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Old 08-23-2018, 03:40 PM
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I am starting a build of an EDF using parts from a crashed Freewing Venom. There are a few early pix up in the Aero section.
I got my laptop back from my son and now have access to my cad program after several years. It is a struggle relearning the process but here is the model, started a few days ago. It will have a 56" wingspan and is intended for simple wood construction. The flight goal is for it to be an easy to fly EDF since my flying skills are pretty average.

wing comparison to Venom model


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early flaps/aileron study
Old 08-23-2018, 04:19 PM
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since you will have to make fuse formers at stations,why not radius them,and make the venom into a hot plane,where friction and wind have very little effect?
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Here is a little more information on the project goals.The basic wing section is a NACA 2414. The center part is a scaled 2414. There is a small dihedral and a bit of washout. The fowler flaps will be used for low speed landing. Basic wing construction will be fairly conventional (D-tube).The fuselage will be very simple liteply construction – basically a top, bottom and sides. I am packaging the fan unit in as small a cross section as possible and front area will be considerably less than the Venom, or any other comparable EDF jet.

The performance goal is good, easy slow flight, with bursts of speed possible but not the norm.
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This is a start on the flap design.
Old 08-29-2018, 03:58 PM
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After struggling with the first version, I tried another look. This idea uses the interior ducting as inspiration for the exterior surfaces, making it a lot simpler to fabricate as well as more unusual looking. It has become much more angular. Now I am testing out the interior components and structure.




Old 09-05-2018, 03:13 PM
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This is more work on the interior parts and tail plus a rebuilt fuselage with better internal ducting.

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I have completely redone the fuselage and it should be much better in terms of internal ducting. Also some detail on the canopy...




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This is a tentative logo for my tail fin. Also, I have been working on the area around the nose gear installation, including the retract unit mounting blocks, etc. Another effort has been on the fan mount which is a little tricky due to the diagonal installation of the fan. The fan has to be installed through the wing mount area so I did an animation on how it can go in.


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Here is the nose gear retract pix which I forgot on the previous post.
Also, this is a pix of the tail servos and the wing servos (less the aileron servo/not shown). The right wing servo powers the flap and the left one works the wing's air brake. The solution on the elevator servo necessitates use of a slim (expensive) sail plane wing servo

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Another view of the two wing servos (rear one for flaps, front one for air brakes. Now how to hinge that airbrake surface?...
(I don't bother trimmng down my servo arms on the CAD
model - of course they would be on the real aircraft)
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After making offset surfaces to account for the 1/16" balsa wing skins, I have been looking at a better location for the landing gear. I have moved it up a bit and tipped it - pretty much at absolute minimum tolerance now with the new LG location.




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Old 09-18-2018, 01:43 PM
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I was having problems getting the landing gear into this wing (naca 2414), which must be thinner than I realized. The small pix of the older model shows a conventional landing gear door shape – as well as the clearance problems with the landing gear strut, which is poking through the door.I was considering going to a thicker wing section to solve the problem but first decided to try a different SHAPE on the door and a little crown to the section. The last three pix are from an animation of this solution going through its 90 degree rotation. I am glad I tried this and think I will go this way.The shape is more consistent with the forms on the plane and the crown section looks good to me. The door would either be thin aluminum or 1/32 ply.



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I'm working on the nose gear area design, including the doors. I thought it would be cool to use some LED landing lamps that come down on the gear struts. This makes the packaging in the nose gear bay very tight but it looks possible, after a lot of fussing around moving components.




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Several cad studies: First is the canopy latch workout. Then the beginning of the wing build exploration, including some ideas on wiring tubes to carry the leads from the various wing functions to the forward inboard section of the wing where the wires would be routed out to the fuselage.


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I have been working on the wing construction design. First is the mounting for the main landing gear, two plates, one in lite ply, the other is 3/16 ACply. Second is working out a way of articulating the inner gear door with a little kicker bar, powered by the tire as it closes. Last is the creation of the ribs on the wing outer half.None of this is final because any tabs or slots will have to be worked out later. Still it is important to be able to get tentative solutions and see how everything works together.



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This project is temporarily on hold since I have recently moved to a new house and there is much to do. Also, my son has borrowed my computer for a while and that cripples me design wise. Hopefully I can get going again in a month or so.

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