Monday, July 04, 2016

DIY Canard Airframe 09

AAAAAND we are back! It's been over half a year since I've worked on the canard, and now that the weather is finally warm (and dry!) I decided it was time to get back to finishing this project.

I've got the servos installed, and did a quick run to the park to make sure it still glides ok. That it didn't disappoint. Now I'm concerned about the thrust angle of the motor. The motor is a few mm below the thrustline, and I'm not sure how much downthrust to give it (or not?).

A quick google indicates some people have flown their models with no downthrust - I'll probably stick with that for now. There's also the incidence of the canard to consider. ARGH! Hopefully will have news in a day or two with the maiden!

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