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cymaz22/08/2018 19:09:22
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Ok....another refit and refurb from me . Please excuse the mess...mid build!

I was given an old airframe from a fellow club member. I says it’s a Dragon Lady. It’s kit or plan built.

Statistics are,

  • Wingspan, 78”
  • Wingchord, 14”
  • Fuselage length, 60”- excluding cowl
  • Fuselage width, 6”
  • Tail width, 29”
  • Rudder height, 14”

So, there it is. The goal is to use nearly everything that is in boxes and pots that I have in my hangar. Engine is a Moki 135. I do have a new FrSky faast Tx. I might get a new carbon fibre U/C. Here are some pictures.

Cowl fuselage

Wing

Engine bay

Nose

Fuselage2

Edited By cymaz on 22/08/2018 19:10:23

Percy Verance22/08/2018 20:03:55
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Did the YT DRagon Lady have a foam wing - or is it built up and sheeted? I thought the original YT line-up were all built up structures, but I could be mistaken. Unusually, the first batches of models they brought in were all pre-built, but some still required covering to finish which of course meant there was scope for individuality.

They had some nice models in their range. It's a shame they're no longer around.

The Moki doesn't look like it's done much running.....

 

Edited By Percy Verance on 22/08/2018 20:06:02

john stones 122/08/2018 20:18:21
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Should be fun to fly, it heavy ?

cymaz22/08/2018 20:54:24
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I should weigh it. I will do that tomorrow all being well. It will give a rough idea as it’s a bare airframe but all the main bits are there.

I’m pretty sure it’s kit built. There is no scorch marks anywhere to indicate laser cutting and there is unsanded filler. The wing is built up. It’s not the standard wingspan that I can find.

john stones 122/08/2018 21:07:26
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Should go well with the Moki in then....hooligan face 1

Percy Verance22/08/2018 21:37:01
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The Dragon Lady - or the early versions of it at least - preceded lazer cutting cymaz. Although I have no idea how long they actually produced the model.

Is there any evidence of it actually having been covered? I was thinking it was one of the built but uncovered versions perhaps?

 

Edited By Percy Verance on 22/08/2018 21:40:26

Bob Cotsford22/08/2018 21:59:22
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My Dragon Lady was 66" span, foam veneered wing with strip ailerons and I think it was designated originally as a DL60. I think I may have seen a DL 90 referred to on one of the US forums.

alex nicol22/08/2018 22:30:49
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I have a Dragon Lady which was by model tech and came as an artc kit.....(almost ready to cover) looks very similar to yours but just a little smaller at 66 span. also the stringers on the fuse decking don't have the supporting formers as they are glued to a foam decking. Also it has strip ailerons unlike your pics. if I could work out how to post from an iPad I'd stick the pics up

cymaz22/08/2018 22:43:03
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Please post, it would be interesting to see.

Jon Laughton23/08/2018 13:16:50
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cdd54d2b-2f28-4a7e-b85b-16db3ee4cc06.jpegHere is my DL bought second hand without a cowl and fitted with an unknown petrol engine. I refurbished it, painted / fitted a cowl I was given and power it with an OS120 AX with a new fuel tank from Propguy. Flies very well...its a foam wing with strip ailerons.

alex nicol23/08/2018 14:46:24
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Here's mine, fuselage is pretty much as it came out the box

dl 4.jpgdl1.jpg

cymaz23/08/2018 17:06:04
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Thanks for the pictures,(btw..the dog wants to go in laugh). Several differences to mine. I have a smaller rudder, open turtlendeck, different cowl. Still very similar yes

cymaz23/08/2018 17:23:06
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Just weighed the parts. Fuselage and wing uncovered..

  • Fuselage and engine, 2700
  • Cowl,260g
  • Exhaust, 140g
  • Wing, 1220g
  • Radio gear/ battery, 600g
  • U/C and wheels, 600g

Total 5.52kg. 12lbs in old money. 7.6 ft/square of wing. That’s gives me 1 1/2 lbs per ft*. That’s quite a good wing loading. This could all increase once I cover and I might even paint itsurprise

flight123/08/2018 19:03:37
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pete thats looks like one i had which was an enlarged copy of the original plan with home made foam wings, was heavy so any thing you can do to lighten it will be good even though it can fly heavy with that big thick wing section and a moki 1.35 up front is power full. make effort to lighten at the tail its built tough.

you will enjoy when finnished i do believe

cymaz26/08/2018 15:37:46
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Spent a wet Sunday working on the ailerons. There were only empty boxes with servo wires installed. The job this morning was to make up servo brackets from angle aluminium stock ...

Wingservo1

 

Wingservo2

The horns were kept deliberately close to the box side to prevent the horn falling out should the fixing screw come loose...which it won’t after I put some thread lock on it.

Edited By cymaz on 26/08/2018 15:39:35

cymaz26/08/2018 19:14:32
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Still raining frown

Changed the old flat hinges to Robert pin hinges...much neater and tighter gap

Roughed in the closed loop rudder, rear servos and tail wheel...

Tail1

Tail2

Tail3

cymaz29/08/2018 06:32:56
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I’m open to suggestions on colour scheme ideas.......anyone wish to have a go. question cool

cymaz04/09/2018 08:12:46
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Sometimes the Modelling Gods smile upon the mortals..

Mrs Cymaz bought a RCGF ET-30 for me at Much Marcle. It fits in the holes of the Dubro Mount! A perfect fit.....yes

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cymaz08/09/2018 18:44:27
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It’s taken all afternoon to plumb the new tank, install the throttle link and choke lever for the new engine. Where does the time go?

I am tho king of getting a pre-drilled aluminum spinner for it. I think it has the same pattern as a doe 30 but I’m not sure. Could someone give their dimensions of the dle prop washer so I can compare. Thanks.

Edited By cymaz on 08/09/2018 18:46:42

cymaz17/09/2018 06:11:43
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Progress has been very slow. Waiting for orders to arrive and other jobs in the hangar / garage.

I oredered a Yak carbon fibre U/C from HK. The spats and wheels where given to me.

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