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« on: July 04, 2021, 12:45:26 PM »
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Dear Electric Aficionados !

For years I had wished to build an RC plane. But I didn't have any experience in Aeromodeling nor the time.
So at long last I decided to begin from scratch. After several hours of watching Youtube videos, I was ready to design my own RC model !!!

Not relying on any plan but on the basic principles gleaned from videos I decided to give it a shot. I procured Fliteboard from Vortex RC and electronics from Amazon and set out to sketch the design and then fabricate a model which I dubbed Dragonfly. The fully loaded weight is 900 grams. The wing span is 60 inches and the motor is 1400 KV running on a 2000 mAH 3s battery via a 30 A ESC.

Since I had no flying experience I went out with a group of very enthusiastic and dedicated modelers I knew and they did the test [and maiden] flight.
Enjoy the photos & video of the maiden flight.

Meanwhile I am learning the ropes - evolving from a designer to a pilot !

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Dragonfly : My First RC Plane [Scratch Built]
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2021, 02:15:04 PM »
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Very Cool ! Congratulations.
Amazing for a first scratch built and designed. Airplane looks great, I might add.
Looking forward to seeing your video.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2021, 02:30:23 PM »
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For some strange reason I am unable to upload more pictures and vdo's. Pressing the Save button gives me an error message.

I think its the large size of vdo's, but I will keep trying. The vdo's are really awesome. I am pleased with myself :-)

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Re: Dragonfly : My First RC Plane [Scratch Built]
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2021, 12:24:38 AM »
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I think you need to put a link to the video, video will be too large to post. Put the video on some media, I use YouTube.

Looking forward to seeing it.
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2021, 02:04:29 AM »
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Thanks. Yes, thats what I will do in a day or two.
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Here you go.

Three videos of the Dragon Fly.

1. Making of the Dragonfly :

2. Maiden Flight VDO 1 :

3. Maiden Flight VDO 2 :
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2021, 05:39:50 AM »
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Thank you. I appreciate it so much.
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Really Nice. For a first own design and scratch built! Bravo! Hats Off

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Thank you. Greatly appreciate your encouraging words.
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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2021, 02:12:43 PM »
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In Jodhpur you have one of the most active groups of fliers, thanks to Sharma's. Recently another friend, Group Captain Shobhit Kumar has retired, and returned for good to Jodhpur too
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How true !. It is with Amit and his family that I go out for sorties. What a small RC world !
Yes, I met GC Kumar some months ago and he told me his retirement plans and also showed me pics of a fantastic group of boys in Delhi and their superb planes and catapult launcher. I am also a model rocket aficionado and GC Kumar also evinced interest in rockets, so I am looking forwards to collaborating with him sometime in the future on some great rocket stuff.
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Thanks. Love your comment.
I notice that you are into micro-RC. Thats so cool.
I have purchased micro-RC hardware but its stuck in the US because the friend who is bringing it keeps postponing his travel plans [courtesy the pandemic]. How boring !
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