In our previous publications about shaped carbon fiber rod (CF rod) technology we have talked about advantages of it in indoor RC model building and step by step Rc model building by using it. In this article we will provide step by step tutorial how to make these shaped carbon fiber rods.
This is not typical boring trainer type / towing airplane. Full scale Decathlon can perform basic aerobatic maneuver and hold up to + 6g/-5 g . This mean with right RC equipment this model sure will perform more advanced maneuvers and give many pleasant moments in flying field. I am sure with powerful engine this model will be great for almost any size glider towing and some unusual air show flights.
My friend Dmitry Starostov from Moscow developed his own design F3P carbon plane. Since Shaped carbon rod technology was available, his idea was to take this opportunity to create his own design model. So F3P Colibri Carbon was born. Some specs:Span 900mm Fuselage lenght 1040 mm AUW 43.5 gr with 130 mAh 1S batterySome materials list:Shaped carbon fiber rods 0.5 mm Standard carbon rods 0.5 and 0.28 mm Coaxial system New prototype RES-371gm, airscrews RES-15″ Servos SPEKTRUM 2010Please enjoy this build tutorial which is documented in detailed images by Dmitry. We will update this post with build progress. Also you can visit his site. Flight videoFinished modelDSC01621Finished modelDSC01617Maiden flight of a CollibriDmitry with CollibriCanalizer installedCanalizer [...]
Few years ago the only choice of building material was depron with some very rare exceptions (for example, Alexey Lantsov who seems never used foam for his models). According to today’s tendencies, F3P schedules get more are more complex, competitions get tougher. Model’s lightness and precision become key issues. And it doesn’t matter which class of indoor rc planes will You focus on – F3P pattern, aeromusicals or even fun flying – modellers give priority to the carbon fiber rods covered with mylar film for their models over the depron for some time already. The result of such choice is obvious – very light, [...]
I mentioned that i will show “Know how” tricks in near future, so here it is very useful tool for foam planes builders Beveling tool. With it you can easily make even good looking 45 degree angle cut outs on ailerons, elevator, rudder and torque box lines. It is very easy to build and use. Here is items you will need to build this tool:3 ore 6mm balsa sheet ( depending on what thickness depron you will use). Sharp shawing blade, as you see yu will have two parts from one blade. Balsa stick ~10x10mm Jigsaw for 45degree balsa stick cutting. Template for 45 degree cutting ( it also can [...]