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Old 10-18-2007, 05:52 PM
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where does the pilot sit?
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Old 10-18-2007, 06:01 PM
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where does the pilot sit?
Since this a a model of an RC electric, I haven't decided if I'm going to put one in here.

In the full scale plane the pilot is nearly laying down in the front. The engines are in the rear, with drive shafts running down alongside the pilot.
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Old 10-18-2007, 06:22 PM
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:34 PM
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I've got a club meeting that I'm heading off to shortly, so don't plan on getting much more done tonight.

Here's a preview, for those who might wish to look at it. I have not yet modeled the tail feathers, nor done much of the texture map. The physics are also still basic, as all the mixes and trims haven't been tweaked. Flaps are on the knob & spoilers are on the 3-Pos switch. The intermixes for these two have not been set up yet, so only one set of surfaces move with each control.
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:57 PM
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Tail modeling complete.

I guess the colorscheme (such as it is) is also done, unless I add additional markings that the original prototype didn't have. I already added the side logo, as I thought it added a touch of class. One of the write-ups I found on this aircraft said that no one was 100% sure if this was to be the final color, it might have just been a base coat.

What say the masses?

I've started tweaking the flight model and should have it ready to go this evening.

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Old 10-19-2007, 06:04 PM
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Looking real good! Is that a Lipo battery I see behind the motors?
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Old 10-19-2007, 06:15 PM
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sweet

mine only goe 100mph whats the secret to get this thing to top speed
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Old 10-19-2007, 06:25 PM
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mine only goe 100mph whats the secret to get this thing to top speed
1/5 scale = 100mph.
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Old 10-19-2007, 06:59 PM
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mine only goe 100mph whats the secret to get this thing to top speed
As Phrank said, that is the model's actual top speed and it equates to 500 "scale" MPH. An actual 500 MPH is above the limits for RF any way.
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Is that a Lipo battery I see behind the motors?
That it is (a four pack of 3S 2100 mah, actually) Ganged together it will give you the 6S 4200 mah that this thing needs to fly. In real life, I like ganging smaller packs together rather than using one huge one. That way if one cell goes bad, I don't have to replace the whole thing (or take it apart). So I modeled it the same way.

Here's some shots showing how I set up the Flaps & Spoilers.

With the 3-Pos switch in the forward position, you have normal operations. The flaps work off of the knob and this is suitable for most flight modes.
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With the 3-Pos switch in the middle position you have dive brake mode. Both the flaps and the spoilers are deployed inverse of the throttle (i.e. Max throttle - No brakes & Min throttle - Max brakes).
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Lastly, with the 3-Pos switch in the rear position you have Max airbrakes to come to a full stop after landing. The flaps may also be used as normal in this mode, however, with full flaps & full brake you need power to stay flying. duh
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Plane posted

It's been posted to the swaps. If you downloaded the prototype (desig 100P), please delete the files and get the final version (desig R-100) from the swaps.

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Old 10-20-2007, 03:13 PM
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It's been posted to the swaps. If you downloaded the prototype (desig 100P), please delete the files and get the final version (desig R-100) from the swaps.

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Flys great. I am constantly amazed by the aircraft that appear in this forum. Control interaction is impressive. Thanks for a wonderful model.

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Old 10-21-2007, 09:38 AM
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Bugatti Racer Pic

Attached is a pic I took of the Bugatti 100P racer from at the EAA musuem in Oshkosh, WI. Several years ago there was a feature article in Sport Avaition on this airplane. This was also featured on the EAA TV show which aired on the now defunct Discovery Wing channel.

Thanks for a great model!
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