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I've been building a 20cc profile over on GSN and thought I'd share it over here as well.

Elevator and Stab sheet ready.

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The rudder.

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fuse nose






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Basic fuse assembly.
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Fin glued.


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You do good work. If i may make a small suggestion without offending. On flat control surfaces I like to make a tiny holy in the hinge line to let the gasses out when you cover. That can be done later with a T pin, but putting a pin hole through your cross braces now will allow the gas to escape when shrinking the covering with only one exit hole in the hinge line.

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You do good work. If i may make a small suggestion without offending. On flat control surfaces I like to make a tiny holy in the hinge line to let the gasses out when you cover. That can be done later with a T pin, but putting a pin hole through your cross braces now will allow the gas to escape when shrinking the covering with only one exit hole in the hinge line.

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Excellent suggestion, thanks!! I'll do the t-pin holes in them now. Covering is not my strong suit.
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Here's a couple of the fuse about complete. I went ahead and added a tank mount, instead of installing






the tank inside the fuse. I also put the throttle servo in the wrong spot and had to move it down some.
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Using an old set of Pro X 260 landing gear.
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wing panels next


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Had to kind of figure out how I wanted to assemble the wing panels and what holes were going to be needed Also made some tube supports out of 1/8" ply.
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Once I got both wing panels done, I glued in the tubes using the fuselage to make sure I had proper alignment.
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If you have not sheeted the other part of the wing. I would box in the servo opening and not just have the rails running parallel to the spars. This will make it stronger and make it easier to cover. I might even suggest moving the servo closer to one of the ribs for strength. Larger models were lost to flutter from not doing it that way.

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Originally Posted by daveopam
If you have not sheeted the other part of the wing. I would box in the servo opening and not just have the rails running parallel to the spars. This will make it stronger and make it easier to cover. I might even suggest moving the servo closer to one of the ribs for strength. Larger models were lost to flutter from not doing it that way.

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Thanks for the heads up David, but I've already got it covered. It's the same as my AeroWorks Por X 260 that I've flown for years now.



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I am anxious to hear your flight report on it. My current profile is a 72" OMP Fusion. It's under powered with the DLE 20cc. The previous one I had was the 67" OMP Fusion. The 72" is a sturdier airframe but it's a lot heavier. It's going to need a 26cc from Valley view RC and then I'll "need" a airframe for the 20cc.
Keep up the good work, David
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I am anxious to hear your flight report on it. My current profile is a 72" OMP Fusion. It's under powered with the DLE 20cc. The previous one I had was the 67" OMP Fusion. The 72" is a sturdier airframe but it's a lot heavier. It's going to need a 26cc from Valley view RC and then I'll "need" a airframe for the 20cc.
Keep up the good work, David
I hear ya! I'm currently flying an Aero-Works Pro X 260 with a DLE 20. It's a bit on the heavy side, but I can climb out of hovers ok. This plane should come in around the 7 lb mark, and no problem for a DLE 20. I'm also flying a U-Can-Do 60 with a DLE 20, at 9 lbs. It struggles to pull out of hovers. I think a VV 26 would be a good engine for that one. And thanks for the positive support!! Always appreciated.
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dear sir . I am rakesh sahay from india . I saw your post for edge 540 for 20 cc model can u provide me a pdf or cad file.
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Originally Posted by daveopam
You do good work. If i may make a small suggestion without offending. On flat control surfaces I like to make a tiny holy in the hinge line to let the gasses out when you cover. That can be done later with a T pin, but putting a pin hole through your cross braces now will allow the gas to escape when shrinking the covering with only one exit hole in the hinge line.

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