Friday, June 11, 2010

Speedwing Update

Last weekend I joined John for an afternoon of RC flight. Well, the Speedwing still isn't ready for prime time. I adjusted the thrust angle so it is parallel with the wing chord, so it no longer tries to bury itself in the dirt the second you throttle up. However, now when you throttle up it almost instantly rolls over and tries to fly inverted. I think I'll be taking John's lead and move the motor so the thrust axis is directly on the wing chord instead of above it.

Basically, as I've been making modifications the wing is getting closer and closer to the super easy to make and cheap folded blue foam wings, except that it has taken many, many hours of construction. At least it's still cheap!

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