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Old 01-08-2020, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by quorneng View Post
Chellie's recommendation look good.
The Berkley Fairchild 24 has a light weight construction (5.8 oz complete incl the rubber motor!) so it is best to keep the weight as an electric RC conversion as low as possible.
I also note Jet planes Flyer's earlier recommendation to avoid using normal heat shrink film. The original structure was intended to to tissue covered. Modern heat shrink films pull very tight so can over load the light weight structure and are significantly heavier than tissue.
Are you sure it will need ailerons? As a high wing with adequate dihedral it will manage fine on just rudder, elevator and throttle (RET). This will save both mods to the wing and some weight.
I agree with quorneng 3 channel will be just fine, give the rudder lots of throw and tissue paper, silk will work just fine, the light balsa construction might not hold up to modern heat shrink coverings.
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