This is a kit I purchased from Radical Rc( http://www.radicalrc.com/shop/ ) in Dayton Ohio. It looks beautiful and has some amazing features. The wings warp in place of individual ailerons, the model is very scale, and all of the electronics are fairly cheep. I got this kit on a Monday, ordered parts on Tuesday, got the parts on friday and had the airframe built within the week. This is a very labor intensive kit, so if you have a lot of time it would be good for you. You have to stain all of the wood( i recomend doing this before removing the parts from the sheets), form the wings, bolt together the wing frame pieces and rubber band the wings on. The wings are made of a depron foam that is very sturdy and wont get mashed in a crash. when you form the wings you need to be careful that your heat gun isnt too hot or you will damage the foam. The kit is all 1/8 in laser cut hobby ply wood. I used a minwax stain on all of the parts which gave it a maple color.
I used a heat gun to make the wings shape around the ribs with rubber bands on top.
Motor- D2830-11 1000kv Brushless Motor x2
Esc- Turnigy AE-30A Brushless ESC x2
Battery- ZIPPY Flightmax 2450mAh 4S1P 30C
Servos for rudder and elevator- Turnigy TGY-9025MG Metal Gear Servo 1.8kg/11g/0.09 x2
Wing Warping Servo-Vigor VS-5M MG Servo 10g /1.2kg/0.17sec x2
Reciever- whatever works
Prop- 10X4.7 slow flyer
The assembly of the runners of the main airframe.
The bottom wing is on the runnersand held in place with rubber bands.
the model is fully assembled and now all I need is to put the electronics onboard.
After the maiden flight I got my dad to film for me. I didnt feel comfortable with a hand launch so I brought my skateboard with me to use as a launch vehicle. I plan on making one that is much more refined in the future but it worked well. The maiden flight was really stressful because I have put about 80 hours of work into this plane. Here is the final product in flight.