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|Thread: old nieuport 17 model|
Thanks guys, great information. This is actually further back than i thought. Leading edge of the lower wing will be the starting point then.
Thanks for your help.
Hi all, i bought an old nieuport 17 model at an auction and decided to try and get it flying. i had to strip some old covering off and as a temporary measure i replaced it with what i had laying around until i get it flying properly. in the meantime would anyone know where the C of G is on a model like this? its about 1.1m wide, just under 1m long and is fitted with an electric motor, similar to a ripmax quantum 2 .40 equivalent. I tried a 14.4 4 cell battery but this seem too large and heavy so i was going to try an 11 volt 3 cell instead.
would the C of G be a point between the ends of the main spar but in the center of the wing? which would put it at a point near the back of the wing above the cockpit. it does have a sweep on the main wing.
|Thread: Tony Oneilll Renaissance|
thanks Lindsay and Chris, yes well pleased it flies well and will be going up again tomorrow. Re the landing gear, i forgot to fit captive nuts, so the solution i tried was to drill a 5mm hole in the ply mount then tap it 6mm like a piece of metal. as its thick it took a thread no problem and i then used 6mm nylon bolts to fix the landing gear. worked a treat and the gear is solid and had no problem on our grass strip.
Well first flight was a total success. Flew really well, stable in a slight breeze and with plenty of power for some simple manoeuvres (not by me) landed well and with a 5 min flight 75 % left in the battery. All in all very pleased 😀😀
Thanks matt. Looks about the same re battery, i have the esc a bit further back. Weather hear is warm and sunny with light wind. The motor mount may have made the difference i only needed a small amount on the tail. I must admit i was surprised at the power! Pulls like a train lol.
Finished at last. There is a fly in at my club tomorrow i think i will get a more experienced flyer to take it up first. Has to add about 20grams to the tail as everything inside is as far back as i could go. May have to rethink this though. Added a stripe on top of the wing since this picture. Used a lemon stabilizer plus receiver which is working well. Plenty of power and the motor mount is solid. Good to go i think!
Thanks matt. At the moment the esc is below the motor but not fixed. This week should see it finished then i can set that up properly. Behind the fire wall sounds good. I have a 14.4v battery around 4000ma so its a good weight. No added weight is my target to im hoping for the same.
hope all goes well matt
|Thread: Chris Mass Build thread - Renaissance|
coming along nicely. i am doing the same with the under carriage but i forgot to fit the captive nuts! so will have to look at retro fit somehow.
|Thread: Tony Oneilll Renaissance|
yes its the ripmax, 4s lipo with a 12 x 9 prop i think. the mount is solid so a test this weekend i think.
Finally got a start on the wing sheeting. Followed the instructions about the washout block and it seems to have worked. I decided not to do the curved pieces so just finished the sheeting square. Need to sand it all down now.
thanks matt, yes on closer inspection I had cut the main longerons a bit short. so when I fitted the plywood parts I built up the missing parts and filled in the gaps. it seems to be quite strong and is fitting on the plane properly. I have started to sheet the wings so ill post up a picture or two of that.
Finished the tail fitting, the picture shows the fin fitted with block either side. I didnt have a suitable sized block so i laminated some 6 mm balsa to make 2, one for either side. I fitred a fin spacer then trimmed the blocks roughly to shape before glueing them in place. I removed the spacer at this point. When dry i shaped them and installed the fin. It went in great and is firmly attached. I also added another hinge below rhe elevator line.
I covered both parts of rhe tail before i fixed them on, carefully removing the film. It fitted well and was strongly fixed. When i added the blocks at the sides i used a spacer to create a gap for the fin( pic to follow)
Hi jim, the drawing above is the correct positioning of the centre line. I measured my wing and the centre is 40mm from the last rib almost perfect with the drawing.so using lyndsay's picture will position everything correctly. Mine is not as bad as i though, it will fit and look ok.i took the line nearest the rib as the centre and as such cut the stringers short. So i added a bit in and may add some more to beef it up a bit, but it seems strong and the sheeting will help.
Found out where i went a bit wrong with the centre of the wing. Back at the start of the build in the main thread there is a discussion about the centre line of the wing. I forgot about that! The dotted lines on the drawing are not the centre line its where the drawing stops. Its about 1.5cm past the dotted line.
Now i have figured that out i should be able to complet the wing.
|Thread: Matt's renaissance build|
hi matt, looking good. would it be possible for you to post some pictures of the center section of the wing? mines seems to have went a bit wonky so it would be good to get a look at another before I go any further.
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