This week I was busy making a propeller hub for the Radian pro propeller blades and welded the motor mount to the aluminum spine that is going to run down the center of the Multiplex easy Star . The Radian pro motor is a tractor motor. So rather than turn it around and mount it on the Easy Star and run it backwards causing the motor to pull against the mounting bolts and possible issues pulling a internal thrust bearing the wrong way I cut the motor shaft off mounted it the right way around and made a propeller hub for the folding blades that mounts on and pushes against the back of the motor (I was thinking of taking it over to the tire place and see if they could balance it? he he) if it doesn't work I will go out and buy a proper motor and prop. I also cut out the Flaperons for the wings I am going to look into wing stiffening and since I fly out my back door I can make the wing attached to the plane one piece You Guys Have a Great Day!
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I don't know? we just got a digital scale at work I will weigh it this week. 8 ounces maby?
It looks very nice. :D How heavy is that spline?
@ Eli Choen the aluminum is 1/8 it is the lightest material we have at the shop Yes I am going to stiffen the wings The idea of the aluminum spine is when it " lawn Darts" The fuselage doesn't break in half light Glass sounds good but my medium is metal Have a Great Day! Thanks Doug
How thick is that aluminum? I would imagine you would get better strength to weight just by putting a layer or two of light glass all around the airframe. you would be getting a huge boost in stiffness with very little additional weight. As it is, unless you are doing something in the horizontal plane, i feel like it might be a bit floppy!
Build on Carl!
Thanks for the update. I always enjoy seeing your handiwork.