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Old 05-27-2011, 04:04 PM
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Super Sportwin Build

This is Mark Rittinger's Super Sportwin electric twin design that was featured in the June 2011 Model Aviation magazine.

Thanks to willsonman for sending the plans he had already scanned out of the magazine. I set the building plans into more of a regular "3-view" style setp along with adding some of the formers, etc. that were also included on the plans.

I've begun with the fuse, and also roughed in the v-stab (flat balsa)

Edit: I've left the sharp tip / point of the fuse off for now. I didn't want to accidently mis-select some very small polys while I was working / mirroring the fuse.

Second Edit: I've taken a couple pictures of the real plane out of it's build thread on rcgroups for reference
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:43 PM
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:37 PM
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Did a little more roughing in of the overall shape tonight, starting to take the shape of the plane in that magazine article.

willsonman, I would appreciate your input and help during this project. You are very good at recreating real life model specs and translating them for use in the KE editor (weights, motors, batteries, etc. etc.)
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:53 PM
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Gathering a lot of info already. The easy part is the electronics. Its all laid out for me in the article. The fun part will be how you make the wingtips. The curled ones provided better stability but I've never messed with this in RF. I can try and take a look at what is available already like the seawind. If using E-tracts from Eflite that is easy as well. Weights and speeds are all easily posted. I think I want to really hot rod this thing out so I am looking into different motors and props. CF props will be liter but not necessarily more efficient. Maybe pylon props. Maybe 4S instead of 3S.
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Old 05-29-2011, 08:35 PM
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Cool, glad to hear you've been thinking of some ideas for this project! I appreciate it.

On the plans there were the two different wing tip variations (and listed as "both tips perform well" If you look closely I did go with the curved town tips.....just cuz it looks pretty cool I thought.

As far as the retracts (one of the next areas I was going to model) on the plans it lists Robart model 600 retracts. They are a very simple retract, but Robart supplies dimensional plans / drawings for all their retracts. I have downloaded that specific retract to model and place into the model when the time arrives.

I would be more than willing to let you hot rod it out (as long as it's realistic, which coming from you I know it would be) this thing just looks like a screamer even when sitting on the ground!

The wife and I went to a wedding last night and came back into town this morning. Tonight she's talking about watching a movie....hope I can sneek some time in Wings3D later tonight.

Thanks

Edit: I did get all the control surfaces cut out and shaped the leading edges yesterday afternoon.

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New files have been posted to the swap pages to reflect a real-life build of a 150% build by Bill Nash. Build thread here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...=1767479&pp=50
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someone has the plane of this plane?
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someone has the plane of this plane?
The link to the plane is in post #95.
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The plans I sent PPlace were just the small print of them in the Model Aviation Mag. They are copyrighted so sending you the digital scan of full-size plans would be illegal anyway.
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