Jan 28 It’s a bit chilly outside, but took the opportunity to put the Sagitta 900 together and snap a few pictures
All the bits and pieces have been taken care of
install rubber landing strip
install 2 eyes to secure wings
A splash of red and yellow has been added to the wings. The spoilers need fitting and covering. Soon this will be complete.
After Paint I can say that each coat of paint on the fuse adds 4 – 5 Grams. all up less then an once for Complete Paint,. Likely heavier then Ultrakote, but more Durable I would say Red, yellow . white Ultracote will be here tomorrow, so soon the wings and tail feathers will get covered
After 3 coats of paint and sanding I have added between 4 and 5 G per coat, the weight now is 285 Grams. I sand with 100 to 120 grit and a block, the closer you get to smooth and flat the more effort it takes.
Water paper would also work, but this time I’m sticking to garnet paper, and cleaning it to prevent clogging of the grit on occasion.
Is paint really that heavy
Sanding, sanding other project, today though I got a 1st coat of Paint on the Fuselage.
Weighed the fuselage, servo cover and hatch as well before painting. Weight 271 Grams
Some more of the build at sanding stage now, little else to cobble together. Have built a set of stabs as well which are almost double the stock stab set thickness.
May 03 2016
The Airtronics Kits are great Kits, and getting harder and harder to find
This 900 will have MKS HV6100 Servos all around, with a single servo to activate the spoilers via dial cords
Colors will be white, red and blue
Thinking 1 tip with red , white and blue stripes, as symetry only adds to the confusion when flying.
American flag ish possibly!
Above 1000 ft who cares, the gallery is no longer watching, and all colors become one at that distance, but on the ground especially on the top this pattern should be really pretty
There’s gotta be a picture somewhere, when I find one I’ll add it in here.
Also consideration will be made to build a second set of stabs with some more thickness then the stock stabs.
First Flown in the Late 70’s
Amazing for a plane designed in Aug 78, and first flown in 79 on the 10th
anniversary of the Apollo 11 Landing
Just 8 days later Skip Miller set a best time on a F3B course of 9.39 seconds
The design surely has endured time, and when you find one at a field near you there’s usually someone having a look at the pretty lines.
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