Pedro (oz15065)

 

Pedro (oz15065) by Charlie Fite 2023 - plan thumbnail

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Pedro. Radio control sport model, for electric power. Wingspan 50 in, wing area 395 sq in.

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Quote: " Steve, I participated in the 'Build theme for first half of 2024' over on the RC Groups Vintage Forum....The vintage glider and or rubber powered free flight won the theme poll.....I found Pedro (oz8203), a slope soarer from 1974 that I've built as a powered glider with the thought that I can convert it to a hotliner in the future (we don't have many slopes here in West Tennessee and the Tennessee Highway Patrol frowns on us when we try to fly from the off ramps on I-40). It's also not practical to set up a high start on the runway because we have so many club members that would object.

Spec's:
Leopard 3536-5T 1520 kV motor
60A ESC w/ 5V-5A BEC
Freewing 17 gr metal gear digital servos
8x4.5 folding prop
Spektrum AR 6210 receiver with satellite
REAT

About the only thing I had to do was eliminate the taper of the forward section of the fuselage to accommodate the battery and ESC....a whopping 1/4". I also tried to lessen the overall weight of the airframe but not affect the structure. Had to scooch some formers around to accommodate the push rods, and strengthen the wing structure to tolerate the higher G forces of powered flight.

The original plans don't indicate the airfoil, so I used Airfoil Tools to determine what they used.....a standard 12% Joukowski.

So here's Pedro's speedy brother........ And here's a link to the build log: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?4471067

However, she won't fly for a while......wind and rain for the next few days, and then temps in the single digits....I'll get a video as soon as feasible "

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Pedro (oz15065) by Charlie Fite 2023 - model pic

Datafile:
  • (oz15065)
    Pedro
    by Charlie Fite
    December 2023 
    50in span
    Electric R/C
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 11/01/2024
    Filesize: 265KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Charlie Fite
    Downloads: 519

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