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YCR-14 “R” is for Recon

October 16, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Well not really but it is funny.

So the new nose graph job went as planned. Did not alter the CG to much to be honest.

A little nose heavy but I can balance it out a touch more.

I had planned to make the new nose removable but that was before I learned a new trick this evening.

How to roll foam board into a round tube. This changes everything.

I’m now thinking about a whole new air frame. Maybe a B17?

On to the photos.

The video on youtube called this the gut roll. Yep a bar, foam and your belly.

It worked for me but damn hard on my ribs heh.

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Still the results are very exciting.

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I’m going to try and form a few sections and we shall see about making a proper air frame.

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Blow out photo but see they are more or less the same dimension.

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Just the round one will naturally perform better.

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Onto the YCR operation. Cut and removed the old nose.

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Cleaned out inside/forward bulk head.

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Lots of damage in there 😉

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On of the things I wanted to correct with the YC was landing gear. I want to taxi. So I made up a shaft.

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The servo attached to the rudder via Y connector.

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As I said I had planned to make the nose removable but changed my mind. Glued it all in place.

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Had to patch up a few holes.

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So there we go. I will make the top of the nose removable so I can access the GoPro.

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Will most likely paint it black again as well. Find it helps me with the direction of the plane.

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I will add some post board to help with the air flow over the nose as well.

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And I was able to steer the plane. Hooray.

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