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PostSubject: Cargo plane build   Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:27 am

Well its about time I added a build here as its been sometime since i built a foamie

Looking around the net a few weeks ago and I spotted this one over on RCG, I've looked at the multiplex twinstar many times and even placed the odd bid or two on the bay. After watching a few of the members fly their twinstars down the club and listening to the twin motors purr along I've looked at the twin motor setup for sometime but never really done anything major untill now.
The motor Kv setup I'm looking to use will probably be in the 1200\1450 mark
with standard 18 amp esc's, the build offers a motor differential setup that I've not really seen before, being new to the dual setup this is something I'm looking to put in the build I have now.
The plans do offer various sizes and I opted for the full size build ( if your gonna build it build it big)
The fuse length comes in at 41 inches excluding the elevator setup
elevator comes in at 21 inches across and the fuse stands at 8 inches tall excluding landing gear.
Wingspan should come in around the 58 inch mark with a slighty undercambered wing design.
Its certainly the biggest plane I've built to date and looks like it will carry a fair bit of extra weight possibly a small glider ( cue paul )


uhu por to give idea of scale

Lots of space inside

No problems with elevator

Working cargo bay door ( what should i drop)

Plenty of room inside the cargo bay


Thanks for looking guys and leave your ideas for a paint scheme i was thinking of a possible camo paint job??????
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PostSubject: Re: Cargo plane build   Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:01 am

omg Keith thats gonna be good. see you went with the tabs plan. makes my effort look little on the simple side lol. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Cargo plane build   Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:59 am

Jeff trust me fella, what you did with your last build you'll find this plane really easy to build
anyway jeff its called the cargo twin and I'm building one so you up for doing the other?
being a tabbed build you really cant go wrong

I have the plans sat here as I'm done with them, so who's up to build the twin??????


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PostSubject: Re: Cargo plane build   Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:08 am

see haw yours goes and see haw mine turns out, and i might take you up on the plans.haw many depron sheets does it take.
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PostSubject: Re: Cargo plane build   Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:25 am

2.5 sheets for this one m8
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PostSubject: Re: Cargo plane build   Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:44 am

keep hold of the plans keith cos i would like to build one in winter,also 3 sheets of depron.what thickness of depron is the wing etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Cargo plane build   Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:06 am

have you still got any for sale keith. i have one sheet left
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PostSubject: Re: Cargo plane build   Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:59 am

Very nice m8 about time you got sticky fingers again.
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PostSubject: Re: Cargo plane build   Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:05 am

Sticky lol I've extended the spar so I'm covered in GG,
@ jeff yes I still have plenty of depron left i aint a machine m8 Laughing
@pete its all 6mm depron pete and you'll be suprised how easy this thing goes together the wing is undercambered with a few depron spars to hold the shape its as simple as it gets.
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PostSubject: Re: Cargo plane build   Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:07 am

Well as its been raining all day and can't get to the outside work so theres a little more progress on the plane









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PostSubject: Re: Cargo plane build   Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:29 am

thats looking good keith & it hasnt taken you that long,a day or two more of rain & it will be finished.
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PostSubject: Re: Cargo plane build   Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:21 am

thats got to be the best build you have done yet. its going to be a looker alright. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Cargo plane build   Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:39 am

Thanks for the comments, your right jeff it is a nice looking plane and it has lots of room to position the electrics.
I've finished up the elevator and added the carbon spar to give it all the strength it needs (6mm rod) its a little overboard but hey I build with what i have to hand at the time Laughing
I think I'll scrapthe camo idea and go back to tape for this one as it does deserve that extra bit of protection.
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PostSubject: Re: Cargo plane build   Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:51 am

you will have to build a little simple glider for someone else to fly when you open the cargo door lol
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PostSubject: Re: Cargo plane build   Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:03 am

Way ahead on that one jeff Wink I've got a small flying wing in the shop, with a few modifications i reckon it will fit in there or on the top.
Paul still has his little fox glider too that should get airbourne quite easy with this one.
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PostSubject: Re: Cargo plane build   Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:06 pm

Harvey has a Tank ! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Cargo plane build   Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:10 am

Just a little update on the plane build, The motor nacelles are fitted and the plane sports 2 motors Very Happy the ailerons are hinged but servos are still to fit.
The final wing finish is yet to be decided but seeing as it holds most of the plane electronics its going to be built strong which ever way I go.


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PostSubject: Re: Cargo plane build   Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:06 pm

sweet m8 looking good.
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PostSubject: Re: Cargo plane build   Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:41 pm

Cheers buddy, the landing gear is done I only have a little wiring to do and its ready to do the finishing.
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PostSubject: Re: Cargo plane build   Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:05 am

wings looking good Keith in fact the whole plane looks good. think i need some tips in cutting depron as iv spent the whole afternoon sanding my wobbly straight edges to make them look straight lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Cargo plane build   Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:17 am

Getting closer to finishing this one, A little light sanding and connect the ailerons to the fitted servos, Elevator to connect up and its ready to run.
Auw is due in around 34ozs and its looking good for the size of the plane, the motors are wired for differential control and It works great on the ground for steering but when the plane takes to the air it might be a different story.


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PostSubject: Re: Cargo plane build   Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:15 pm

alright m8 looks good l like the tailplane it looks cool. You should paint it camo and give it a couple of red stars.
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PostSubject: Re: Cargo plane build   Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:18 pm

It also looks like a flying boat.
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PostSubject: Re: Cargo plane build   Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:49 pm

Thanks phill, my first choice was to do the camo paint job and I'm currently looking at different mixes of camo colours as theres so many out there.
Your not the first to see a flying boat, scouse said that very thing when he seen the plane, it would float very well if it did not have the cargo bay door in the back.
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PostSubject: Re: Cargo plane build   Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:06 pm

looking good Keith. looks as good as a kit build,its amazing what you can do with a sheet of foam. Cool
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