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Old 08-17-2021, 11:21 PM
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quorneng
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After a bit of a delay some progress.
The nose has been carefully converted to not only enclose the motor but with an air intake above the spinner.
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There are air exhausts on either side.
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The cockpit area is hollowed out quite a bit.
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A printed battery holder is glued in
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The 10A ESC is mounted in a printed holder set into the outside wall of the cockpit.
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The 3.7g elevator servo is mounted under the wing.
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With nylon pull/pull wires direct to the elevator.
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The completed Cheetah
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With a 600 mAh 2s it weighs 198g.
Always intended to more of a glider than a power plane it flies sedately under power but has a considerable power endurance of a good 20 minutes which coupled with a good glide and excellent thermal abilities means flights can be quite long.
A rather shaky video of a short flight kept low for the camera.
You have to keep low as at any sort of height it is almost invisible to the camera. Its not that easy for a human to see either!

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