Aero-Works Cap 232 on a Diet

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  1. Apr 29, 2008 #1

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    Thats right I am building a Aeroworks Cap 232 Stick Plane but there is a catch its on a diet. The first picture is of the plane before assembly and before it has been lightened. The second picture is of the wings, elevator, and fuselage that has been lightened.
     

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    The first thing I did was to look at the parts I note areas that I could loose weight without compromising the structural integrity. For example I took out the extra wood around the canopy, and cowl. Secondly I drilled holes in the wings and elevator to help maintain the CG while at the same time loosing several grams. I gathered up all of the sawdust and I lost about 2.5 grams. That is not taking the dust in the air into account. The final picture is of the stick plane completed.
     
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    I also lightened the control stick with 1/16" holes through out the stick I also hollowed out the inside.
     

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    That's incredible how much weight have you saved keep us posted
     
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    Well Ron thats a good question, as I stated above I lost about 2.5 - 3 grams.... I know thats incredible.
     
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    When will you do the maiden a video is a must I can't wait
     
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    Saturday. OCMA be there or be square.
     
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    You're killing me.
     
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    I just lost two minutes of my life. And i will never get it back.
     
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    SWEET!! That thing is going to give you a definite edge over the competition this weekend!!

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    Cowl... I think you should go all the way with this build. You should put in wing fairings made from Bondo and ... oh... of course you will need the Radio South Monokote matching PPG paint system. Can't wait to see your progress... Keep up the good work. More pics please!
     
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    His Kool Aid has been Tainted

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    Im not really happy with the way it flies so I will be taking out some more weight and using monokote in lieu of the light ply. I think some side force generators are in order.
     
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    Try moving the stab before you go to side force gen's remember you want to keep it light
     
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    I truely cannot believe what I just read. Nothing better to do?
     
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    This is my IMAC plane for next season
     
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    His point rolls are sweet with this thing!!!

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    I think i am going to be sick.
     
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    I had a similar IMAC plane years ago.. it was really awesome but doing continuous snaps on a downline really hurt my wrist :eek:
     
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    That's why this is so important Cowlhead is trying to prevent injury's
     

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