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Old 07-31-2023, 10:15 AM
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After several months working on a composite fuselage for Vortex we have seen the first fuselages come out of the molds
One for been used as electric and the other one for been used with Gas-glow engines . Pictures soon
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Nice, can you describe the layup, construction?
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Thanks for your interest! The layup’s quite simple: glass / Herex / glass, 50gr/sqm inner and depends on the version 50 or 100gr/sqm outer side. Then 200gr/sqm carbon in the front area outer side with some reinforcements here and there for the undercarriage and engine/motor area. Cabin and under belly glass 50 + 100gr/sqm.
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Thanks for your interest! The layup’s quite simple: glass / Herex / glass, 50gr/sqm inner and depends on the version 50 or 100gr/sqm outer side. Then 200gr/sqm carbon in the front area outer side with some reinforcements here and there for the undercarriage and engine/motor area. Cabin and under belly glass 50 + 100gr/sqm.
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Thanks for the photos. Now go for the wings
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Could you please tell me, if there is a glow version of the balsa/wood Vortex version ?
If yes, how is the engine mounted ?

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Originally Posted by christian_oele
Could you please tell me, if there is a glow version of the balsa/wood Vortex version ?
If yes, how is the engine mounted ?

KR, Christian
Yes , Alex and I made a glow version.you can email me for more infomation on the ys kit.

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Old 12-06-2023, 12:16 AM
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Has anyone else done a glow conversion ?
I am looking for plans, not for a kit (frequent_flyer (Don) offers kits only).

Thanks and KR, Christian
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Hello everyone,
I'm Rainer from Germany and at the end of February I started to mill Alex's beautiful Vortex.
So far I have milled all the plywood and the 3mm balsa. The hull is built up so far that I can start with the 2mm balsa planking, I'm just waiting for another delivery of balsa to make the cable duct from 0.8mm balsa and glue it in. I will post a picture this afternoon.

But I have a question about the undercarriage. On the pictures it looks like a Falcon undercarriage, but what height is needed if you want to run a 22" propeller?
CLG001 with 200 mm height (upper surface to Center of Wheel Axle)
CLG002 with 216 mm height (upper surface to Center of Wheel Axle)
or
CLG004 with 234mm height (upper surface to Center of Wheel Axle)
I hope the holes in the landing gear mount correspond to the pre-drilled Falcon landing gear legs.

Thanks Rainer






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Mine is the composite version. I measured about 213mm from axle to upper surface. This provides plenty of ground clearance for 23" props. Your mount may be different though.
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Originally Posted by Rainer F
Hello everyone,
I'm Rainer from Germany and at the end of February I started to mill Alex's beautiful Vortex.
So far I have milled all the plywood and the 3mm balsa. The hull is built up so far that I can start with the 2mm balsa planking, I'm just waiting for another delivery of balsa to make the cable duct from 0.8mm balsa and glue it in. I will post a picture this afternoon.

But I have a question about the undercarriage. On the pictures it looks like a Falcon undercarriage, but what height is needed if you want to run a 22" propeller?
CLG001 with 200 mm height (upper surface to Center of Wheel Axle)
CLG002 with 216 mm height (upper surface to Center of Wheel Axle)
or
CLG004 with 234mm height (upper surface to Center of Wheel Axle)
I hope the holes in the landing gear mount correspond to the pre-drilled Falcon landing gear legs.

Thanks Rainer
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Old 04-08-2024, 06:35 AM
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Hello Dan,
thanks for the info. I'll wait and see if someone else writes something about it. But 213 mm seems to fit very well. I will measure that.

I don't think I can add any pictures yet as this is only my second post.

Thanks Rainer
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http://www.rc-network.de/threads/vor...#post-12746703

There are pictures of the construction of the vortex

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