• October 15, 2018, 07:16:19 am
• Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

!!

TEMAC Forum Guests

Please take the time to Register for the forum, especially if you are a TEMAC club member.

This is one of the most active RC club forums in Ontario. Please participate in the discussion to help our great club to continue to grow.

Author Topic: Working on my new plane .....  (Read 482 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online Michael

  • TEMAC Advisor to the Board, 2017 Chief Flight Instructor
  • Global Moderator
  • Ace
  • *****
  • Posts: 2945
  • Karma: +31/-2
  • MAAC Deputy Zone Director
    • http://www.temac.ca
  • TEMAC #: 1
Working on my new plane .....
« on: June 19, 2018, 10:22:38 am »
I bought this at the Aurora swap meet, and am in the process of converting it to electric, and installing radio, etc.

I had to cut open the fuselage and fin.

More work than I thought, but it's coming along nicely.



Michael

Offline Bigstik

  • Captain
  • ****
  • Posts: 294
  • Karma: +2/-2
  • Real Name: John Alan Biggerstaff
Re: Working on my new plane .....
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2018, 07:19:55 am »
Arrow? Polaris?
Bigstik

Offline BJROB

  • Captain
  • ****
  • Posts: 238
  • Karma: +4/-0
  • Live'n The Dream----Drummin and Flyin and fixin
  • Real Name: (BJ) Bjerne Roberts
  • TEMAC #: 268
  • Started Flying RC: 2015
Re: Working on my new plane .....
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2018, 02:05:01 pm »
It's a pusher and it looks like it will float
With the wing above the rather large fuse
My Work??? is so secret....
I Don't even Know what I'm Doing!!!

Online Michael

  • TEMAC Advisor to the Board, 2017 Chief Flight Instructor
  • Global Moderator
  • Ace
  • *****
  • Posts: 2945
  • Karma: +31/-2
  • MAAC Deputy Zone Director
    • http://www.temac.ca
  • TEMAC #: 1
Re: Working on my new plane .....
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2018, 05:38:46 pm »
Northstar!
Michael

Online Michael

  • TEMAC Advisor to the Board, 2017 Chief Flight Instructor
  • Global Moderator
  • Ace
  • *****
  • Posts: 2945
  • Karma: +31/-2
  • MAAC Deputy Zone Director
    • http://www.temac.ca
  • TEMAC #: 1
Re: Working on my new plane .....
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2018, 01:54:12 pm »
Ready!

I may bring it out later today, if the rain stops, for a maiden flight.

E-Flite 32 brushless motor; 11/7 3-blade prop; 60 amp ESC, 4S-500mAh battery pack, approx. 600 watts at full throttle.

I hope that's enough power to take off without wheels.



Michael

Offline Frank v B

  • Ace
  • *****
  • Posts: 1864
  • Karma: +20/-1
  • TEMAC - Assistant to the Assistant Greeter.
  • Real Name: Frank van Beurden
  • TEMAC #: 141
  • Started Flying RC: 1989
Re: Working on my new plane .....
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2018, 02:30:31 pm »
Michael,

What a way to be able to fly at Bruce's yellow plane day without yellow.  Your entry ticket is the RCAF roundels.... and the fact that it flies. :D
It is a neat design by Laddie.  Timeless.

Frank

"Never trade luck for skill"

Offline bweaver

  • Ace
  • *****
  • Posts: 819
  • Karma: +7/-1
  • Real Name: Bruce Weaver
  • TEMAC #: 169
  • Started Flying RC: 1979
Re: Working on my new plane .....
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2018, 04:12:49 pm »
Looking good.  I hope to see it flying this evening. 

The weather appears to be improving....

Online Michael

  • TEMAC Advisor to the Board, 2017 Chief Flight Instructor
  • Global Moderator
  • Ace
  • *****
  • Posts: 2945
  • Karma: +31/-2
  • MAAC Deputy Zone Director
    • http://www.temac.ca
  • TEMAC #: 1
Re: Working on my new plane .....
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2018, 07:04:28 pm »
The maiden flight went perfectly. The plane is very smooth. Power is adequate for a nice flight and a few rolls, but I may go to a higher voltage battery pack (5S lipo).

I knocked the tail off on the second flight during a hard touch-n-go, but that's being repaired now.

Oscar took this photo after the maiden flight.
Michael

Online sihinch

  • TEMAC President
  • Global Moderator
  • Ace
  • *****
  • Posts: 3409
  • Karma: +26/-3
  • Real Name: Simon Hinchcliffe
  • TEMAC #: 124
  • Started Flying RC: 1987
Re: Working on my new plane .....
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2018, 07:35:58 pm »
500mAh won’t fly very long!!!  ;D

Online Michael

  • TEMAC Advisor to the Board, 2017 Chief Flight Instructor
  • Global Moderator
  • Ace
  • *****
  • Posts: 2945
  • Karma: +31/-2
  • MAAC Deputy Zone Director
    • http://www.temac.ca
  • TEMAC #: 1
Re: Working on my new plane .....
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2018, 07:37:42 pm »
Should be 5000.  :)
Michael

Offline Oscar

  • Ace
  • *****
  • Posts: 587
  • Karma: +10/-1
  • Real Name: Oscar Mok
Re: Working on my new plane .....
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2018, 11:43:44 pm »


Online Michael

  • TEMAC Advisor to the Board, 2017 Chief Flight Instructor
  • Global Moderator
  • Ace
  • *****
  • Posts: 2945
  • Karma: +31/-2
  • MAAC Deputy Zone Director
    • http://www.temac.ca
  • TEMAC #: 1
Re: Working on my new plane .....
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2018, 06:58:18 am »
Thanks Oscar, great video.

I figured out why the rudder broke off; it was protruding down too much, about an eighth of an inch, and it ripped off during the 'bounce'

I'll make a small sub fin to protect it, from now on, otherwise, it could happen on regular landings too.
Michael

Offline Wingnutz

  • Ace
  • *****
  • Posts: 894
  • Karma: +8/-0
  • Real Name: Bill Quantock
  • TEMAC #: 122
Re: Working on my new plane .....
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2018, 08:12:17 pm »
Michael, Oscar,
Spectacular! Loved the flying, video and music! Congratulations, both of you! The tailess (tailless?) go part of the touch and go must have been fun! I assume the h stab and elevator stayed on?
« Last Edit: June 27, 2018, 10:36:34 pm by Wingnutz »
DOWN WITH GRAVITY!

Offline Bigstik

  • Captain
  • ****
  • Posts: 294
  • Karma: +2/-2
  • Real Name: John Alan Biggerstaff
Re: Working on my new plane .....
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2018, 03:21:35 pm »
Very nice Michael.
Bigstik