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Scale Experimental Aircraft Models 80" Velocity XL

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by Flyfalcons, Feb 23, 2015.

   
  1. 20150326_143921.jpg 20150326_152118.jpg 20150327_103503.jpg 20150327_105552.jpg 20150327_110228.jpg 20150327_110241.jpg The cowl is fitted with some self-tapping screws going into the side of the firewall. The kit comes with an air scoop for additional cooling on the cylinder head of a 1.20 glow engine. Normally it would sit on the lower left side of the cowl to be closer to the cylinder, but since I'm going electric, I decided to mount it on the bottom for a more symmetrical look. I will be baffling the cowl to direct air over the motor and ESC.
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2015
  2. So this kit got set aside for a while as I got into high power rocketry. I eventually decided that I needed to finish this thing, so here's a shot of it, ready to fly. I figured I would attempt to fly it before putting much effort into a trim scheme. I had it at the field once, but when I plugged my rudder servos into the sBus receiver, they began freaking out. I had set up my servos using my floater receiver, which was not sBus, and didn't realize that deadband would be an issue. So I'll try again when I get the chance. The Velocity, even with a 6S5000 pack up front, required 24 ounces of nose weight to balance. 20180608_195952.jpg
     
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    Looks like fun.
     
  4. Video of the maiden.

     
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  5. Very cool. Always nice to see something a little different.
     
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