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Member postings for Matt Storey 1

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Thread: Tony Oneilll Renaissance
11/05/2019 20:28:32

1883e6fa-a665-4084-abd7-5010a7852e82.jpeg586bbdb0-ceb6-4a3c-bf1d-6d0d9de736e4.jpegHere’s my placement. Didn’t need any weights to get it in the sweet spot.


11/05/2019 20:25:03

Looks great, Tony!

If it flies anything like mine, you find it extremely stable and easy to fly.

As we have he same motor/battery selection - I found it more than adequate.

i followed Lindsay Todd’s guidelines on throws. Now have mine stepped up a notch and looking forward to getting up tomorrow.

RE balance - I have my motor really far back with a liteply box to hold it in place.

Hope it goes well - I’m sure you’ll be delighted!

Thread: Matt's renaissance build
09/05/2019 11:34:29

Looked at a couple of pics from the maiden flight, specifically one where i was banked round for a pass, and thought the wing looked a bit too narrow...

Now have new wingtips added. Will be sanding flush tonight and recovered.

Then had another thought... The wing is quite far back in the fuselage. It almost looks like the placement for a lower wing on a biplane. Further (possibly ridiculous) thought, what if it was a biplane? Just build a new one with the cockpit set back against Former 4 and cabane struts between F2 and F3. A second top wing would have no dihedral and likely a cut out at the back around the cockpit - that would look really good...

Now browsing SLEC and debating whether or not it's worth the 'spousal tension'....

Thread: Tony Oneilll Renaissance
07/05/2019 13:47:23

Looking really good, Tony. Not long until you get up now?!

Have you worked out your ESC and battery placement? I ended up placing the ESC behind the engine firewall with a cooling hole opened up for it. The battery was immediately behind and it gave me perfect balance - no weights needed.

Thread: CB Mass Build
07/05/2019 13:45:03

That looks absolutely perfect...

How did you get the covering so neat, especially on the wing tip?!

Thread: Matt's renaissance build
06/05/2019 11:33:35

da9231e8-06a4-4220-bf2d-6b23490f9493.jpegAnd it flies!!!

Went to my club fly in yesterday. Not ideal with gusting conditions and busy air space, but went well.

Got up twice - one test flight to check handling and then a second with some light aerobatics.

Now working on increasing the throws and getting used to it.db415cbd-0a9a-449b-9a22-7f5c03e6164e.jpeg

Thread: Chris Mass Build thread - Renaissance
02/05/2019 12:11:33

Looking good, Chris.

What motor/battery setup have you gone for?

Thread: Tony Oneilll Renaissance
02/05/2019 12:09:55

I've decided on an APC 13x7. Just completed my power up test and balanced.

Will be checked the control deflections later and then its 'wait for a calm day'! Hope to get up this weekend for the maiden.

01/05/2019 20:14:13

Looking great!

Ripmax Quantum 40? If so, I’m using exactly the same with a 4S lipo.

Thread: Matt's renaissance build
18/04/2019 19:56:22

7bfbfeda-f403-4f0a-9839-95254fd2ade4.jpegAll covered up!

Motor mount and radio gear tomorrow..8e0c867e-ea64-40d3-ae9d-9fe6b49895b6.jpeg

Thread: Tony Oneilll Renaissance
17/04/2019 15:05:10

Looking really good, Tony. Did you get your issue with the wing resolved?

Thread: Matt's renaissance build
17/04/2019 15:01:32

Ready for covering now - will get in progress pics up tomorrow.

Also tested with dummy weight to simulate the motor and a 4S battery, right against the firewall - was nose heavy! Will neeed to dry fit everything and test the CG point again, although it looks like the battery placement can be used to balance rather than add weights.

Also sent myself the goal of using the extended weekend to finish the airframe, install all radio gear and carry out thrust tests.

The maiden flight is not far away!

12/04/2019 12:29:38
Posted by tony oneill 1 on 09/04/2019 08:53:53:

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.



Think i had spotted that you have worked out the issue here, but here is my take on the wing. I ignored the dotted line on the plans and went to the drawn layout. That said, i did this after cutting half or the hard balsa spars... In the end, i figured that the ply spar brace had enough material attached to ensure adequate strength.



Now have the wing complete and bolted to the fuselage. I used 6mm carbon rod instead of dowel. All epoxied in place.

Currently trying to decide if i add the upturned hoerner tips. Quite like the clipped look!





Edited By Matt Storey 1 on 12/04/2019 12:31:29

09/04/2019 11:08:16

Thanks Tony


Yes, happy to do so when back home. I've yet to sheet this, and my wing seemed wonky as well, although i put this down to sheeting the top first on the port side. I removed this sheeting and so that it was only on the bottom of the wing and remained flexible. the top sheeting then went on and i used numerous magazines to apply generous pressure along the whole wing - one at a time. This completely cured the warped/twist and it now appears to be completely accurate.


Quite happy it is to, considering its my first built up wing.


I'll take pics of the rest of the sheeting process and also how i seal up the joins.



Edited By Matt Storey 1 on 09/04/2019 11:09:29

08/04/2019 22:41:25

Latest developments..


wing has been ‘corrected’ (!) and now has the right angle of washout. Will finish more sheeting and the leading/trailing edges tomorrow. I teach air cadets on Tuesdays/Fridays so a good opp to get them involved too.


Also started to consider the split flap and aileron route. Toying with adding a 50mm trading edge to achieve this but. It sure. Hmmm...!!

Edited By Matt Storey 1 on 08/04/2019 23:10:16

08/04/2019 22:37:31


Edited By Matt Storey 1 on 08/04/2019 22:38:03

07/04/2019 13:57:51

So, big learning point for me on the wing.

Sheet the underside first and then the top, otherwise it can very easily develop a warp.

Had the port wing done and even added a 6mm block for washout. Ended up with the wing drooped down instead!

Now have the top stripped and sanded ready for new sheeting.

Will put this down to first time inexperience and Friday evening beer...

30/03/2019 21:42:34

Wing ribs done..

copied from a master and cut out with a scroll saw. Also used permagrit to shape all and create the spar slots.

I was going to add lightening holes, but can’t decide if it’s worth it?!

30/03/2019 21:40:19


30/03/2019 21:31:40

Thanks Peirs - All valid points!

My next build is a Telemaster 40 which I want to go super STOL on - Separate flaps amongst others.

The flaperon idea is mainly a ‘why not’ as it means minimal change from the plan; bearing in mind this is my first plan build!

When I build scale plastic models, i frequently scratch build details and use resin/photo etch. It an obsession really - the need to add fine detail, even if only I know about it!

the wingtip idea is an example of this. Yes, it will mean more work, but it will look good, allow me to learn more and why not!

i saw this video in my research for the Telemaster:


The generators do allow the airflow on the outer wing to remain attached in high AOA or low speed. It will be small improvements, but again why not.

For me, this is key to the hobby, to be imanginative and create something unique. Definitely worth the extra effort, even if the performance is similar.

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