Depron Prime8

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Build-blog:

Since i had several sheets of 6mm depron sitting in my basement, I decided to try to make a foam plane. I spent some time in the Scratchbuilt section of RCGroups (http://www.rcgroups.com/foamies-scratchbuilt-428/) and decided to try to build the Prime8.

I would like it to turn out something like this:

boardmans-prime8.jpg (Nice example of finished build)

I am using plans from:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1304036
Build guide: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16650507&postcount=487

26.10.2011:

- Cut out the main wing area

IMAG0367.jpg (Main Wing cut)

27.10.2011:

- Glued the spars

IMAG0368.jpg (Two main spars glued, canard spar remaining)
Decided to use 4mm flat CF, and slot the wing fully through. Used foam safe CA, not sure how clever that is.
In hindsight, I made the slots too "wide", the glue does not expand, and does not form a full seal on both sides of the CF everywhere.
For next attempt I should try a CF tube or rod, and "router" a slot for it using a Dremel

- Cut out some more parts

28.10.2011:

- Did a little more cutting and fitting

IMAG0370.jpg (Test fitting)

30.10.2011:

- Glued main fuselage sides and vertical stabilizers. The angled vert-stabs, make it so that Aileron full travel is not possible, need to modify ailerons.

IMAG0373.jpg (Some gluing done)

31.10.2011:

IMAG0374.jpg (Ailerons in place)

- Mounted and sanded Ailerons

IMAG0377.jpg (Servo pods in progress)

- Started on servo pods

IMAG0376.jpg (Ailerons sanded, and wingtips in place)

- Glued wingtips in place

- Sanded vert stabs

1.11.2011:

IMAG0382.jpg (Servos mounted)
- Mounted servos

Glued fuselage, added canopy and started sanding

IMAG0379.jpg IMAG0380.jpg IMAG0381.jpg

2.11.2011:

More Sanding, colored the canopy, started taping

IMAG0384.jpg (Some more sanding) IMAG0387.jpg (Colored the canopy)

3.11.2011:

Glued in the magnet for the canopy, added colored tape

IMAG0391.jpg (Taping) IMAG0392.jpg IMAG0393.jpg

IMAG0394.jpg IMAG0395.jpg IMAG0395.jpg

IMAG0398.jpg IMAG0399.jpg

10.11.2011:

Moved servo horns to upside to prevent servo damage in case of crash ( #179)

IMAG0406.jpg (Servo horns moved to upside)

15.11.2011:

Motor, ESC, Battery and Rx arrived today!
Fitted the motor, ESC and Rx. Need to buy JST connectors for the ESC

IMAG0411.jpg (Motor in place)

16.11.2011:

Added JST connector and fitted battery. Needed some trick to keep servo's in place, so "extended" the servo pods to hold them.

Ready for maiden!!

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IMAG0367.jpg (Main Wing cut) - Main Wing cut (714 KB) Espen Solbu, 10/27/2011 01:32 pm

IMAG0368.jpg (Two main spars glued, canard spar remaining) - Two main spars glued, canard spar remaining (680 KB) Espen Solbu, 10/28/2011 08:08 am

IMAG0370.jpg (Test fitting) - Test fitting (392 KB) Espen Solbu, 10/29/2011 02:08 pm

IMAG0373.jpg (Some gluing done) - Some gluing done (602 KB) Espen Solbu, 10/31/2011 09:47 am

boardmans-prime8.jpg (Nice example of finished build) - Nice example of finished build (68.4 KB) Espen Solbu, 10/31/2011 10:38 am

IMAG0374.jpg (Ailerons in place) - Ailerons in place (676 KB) Espen Solbu, 11/01/2011 08:19 am

IMAG0376.jpg (Ailerons sanded, and wingtips in place) - Ailerons sanded, and wingtips in place (668 KB) Espen Solbu, 11/01/2011 08:20 am

IMAG0377.jpg (Servo pods in progress) - Servo pods in progress (853 KB) Espen Solbu, 11/01/2011 08:20 am

IMAG0379.jpg (616 KB) Espen Solbu, 11/02/2011 08:52 am

IMAG0380.jpg (655 KB) Espen Solbu, 11/02/2011 08:52 am

IMAG0381.jpg (649 KB) Espen Solbu, 11/02/2011 08:53 am

IMAG0382.jpg (Servos mounted) - Servos mounted (700 KB) Espen Solbu, 11/02/2011 08:53 am

IMAG0394.jpg (623 KB) Espen Solbu, 11/03/2011 11:34 pm

IMAG0395.jpg (732 KB) Espen Solbu, 11/03/2011 11:34 pm

IMAG0396.jpg (599 KB) Espen Solbu, 11/03/2011 11:34 pm

IMAG0398.jpg (604 KB) Espen Solbu, 11/03/2011 11:34 pm

IMAG0387.jpg (Colored the canopy) - Colored the canopy (699 KB) Espen Solbu, 11/03/2011 11:34 pm

IMAG0384.jpg (Some more sanding) - Some more sanding (900 KB) Espen Solbu, 11/03/2011 11:34 pm

IMAG0391.jpg (Taping) - Taping (647 KB) Espen Solbu, 11/03/2011 11:34 pm

IMAG0392.jpg (638 KB) Espen Solbu, 11/03/2011 11:34 pm

IMAG0399.jpg (637 KB) Espen Solbu, 11/03/2011 11:34 pm

IMAG0393.jpg (614 KB) Espen Solbu, 11/03/2011 11:34 pm

IMAG0406.jpg (Servo horns moved to upside) - Servo horns moved to upside (766 KB) Espen Solbu, 11/10/2011 09:24 pm

IMAG0411.jpg (Motor in place) - Motor in place (692 KB) Espen Solbu, 11/16/2011 07:38 am