Pageboy

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Carl
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Re: Pageboy

Post by Carl » 06 Jul 2018, 19:46

After watching the video I'm glad mine is running from a 1S lipo :shock: - same motor though

I did a close flyby like yourself Wayne with my Pulstar yesterday and had to duck pretty sharpish when I realized it was coming right at me :o

Thanks for the video,
Carl
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Re: Pageboy

Post by _AL_ » 06 Jul 2018, 23:35

Looks like a winner.

Al

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Re: Pageboy

Post by Wayne_H » 08 Aug 2018, 12:29

One last update.
I swapped the 12A ESC for a 6A unit with the brake setting activated, and added more down thrust. I also made up a 260mah 2S pack. Net weight reduction was about 9g or 10%. The rudder throw has also been reduced by about 20%.

Flying performance is now even better, especially the glide. Full power is invigorating but controllable - this morning I even managed a passable(?) immelman, a split S, a loop & a barrel roll :o . Being such a small machine, you have to really concentrate on the attitude of the model at all times, or you get disoriented real quick!! :? :oops:

A simple trick I use on these small models to accurately get the CofG right, is to insert a pin into each wingtip at the required CofG location with the pin head protruding about 3mm. Then I can quickly & easily lift the model by the pins to check that I have the model balanced correctly - far more accurate than using your finger tips! If you decide to move the CofG, just relocate the pins accordingly.
Pageboy CofG.jpg
pins inserted into the wingtips at the CG location
Cheers,

Wayne
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Re: Pageboy

Post by Carl » 23 Feb 2019, 15:03

My Pageboy now has elevator :shock:

I wanted a 1S ESC for my Ponty theme build, so took it from the Pageboy and installed a 2/3S ESC in its place. At the same time thought I'd add an elevator. Original AUW was 80g - now with a small 2S lipo it's a little under 100g. Looking forward to flying it with this configuration :D

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Re: Pageboy

Post by Carl » 22 Mar 2019, 20:55

Yesterday I had a quick flight with my Pageboy with it's revised configuration - now with elevator and running 2S. Towards the end of the video clip it started porpoising a little, so I'll move weight a fraction forward. Other than that really happy with how it performed and maybe start doing a few maneuvers with it another time ;)

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Re: Pageboy

Post by Wayne_H » 26 Mar 2019, 09:54

Here are a few pics of my just completed 50% PageBoy. Came out at (edit) 33g ready to fly :D
a bird in the hand_s.jpg
a bird in the hand...
size comparison_1s.jpg
it is small, even compared to the full size(?) Pageboy!?!
ready to fly_3s.jpg
More details to follow :P
Last edited by Wayne_H on 27 Mar 2019, 10:45, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Pageboy

Post by Carl » 27 Mar 2019, 07:56

Looks like a chubby baby 8-)
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Re: Pageboy

Post by Shaun » 27 Mar 2019, 11:46

Cracking job Wayne. Let's have the flight video posted.. That's if you can find it in the sky :D :D

Shaun.

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