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||AXI 2814/12, 2820/10
Jeti 30/3, 15/4
||4 x GWS naro
Casttle Creations Phoenix 45
||8 cells FAUP
||4 + motor
||4 to 6 minutes
||APC E - 11x5.5
with AXI motor
from wing edge
I got this plane already build, so I just reinforced
areas I assumed would need. The AXI motor was chosen after talking with
ModelMotors who explained that this plane was specifically designed, for
this motor. As for the Speed controller selection, I saw few Castle
Creations ESC BEC from my friends, used with so much success that I had to
try one, for this special plane.
- Added 2 carbon fiber sticks behind the motor. Where the battery can
be pushed again. It also protects the motor, from the battery, in case
of frontal shock
- To maintain the CG as needed, the battery needs to be inserted way
inside the canopy, close to the motor. Another action that would help
would be to install the servos closer to the CG
- Covered the control surfaces with strong tape, to reinforce them
- Using a heavier motor would have the battery able to go more
Note: The wing shape is incorrectly build, with the upper surface more or less flat as the bottom surface
||Very fast. The plane takes speed, so just
gently pull the stick, it will take off at some point. Pulling the stick
to much, would have the plane climb the tree. A possibility is to have the
radio in take-off mode, with elevator surface moving much less than in
Using the AXI2820/10, you can even just let it go from your hand (see
||If you have the same mode, for all phases
of the flight, and make it E3D type, the plane will be VERY nervous. Best
is too program Take-off, standard flight, E3D and landing modes.
Exponential is also recommended.
I added mixing between the motor and the elevator. Mixing between ailerons
and rudder is not good, in E3D mode, but in sport mode only, you may like
The plane stalls, and tip stall if you push it, but it is easy to avoid
and certainly take back in control, if it happens.
Due to the wrong wing shape, the plane does not behave as good as a
plane of this type should. On the other hand, inverted flight is much
All tests were done on 8 cells. 10 cells will definitively have this
plane hover. There is a chance that the 8 cells with JETI 30/3 will as
Any comment on its E3D capabilities ? Since I was not able to pass the
1:1 barrier yet, this should be covered later.
comparison setups on the Trick 1000
||provides a sport model, not E3D, but
sport aerobatic one. The advantage is to keep the weight low, while
having a powerful plane. See video of the first flight
||30 Amp. Provides an excellent sport
model. See video of the flight. Does not hover, but very powerful.
||Test to be
done end of March 2004
||Test to be
done end of March 2004
||Pretty easy, as the plane can handle low
speed. Did not try to add flaps for now, as it was not needed.
||EPP. The plane won't break easily but the
prop will, as well as the motor. The battery pack, if well placed and
protected, will be fine, but the EPP around the battery may be hurt on a
crash. Gluing it back should be the easiest. ESC BEC and receivers are in
the back so they should be just fine, whatever happens.
||EPP, so Epoxy 5 minutes + carbon fiber if
- Replacing the battery pack is a MAJOR PAIN. You have to
remove the wing, each time. The wing is hold by a screw. If you like
to come to the field, and just fly, this is not a good plane, as each
time, you have to waste minutes to replace the battery.
- Carrying the plane is very convenient. With one hand, it can be
done. It is also pretty strong, so damages during transport should be
- The only part which is weak, is the elevator and rudder part. These
are really weak, and replacing them would not be too easy as they are
glued with the canopy.
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Monday, 19 September 2005