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Title: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: GuyOReilly on July 06, 2020, 11:13:48 AM
This will be an interesting build.
Should start when a suitable workspace can be secured...
Too many projects on the go at once...  ::)
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: GuyOReilly on July 11, 2020, 12:29:40 PM
First step completed.
A bit more sanding and carving on the bottom when the stab will be completed for appropriate contour.
 
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: GuyOReilly on July 11, 2020, 03:38:49 PM
Stab almost done, more sanding and filling required. 
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: Frank v B on July 11, 2020, 07:43:46 PM
Guy,

just a minute.  How did this project go from:

 "Should start when a suitable workspace can be secured...
Too many projects on the go at once...  ::)

To: "Stab almost done, more sanding and filling required."

... in 5 days?

Keep going.  We don't have to make sense in this hobby. 8) 8)

Frank 


Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: GuyOReilly on July 11, 2020, 09:23:17 PM
@Frank v B , seems that I have a short memory...  :-X I "forgot" that I have "a few" things on the go.  ::)
Mean people would blame it on age, I blame it on enjoying gluing pieces of balsa together.
The Minimoa is taking backseat for now as I ran into a hurdle and i need to figure out how to construct some stuff.
So thinking about another project clears the mind. Well, that is my story and I am sticking to it!! ;D
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: Frank v B on July 11, 2020, 10:33:22 PM
Guy,

I fully understand and appreciate the mental gymnastics.  Every model collection is one airplane short of perfect. ;D
Keep going.  There is a finish line. ;)

Frank
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: GuyOReilly on July 12, 2020, 11:01:15 PM
My excuse is that it rained...
Great progress on the Buzzard Bombshell.
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: GuyOReilly on July 13, 2020, 10:24:07 AM
CG Calculator.
https://rcplanes.online/cg_calc.htm
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: GuyOReilly on July 13, 2020, 09:39:02 PM
Great progress on the Bombshell.
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: bweaver on July 15, 2020, 09:49:56 AM
Great build. 

You are becoming as industrious as Michael and Frank vb.
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: GuyOReilly on July 19, 2020, 07:18:44 PM
Planning the motor and battery installation.
Need to reinforce the former #2 with 1/16 plywood and add triangular stock.
This should work...
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: GuyOReilly on July 20, 2020, 01:26:55 PM
This is the motor that will be used in the Bombshell.
Should be adequate power.
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: GuyOReilly on July 22, 2020, 07:33:30 AM
Landing Gear soldered, I am happy with the results. ;D
Firewall and L/G blocks epoxied in place.  Not too much of a banana.  ::)
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: GuyOReilly on July 22, 2020, 06:14:13 PM
First time with wheels.
Fuselage weighs in at 4.2 oz. :D
The wheel 5.5 oz. total.  :o
I do not think I will use these wheels unless VERY tail heavy!
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: Michael on July 22, 2020, 08:56:51 PM
It looks great!
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: GuyOReilly on August 04, 2020, 09:03:03 AM
Servo hatch for access via the underside.
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: GuyOReilly on August 04, 2020, 09:05:29 AM
Covered.
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: Andy Hoffer on August 04, 2020, 09:15:27 AM
Bonjour @GuyOReilly ,

C'est très joli.  J'aime beaucoup les avions nostalgiques, et rouge et vert vont bien ensemble.

Andy

Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: GuyOReilly on August 04, 2020, 10:46:50 AM
@Andy Hoffer , thank you, I always liked that model.  And the pictures are not bad either, IMHO...  BTW, it is ORANGE et VERT.
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: GuyOReilly on August 08, 2020, 03:22:55 PM
Ready for maiden flight!
2 pounds 2 ounces RFT.
I had to use heavier wheels due to CG concerns...
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: Andy Hoffer on August 08, 2020, 03:59:01 PM
Yay!  It's portrait time!!

Merveilleux Guy. 8)

Andy
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: GuyOReilly on August 12, 2020, 08:47:01 AM
OKAY!  Weather is good.  After work today August 12, 2020, MAIDEN FLIGHT of the Buzzard Bombshell.  Anybody else will be there?  I need a video....
Thank you.
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: Andy Hoffer on August 12, 2020, 01:08:01 PM
Bonjour @GuyOReilly !

Je serai à TEMAC ce soir, probablement à six heures avec mon caméra!

À ce soir,

Andy
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: GuyOReilly on August 12, 2020, 09:46:56 PM
Here is a video of the hand launch and recovery by @Frank v B .
Thank you for your assistance.
This Buzzard found a thermal on the 3rd flight!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l_F3yVhUP8&feature=youtu.be

Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: GuyOReilly on August 12, 2020, 09:51:49 PM
Here is the smile of a very happy camper!
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: Andy Hoffer on August 12, 2020, 10:30:37 PM
Congratulations @GuyOReilly !  Sorry I couldn't get there earlier this evening to photograph votre belle avion.   You had left when I arrived at 6:15 p.m. We will reconvene at another time and do some proper in-flight and static portraits.

Bravo! 

Andy
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: GuyOReilly on August 13, 2020, 08:40:20 AM
Congratulations @GuyOReilly !  Sorry I couldn't get there earlier this evening to photograph votre belle avion.   You had left when I arrived at 6:15 p.m. We will reconvene at another time and do some proper in-flight and static portraits.

@Andy Hoffer sorry I missed you, I had dinner to prepare and lawn to cut, the Honey-Do-List must be completed...  There will be other times.  Once trimmed by @Frank v B it caught a thermal and stayed up just like a glider.  I am soooooo HAPPY!!!!
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: Frank v B on August 13, 2020, 01:50:15 PM
Guy,

Maybe the maiden was successful because Andy could not make it.  ;) ;)
He has this effect on people.

I didn't say this, did I??

Frank

ps: good call on changing the 3S to 2S.  Still more than enough power but sure easier to handle.
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: bweaver on August 13, 2020, 07:49:03 PM
Great Guy.  Looks wonderful...
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: Gregor77 on August 15, 2020, 09:53:57 AM
OMG  I thought it was the big version!    ::)
Title: Re: Buzzard Bombshell 70%
Post by: GuyOReilly on November 16, 2020, 09:40:19 AM
Dumb things done.   :o
I did not follow my own advice about field repairs :-X  and tried to bind the receiver at the field and did not do a full verification of the settings.   ???
Too much up, too much down, too much right and left and there you have it. :'(
Repairable and will fly again soon...