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Group Build, 20cc Profile ARF, Who's In?

Discussion in 'Beginners' Lounge' started by Bartman, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. Alky6

    Alky6 150cc

    Why a contest? Did I miss something somewhere?
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  2. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    i don't know, did the group build turn into a contest by mistake? i've been working/traveling, it's hard to keep up with these guys sometimes! kids are home from school too so i'm a bit out of it.
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  3. Alky6

    Alky6 150cc

    I like the idea of Terry's.
    That works for me. I would be very interested in the variety, options, and new ideas that would be implemented. Seems like a pretty efficient way to learn a whole bunch about the 20cc airframes out there - production, scratch, or otherwise. :yesss:
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  4. EXACTLY!:way_to_go:
  5. @Bartman
    What contest? I thought this was just a group build?

    Guess I missed something along the way. I'll have to skip back a few pages and read again.

    Edit: I see now where it was mentioned in post #184. Sorry.
  6. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    All of these ideas could work. I currently already have two 20cc size profile kits I could build along with plans for others to scratch out.
    @Bartman what exactly are you looking for in fuse design. I could post pictures of different fuses I have built so others can see the different types of construction used in them. Most important thing is if you build a true flat profile fuse it has to have a tube in it in my opinion. Adds tremendous amounts of strength and helps save things in the event of a dork.
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  7. mndless

    mndless Don't know a thing..

    @cbarnes0061 ... do you have enough pics from old builds to put a short 'key feature how to' together ??

    to the previous note, I don't care about this being a contest... simple group build will be fun. Slab fuse, whatever wings and a war bird theme, 20cc DLE.... done.. :) I already have something 'special' in mind :)
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  8. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    Chris, just the important elements for a generic fuselage, where the stresses are concentrated, making bulkheads and stringers to distribute flying and landing loads, thickness to hide servos, tying the engine rails into the fuselage so the engine doesn't rip out, fuselage layout aft of the wing so the tail doesn't twist the fuselage apart, incorporating a CF tube for added rigidity, how to lock wing halves into place without the whole shebang working it's way loose, etc..... If you mapped out a generic fuselage from the plans you've used we could probably wing it from there.

    I'd only have to stress, we are all ultimately responsible for our own designs and activities, GSN can't be held responsible for what might happen in the pursuit of badassedness. :)
  9. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!


    that makes my job a lot easier!!! i nominate @cbarnes0061 to be Master of Ceremonies, Group Slabuild 2016 ( we might need an official sticker design now that i think about it).
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  10. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    Ok I can work on things. Working shut down right now so not as much time but I think I have a week or so to put this all together.
    Biggest thing if one is able to carry the plane as one piece is to not do removable wings. The mojo60 is designed as a one piece wing but can be built with removable wings and I would that way as my truck isn't big enough. One piece wing is incredibly strong though as the main spar runs from wing tip to wing tip.

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