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Re: CL-415 group-build thread
« Reply #225 on: January 12, 2019, 07:16:39 pm »
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Re: CL-415 group-build thread
« Reply #226 on: January 12, 2019, 08:42:02 pm »
Rob,

I have most of a square yard of 3/4 oz (I think) fibreglass cloth.  Bought it at one of the swap meets.  Let me know if you want it.

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Re: CL-415 group-build thread
« Reply #227 on: January 13, 2019, 01:46:06 pm »
My essentially finished model weighs just over 4 pounds without a battery, and just under 5 pounds with a battery.

The E-Flite 450 motors that I have require 20+ amps each to produce a total of about 450 watts, which should be ideal for realistic flight, but that's a little too much for the motors, and they get hot within a few seconds.

I've ordered (from AJ Hobby) 2 1020kv E-Flite 480 motors, which are only marginally bigger (so they will fit my model). I use one in a 'warwing' model and it goes straight up, so I think this will be better.

Decals are in transit.
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Re: CL-415 group-build thread
« Reply #228 on: January 13, 2019, 02:33:19 pm »
@Michael   Re: "I've ordered (from AJ Hobby) 2 1020kv E-Flite 480 motors, which are only marginally bigger (so they will fit my model). I use one in a 'warwing' model and it goes straight up, so I think this will be better."


I'm glad to see you have ordered two motors for your beautiful CL-415 and are not going to take your Warwing out of service by removing its motor to be placed in another plane. Excellent decision!  :)

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Re: CL-415 group-build thread
« Reply #229 on: January 13, 2019, 07:23:52 pm »
Finished fiberglassing the fuse, nacelles and rudder. Wing is ready for final top sheeting as soon as the nacelles are secured to it and the motor wires run through the wing. Then glass the wing and then starts the sanding and filling and sanding and filling and sanding and filling.
What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: CL-415 group-build thread
« Reply #230 on: January 19, 2019, 08:27:37 pm »
     Well, it is a long time between posts, but I have been busy with assorted projects.
   I am now in the process of sheeting the rear wing as the control linkages and control surfaces now work. The lighting needs to be completed by running nav lights to the wing tips. Landing lights are run and waiting for locations in the leading edge. I will also be gluing a triangular leading edge which will be sanded to the desired shape. I almost screwed up large by not placing my wing tip float hard point in place before sheeting, but caught myself. If all goes according to plan, I should have the top sheeting finished tomorrow with the wing ready to bolt in place.

  Here are the latest photo's including the the Nacelles.