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Old 11-17-2020, 03:02 AM
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Default 500mm Scratch Built EDF35 Wing

Hello All, I am new to wings. So, I wanted to build a trainer for myself to learn how to build and fly wings. Here is what I got:

-500mm wingspan
-I used foamboard with balsa reinforcements.
-I used a 35mm EDF (I have so many EDFs laying around, that's why...)
-Radiolink radio
-cc3d for stabilization

I am testing with different capacity batteries to get an understanding of the optimum setup and flight times. Below are some of the results:

Weight MAH Flight Time
123g 400 +6min
136g 500 +7min
143g 800 +9min
169g 1000 to be tested

I am pretty sure I will be +10min with 1000MAH but we will see after the test. I believe these are pretty decent flight times but would probably better with a prop?

It's really easy and fun to fly and glides beautifully. Here is a video of a slow and low flight with nive close-ups.

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Old 11-18-2020, 02:11 AM
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Last test with 1000MAH was done today. Quite a windy day, so its fun to watch the unit continuously correct against wind.

This flight pointed to +11m flight time with 1000MAH setup. Pretty decent for a tiny EDF unit.

Weight MAH Flight Time
123g 400 +6min
136g 500 +7min
143g 800 +9min
169g 1000 +11min



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Old 11-18-2020, 11:14 AM
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Another cool project Va. It's impressive how you've evolved the designs and improved flight capabilities over the years.
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Old 11-18-2020, 08:43 PM
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Thank you sir! Leaning more towards having a little more fun and learn the wings recently...
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Old 11-20-2020, 01:31 AM
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Keeping on practicing, tuning. Punched it a little more this time. Really easy to fly and pretty fast. will start FPV practices when I feel comfortable enough.

Installed a tiny cam



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Old 11-22-2020, 04:09 AM
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Improving the unit to make it more reliable.

- R6DS radio was cutting off from time to time, even in close distance. So, replaced that with R12DSM which claim to have 4km air range.
- 25mw Eachine FPV cam was cutting off frequently. Now replaced with a 200mw Eachine FPV cam.

Short flight to test the new hardware. Turned out to be pretty good and I felt much more confident with the new setup. I can stay practicing FPV tomorrow


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The first practice. Standing at a higher point in the park to make sure I don't lose the signal. There is a little flickering when the unit reached the far side of the park but most likely due to the trees and other structures between us. So far so good!

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