My Bill Dean 1952 Duo Monoplane before paint as built from the
plan given to me by André Bird .
This model comes out at 66g auw flying with the proposed 200mA single lipo and an eRC Micro Stik £6.50 pager/gearbox prop combi that flies my orange Mercurian Mite so well at Ferry.
I am still undecided as to whether I should use a Pboro 1 gram fet timer or put a voodoo controller in it....
This model has an amazing glide with all that surface area , a real floater. Construction is 3 mm depron wings , tail and fins, 1/8th balsa fusleage and a bit of carbon strip for added stiffness on the underbody.
- I suppose using a Voodoo controller will help me knock back the power for better indoor flying control and yet still give me the option of 100% power for outside use when required. ( I 've only had the Voodoo for 3 years now still in the packet so it is about time I used it!)
Those fins are just crying out for lovely Luftwaffe '46 Swastikas!
- watch this space.. Ted
A few days later:-
The final flying weight is 78grams using a single 200mA lipo and the eRC Micro Stik motor/gearbox combi and propellor bought as running spare parts from the link below:-
These are the same motor/ prop parts that a fly my orange Mercurian Mite so well at Ferry.
Below are two photographs taken by Nigel Hawes from RCM&E magazine at the BMFA Nats in August 2012