Pastception (around Joenall of 2014) This is the first event the Capybara has been to!
Unloading the giant Guinea Pig!
Here you can see its size relative to Peter!
The receiver and power box are located above the wing here.
There are three wires to the tail, two of them are for the dual elevator servos and a single one for the rudder.
Cheap aluminum square stock was purchased at Lowes.
Still a bit messy, however the wiring will eventually be cleaned up soon!
Simple plug in setup, just three ESC wires and the servo leads for the aileron.
Reinforcing the motor mount with some aluminum right angle stock from Lowes.
Placing the pin in for the strut.
Open the gate!
These are combined in series first then parallel to make a 10,000mah 10S lipo!
All assembled and ready for crash... uh I mean maiden!
A cockpit was added for a more scale-istic appearance!
Luckily the Capybara only just needed a few clicks of up trim.
Aileron deflection was fairly apparent. This was a bit of an oversight and eventually got fixed.
Landing in one piece!
During a low pass there was a suspicious sounding 'pop'. Turns out the aileron wasn't completely glued all the way in!
If you were impressed with this project keep your eyes open for future episodes. Needless to say, Peter has a few plans for some awesome challenges involving this gentle giant.