Sunday, December 27, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Note. I put the in-runner motor as that is the one i had from my Typhoon. In the future, i will use the outrunner, of course!
You will see that i went for oversize ailerons on the final covered version of the plane. Elevator and rudder are not attached on this picture.
This was my first project from scratch. More innovative nice parts are needed to make these kits more popular. After all, they are fun.
All that is left is: install pushrods, landing gear, establish control throws, figure out where to mount the battery for the correct CG. Great planes: is is not the best design to take the wing off every time you change the battery, it is terribly annoying.
There will be test flight pictures in the future (hopefully).
Note: Thank you Lawrence for all the tips and the Blenderm tape suggestion to connect movable surfaces.
Hello World,This blog is about building an RV-4 RC balsa plane by Great Planes from a kit. This is my first build and it is far from being perfect. I will supply a small comment with each step of the build that you can see on a corresponding picture.
Build such plane if you want to have an idea about what balsa planes are all about.
Your mistakes are very important as you learn from them (incorrect cutting of sticks that are too short, warped wings, burned holes in the monokote, etc. )
You will learn tons of important techniques from pinning a part to the gypsum board (those work great by the way) to covering the model with plastic covering such as monokote.