This is a fiberglass and obechi wing kit from
I have it powered
with the Astro FAI 035/ 4.41 geared motor. This is all run off a ten cell pack
of 1000SCR cells spinning a 12.5 X 10 Aeronaut prop. The performance is
terrific and it really gets up and moves! This picture was taken at the
DEAF meet in Dallas, Oct. 99.
|Wing area:||295 sq. in.|
|Wing Loading:||22.45 oz./sq. ft.|
|Motor:||Astroflight FAI 035|
|Gear Ratio:||4.41 / 1|
|Prop:||12.5 X 10 w/+ 5deg. hub|
|Batteries:||10 - 1250 SCR Sanyo matched and zapped|
|Speed Control:||FMA Digi 50|
|Watt Loading:||166 watts / lb.|
|RPM:||Haven't check yet|
Photo by Jon Heimbruch
This is one happy guy. I just got 2nd place
a 20 sec. climb and glide
against a bunch of glow planes! The prize I won was a Lite Stik kit.
The event was called Bruces Q Fly and was held 8/12/00 at the
Diablo Valley Radio Controllers field in Antioch, CA. Two of the
glow planes had enough power to climb vertically. One had a Brison
that looked like a chainsaw engine with a tuned pipe running on glow fuel.
I love the sound of 20 glow pilots gasping in unison as they see a good
electric outclimb 95% of them.
Well, I have to say this is one great flying
I just got back from the 2000 DEAF efly, and the plane is still going
That means I still have it and can celebrate it's one year anniversary!
WWOOOOHHHHOOO I still have the silver brushes in it and they seem to be
holding up well. I checked them this week and they showed a lot
brush left. This plane can be flown like a glow plane (a glow fliers
It can reach great heights on a short climb and withstand full throttle
downlegs and pull outs! Any plane that can holdup to this is a winner
I have also switched over to a matched and zapped set of 10-1250's. It now has vertical
capabilities, much more than I ever could have originally imagined.