"Gosh, it's been a year! My browser gave up the idea of communicating with Ning some time ago. Just got a new browser and it works. So, here's an update:
Conduit was a good stepping stone, but it was too heavy, I built an 82 oz copy with a…"
This is my test patch. I covered the surface with wet silkspan using nitrate dope. After it had cured for a couple of days I peeled back a corner to test the adhesion. It has a reasonable grip on the EPP and it greatly increases strength.…"
"I forgot you were building one of these I just emailed Bob for a price to UK and its all good.
Any change of seeing the covering, that's a blinding way of doing it.
We have a job for another slightly smaller wing and are looking to put…"
"Photos of the 'Mother Ship' show the elevons beginning at about 30% of the span. Also they get wider at the tips. My present wing has full span elevons that taper toward the tips at the same rate as the overall wing taper. I'm…"
"Did a trial fit of the two panels. The angle of the pins, that fit into the carbon tubes, was too shallow. Bent them a little to fit. One panel has a flat surface, the other is slightly curved, so I glued the rib to the flat surface. Also,…"
"Sanded the surfaces until I couldn't tell any difference. The spar grooves have some long pieces in them. Used a single edged blade to remove them. Filled the grooves with clear Liquid Nails and spread it with piece of scrap, then pressed the…"
"Maybe it's time to build this thing.
From what I remember of the instructions (they are around here somewhere) the first thing to do is to sand the surface of the EPP panels. EPP is kind of squishy stuff. I think the surface melts and fuses…"
A pair of Hyperion 4000mah lipos gives me 20 minutes at 60 KMH with plenty left for reduced throttle landings. I belive out longest flight was 24 minutes at 6500mah. I could work with that and probably reduce speed to get up to 40 minutes but…"