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Old 01-19-2003, 06:57 PM
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Old 01-19-2003, 07:21 PM
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Thanks for the info Paul. Of course I'm gonna sheet the wings!!! I might even build the ailerons too. I had just finished framing the wing and just stuck it in there to take the picture.
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LOL!!! I was just kidding about the sheeting.... Aileron's too... What are you going to use for gear?
Old 01-20-2003, 02:34 AM
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I dunno yet - I haven't been to the hardware store yet to look for aluminum. I might sacrifice one of my alum. yardsticks. If I do I'll probably leave the numbers and markings showing on top just to be different.
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I meant radio gear and engine.....
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Thanks for the Taco plans....should have on built very soon.

So where would I find this list of balsa needed?

I'm excited about this one. Gonna shelve some other planes to get this on started first..... Later..............Ken
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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
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Hey that list is close enough for me. Thanks....I should have my plans printed today or tomarrow...today I hope...hehe...later..Ken
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Originally posted by PaulSwany
I meant radio gear and engine.....
DUH! My bad... (boy do I feel dumb! :stupid: )

For servos I'm gonna use - don't laugh - Tower Hobbies TS-10's all around. This is a "no-budget" project and I already had them. They're 30oz/in at 4.8 so I'm not sure if they'll be enough, but I guess I'll find out. I've had them on another plane this size and they worked ok. R127DF rx, standard 600mAh pack, again b/c I already have them. K&B .28 for power, and if that's not enough I'll pull the OS .40 FP from the PBF.

I'm gonna try this Windex/Monokote trick too, although I don't see how it could possibly work.
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Sounds like a pretty good setup.... I think you'll be okay for power.... you could loose about 3 oz by using a Hitec 555 rx and a Nimh battery.... But I know how those non budget projects go....

She outta fly great!!
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Im having trouble trying to view the plans, could someone sale me a set when they are through with theres? Also has anyone tried any 3D with this plane. Im going to choose this profile for my first scratch build cause it doesnt seem to be to hard. Also I saw on this post were AKM models would cut the ribs and ply for the front half of the fuse, is that true? One last thing, what is a ballpark range on how much the wood for the profile would cost? I have everything else I need!
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I've been doing a bunch of 3d with mine.... harriers, flat spins, hovering... pretty cool.... You can take the file to a drafting supply place and they can print it for you.

Or send me a self addressed stamped envelope, and I'll give you a set. email me for my address.
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Hey Shovel-Head,

The wood cost me roughly 15 dollars.
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Sounds good!
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Hey guys,
I need a little info. I have a .19 sitting around, will this fly the taco?
Otherwise I'll probably pull a bigger engine from another plane.

Where did you get the landing gear?

Lastly, does anyone have any pics or drawings for the servo &
receiver location? How about the control linkage hook up?

Rich
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I think a .19 would fly the plane... It might not have enough to hover... but I think it would fly. I made the landing gear from an old sign... You could use some 1/8" x 3/4" aluminum bar stock from Home Depot....

Check out http://swanyshouse.com/taco/taco.html for pics. If you need some more detail, or pictures of anything else, let me know.
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Paul,

Thanks for the info.
Let me get this straight, you can hover this plane on a .25?
If so a .19 should fly it just fine. Since this is my first effort
at a 3D plane I probably won't be doing hovering any time soon.

Rich
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tinsink - yes... it will hover all day with the .25.... climbing flat spins too... running a 9 x 4 apc prop.

Tetherite - I haven't tried the heat bent gear yet.... I just got slammed with another project...
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Finally I transfered the .dxf file
onto paper....
Will start building this small FF today!
Will go with the Swept wing,
anything I need to know before starting...??
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Just go for it.!! This is an easy build... Let me know if you have any questions.
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Thanks PaulSwany,
will keep you updated!
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This is my first attempt at building, I got the laser cut ribs (very nice), and now, on the plans, I know the wing is built upside down, but am I supposed to make sure the trailing edge is flat on the plans? Also, is there supposed to be a 1/4 sq balsa spar at the trailing edge? If so, do I sand it to match the taper of the wing?
Thanks,
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Old 01-31-2003, 01:35 AM
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There is just a 1/4" balsa trailing edge on the taco wing. Just pin it to the plans, glue it the the ribs and shape it to follow the rib contour.
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Looks like I'm going to join the club and build a Taco. Called the local Kinko's and they can print out the plans for $5.00. How did it get the name Taco?
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The guy that did the first design that this plane is loosely patterned after covered his in yellow... He couldn't think of a name, so he called it the taco.. 'cause it was yellow.....

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