Glad to here it Nick. So are you going to 3d her at all? I flew bensons untrimed and i could tell that it watned to 3D. You got to throw down on her a little bit.
Yes - 37-3/4 pounds(+/- an ounce or two) with pilot and (paper) panel - still no decals.bodywerks,
Did you end up with your RTF weight? What did you use for a spinner? Or are you running with no spinner to save the 6 to 9 ounces?
Any pics of the completed plane?
I've got the 5 ounce carbon spinner on the way. I'll have the DA 170. I have the wheels that are 2 ounces lighter.BTW, Dean - imagine if I went with an AI foam pilot, CF spinner, and DA 170 with my setup...I'd probably be under 37 pounds!!
If you were replying to my post above yours, I was only talking about the Aeroworks pilots - the planes are about as good as you're gonna get with an ARF. The only problem I am having with my 260 right now is the hatch - the covering is bubbling up and because it is painted, it is nearly impossible to iron it back down.Yes, I went with the Aeroworks. After 150 flights on the 100cc 260 I have not had to do one repair on a glue joint.
I will listen to your advise on wieght saving on the Yak. I know you helped JB with the project.
Crap. Now that I'm done taking the plywood out of the fuselage and hatch, I'm going to be ironing the covering on them today.The only problem I am having with my 260 right now is the hatch - the covering is bubbling up and because it is painted, it is nearly impossible to iron it back down.
Novel idea.Did you guys know that you can save a few ounces (and I guess a few $$$) just by replacing the fuel tank with a Coke bottle? I know a guy here that did it on his Carden 40% 260 and still no problems after 200 flights. He sealed the cap to the bottle with a sealant to make sure no air leaks.