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KiwiKid10/10/2018 15:34:09
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I have always been intrigued by the variety of flying wing and canard experimental aircraft ventures that were prevalent during and after WW2 in Britain. Some details of these are recorded in these two postings:



I am rather fond of "wing things" **LINK** and thought it would be fun to knock up a flying wing in the form of the experimental ventures.

I chose the EPP moulded Windrider Scout Bee as a base, so at least I knew the aerodynamics should work. The winglets were made from 2mm corflute sandwiched between two bits of balsa with the flutes and the grain at 90 degreees to each other. A Windrider pod and motor mount was used with a P-39 cockpit grafted on to the pod. Power is supplied by a 2200 3S battery. Covering is Solartex. The lower surface scheme was used on prototypes and experimental a/c to identify them to other pilots and to (hopefully) stop wartime gunners from taking pot shots at the strange shape in the sky.

The model has just been finished and is ready for the maiden. I usually try and get the maiden in before doing all the finishing work, but am pretty confident that the airframe will fly well, so she's RTF.

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KiwiKid16/10/2018 02:47:49
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…. and so, to the maiden. All went well and the model flies very well. Next job is to chuck her off a cliff.

conrad taggart22/11/2018 18:39:09
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Nice work - looks great

Stephen Jones22/11/2018 20:18:13
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That flies well Kid,

I have one which i slope. What servos are you using mine seem crap as i can not pull a roll of as well as you have.

My servos are Futaba s148. And mine flies like a slug face 7.


I made a pod so i can add extra weight.


KiwiKid06/01/2019 08:17:35
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Thanks guys - sorry Stephen I forgot to tick the notification box regarding replies so didn't notice your post. I am just using some quite old standard JR servos. What I do is just have them set up on the DR switch with max throws available for rolls flicking back to lower throws (about 50%) for cruising around.

Have had a lot of fun recently sloping the Scout Bee, but have only been out on pretty grotty days. Recently scored a pearler and managed to shoot a bit of headcam vid.

cymaz06/01/2019 09:04:14
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It’s probably the length of the push rods. There maybe a lot of flexing going on when you roll.

Oh yes “ Take Five”. My go to track when choosing some new hifi....

Edited By cymaz on 06/01/2019 09:07:15

Stephen Jones06/01/2019 11:26:32
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Thank`s for the replay,

You could well be right Cymaz, I will buy some carbon tube to put over my push rods they are longer than KiwiKid`s.

Cheers, Steve.

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