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Bird of Time build, shooting for 40 oz or so weight on this plane. Looking for a floater and think this may be ideal!
Initially wasn’t going to add spoilers and spoiler servos, but upon discussion with Tom G changed my mind. This will likely add another oz to the weight but apparently these BoT’s will speck out quite easily and then I’ll appreciate the “lift dumpers”
Sept 8 WEIGHTS
Fuse, Canopy root ribs 285 G
Wings and joiner Rod 476 G
Stab and Rudder 49 G
Battery servos receiver etc 204 G
Spoiler servos 24 G
Misc Balsa Sheet for rest of wing 90 G
Total 1128 G
Still missing leading edge, and likely a few other smaller pieces, including Ultracote
Therefore I need to do some more sanding If I want a 40 OZ 1135 G BoT
Sept 19 Finished
Stab bulked up an additional 10 Grams with covering, another 25 or so on the nose for that.. LOL………… forget 40 oz..
Onto the covering, labour intensive!
Red canopy, has to be a hint of red somewhere, and I believe I’ll use some red on the underside of the wings as well.. Tip panels transparent yellow, with red border maybe
I can tell this is gonna fly, 1st flight by the 21 Sept..
Three coats of paint later and sanded, I’ll add another brushed on coat , sand then a top sprayed coat
Outer panel Leading edges, taper added before applying to ribs
Hatch, a couple magnets hold it down at the front
Main panel leading edge, I like to overlap the top sheet
Main panel LE top sheet in place
Bolt on wings held at LE with a couple hardwood dowels
Spoiler servos, on 1/16 plywood trays easily removed in case of failure