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07-02-2013, 07:41 PM
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Posted By paxskipper

Thumbs up Maiden Flight

Well first flight happened this morning:eek:. Got it trimmed out pretty well. Only managed a single flight today, but I'm planning on trying again tomorrow.
07-02-2013, 01:29 AM
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Posted By paxskipper

Maiden did not happen today, but it looks like it...

Maiden did not happen today, but it looks like it will be Tuesday morning.
06-30-2013, 02:44 PM
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Posted By paxskipper

I'll move my forward battery up a little and make...

I'll move my forward battery up a little and make it a little nose heavy for the CG position I marked. Likely a safe thing to do for the maiden flight anyway.;)
06-30-2013, 01:38 PM
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Posted By paxskipper

Thanks. It seems that the 25% would make it...

Thanks.

It seems that the 25% would make it very nose heavy, which is certainly better that tail heavy. As I recall the plans have the CG at about the 33% position - just checking.:)
06-29-2013, 11:07 PM
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Posted By paxskipper

Thumbs up It Is Done

Well at long last I have finished building this. I'll maiden this on Monday:eek:. I still have to decide if I'm going to put the canopy on.

Thanks for all of the good comments along the way. ...
06-28-2013, 07:03 PM
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Posted By paxskipper

Well covering is done and I am installing the...

Well covering is done and I am installing the control surfaces. A few things left to do and this will be ready to fly:oops:.

Pictures soon.
06-26-2013, 02:32 PM
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Posted By paxskipper

Finished covering wing

Here are a couple of pictures of my Super KAOS wing (top / bottom).
This is my first covering job, so I think it looks ok. I suspect that the picture sizes will not allow for any critiques:D, but...
06-26-2013, 03:42 AM
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Posted By paxskipper

Well I started covering the wing. Almost done,...

Well I started covering the wing. Almost done, but it is getting last and I am getting tired. Don't want to mess up now
06-25-2013, 04:33 PM
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Posted By paxskipper

Joe, I decided this morning that if I...

Joe,

I decided this morning that if I rework the battery trays (I'm using 2 3S batteries) I can relocate both batteries further back and not need to add weight to the tail.

So I'll do a...
06-25-2013, 02:29 AM
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Posted By paxskipper

Thumbs up Ready to Cover

Temporarily installed the servos, fin and all control surfaces. Cut pushrods to length and did a rough centering of the servos to check the lengths. I'll need some minor adjustments later. Have...
06-23-2013, 12:22 PM
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Posted By paxskipper

At this point I'm about done with sanding. Next...

At this point I'm about done with sanding. Next step is to mount everything where it belongs and see where the CG ends up. I'm guessing that covering will not affect the balance too much so I'll...
06-09-2013, 01:06 PM
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Posted By paxskipper

Thumbs up Did the first weigh-in today

Thanks, I'll try your particular search suggestion - could be I'll find some nuggets that I have not already found.

BTW I weighed all the pieces and parts this morning and it comes in at 5.5 Lbs....
06-09-2013, 03:04 AM
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Posted By paxskipper

Thanks, I'll add your suggestion to my notes that...

Thanks, I'll add your suggestion to my notes that I have been putting together.
06-09-2013, 12:20 AM
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Posted By paxskipper

This will be an interesting experience as I have...

This will be an interesting experience as I have not covered a complete plane before. I have done a repair, but that was reasonably easy. This beast has all kinds of interesting corners and things...
06-08-2013, 09:32 PM
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Posted By paxskipper

Well I'm down to final sanding (400 grit) - looks...

Well I'm down to final sanding (400 grit) - looks like next step is to cover it.
After that attach LG, install the motor, install servos, balance it and then go fly.
05-30-2013, 06:33 PM
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Posted By paxskipper

Yep I did need to work fast, but I actually had...

Yep I did need to work fast, but I actually had my wife helping so it was not a real problem.
05-30-2013, 04:16 PM
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Posted By paxskipper

Joe, Thanks for the suggestion, but someone...

Joe,
Thanks for the suggestion, but someone else suggested something that sounded fantastic. Here is what I did.
I over cut the cloth by about 3/4 inches on all sides. I put a piece of wax paper...
05-30-2013, 03:27 AM
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Posted By paxskipper

So far I have sanded the wing with 220. I have...

So far I have sanded the wing with 220. I have tried to fill the dimples and cracks. Right now there are no edges other than under where the fiberglass will be on the wing joint, and those are not...
05-30-2013, 02:04 AM
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Posted By paxskipper

I have decided on red and white. Red on the...

I have decided on red and white. Red on the bottom and white on the top. I'll put some white bars on the bottom of the wing. I might try for a red burst on the top. Given this is my first covering...
05-29-2013, 11:27 PM
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Views: 24,967
Posted By paxskipper

Smile Super KAOS Progress - Wing Almost Done

Well it has been a while between updates, but I have been making progress.
Much of my effort has been focused on completing the wing. The only thing left to do before I can cover is to glass the...
05-11-2013, 12:41 PM
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Posted By paxskipper

A request, I'm looking for a top / side view...

A request,

I'm looking for a top / side view outline graphic of this or a similar plane so I can work on a color scheme.

Thanks in advance
05-07-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 24,967
Posted By paxskipper

Well Fuselage sides are going on. I need to put...

Well Fuselage sides are going on. I need to put in bulkhead #1. After that I need to glue the wing halves together and drill holes for the dowels through the LE. This is starting to look like an...
05-07-2013, 09:12 PM
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Views: 24,967
Posted By paxskipper

I'm not sure, but I think it is mostly the rudder...

I'm not sure, but I think it is mostly the rudder and fin. I think the super KAOS has more rudder area.
05-07-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 24,967
Posted By paxskipper

D, Thanks for the pictures and comments. ...

D,

Thanks for the pictures and comments. I'm still fussing over the battery hatch.

I have been suffering from the thought that I was more likely to be nose heavy not tail heavy. So at the...
05-06-2013, 05:45 PM
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Posted By paxskipper

I'm thinking about pretty much the same thing for...

I'm thinking about pretty much the same thing for a hatch; from just behind the firewall to just behind the canopy.

I am planning on moving the firewall forward so as not to need spacers behind...
05-06-2013, 02:21 AM
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Posted By paxskipper

Well the top block is cut out and the pieces...

Well the top block is cut out and the pieces assembled. Stabilizer is tacked on; I'll epoxy it later when I'm sure everything is lined up ok. Just need to wait for the glue to dry then I can start...
05-03-2013, 10:51 AM
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Posted By paxskipper

Left and right wings are ready to be joined. I...

Left and right wings are ready to be joined. I can not finish the bottom LE sheeting until I get the fuselage built so I can properly locate the LE dowels.

I'll be starting on the fuselage...
04-25-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 24,967
Posted By paxskipper

Left wing complete [popcorn] I'll be...

Left wing complete [popcorn]

I'll be starting on the fuse early next week; commitments this weekend. I have mods to make here for the conversion to electric. I'll need to move bulkhead 1...
04-23-2013, 01:49 PM
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Views: 24,967
Posted By paxskipper

Moving along: the left wing is in progress.

Moving along: the left wing is in progress.
04-22-2013, 04:01 PM
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Views: 24,967
Posted By paxskipper

Some pictures of my progress.

Some pictures of my progress.
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