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Next day of the flying rectangle.

Today I moved the C.G. more forward. The plane flys much better now. Great to see we can make a reasonably controllable aeroplane with minimal shaping. I think for the actual head tracker I’d at least make the trailing edge taper to 5mm which is the same as the control surfaces. That way we can bring the control surfaces back to the size used on Redious and not overload the servos.

All the red plastic parts you see on this plane are available on this site. The motor mounts aren’t up yet, but will be soon.

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Sentach powered up

Put the motor in and re-balanced it. Flew at around 14:00ish under power with about a 30kt NNE (15.43m/s) for backup glideability. Flew so well. Only hit about half throttle with a 4s. Had heaps of lift, so I’d say I could max out at about 1kg payload with more throttle. Now onto a flight controller before sticking the head tracker in.

Flight weight – 1414g

New COG –  280mm from the L.E.