I made a new fuselage for the easystar to get more room for payload. This proto is made in 2 layers of carbonfiber. The carbonfiber is very easy to work with, so if any one out there like to make some modifications just go for it.
I got the carbonfiber from here

The weight of the T-REX fuselage is about 140g = 4.93 ounces - still need to make the inner fuselage so the fuselage can be fasten to the body and still be removerable. Think the whole carbonfiber fuselage will be about 160g = 5.64 ounces.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on October 7, 2009 at 9:19am
Nice! But where do the servos go? Still on the outside, like the original body (hope so!). It would be cool if you could make more and sell them....

Comment by Robert Krogh (hooks) on October 7, 2009 at 11:33am
Hi Chris
The servo wire will still be on the outside of the fuselage, my plan is to glue the servos on the inside of the inner fuselage not shown on the picture.

About selling this fuselage: I'll start experiment with a rubbermold, if there are any luck, I think there will be a chance for a production.
What will people be willing to pay for a fuselage/dronekit like this?
The way I made this proto fuselage there are too much work so price will be too high. Hope with some experimenting i'll find a way to cut of worktime.
Comment by NorthSweden on October 7, 2009 at 11:40am
Nice locking hehe. like a big shipp.

You should have the servos in the tail section. Then you have better CG.

And you get better respons.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on October 7, 2009 at 11:54am
I think up to $49 would be reasonable.
Comment by tycinis on October 7, 2009 at 12:11pm
I agree with chris , 50$ is well priced.
Comment by Ty on October 7, 2009 at 1:33pm
Folks, the kit itself is over $60.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on October 7, 2009 at 1:47pm
Ty, we're talking just about the fuselage extension, not the whole plane.
Comment by Whooper on October 7, 2009 at 6:27pm
Just a thought, could the carbon fibre cause a problem by shielding RF signals? I have seen other posts which suggest externally mounted antennae with CF fuselages.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on October 7, 2009 at 7:31pm
Yes, you'll want your antennas outside the shell.
Comment by Craig Palmer on October 8, 2009 at 4:56am
okay which carbon kit did you get?



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