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Scale 20cc Edge 540 Profile “The Glitter”

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by BalsaDust, May 28, 2019.

   
  1. BalsaDust

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    That’s one way to do it. Should actually be stronger that way once glued up just takes a little longer to do. Nice job.
     
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    3542 outrunner with a 2200mah lipo. KV of the motor is dependent on wether you want to run 3S or 4S lipos. I had a motor originally listed at 900kv which should have given me decent performance on a 12x6 prop running 3S. Ended up having to run a 13x6.5 to get ok vertical. Switched out to a 4s on a 12x6 prop and got the performance you see in the video so I think the motor was closer to a 800kv wind. Kind of the luck of the draw when buying cheaper parts.
    So I would say if you want to run 4S look for a 800kv motor and turn a 12x6
    For 3S go for 900-1000kv and turn the same 12x6
    And lastly if you want the plane to be stupid loose then go up to like a 1100-1200kv on 3S and turn a 11x6. This will make the plane fly faster when trying to do low and slow stuff but the smaller prop will help a lot in high energy stuff.
     
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    Once I get this built down and in the air I will at your door step for all the info and drawing details.
    Hopefully tomorrow I can finish all the cut parts and start building the fuselage. That will be a nice change. Just have make a ton of sticks 3/8 by 1/4 and 3/8 by 3/8.. will take a photo of all the parts.
     
  4. BalsaDust

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    Went ahead and emailed you the plans for it.
     
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    Thanks nice of you, you are keeping me busy.
     
  6. BalsaDust

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    Its enjoyable for me to see others building and flying something I designed.
     
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    Making some progress just been cutting and making sticks. It’s amazing you never have what you need. 1/4 by 5/8 is a odd size so spent most off the day cutting up blocks and stickers so that I can build the plane.
    The picture shows all the wood ready made but nothing has been glued still need to make few more splices and hope then I can start doing some gluing.
    It’s amazing I can build an 120 cc ARF in a tenth of the time it takes to scratch build this little 20cc plane, but everyone is amazed when show at the field with a big ARF.
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  8. BalsaDust

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    Looks great. Don't forget the lightening hole in the block at the tail. Every bit of weight removed back there helps. Man I have to say the laminated top piece looks amazing.
     
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    Got the hole in the tails piece.
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    Did a little gluing and a lot of fitting. The two plywood side plates have been ground with a radius on the inside of both plates and the tube fits inside nicely, took a little bit of time but it is done. Will have a good glue joint with the carbon tube.
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