12 Dec 09 - Brushless motor fitted.
|N° of launches / Time||0||
0 hours 0 mins
|Wing Area||51.3 □"||3.3 dmē|
|Flying Weight||1.61 oz.||45.6g|
|Wing Loading||4.52 oz. / □'||13.8 g/dmē|
|Wing Cube Loading||7.6 - A 'Trainer'|
|Motor||AX 1304N 2100kv Brushless Micro Motor (7g)|
|Propeller||GWS EP-5030 5" x 3"|
|Batteries||1S1P Li-Po 120mAh or 138mAh|
|Speed Controller||XQ Control XP-5A 1S Brushless Speed Controller (PWM or PPM input)|
|Receiver||Specktrum AR6400 - 6ch - 2.4GHz - 2A Brushed ESC & 2 linear servos (pre-installed)|
|Servos||Elevator - Built-in on Spektrum AR6400|
|Rudder - Built-in on Spektrum AR6400|
|Static motor parameters||Not testable at present|
|Flight performance||Not yet flown|
12 Dec 09 - I decided to fit one of the micro brushless motors I have as the drive train will be more reliable and potentially more powerful. The motor has a much shorter nose as it is intended that the propeller is banded on. The motor is therefore mounted on a lite-ply bulkhead and protrudes through a hole in the nose as shown in the 4th photo above.
7 Dec 09 - Tonight was the first indoor session since building the Cessna. Things didn't exactly go to plan as it was was almost impossible to keep the Cessna straight on the ground; a quick twist of the undercarriage soon cured that. On the next attempt the drive disconnected; for some reason the motor moved sideways so the gears were missing each other.
20 Oct 09 - I fancied building an indoor model for the Westland & District Aermodellers indoor flying sessions. I looked around the internet and found a PDF plan for this model (http://www.parmodels.com/Plans/jigtime.htm). The plan was intended for printing direct on to 1/32" balsa but my current printers can't print on thick material (something must remedy). A few minor tweaks were made to cope with using 1/16" balsa for durability and for conversion to Radio Control. I haven't applied any markings to it as yet, but plan to decorate it once it was flown successfully.
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