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Babybolt RCM&E Feb 2017 free plan

Some build photos of the free plan RC2174 included in RCM&E Feb 2017

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Peter G Simpson17/01/2017 10:25:04
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Shane Sunday26/01/2017 22:12:05
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Anyone other than myself plan on building this? Sure I've so many other things on the go but a little model like this really fits the bill. It's a warbird, it's a reasonably quick build and looks as though it could be flown anywhere. Tack ontop of that that I've supplys and batteries for 3 of these lil guys.

OZ e flyer27/01/2017 00:28:47
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I really like the look of this one. Can't wait for my copy to arrive. Definitely one I will build....... eventually....... I have a couple of other projects to finish first.

TP

Peter G Simpson27/01/2017 07:24:01
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Hi Chaps - I'm very pleased that you are planning to build Babybolt, she is a satisfying build and flys very well.

Any questions about the build, feel free to ask here. - Peter

Andy G.27/01/2017 08:43:27
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I quite fancy this one too, just finishing a couple of half built projects first BUT I'm currently torn between the Baby Bolt or Lindsey's High side glider. Tough choice!

Peter G Simpson07/02/2017 13:18:11
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I was wondering whether anyone is building the Babybolt and if so how are you getting on?

Fraazen11/02/2017 23:53:10
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Hello Peter,

I wish to build one later this year, actually some home refurbishment is blocking any model activity. Anyhow, may question is: do you think it is possible to fit a retractable landing gear?

Other thing: I read the article on RCM&E, and the power set you suggest seems little small. What power to weight ration did you consider or suggest?

Mark Kettle 112/02/2017 02:06:09
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Looking at a thinner section for pss.

Peter G Simpson12/02/2017 07:38:21
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Hi Mark,

Another experienced PSS flyer suggested a thinner section, so I modified the design of the wing components to incorporate the popular PSS section SD6060.

The modified parts can be found at this link. I didn't want to go much thinner due to strength. I haven't tried building the SD6060 wing myself so can not vouch for the accuracy of the parts which I have drawn.

Please let me know how you get on.

Peter G Simpson12/02/2017 07:55:49
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Posted by Fraazen on 11/02/2017 23:53:10:

Hello Peter,

I wish to build one later this year, actually some home refurbishment is blocking any model activity. Anyhow, may question is: do you think it is possible to fit a retractable landing gear?

Other thing: I read the article on RCM&E, and the power set you suggest seems little small. What power to weight ration did you consider or suggest?

Hi Fraazen,

One of the successes of the design is its light weight, although I am sure it would be easily possible to fit small retracts what is a relatively thick wing. However i think that the additional weight of the retracts and the mounting structure would detract from the pleasant flying characteristics.

on the subject of power, the setup used in the prototype works very well and gives it plenty of power, probably owing to the 750g weight of the prototype.

The specs of the setup are as follows. Typhoon Outrunner 6/20, KV: 1580, Max Current: 14A, Max Power: 150 Watts, Prop: 7 X 4, LiPo:3S 2200mAh. Motor weight 41g.

However, I did need to add 30g of weight to the nose to bring the CofG into the best place. As there is loads of room in the cowl for the motor, it would make sense to use that weight as motor rather than ballast. For example the AXI 2808/20 is 76g and would give considerably more power.

Let me know how you get on.

Mark Kettle 112/02/2017 08:42:15
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Hi Peter thanks for the link to the SD6060, I choose SD3021 because it's been used many times on PSS models to good effect. Found on this link **LINK**

Peter G Simpson12/02/2017 11:21:57
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Posted by Mark Kettle 1 on 12/02/2017 08:42:15:

Hi Peter thanks for the link to the SD6060, I choose SD3021 because it's been used many times on PSS models to good effect. Found on this link **LINK**

Thanks for the suggestion Mark, i'll see how SD3021 looks incorporated into my next design.

Nigel R13/02/2017 08:59:53
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Fairly sure my dad is building one, although he's not on the internet, so I'm afraid there won't be any news of the build posted here! I'll try to get some details from him when its done.

Nightflyer17/02/2017 12:31:01
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Hi Peter,

Yes I am planning on building one as soon as I have built a Black Magic. I loved the original design of Clive's from back in the early 80's. I built mine originally with an OS 10 in it. I had all but forgotten until your design came along and as I have been one to like Pete Nicholson's electric warbirds this would fit in nicely for me. Love the plan and am looking forward to building mine.

Kester Paine14/03/2017 21:44:25
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This model has certainly grabbed my attention. I would love to build it. But I'm probably the world's slowest builder, so it could be 2018 before I start and 2020 before I finish !

I don't have much space to store models, so usually try to build in a removable wing. That looks a little tricky on this one though as it would seem to require some serious modification to the belly keel. I am a newbie builder as well (building the bitty at the moment(, so the babybolt would be a challenge. I'm up for it though.

Given that I'm a newbie, it would be great if a woodpack was made available for this model.

Peter G Simpson15/03/2017 08:34:00
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Hi Kester,

Babybolt doesn't take up much room in the model shed. Converting to a removable wing would be possible but I am sure that the space saving would not really justify the additional complication and weight gain.

There is a wood pack available from the 'myhobbystores' shop along with the laser cut parts, cowl and canopy, and whats more it is also available from the Traplet shop, who currently have a special deal on the whole set.

**LINK**

Good luck and happy building.

Jim Rhoads23/03/2017 21:40:59
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Received the full Baby Bolt Set from Traplet Shop today. Their customer service is very good but they are VERY busy and it took a few days for them to ship (plus getting it across the pond). However, the result it is well worth the wait and the cost. I have built about twenty of the RCM&E free plans but this is my first try at using the parts pack. Should be a "doodle"(?). All of the wood appears to be in the pack (except the wing tips) and the laser cutting is outstanding. The fiberglass cowl is very sturdy but may be a challenge to install prototypically; we'll see. The canopy is beautiful.

We will spend 16-22 April in Kitty Hawk NC and I will get to spend the entire week building Baby Bolt. I expect to have it at least ready to cover (bare aluminum) before we return home. This is my first post to this site but I will try to keep you up to date and include some pictures as Baby Bolt comes together.

Fly often and safely,

Jim in Charlottesville Virginia

Dwain Dibley.24/03/2017 22:55:22
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Welcome Jim, from Charlottesville Virginia.

Nice to hear from You.

D.D.

Edited By Dwain Dibley. on 24/03/2017 22:55:53

Peter G Simpson25/03/2017 20:25:51
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Hi Jim,

I'm delighted that you are going to build Babybolt, and are happy with the parts that you have received.

As for the cowl mounting method, I didn't put too much design into this area because I figure that anyone who tackles the build would most likely have their own preferred method of attaching a radial cowl anyway.

I'm looking forward to seeing the result of your build.

Peter

Jim Rhoads04/04/2017 02:20:22
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Hello again from across the pond,

The Baby Bolt is to be my “at the beach project”; however, I discovered that the planned motor is a rear mount ONLY. So I had to construct the cowl in my home workshop (shed?) to assure that there would be no delays during construction at the beach. Anyway that is the excuse for premature construction. The pictures show the new firewall, how and where it is installed, and the finished cowl. All that is needed now is a fuselage, wings, empennage, and electronics; hopefully all done by 22 April when I must return to the real world.

BYW & FYI: “Kit” parts C8 are 1/8 inch too large vertically at the rear; but correct at front. A simple razor saw cut allows perfect fit. The rest of the cowl parts fit perfectly. A joy to build!!!

Fly safe and often,

Jim in Virginianew firewall.jpgcowl sideview.jpgcowl finished (rear).jpgcowl finished (ft).jpg

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