! good luck with the maiden...

In the Fat Free Taco design, I use a fiberglass rod down the fuse to help with stiffness… Also makes it a lot stronger and lighter…
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Looks nice! good luck with the maiden...

In the Fat Free Taco design, I use a fiberglass rod down the fuse to help with stiffness… Also makes it a lot stronger and lighter…
Thanks, Paul.

I saw that in your FF thread(partially answered my question regarding how you got it lighter!).

Regarding the materials, what is the difference between fiberglass and CF rods of the same dimensions? Was the tube of this size not rigid enough?

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Old 03-28-2008, 03:13 PM
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"Now I just need a good day at the field." (from SomeGeek)

I understand we'll have good weather July 15th!!
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Sweet - nice to plan ahead.

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Old 06-06-2008, 03:51 AM
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ORIGINAL: PaulSwany

I never make a list up... but basically you'll need

3-4 sticks 1/4 sq
2 sticks 1/4 x 3/8
2 sticks 1/8 x 1/4
3 - 4 sheets 1/16 x 3 sheeting
1 - 2 sheets 1/16 x 3 ribs
8" x 3/8 x 1/2 maple
some 1/4" scrap

Hi Paul,

I've just started with my Taco, but one thing I did not catch: what to use for leading edge ?

Tnx
Old 11-08-2008, 09:49 PM
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Ok, been awhile, but got my control horns done,,just need to add the linkage and she's ready to maiden...haha..bringing this one back out of the dark ages..Rog
Old 11-10-2008, 09:09 PM
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OK, here's a "hey ya'll watch this moment".finished up the taco, cranked it up on my sidewalk put a 12volt jumper battery in front of the elevator,and a quart of fuel on the other side, fired it up to full throttle made the mistake of laying down the TX and just about the time the tank ran out, the fuel moved out of the way!! She hit the porch, broke the prop and a little damage to the landing gear..easy fix...Rog
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Could somebody email me the plans for Taco? my email is mxaexm at yahoo.com
Old 01-30-2009, 11:54 PM
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I sent 'em to you.
Old 02-05-2009, 12:00 PM
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I'm trying to collecting all the wood I will need to complete this project....

two questions:

What do you use for the leading edge?

What kind of glue would be the best for this airplane?

Thanks.
Old 02-05-2009, 01:05 PM
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1/4" balsa leading edge and CA Glue.
Old 08-17-2009, 04:36 PM
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Hi from spain! congratulations for this plane!. Sorry my engilsh . one question. The ribs in mm : 2mm or 3mm? And the modification pull pull sitem. What ist the position of the servos? And for the 25fx, the best propeller choice? Very thanzs
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ah! sorry and the c.g?? and the diedral ist 0Âş? diedhral ist and "renforce" of the center, have you pics of this construction point? Thanzs again!
Old 08-17-2009, 06:01 PM
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Default RE: Taco .25 plans

Somegeek's Taco looks killer!!!! I haven't visited here in a while. I should hang out here more.

Paul....hope you are doing well. I swear I will build my Mojo this winter!!!!

Take care guys...

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Old 08-19-2009, 05:15 PM
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one question. the fuse sheeted direction of the balsa?
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If you mean the grain of the balsa sheet? Yes, the grain runs the length of the wing.

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Old 08-20-2009, 04:32 PM
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thanks! And the engine besto option? 25fx or 32? and the suport of engine material ? ply finlandes ist posible option?
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Default RE: Taco .25 plans

I think the best for the Taco would be the Irvine .25

I dont know about the .32

My suggestion.....figure out which has the most thrust. I would think the .32 his heavier so you may need to move the battery to a different spot towards the tail?


Hope it works for you....

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