SHORT BROS NIMBUS SCALE 1:3.5

Let us all watch your new project progress.
Post Reply
Jilles
Posts: 160
Joined: 22 Mar 2015, 10:27
Location: Australia
Contact:

Re: SHORT BROS NIMBUS SCALE 1:3.5

Post by Jilles » 11 Sep 2019, 03:12

The Nimbus was taken to the field today to get rigging experience on the field and do a range test.
I have a 16 channel Taranis TX. Two 8 channel receivers are fitted. Two 3S-2200 Lipos for power supply with individual power supplies for redundancy.
Both elevator halves have their own servo and channel divided over the two RX's, an other redundancy measure. Same for the ailerons.
In total 10 channels are used. Also on board a high precision Vario/altimeter from Taranus.
All my vario's are programmed that they beep when flying in lift. In normal sink no sound is emitted. Only when experiencing excessive sink a constant low pitch tone is heard.
Apart from adding approximate 150-200 grams in the nose and coming up with some cover strips over the wing-fuselage joints all is ready to fly
These cover strips are shown on pictures of the prototype so will be to scale. Much better than tape that rips of the paint after a while
The flying weight will be 11.9 kg so just under my goal of 12 kg max.
Attached some pictures of the occasion today. For a change I am in one of the pictures to give an idea of size. It won't happen to again.
This concludes this built thread with only more thread to come after the 28th with either the good or bad news.
Attachments
20190911_090050.jpg
20190911_090116.jpg
20190911_090125.jpg
20190911_090138.jpg
20190911_090209.jpg

User avatar
Cliff Evans
Posts: 1667
Joined: 13 Mar 2015, 10:32
Location: Bristol
Contact:

Re: SHORT BROS NIMBUS SCALE 1:3.5

Post by Cliff Evans » 11 Sep 2019, 08:12

Looks great Jilles. As do you. Looking forward to the flight.

User avatar
VinceC
Site Admin
Posts: 649
Joined: 22 Feb 2015, 11:45
Contact:

Re: SHORT BROS NIMBUS SCALE 1:3.5

Post by VinceC » 11 Sep 2019, 08:49

Wow! 8-) 8-) 8-)

patte de loup
Posts: 18
Joined: 18 Mar 2015, 21:11
Location: Strasbourg ( FRANCE )
Contact:

Re: SHORT BROS NIMBUS SCALE 1:3.5

Post by patte de loup » 11 Sep 2019, 15:38

Ouah !!! congratulations for this homebuild.
Should be on the top with pilotes Inside ;)
Looking forward to seeing pics of her in the sky :)
Pat'

Post Reply