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Building the ME163B
« on: August 23, 2016, 04:55:22 PM »
This is a foamy, 48" WS, tractor,  just got the first pieces cut. It is not perfectly to scale, but close. I hope to have it finished in time to attack some of the warbirds in September. The finished job below is not mine and I hope to do a better paint job - mottled grey. Too bad Hanna Reich won't be around to advise us, Gord, so you better get ready!
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Re: Building the ME163B
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2016, 05:49:54 PM »
Looks great Reg. What are you going to power it with??. What motor ESC and batt.??
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Re: Building the ME163B
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2016, 07:37:47 PM »
The author tried different combinations, this one worked well, apparently: "2215/20 emax with a 9x5GWS prop... lipos flown 1800 3s and 2200 3s"
I later read that he had gone up a bit in power and also used a 10x5 prop, generally with a 2200mah battery. Had great vertical, knife edge, inverted as well as rolls and loops. He upgraded from a 40A to a 50A esc.
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Re: Building the ME163B
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2016, 07:36:31 AM »
Some photos before painting
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Re: Building the ME163B
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2016, 10:17:29 AM »
More photos.
Gord, I thought you would be interested in my use of the wood product on the main skid and tail skid.
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Re: Building the ME163B
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2016, 04:27:25 PM »
Would have to scratch something out on paper. Would need some kind of a notch it the bottom of the fuse. for some way to push the dolly.
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Re: Building the ME163B
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2016, 06:44:52 PM »
I was thinking it could be physicalyl attached somehow, and released by a servo. But right now, I'm a bit on the heavy side so a pusher would work, don't spend much time on it.
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Re: Building the ME163B
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2016, 07:05:22 PM »
Funny!! I was thinking exactly the same thing. I was going to put another reply saying the same thing. A  little tiny micro, smidgen, servo wouldn't weigh much and would be easy to hook up. Have to look more closely at the real thing to see how it was released. As long as it doesn't hang up like it did on watserface. ;D
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Re: Building the ME163B
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2016, 10:21:42 AM »
FINISHED.....(but not maidened!)
Photos below.
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Re: Building the ME163B
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2016, 11:24:16 AM »
Doesn't look good Reg. It looks GREAT!!
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Re: Building the ME163B
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2016, 12:28:24 PM »
Thanks Gord. If the weather stays good for tomorrow, guess what?
This photo I should have put up first.
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Re: Building the ME163B
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2016, 12:32:54 PM »
The tail # and camo scheme are from an actual ME163
I didn't notice until I put the camo on, that the fin height is not to scale for some reason, so I may have to heighten it after the test tomorrow, (if needed) There wasn't anything on the RC Groups ME site to say it caused problems, and the video showed him doing knife edges.
The weight came in a couple of ounces more than his, but I build to take enemy fire! Guess who is the enemy?
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Oh yes, the pilot is an actual German fighter pilot, WW2
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Re: Building the ME163B
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2016, 01:15:05 PM »
The rudder looks fine to me Reg. The fat fuselage, in depth, would help for knifedge too.
 Weather looks great for tomorrow. What time are you going out.??
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Re: Building the ME163B
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2016, 02:26:21 PM »
I hope to get out early, you know why, probably about 10:00am. See you there! Up she goes!
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Re: Building the ME163B
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2016, 07:21:43 PM »
Maiden and 3 other flights today, a few Cof G adjustments, motor down thrust, and reduced throws - and voila - she flies! Wouldn't have happened without Gord, though. Thanks ol' buddy!
Very smooth, some tendency to tip stall at low speeds.
Now for the take-off dolly - stay tuned!
Reg
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