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02-10-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,546
Posted By Stuart Chale

Another non mini van, the Honda Pilot. 1 pattern...

Another non mini van, the Honda Pilot. 1 pattern plane and canopy etc with 2 people or 2 planes 2 people but no canopy :)
11-10-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By Stuart Chale

Its just sitting here...... Maybe...... ...

Its just sitting here...... Maybe......

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/1000x463/fuse1_97ec8f349b64dd7a5e30eea22273d7179a5b4a34.jpg...
08-29-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,831
Posted By Stuart Chale

Very similar. I think the Alchemy has a bit less...

Very similar. I think the Alchemy has a bit less drag, snaps a little easier. Allure a little stronger on the stall turn. Both easily fit my style of flying with the Contra.
08-27-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,831
Posted By Stuart Chale

Some pictures of my Allure with the Alchemy. ...

Some pictures of my Allure with the Alchemy.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/2000x1500/img_1995_2000_830f718bdd8601f4045548cf7d8614c9c34d396f.jpg...
08-09-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,831
Posted By Stuart Chale

The second flight on the first day out saw one of...

The second flight on the first day out saw one of the wheels come off on landing pulling the gear pant off with it. The screw that goes into the NMP axel was still in the gear leg so i think it just...
07-19-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,831
Posted By Stuart Chale

Finally done!!! Well I still have to measure...

Finally done!!!
Well I still have to measure and program the throws.

So finally weighing with batteries RTF;.

4952 grams with TP 6000 mah packs (inter connect removed)
4846 gms with TP 5000...
07-19-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,831
Posted By Stuart Chale

A final balance with everything done to get the...

A final balance with everything done to get the battery placement for the CG to be at the rear of the wing tube for the first flights. The battery is sitting a little behind where I had it on initial...
07-19-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,831
Posted By Stuart Chale

It has been recommended to me to stiffen the...

It has been recommended to me to stiffen the rear motor support brackets so I usually add a couple of carbon fiber tubes run vertically from the ends of the rear bearing support brackets.
...
07-19-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,831
Posted By Stuart Chale

I try to have just enough battery lead coming off...

I try to have just enough battery lead coming off the ESC. Enough to move the batteries a bit if needed. The battery wire is pretty heavy so reducing its length can be a good thing.
...
07-19-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,831
Posted By Stuart Chale

I am powering the flight pack with 2 sets of...

I am powering the flight pack with 2 sets of batteries and Tech - Aero Designs regulators (set at 7.4 volts). Both are on a switch and both simply plug into the receiver. 2 350 mah 2 cell lipos get...
07-18-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,831
Posted By Stuart Chale

It would still bind as the right sided horn moves...

It would still bind as the right sided horn moves up as the rudder moves to the right and down as it moves to the left, and visa versa. Only real way to fix it would be to have the cable run...
07-17-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,831
Posted By Stuart Chale

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/2000x1500/clevis_twisting_bcbd30776ff0c9785dce7610ec4eb949ec7443f6.jpg

I wasn't happy with the clevis on the rudder horn as the hinge line...
07-17-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,831
Posted By Stuart Chale

Time to finish off the odds and ends: ...

Time to finish off the odds and ends:
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/2000x1500/elevator_linkage_190422f184a48c4527a87d73b6d72441a09408b6.jpg

I decided to use standard...
07-17-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,831
Posted By Stuart Chale

Very few issues, just a piece of lite ply CA'd to...

Very few issues, just a piece of lite ply CA'd to the shrink wrap. Even if one started to come loose I have never had a battery move due to it. (so far) Only a few have had to be fixed in the many...
07-16-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,831
Posted By Stuart Chale

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/2000x1500/finished_top_70c4bbf805d0d754dcbd8a9bd0af3eb27a972c94.jpg

Finished tray from the top with the front CF tube support

...
07-16-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,831
Posted By Stuart Chale

I have usually used Ernst but got a bunch of the...

I have usually used Ernst but got a bunch of the MPI ones at the AMA East Expo. Either work fine. One is almost a copy of the other.
07-11-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,831
Posted By Stuart Chale

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/2000x1500/wood_slats_1_8a0ac3c42df864d517e00f733f9dd6badb9b2cdc.jpg

The indexing strips are cut from a larger piece. I made this one from...
07-11-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,831
Posted By Stuart Chale

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/2000x1500/battery_tray_cut_out_39799a1f00ccc6aac1973b78e80484fe7dd39207.jpg

I made the battery tray from 1/8" end grain balsa fiberglass...
07-11-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,831
Posted By Stuart Chale

Still waiting for a few small parts to arrive so...

Still waiting for a few small parts to arrive so time to tackle the battery tray. When I install the main batteries I want repeat ability so there is no change in CG. Some planes are more sensitive...
07-11-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,831
Posted By Stuart Chale

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/2000x1500/fiberglassed_joints_b8c4ce0c6cb495803c2b11826dde1ad74dfe9431.jpg

I used fiberglass to go over the joints at the front of the...
07-10-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,831
Posted By Stuart Chale

I have 2 pairs. I reverse them after 2 flights...

I have 2 pairs. I reverse them after 2 flights as I do not get even discharge from each regulator. Fly them for 4 flights still over 40% remaining. So the 4 get me 8 flights without recharging...
07-09-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,831
Posted By Stuart Chale

Thanks Jason, I was planning to reinforce it...

Thanks Jason, I was planning to reinforce it somewhat. Don't have any carbon cloth. Fiberglass will have to do. I was also thinking of adding a vertical former into the open area at the rear of...
07-09-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,831
Posted By Stuart Chale

Time to finish up the little details before the...

Time to finish up the little details before the final item, the battery tray. As the batteries determine the position of the CG I like to have everything else in place and pretty much finished before...
07-04-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By Stuart Chale

This is the heat shrink that I have been using. ...

This is the heat shrink that I have been using. Pretty cheap :)...
07-04-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By Stuart Chale

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/2000x1500/inter_connect_removal_14_03738c0e98fb0e8c86cb1909484f59a2d961ce75.jpg

The important part is that removing the interconnects on a...
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