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Mystic (new for 2010)

Old 01-31-2010, 11:27 AM
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After several months of building plugs and making molds (I'll never Learn ) I was able to lay up a fuse of my new design "Mystic" that will be built as an electric.
I tried a new material (to me) called a laminate bulker to see how it would work compared to the balsa laminate fuses I have been making (of the Defiant).
It was a lot less work and not bad to work with, but unfortunately came out about 5oz to heavy (main fuse weights 26.5oz excluding canopy and cowl. Anyway time to tool up for a balsa laminate!
Sure wish herex foam was available here in the States. [] Below are some pics.

Todd Schmidt
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:38 PM
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Todd,

I'm liking that alot! build thread pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze...................
Old 01-31-2010, 12:40 PM
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looks nice and modern!!
Old 01-31-2010, 12:46 PM
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Todd,

Will you be selling these? The airplane looks fantastic!
Old 01-31-2010, 02:15 PM
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Todd,

Very nice, congratulations. Let me know when you do the first fly. I would like to see the maiden. Looks like the battery floor is already integral part of the fuselage. Very good idea.

VB

Old 01-31-2010, 04:46 PM
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will it be electric only or glow/Electric?
Old 01-31-2010, 06:03 PM
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Thanks Andy, Rune and Vicente for your comments, the fact you like what you see so far helps me stay motivated.

Hey Ryan, we'll have to see how it goes, but more than likely would offer some for sale in the future.

Chris, the plane could be built for glow or electric, however I would need to redesign the chin cowl to accomodate glow. That wouldn't take to much time and effort to do.

Thanks again everyone, once I get a lighter fuse layed up in a week or two I will start a build thread for those who are interested.

Todd
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Looks good Todd. What do you do w/ the heavy first fuse?

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Brian,

He will sell it to Joe........hehehhe

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Old 01-31-2010, 08:36 PM
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Todd, absolutely beautiful!!!!!!
Old 01-31-2010, 10:51 PM
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Looks great Todd. Now that this one is too heavy, will you go ahead and use the name I suggested? Please.

Inside joke everyone.....very inside.

Steve
Old 01-31-2010, 11:15 PM
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Todd, you've done it again!!! I just love the lines of the planes you design!

Beautiful work on the cheek cowls and I like the streamlined chin.

Only suggestion, if you ever do another mold , ANDyou are comfortable with an electric only design, extend the canopy opening to the nose so you don't have to have a separate piece for the chin. This would reduce weight and make it easier to build. Of course, this would completely rule out a glow option.

Again,BEAUTIFUL!!!

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Old 01-31-2010, 11:27 PM
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Looks really great. It's nice to see a new pattern plane that doesn't look like a fish. I really like the shot from the front of the plane.

The fuse looks pretty sleek - is this going to have a thicker wing chord?
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Hi Todd,
I'm pretty sure that Rohacell is available in the US, I saw it listed by one of the composite suppliers while looking for carbon cloth but I don't remember who.
It's available in different densities ,the lighter one being similar in compression to herex.
Its lighter and its white so gives a nice clean finish.
Its more expensive but in terms of the cost of a one off pattern model its not an issue.

Brian
Old 02-01-2010, 08:23 AM
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Here are some sources in the states


http://www.cstsales.com/rohacell-ss2.html
http://www.cstsales.com/core_materials-ss2.html
http://www.compositesworld.com/suppl....aspx?lcode=ml


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Lucky Joe!

Im tempted to build again if I can get ahold of one of those!

Brian
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Hey Brian, good to hear from you and thanks for your comments The fuse isn't good enough to sell so I don't know what will happen to it.

Thanks for the info Brian and Scott. Rohcell is available and I have considered it. I've only been able to find it in 48" lengths which isn't long enough. Joe Dunnaway informed me of Airex foam so I've contacted a source and am waiting for a reply back.

Thanks Robert for your comments, I hope to see more of you this coming season, are you going to be able to make some contest this year?

Hey Keith, thanks for your comments also. Unfortunately I started the plug for this design before I decided to go electric. I agree with your suggestions, maybe in the future a new set of molds with the suggested mods can be made.

gaRCfield, I've not made a decision on the wing, but will probably go with a thinner airfoil (11% maybe). I'll keep the thread going and will let you know okay.

Todd
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That is a good looking plane Todd! Thanks for the pics, and also the pics of the molds. I am very interested in learning how to build molds.

Chris
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Beautiful workmanship Todd!


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Nice looking fuselage Todd....You probably could sell it to Joe.... With that new wing solution he's playing with, a little bit of a heavy fuse should be "no problem". Looks like you've got another pretty design going...will the wings/stab be like the Def2?
take care....
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Hey Chris,
If you go back to the begining of the old Defiant thread, there's a few pics of the mold building process. If you have any questions or need information on mold building I'd be happy to share how I make molds with you.


Thanks Mark for your comments, hope everything is good with you and your designs..

Hey Chris, not sure what wing planform I'm going to use. Still need to work that out. Are you going to be able to have your Defiant ready for this season?

Todd
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Finally getting some work done on the Mystic. The table top building jig has been nice as it can be adjusted for level and locks the fuse in while all the set up work is being done.

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Old 06-05-2010, 08:34 AM
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Wing!

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Old 06-05-2010, 09:49 AM
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Beautiful lines on your design, best of luck!

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Wow!

This thing has great lines, and I love the layout of the wings! Screw finishing my design, I want yours!

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