Maiden Flight 4/3/2014
Sketchup Files- Zoom out on the plans and you will see other parts to the plans which help in construction. The are for the 78" plane but can be easily rescaled in sketchup to any size. If you build and fly one please send me pictures and videos. I would love to see them. I would be happy to help with any construction issues... email@example.com
Fuselage bulkheads plans
Original plans that I adapted for this project:
was for 64"WS put I enlarged plans to 74"WS.
Just about finished with this massive 76" wingspan C-130J. Big jump going from my cargo twin engine plane to this four engine monster. Used plans of old control line C-130 I got off the internet, added some length to the fuselage to make it a C-130J and scaled it up from 48" to 76" WS. I just scaled it by enlarging PDF file and printing them. Constructed plane with FFF and DT foam internal framework and skinned plane with paper stripped DT foam.
Wings were constructed using a modified Flitetest technique with DT foam keeping the scale airfoil which most interestingly has thickest part of airfoil at 50% for best lift.
Powered by 4x 2822 1450kv, 4x 8x3.8SF and 4x 20A speed controls. Should have over 600W of power. Controls are throttle with differential thrust(R/L), Flaperons(ailerons/flaps), elevator, rudder and Bombay in midsection. Kept everthing light and sound be fun to fly. Goes against my usual mantra "quick build" but it sure is a cool looking plane. All that is left is installing some servos, adding the decals and some other details. Just have to wait for the the snow to melt in NH to try this bad boy.
I am trying to convert my modified paper plans to sketchup and then to PDF for everyone. I will try to post as quick as I can. For now here are the main wings.
Here is what the interior of one og the nacelles looks like.
Just finished bulk of the fuselage section. REMEMBER- I overbuilt the internal structure of the fuselage(see my pictures). Just reinforce bulkheads as needed around wing area, possible creation of bomb bay or rear door, and area for battery, esc and receiver below wing. I created a large shelf there. I just wrapped the fuselage in dollar tree foam with paper stripped of one side and pre-curved, leaving the bottom(flatter part) of the fuselage for later covering.
Fuselage bulkheads plans
Original plans that I started with and adapted. Plans are for 64"WS. I enlarged to 74"WS
Best Regards- Joe
Happy to answer questions- please post build pics!!!!!
Here is adaption for a 64"WS C130.
1. "use nacelle plans- 1 page" and enlarge 1.66 times.
2. "fuselage bulheads- 1 page" and enlarge 2.6 times. Then use dimensions on "64.fuselage cross sections" and "64.fuselage cross section skew" for construction
3. main wing use "64 main wing" as dimensions for construction
Main fuselage basic construction showing horizontal and vertical supports. Probably overkill but its gives support and easier to cover with the foam. The fuselage has length added to make it a C-130J
Boxes built in lower mid section: forward one is small bomb bay and rear box is support for main wheels. I reenforced tail of fuselage section with 3/16 square dowels for added support. They also stuck out a few inches to secure to the horizontal stabilizer later. Not really sure if they were needed.