Ken reports some of our electronics are in his new Farman Jabiru. Check it out.
Well, maybe. Certainly unique. All great photos by Gary Ritchie of Puget Sound Silent Flyers!!
I chose to model the beautiful version, as opposed to Tim Hooper’s Cyclops versionhttp://static.rcgroups.com/forums/images/smilies/biggrin.gif. Mine used 4 engines in push-pull nacelles.
Span: 63 ins
Wt: 90 ozs
Area: 7 sq ft
W/S: ~13 ozs/sq ft
Motors: 4 x Feigao 1308441S w/2.8:1 gbx (don’t think these are available anymore)
Battery: 2 x TP 3S2100
Props: Front 8×4, Rear 8×6
Construction: Wing is balsa built up, spruce spars, functional struts, Ultracote covering
Tails are 1/4 in square balsa frames with Ultracote covering
Body has 1/4 in square balsa frame, covered with 6mm Depron, glassed with 2 layers 1/2 oz cloth, with areas of foam/glass between balsa frame members cut and removed aft of the wing
Finish: Humbrol enamel overall, decal film cut to alphabet and windows needed.
Pilot: Cedric from Pete’s Pilots. Seems happy with the job.
Flying: Perfectly powered for scale flying. Needs a long takeoff run. Also needs to use rudder! Not too sensitive to thrust differences–maiden flight, left rear prop fell off, flight continued as I was unaware of this until after landing.http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/images/smilies/eek.gif I had noticed it was a little harder to turn right, but there was OK power to climb…..
This is just my latest attempt to approach the build/fly genius known as Ivan Pettigrew, and is the closest I’ve yet come. 20-30 more years of stick time might get me there.