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No kidding!

I am so pumped about the performance of my E Taco, I had a dream to take my favorite profile and scale it down to 36" span. Build it extra light like I did the E Taco, use the same power, same gear. Actually build it exactly like the E Taco, just with a different fuse profile. I'm even gonna use the same Taco ribs, just cut a new set with spar slots for a straight LE instead of the swept LE of the Taco.

I have already purchased the extra motor/gearbox and have the servos in house. CF tubes are here now. All I need to do is scale the planform down for the fuse and tail feathers, ailerons, etc.

I am of course building a second E Taco, but why I never thought to scale down other profiles and apply the same technique to them..I just can't imagine why I never thought of this until the middle of last night!!
 

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By "favorite profile" I assume you mean the Edge? I was saying a similar thing to Bill the other day. the Taco is close enough, if you just pulled the LE straight, Viola! Edge-ish thing!!

I don't supose you would like to list the changes you made to make the e-Taco so light would you? After flying Paul's old and new one I looked at my newest and saud "I hate you...." I have got to get a Taco with lower wingloading, that's all there is to it!! The AXI kicked ass, and SOOOOOOOOOOOO quit
 

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Well, the Sledge.. A 36" span super light E Sledge is what I'm building.

Axi?? please.... I thought you liked the Razor...

Anyway, here are the E Taco mods, they have been on the 'net for quite a while for those who are interested.

My input to the thread doesn't start until the last page..

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=208840

And I forgot, you didn't get to see my E Taco fly. Well, you missed it.
 

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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=208840

And I forgot, you didn't get to see my E Taco fly. Well, you missed it.
Dude, what are you talking about? I was in Memphis!! Remeber? I was the ass that said "No, I'll fly it Saturday, let all the really good guys have it first....." Famous last words!!! It was awsome!!

pauls was great too. I really liked it!! What's your beef with the Axi? It was terific, super quiet and way powerful.
 

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Sorry, I thought you didn't get there until later. I do remember Sloan instinctively heading for Hooters!! :D
 

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Anybody got the skills to build a 36 inchish 530ish square 2 pound Sledge that would survive 25 size glow? I'd prefer a little thicker airfoil than what I saw on the Taco, but that's just a preference. My Mini is getting beat to hell, and probably won't last long at this rate. There is said to be a new version of the Mini in the works, but I might need something in the mean time...

I'm a customer if you do. :D
 

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Sorry, I thought you didn't get there until later. I do remember Sloan instinctively heading for Hooters!! :D
Dude, I remember that too......It was like there was a pide-piper or something...
 

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I'd prefer a little thicker airfoil than what I saw on the Taco, but that's just a preference
If you scale the Sledge rib down 75% like (I am doing) the rest of the plane, the wing is actually the same thickness as the Taco. Mine was 1/8" thinner than stock since I left the sheeting off, and not having a sheeted LE makes it look thinner. I think I will ad half ribs in between the main ribs on both the new E Taco and E Mini Sledge to keep the covering from curving in so bad between the ribs on the LE

Ironically, I like the thinner winged planes....especially the tip. I think this is one of the reasons I like my Sledge so much more than my OMP FF 540P. So I'm very anxious to see how this experiment comes out. I can't help but think it's gonna be killer. It's gonna be killer having an E Taco and E Mini Sledge at the same time, and as soon as I get 3 more packs, I'll be set. :D
 

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It's gonna be killer having an E Taco and E Mini Sledge at the same time, and as soon as I get 3 more packs, I'll be set. :D
It's gonna be KILLER for us to fly them too!!!!! :D
 

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Shi-ite! It's gonna be right impossible to get a flight, Pal!! Shoulda took me up on E Taco 1 at Mempho!! :lol:
 

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Well, we have to go to a top secret field, miles fom any other RC activity, and I put you on a buddy box! 8)

Nah, I'm kidding. My planes are awful boring with just ME flying them!
 

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Well, we have to go to a top secret field, miles fom any other RC activity, and I put you on a buddy box! 8)

Nah, I'm kidding. My planes are awful boring with just ME flying them!
OK by me, that's a sure way to take the guilt out of it!!!!!
 

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good to see there will be a scond "Bling Bling"
WHich will be the next event you will attend Chucky ? What I am trying to say is, when will we see it fly ?
 

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Second and third! I'm going to build them at the same time since they will basically be the same construction.

I'm shooting for Gordos deal in August, Razorbacks in Sept., and Nashville also in Sept.
 

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TailTwister said:
Anybody got the skills to build a 36 inchish 530ish square 2 pound Sledge that would survive 25 size glow? I'd prefer a little thicker airfoil than what I saw on the Taco, but that's just a preference. My Mini is getting beat to hell, and probably won't last long at this rate. There is said to be a new version of the Mini in the works, but I might need something in the mean time...

I'm a customer if you do. :D
If my 25 size Edgealotta does well with electric... It won't be hard to do a glow conversion.... I should have the electric version out soon...
 
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