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FliteTest Versa Wing

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:41 am
by Eric
Finally got around to scratch building a Flite Test model from dollar store foamboard. I have to say I am simply AMAZED! The most time consuming part was tracing and cutting all the pieces (I really need to make friends with someone who has a big laser cutter ha) Once everything is cut it glues together really quickly. When completed these things are TOUGH! I can't believe how resilient it seems. It should take some hits very well. I did the "blunt nosed" Versa conversion which allows for more room for FPV and cmera/OSD equipment.

It is CRAZY tail heavy! Even with a 3300 3S battery and a GoPro Hero2 up front I still needed to add a bunch of weight to the nose. That will be better later when I get the video transmitter and OSD installed.

I 3D printed the motor mount and servo horns. As well I wanted a mount for the Lipo and Gopro but I could not find a design for this. As a result I designed one and it is now on Thingiverse for all to enjoy. The mount doubles as a skid plate for the nose/belly.

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Cheers!

Re: FliteTest Versa Wing

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:14 pm
by StevenKiberton
Looking sweet there Eric

Re: FliteTest Versa Wing

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:31 am
by Glytch
Looks great! Cant wait for a maiden! Although next time, it might help to take a little more time laying down the tape ;) Id be interested in how this thing would handle having some retractable landing gear under it. I've seen these things hand launched, and it always scares me a little :P Quite a bit of weight and a pretty large prop being tossed around.

Re: FliteTest Versa Wing

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:22 pm
by Eric
Yeah the tape is crap but I kinda did it on purpose. If I made it all purdy- I would be nervous and hesitant etc. This way- ugly planes people dont tend to care much. And are generally more impressive :)

Thanks guys!