Suicufnoc builds a LiteYak

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Suicufnoc builds a LiteYak

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 3:04 pm

This might be slow, sorry. Current plan, tell me if any of this is stupid:

[*]Full size lamyak 40, whatever span that is. Goal is about 3lb.
[*]40fp
[*]1/32" ply, oak, pine, balsa laminated motor mount
[*]Styrofoam fuse with 11mm Carbon tube.
[*]Basically a standard wing, but foam ribs, cause cheap.
[*]1/4" balsa stick control surfaces.
[*]Standard aileron & rudder servos, 9g throttle.
[*]Thinking of doing a cheap metal gear 9g size servo for each elevator half. Should have enough torque but idk about the servo horns.
[*]1/8" wire gear
[*]some packing tape
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Re: Suicufnoc builds a LiteYak

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 3:17 pm

Hi my name is DorkitDan, may I fly your plane please ;)
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Re: Suicufnoc builds a LiteYak

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 4:00 pm

Thanks, I've read it. I've gotta try to get a bow set up, sure would be faster. I'm open to the ply instead of tube, will probably do some experimenting.

Anyone do a 40 size glow one yet? I saw the dl20 one. I'll be doing something for a 120ax after/alongside this.
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Re: Suicufnoc builds a LiteYak

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 5:26 pm

I've done a couple with 2 arrow shafts in the fuse, there much more durable
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Re: Suicufnoc builds a LiteYak

PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 12:59 am

it'll work. look up liteyak thread, and flightcrazed foam lamyak build for tips. easy to get under 3 lb. with fp40.
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Re: Suicufnoc builds a LiteYak

PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 6:57 am

Yup, I'm watching that one too. Liteyak thread is the inspiration. I think, I forget. I actually cut out the fuse 3 or 4 years ago, then forgot about it, just found it and decided to finish the rest.
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Re: Suicufnoc builds a LiteYak

PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 7:02 pm

Did some stuff.

1/4" Balsa plus inner pine bearers
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1/16" Full length oak outside bearers
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Add stick
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Add more balsa filler
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Add 1/32 Ply
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Mount is 1.4oz not counting tube, same weight as Wild Fred's that had 4" maple bearers. This one is stronger, or weaker, idk.

Tell me if I do something stoopid :? so nobody else will do it!

Speaking of stupid, I accidentally got a .5mm thick tube instead of ~1mm. Decided to roll with it... Its actually kinda flexible, maybe enough that it won't break? :dk:
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Re: Suicufnoc builds a LiteYak

PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 2:53 pm

Looking good, not sure how that tube will do @ half the size. Probably won't lend a whole lot of strength. But it will add some. Keep it going! :drink:
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Re: Suicufnoc builds a LiteYak

PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:32 pm

spar.jpg

Super experimental spar. Glider style, except not made to hand 100000000 Gs. I think its strong. We'll see.

ailerons.jpg

Yup. Will add tri-stock after I make a tri-stock cutter. Probably need to add one more brace on the outside to keep the covering from pulling it in.

Been reading about Doculam. Is the 1.5mil stuff lighter than hobby**** cote?
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