Skeeter (oz14502)

 

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Skeeter. Radio control sport twin model, for electric power with 2x brushless motors on 3S 450 mAh lipo. Wingspan 30 in, wing area 179 sq in. Uses foam construction.

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Quote: "This is a small, simple model, for which I didn't take any building pictures. I also don't have the model any longer, as I gave it away when we down-sized our fleet. Still, it's a fairly simple design, with only a few odd features (as putting all three XT500 servos in line abreast and using wooden torque rods for the ailerons). Bill Bowne"

Quote: "Build Notes:
30 in span
9 1/8 oz weight
Twin 2200 Kv motors on a 3 cell, 450 MaH Lipo
Two motors, approx 40 watts @, for a total of approx 140 watts/lb
Wing loading about 7.2 oz/ft sq
KfM2 airfoiled wing (ie, step on top at mid-chord).

Construction is mainly 6mm Model Plane Foam and 1/8 Dollar Store foam. Servos are abreast in the wing centre-section, with the aileron servo inverted whilst the rudder and elevator servos are upright. Access to the servos is via cooling holes on fuselage top and bottom. Finish is mixed, air-brushed Vallejo and Tamiya acrylics.

Maiden flight off our grass runway was easy. Some downthrust was needed (and has been added)). Otherwise, loops and rolls were easy, and (typical of KfM airfoils) the stall was mild and spins were unobtainable.

The ESC wires (remember to disable the BEC on one!) are embedded in the wing bottoms and retained with tape, plugging into the receiver via a 'Y' harness. All hinging is done with Blenderm-type bandage tape. The aileron torque rods are built-up from lite ply and micro control horns, glued into the ailerons (I used mainly CLEAR Gorilla Glue and Bob Smith Foam-Cure, with thin CA used to secure the landing gear to the wing LE bulkhead. Speaking of the wing LE, notch it for the ESC 'Y' harness.

I did have trouble with the top hatch popping up in flight, so, after I had the servos trimmed to my taste, I LIGHTLY glued the hatch shut.

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  • (oz14502)
    Skeeter
    by Bill Bowne
    2022 
    30in span
    Electric R/C Multi
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 01/04/2023
    Filesize: 364KB
    Format: • PDFvector • CADfile
    Credit*: BillBowne
    Downloads: 432

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