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David Ashby - Moderator17/07/2014 14:27:56
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I was one of those guilty of saying I'd join this year's Mass Build then, sort of didn't. In my defence I got a bit carried away earlier this year with an own-design which tested the grey matter quite a bit.

I didn't blog it at the time, partly because I wasn't quite sure what would happen, even whether it would fly well enough but I'm pleased to say that it does fly and very well too.

Ok, some piccies:

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It's a balsa version of the Crack Turbo Beaver, albeit a bit bigger.

Mark Kettle 117/07/2014 14:30:31
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Nice David - can you show us more esp a side shot, looks great and lite.

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Tim C17/07/2014 14:34:51
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David, Great looking project, can you give some indication of size, powertrain etc

David Ashby - Moderator17/07/2014 14:37:18
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eagerbev1001.jpgA couple more and some flying footage.

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I'm very pleased with the speed range which, as you can see, means it can be thrown around a bit while slow flight is safe and solid, the low loading helps a lot of course.
 
 
 
 

Edited By David Ashby - RCME on 17/07/2014 14:37:54

David Ashby - Moderator17/07/2014 14:43:51
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Thanks lads,

It spans 42", length 36", weighs 19oz, wing loading 8oz (from memory).

Power system is a 2208/14 outrunner, 25 amp ESC, 3S 850 Li-Po and 10x6 three-blader.

David Ashby - Moderator17/07/2014 14:46:36
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eagerbev1003.jpgSide shot and nose.

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Andy Green17/07/2014 14:58:42
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That fuselage is a really good idea, makes it easy to hide all the bits.

Andy

Kevin Fairgrieve17/07/2014 15:26:43
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Very nice David, now get that Mini Jazz built.

Kev

Mark Kettle 117/07/2014 15:32:26
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David is that a wing fence I can see on the top of the wing? Sure does look great.

Steve Colman17/07/2014 16:21:41
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Lovely job David.

This may be the ideal little model to get me building again after too many years. Really looking forward to receiving the plan in next months mag.

Steve.

Terry Walters17/07/2014 19:59:07
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Good Job David - looks smart and is a good flyer as you say! Like the 'see-thro'' look too. Could be tempted but the Chippie beckons in Oct..... but I'll need something to do in my tea breaks!!wink9

Terry

Tim Hooper17/07/2014 21:38:34
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Nice work, David!

Has lots of appeal, whilst not seeming overly complicated.

tim wink

David Ashby - Moderator17/07/2014 21:44:18
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Thanks all, it's certainly easy to build and should offer plenty of options to make your own tweaks and mods too. Plan is in the next issue.

Hi Mark, yes, the wing fences just add a bit of character really, the big tundra-style wheels too. 

Edited By David Ashby - RCME on 17/07/2014 21:45:14

Lee Smalley17/07/2014 23:24:22
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David well done on an own design it is massively satisfying when it all works out and flies how you want.....but and here is the but !!! Sorry mate but its horrifically ugly!! Sorry dude just not my bag!! Well done anyway!! Make the next one pretty!
Mowerman18/07/2014 07:57:31
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Sometimes if a thing is sufficiently ugly it can be strangely appealing.

A candidate for next years mass build ? ( at leas Graham will have one there)

Josip Vrandecic -Mes18/07/2014 08:23:28
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Nice and gently David....but...I believe that your esteemed brother probably incorporate the floats...smile p.

Best Regards

Jo

 

Edited By Josip Vrandecic -Mes on 18/07/2014 08:24:00

David Ashby - Moderator18/07/2014 09:00:20
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Posted by Mowerman on 18/07/2014 07:57:31:

Sometimes if a thing is sufficiently ugly it can be strangely appealing.

A candidate for next years mass build ? ( at leas Graham will have one there)

Yep, beautifully ugly smile

Josip, perhaps, if I can prise him from his SE5.

john stones 118/07/2014 12:38:12
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Different David, I like it, the covering shows it off very well yes

John

Tim C28/07/2014 14:10:13
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David,

Just perusing the plans in the mag contemplating a build, just the thing for flying in the field outback to replace my ageing stick.

Is that 2208/14 motor really running a 10 x 6 three blade prop on 3S, seems massively overpropped on what is a 100W motor.

Just doodled this a wing and fin LOGO, will offer it out if there is any interest

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David Ashby - Moderator28/07/2014 14:14:34
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Hi Tim,

Well, no magic smoke yet although it rarely needs full throttle. I take my hat off to the second EB builder wink 2

I like that logo, yes feel free....smile

 

 

Edited By David Ashby - RCME on 28/07/2014 14:15:27

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