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Re: Scratch Built ASW17 1/3 Scale

Posted: 03 Nov 2019, 14:48
by Chris Bowles
A bit more work done, retract unit made, now fitting the formers to take the unit, it stopped raining for a few hours here so took a picture of the finished fuz, well almost, still wiring and servos to fit

Re: Scratch Built ASW17 1/3 Scale

Posted: 18 Nov 2019, 15:25
by Chris Bowles
Hi a bit more done, cut out the doors for the retract, hinged them and fitted the torque rods to keep the doors closed, have been using torque rods for awhile 0.3mm, fit and forget, can be a bit of a pain getting the tension just right, so this time made up a couple of adjusters, when happy with the tension tighten up the cap screw, you can see them either side of the RX, made up the wiring harness for both wings, everything worked first time, made up and glassed in the frames for the retract, did think about moulding a mudguard for the wheel, in the end took the easy route and made up a cover for the retract unit, might stop some of the grass getting inside, time will tell
For battery power using 5500mah 3s lipo X 2, need the weight, but only using 1 at a time, fly for one day, then swap over to the 2nd battery for the 2nd day the Jeti bec gives me telemetry, input volt, output volt, capacity used, plus alarms can be set, all the servos are HV, at the moment set at 8 volt

Re: Scratch Built ASW17 1/3 Scale

Posted: 28 Nov 2019, 18:45
by Chris Bowles
Hi, well have now finished the model, everything working, model balanced, ready for the first flight, put the model on the scales, came out at 11kgs, very happy with the weight, the next post should be flying shots

Re: Scratch Built ASW17 1/3 Scale

Posted: 28 Nov 2019, 19:15
by Cliff Evans
Well done Chris. Looks great.

Re: Scratch Built ASW17 1/3 Scale

Posted: 29 Nov 2019, 11:23
by Chris Bowles
Thanks Cliff, you might get to see it in the flesh, next year, missed you a couple of times this year, by a day

Re: Scratch Built ASW17 1/3 Scale

Posted: 29 Nov 2019, 12:55
by Cliff Evans
With any luck!!

Re: Scratch Built ASW17 1/3 Scale

Posted: 01 Dec 2019, 08:41
by roo Hawkins
Well done. Hope the maiden go well

Re: Scratch Built ASW17 1/3 Scale

Posted: 01 Dec 2019, 17:37
by B Sharp
Very nice job as usual Chris. Hopefully I will see it at some point next year.
Brian.

Re: Scratch Built ASW17 1/3 Scale

Posted: 01 Dec 2019, 19:48
by Chris Bowles
Thanks Roo, winter is not the best time for a maiden, but if a window appears I will take it
Brian, I am sure we will meet up somewhere next year, and if the maiden is a success I will bring the 17 with me, if only to out fly Bobs DG 1000