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David Boddington Raider Combat RCM&E Febr 2017

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Ton van Munsteren24/01/2017 23:23:11
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Iam not really a foam fan but I love the David Boddington Raider Combat design from 1980, its easy to make and 100% fun to fly.

As Always I make a lots more pics than there's needed for the article as published in the RCM&E Febr-2017.

So for every one who likes pickies or have questions have a look in here or as your question.

Enjoy smiley

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If you want to receive the drawing or a pdf for the parts just let me know.

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Ready start cutting foam

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Power on and now full power to start cutting foam

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It works the wire is cutting foam at half trottle

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Pim is cutting the sheet to the size needed

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The first try to cut the profile its by the way Pim's first time cutting a wing

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Looks like Pim is going a little to fast or the wire needs a little more power

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Oooops yes a little to fast

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Works also great with a servotester.

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Will be back later with more pics.

And if you have some Raider pics yourself just through them inhere.



Ton van Munsteren25/01/2017 21:30:35
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Here some more pickies

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9 gram servo works fine

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Receiver in a small cutout and covered with film

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30 Amp Esc and motor 2830 1000kv with 10x5 , no powerhouse but enough for fun flying and combat.

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The Lipo 3S 2200ma 20C works fine and is cheap , sits in place with only velcro. Hold perfect for flight but comes off on a crash which safes the batt.

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I use the HK velcro which works great.

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The line is handy for aligning the motormount with the eye, you won't fly strait devil so its not critical wink.

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The cg as per plan is 2 1/16" inch but on my model sits a little more forward because the location of the batt.

Better a litlle more forward than aft because then it won't fly.

Thats it for now but theres more to come lateron.



Ton van Munsteren27/01/2017 23:01:41
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And the number of Raider combats is growing at our club

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Ready for a combat fight

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Ton van Munsteren29/01/2017 11:47:28
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Ton van Munsteren04/02/2017 21:05:00
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John North, please check your inbox and sent me your email address for the drawing of the Raider.



Brian Hammond05/02/2017 18:15:46
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Hi Ton, what is the distance from the wing leading edge to the rear face of the motor?

Ton van Munsteren05/02/2017 22:27:12
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Hi Brian,

To the rear face of the motor its 66mm .



Brian Hammond06/02/2017 10:05:35
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Thank you Ton I will get on with it.

Ton van Munsteren06/02/2017 22:47:15
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laughGreat fun receiving pm's for the drawings of the Raider and hope you all have lots of fun cutting the Raider.

And have as much fun as I have flying the Raider.

Don't forget to post your pics of your Raider.


Ton van Munsteren09/02/2017 21:21:36
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If anyone want's to receive the pdf's of the Raider.

Please include your emailaddress in the pm or else I can not send it to you.



Wilco Wingco11/02/2017 15:19:26
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Hi Ton,

Just tried to print the PDFs you sent but they get "printer" as a .PRN which I cant print or open on Notebook.

Anybody any ideas???


Ton van Munsteren11/02/2017 16:33:56
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It could be that my pdf is a newer version, ou can try to alter the name in to, raider.pdf

Its sometimes that a system modifies the name of the file, in another version and is the .pdf missing.

modify the name with .pdf and it should open.




Edited By Ton van Munsteren on 11/02/2017 16:34:35

Ton van Munsteren11/02/2017 20:08:56
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Check your email the files are now changed to jpg so you can print them should be okay now.


Nightflyer16/02/2017 22:29:11
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Loved the article and the posts on here. I am definitely going to have to build one. I built an Enya 19 powered one when the original design was published and enjoyed it, but I am sure from the video that your electric version is probably better still.

Nightflyer17/02/2017 12:35:22
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Further to my earlier email I would really appreciate a pdf of the parts.



Ace17/02/2017 13:42:03
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Ton, I have proposed to our club (Tadcaster & District MFC) members that we have a Raider club build for Easter and those that fancy it a go at combat. Thanks for the effort, pm sent.

Ton van Munsteren17/02/2017 15:34:27
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Paul, Look like fun to me flying the Raider with an Enya 19. When did you send me an email or your email address by pm, looks like I have missed that.

Ace , thanks for the email address the email is send, enjoy the build of the Raider and please let us know how the club build is going.



Ton van Munsteren17/02/2017 19:07:58
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Paul, thanks for your email address and an email is send.

Enjoy the build of the Raider and would be great to see your Raider with the Enya motor.

Love those Enya motors, we can't fly 2 stroke that's why mine Raider is flying electric.

But have good memory's of my Raider with a Veco 19.



Nightflyer17/02/2017 20:53:25
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Thanks for that Ton. Yes they were not a bad engine in their day. Mind you Veco were not bad I remember two other Veco powered ones that performed well. Sadly I have not got any pics of my Enya one but when I build the new one will post them on here. I am so glad you have resurrected this design.


brfc716/03/2017 21:31:42
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Cheers for the email Ton, made my loom today. Like yours I made it from plastic pipe with 5mm bar.

I've cut some grooves into the ends of rods to support the wire. I will be using a servo tester with a brushed ESC (anyone got a spare esc) for power.

Hot wire loom

Couple of questions-

What thickness of nichrome (swg) wire should I use?

Plus where are people buying the foam from?


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