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« on: January 16, 2013, 10:19:26 PM »
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Hi All

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Mark, and I have been working on a website for a while now, offering my own designs of Depron foamies intended for easy build and entry level (novice) RC enthusiasts. The designs are mostly aimed at waste efficiency and intended for the indoor flyer, so there are no replicas of 'known' aircraft (maybe some similarities). I would appreciate some feedback on the designs and how they are presented, also if anyone has any contribution on the way to add RC kit (micro), similar to the Plantraco kit that I have (micro & linear actuators). I am new to the RC scene, and would welcome positive feedback on the ideas given here. I'm currently working on the first RC version of the Learner aircraft, and will post the build document in the near future. All of the designs are available as PDF, and there are many more than are on the site, so please keep looking back. I hope you will find something you like.

The address is www.airlightrc.co.uk, please give me a visit and leave/email any feedback you may have.

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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2013, 10:50:22 PM »
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Welcome Mark
Great effort there, i am sure there are some good donors out there, few first impressions

1. Did you make all of'em and flown them or as anyone flown'em, why ask is 'A536 & A5PREDATOR' prima facie appears main wing is out of the CG, minor variation may be required, the former has too far aft wing and the later has very slender wing

2. Prototype needs to be flown

More suggestions to follow if you want it to, that is
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Hi rcpilotacro

Thanks for your comments, this is the type of thing I'm looking for. I really need feedback on making the current designs more usable and makeable, so any thoughts you have on them I'll gladly take on board. I'm sure you understand from looking at the plans that small changes can have a large impact due to the restraints of keeping to the template.

I've only built 'chuckers' up to now, but I'm worknig on the RC build of the 'Learner' (the first design), to show how I would do it so that people can offer advice and guidance for improvements. I'll post this as soon as I can.

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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013, 10:37:20 AM »
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what i see in almost all of ur planes is that the shocky is missing. the horizontal part on thee fuse.. without that and sufficient reinforcement. the fuse will wobble..!  Bang Head

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Woefully Short of time, still will give it a shot on one of your more difficult designs and let you know, tell me which ones you want me to try out first
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Hi Aerovishwa

Thanks for your reply, yes I know about the fuse stiffening, it's part of the ongoing design updates I'm asking for help with. I would consider using carbon strip, or just a coffee swizzle stick implanted somewhere to add longitudinal stiffness. Don't forget these were first intended to be ultra light micro foamies, but they can be scaled up.

Thanks for your offer rcpilotacro, I would love to see A5JET22 (this has lots of configurations, including canard) and/or maybe one of the Vtails? I need help on the vees, as I think they are critical with regards to the right angle and tail size?

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FAO rcpilotacro: Or the A5BEECHYTWIN? I've built a chucker myself, but I'd be interested in how you thought the twin engines would work. The bit above the nose and below the tail is redundant, unless you can find a use for the scraps?

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First off, that is a great site/effort. And then, welcome to our forum Mark. Pardon me, but I need to get back to your site and spend some time there now. Thumbs Up
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also, could you add a search function and annotate aeroplane's nomenclature on or above the image. presently there is a need to click on the pdf icon to know the name of the aeroplane

Or the A5BEECHYTWIN?

Could you add an image ?
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Rcpilotacro, I haven't done the cad yet for the beechytwin, I'll do it asap, but with regards to the names, if you're using Internet explorer, turn on your Status bar at the bottom and it will show you filenames etc.
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Hi rcpilotacro

I've added a preliminary picture from the CAD, hope this will help.

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i have increased the size and cut the plan in the morning Smiley
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FAO Rcpilotacro: I know you may have started on this, but I realised a bit of a mistake in the pdf (very short ailerons), so I've updated this and the picture, hope this helps.

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realised that, i have made bigger aileron Smiley, time is at premium, work will be slow
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Hi All

I have uploaded several new designs to the site recently, please have a look and have a go if you can. Would love to get some feedback on the new format with labels etc. Inch scale is for non-metric users.

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Hi all

Just put A5JET19 on the site. This has a v-tail configuration shown, but I wanted this to be a jet, and the option would be to simply raise the 'fins', cut them down and fix one rudder vertical. I hope this is clear, would be great to hear something back on this.

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UPDATE: I forgot to say, there are also some 2, 3 & 4 degree dihedral jigs on there now. Hope these will help with setting things up. Smiley
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Hi

Just uploaded a set of plans for a 30/60 and 40/50 degree jig pair, for setting up Vtails etc. Hope you like them. 

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Hi All

I've recently uploaded a few updated pdfs and pictures, if you want to take a look at the newer format I'm using. There are about 10-12 various new designs coming soon, and plenty of build pics to update, so keep looking for new stuff!

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Hi all

Just uploaded the first part of the build log for the A5LEARNER, plus some changes to the plans page format to remove the 'wordiness'. All build logs will be shown with the blue notepad and pen icon. This is the first plan, at the top so you can't miss it.

Still working on new designs, some cool stealth stuff in the pipeline.

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Hi All

Just uploaded a few translated documents for the build tips, French, German and Spanish, I hope these will help with the builds.

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Hi All

Just uploaded the pdf to the site for a new vtail design. The first build of this was a great flyer, very stable and 'soary'. In the next few weeks, I'll be starting a 'first builds' page with photos of the ones I've done up to now, and hopefully some flight details. Keep looking, the site is changing a lot now, a new format is coming to make the plans easier to scan through. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to look, and to the few who have contacted me with feedback, this has been invaluable in forming the direction of the new look site.

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Hi All

Just uploaded a new plan to the site, A4JET3, this is moving into more complex builds using an A4 template for the foam. I've used a slightly different labelling system, basically line up the same letters to help with the build and orientation of the parts.

I think this one looks great, very sleek. I'm hoping that the license I used on the tailplane will pay off, you have to remember that these are a balance of form, proportions and function. I'm getting feedback now about the plans now, and there are several points to update, but the key one I think is the addition of the CG. I will try to include this where I can, but this is something I would work out on build normally, and I haven't had time to build every one of these yet, so please bear with me. I already have a long list of improvements, and I promise I'm working on them.

I hope you will like this one. Fly and enjoy!
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Hi All

Getting back into the swing now. Just uploaded the pdf for this to the site, usual place and there have been a few since my last post. Sorry for the laziness, but I've been busy. As much as I would love to release the new site, it's still a bit unfinished looking, so I'll go with the old one for now. I hope you will like this, and check out the plans page for updates.

Fly and enjoy!

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