After building the das ugly stik in the previous post, I got to thinking that I have a ton of 4S 3000 to 6000 batteries kicking around from the multi-rotor days, that are just going bad.
The question was, could I build something to use them, or if they were too heavy, could I utilize the same plane for the standard 3s2200 that we all have so many of.
Looking at pics of the slo stick, it looked like something I could adapt to any battery configuration, and even potentially use the platform for testing wing designs.
Wanting to start using up the ton of laminate film I have, I started with a full length of depron foam, and covered it in 3mil laminate film. This gave me a 39″ wingspan. Figuring I need plenty of lift, I took this, and using the Armin Wing technique, created a wing with a 13″ cord (inc alirons).
Now that I have a wing, what to mount it to… Had a few pieces of 10mil square carbon tube from HK – bingo! Not sure this stuff is really carbon, seems to cut rather easily, but what the heck, its a Fuze!
Now I needed a motor large enough to move this thing. Found an extra SunnySky 3508v from one of my bigger multi-rotors, that swung 13″ props. This should work(?) — Stuck an 11″ on this motor at 700kv with 4s – seems to pull fairly well but may have to move up to a full 13″ prop.
The entire key to this build was its ability to accept any battery or any wing I wanted. To accomplish this, The entire Wing and the entire Landing gear/battery tray are completely Moveable anywhere on the frame length. This gives me the ability to set CG with any weight of battery at all, be it 3 or 4 S.
These fully moveable sections should allow me to use this base frame for just about any wing or battery combination I want to try…..
At least, that’s my Theory! hahahaha