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GS Micro Flyer. An attempt to create a model that fits inside my ground station
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Jul 02 2012 by FaTe
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Thanks too MyFlyDream.com who supplied my equipment :)



If you follow my projects you might wondering "what now!" and rightly so, my builds don't exact follow any kind of plan but more what I have inspiration for at the time. Well this time I fancied building a model which could fit inside my ground station case (Viewable here). Because of the design constraints I named it the "GS Micro Flyer", fitting don't you think?



The wing tips, tail boom and tail vertical fin must all be removable in order to fit in the case. Below you can find a few pictures from the project which I will not be posting as a whole this time. The reason being as you'll see in the maiden flight video below it was massively under powered even though the motors should have give more... So I've stored the model until a later date when I'll revamp it in someway.



One good thing however did come out of this, I ended up redesigning the wing configuration several times and in the end created direct torque servos on the ailerons. This is an amazing configuration with no torque loss on the servo motion at all, normally you will lose throw ability in the servo line unless it's rock solid or increase the torque load on the servo due to long control lines. With this method neither problems apply :)








sheet_template
This is basically how much 6MM depron I had left at the time, So I spent time to think about the cutting template and came up with this. Pretty compact and doesn't leave much waste at all.



direct-torque-ailerons
Here you can see the direct torque servo placement. Note how there is a strip of wood the full length of the control surface. The servo arm then screws into, now the servo can be replaced if needed by only unscrewing the arm from aileron.



wing-tip-configuration
The wing tips are supported by 2 carbon fibre rods on each wing and a velcro holding patch which actually worked pretty damn well lol.







twin-motor-esc-turnigy
Now you can see the twin turnigy motors which supposedly give 130 grams thrust each but seeing the AUW was 195 grams with twin motors this should of NOT had power issues to fly... Because of these motors this project failed, be ashamed Turnigy.



inside-ground-station-case
This was the model totally dismantled for transport in my ground station case. The idea being where ever the case went I would always have something to fly. The idea is sound the model is not.













The maiden flight video, I was able to fly it (Just!):


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