This kid is my huckin’ hero!
This video documents the maiden of the Blue Baby 42″ monobloc with the KFm3 airfoil. Its powered with an e-flite 450 pnp, 10x5e prop (pulled from my mini pulse when I upgraded) a 20 amp ESC from Heads Up RC and various servos in the 9 gram range that I had laying around. Now that I know it flies and handles the wind well it will get a snazzy new paint job. It also needs some upgraded landing gear I don’t think I like the “instant retracts” concept at this point.
I had to rebuild the tail feathers on my dl50 because the original ones were warped. This time around I used light weight fiberglass and WBPU and a wax paper bagging technique that I learned here. http://www.rcarticles.9f.com/WaxPaper/waxpaper.htm It was quite windy so I wasn’t getting very good flight times but it was launching nice and high and fairly straight. I can’t wait to get this little plane into a Killer Okie Boomer! Come on warm weather!!!!
This was taken back in 2003 at my uncle Jack’s hay meadow.
Steve and Tony came up for some after work flying earlier in the week and they brought along a creation that Tony designed from the carcass of an old cheap foam plane that “just never flew very well” I gotta say that after the addition of a couple brushed ducted fans Steve had laying around it has found new life.