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Scale 50cc Scratch Build From My Own Design Revisited

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by Jetpainter, Oct 23, 2014.

   
  1. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    New planes always seem to have a little finessing. I can understand your frustration though. But the upside is? You have an awesome masterpiece that is all your own. wink-and-smile-smiley-emoticon.gif
     
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  2. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Thanks Rob, I'm going to wait till the new Extra is flying before dealing with Miss Moana, but I'm anxious to fly it when it's balanced better.
     
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  3. Pistolera

    Pistolera HEY!..GET OUTTA MY TREE!

    Just catching up here.....AWESOME news on your successful maiden!!!!! Good looking bird, on the ground or in the air!

    Cheers :cheers::cheers::cheers:
     
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  4. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Thanks!
     
  5. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    So what exactly is the worries with Miss Mona? Did I miss something? Maybe I need to do more catch up reading.
     
  6. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    It's tail heavy so I going to swap the aluminum stab tubes for carbon fiber ones if I can find what I need. I also need to fix the hatch from when I had to cut one of the plywood tongues off at the field when a blind nut went south.
     
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  7. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    I ordered a carbon fiber stab tube today from Graphtech. They had one in stock still and are supposed to ship by tomorrow. There are new owners, so hopefully things there will turnaround form what it's been in the past.

    I'm hoping to knock an ounce off the tail by changing to carbon. That would be like adding 4 ounces to the nose.
     
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  8. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    The carbon fiber tube I've been waiting for showed up today, so now I can cut some new stab tubes and take a little bit off this fat girls butt. ;)
     
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  9. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    But Fat Bottom Girls Make the World Go Round.
     
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  10. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    I cut and installed the new stab tubes tonight. They weight about half what the aluminum ones did. I also swapped props from a Falcon to a Mejzlik of the same size that weighs about an ounce more. I did the math on the distance from the CG to the stab and CG to the front of the firewall and between the prop and the stab tubes I moved about 4 ounces to the firewall without adding any additional weight. Hopefully that will be enough to notice in flight.
     
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