some laser cutting.....

some RC plane stuff, some other stuff.

Cutting some wing ribs

 

Old pics from the airplane shop

It’s much uglier now.  Cant even walk down there.  It’s a balsa dust shithole.

   

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Stix3D 27 Flies

It’s all done, the smallest RC plane I’ve built. 27 inch wingspan for indoor and backyard flying.  Dirt cheap electronics, no extra weight-loss measures (ie- no carbon fiber pushrods, no cellfoam, no contest weight balsa) , 2 cell 800mA battery, 1800kv motor from my Chinese cousins at HK,  towerpro 5 gram servos, 1.5mil doculam covering.  CG was a bit too far back for my tastes and some shuffling is called for, but it’s a hoot to fly this little bat.

Thanks to Ron at the Probro forum for the plans. The build thread is here:  http://www.theprofilebrotherhood.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=33132

I deviated from the plans by using a NACA 0015 airfoil. I  lasercut a dual-taper rib pattern from 11″ to 7.5″ chord.  http://airfoiltools.com/airfoil/details?airfoil=naca0015-il   If anyone wants a ribset cut let me know…. it’s already in the computer.

 

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