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Bristol GoPro Cockpit

November 21, 2013 Leave a comment

Well that was no fun.

Still not super happy with the design but that is enough for today.

– Front nose section built up to host batteries.

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– I suspect the taller 5″ body us going to drive me nuts.

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– I padded the battery section to keep them secure but will also use Velcro.

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– There is a height difference and I will have to sort out the flow.

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– I want a removable cap for the go pro.

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– I am thinking this may work.

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– Just have to interface with the plastic.

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– I’d use skewers or rubber bands to lock it down.

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– I’ll try some other tricks tomorrow to improve the looks.

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This build is challenging for sure. I want to mimic the Bristol as close as possible but the canopy covers are hard.

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Bristol Fuselage

November 20, 2013 Leave a comment

Started building the fuselage for the RC bomber.

– The redesigned single row bomb pod. AKA the egg hopper.

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– Did not save much weight compared to the old 2×2 model.

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– This surprises me as I used short side walls.

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– And one less servo to open the doors.

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– Testing the open function.

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– Onto the fuselage.

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– The bomb pod squeezes into place.

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– Doors open and close nicely.

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– I will make a skewer securing system later.

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– These pieces are used to ensure the pod is level and in place.

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– Might have to make another pod designed to release gliders.

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– Bomb pod works.

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– Next issue was to profile the shape and locate the GoPro.

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– Body is just wide enough for the camera but decided it would be located in the cockpit this time.

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– I can build the cap making it easier to turn the camera on.

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– Nose section will house the batteries.

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– Actually the nose will not be very long which is nice. 2-3″ max.

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– Good progress but I don’t think it will fly this weekend. Weather looks bad anyhow.

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The Bristol Bomber RC Plane

November 18, 2013 Leave a comment

Thanks to seeing that wondering B25 today on FliteTest I have come back to building a WWII bomber.

Working from the concepts used for the AJR-48 the  Bristol Bomber RC Plane will have a 60″ wing span vs the previous 48″, the fuselage length is 30″ + 3″ nose section vs the previous 36″,  fuselage width is 3″ vs the previous 5″ and the  fuselage height is 5″ vs 4″ to aid in props clearing since I won’t be installing landing gear.

I’m very happy to making another attempt on this plane.

– Again using the FT Spitfire planes but with slight mods based off my own build and the B-25 designs.

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– Tall and skinny. Just wide enough for the gopro.

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– My putting the batteries upright on the sides I was able to keep the fuselage narrow.

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– My Chief Weapons Officer was not impressed when I said we might not be able to drop 4 eggs.

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– BTW the bomb pod is 80 grams with 6 servos and one receiver.

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– I’m aiming to make it lighter.

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– Lower walls and yes it is now a 1×4 10″ long 2.25″ wide.

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– I can’t wait to have it fully assembled and installed.

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More tomorrow night.