Available Now! The "
Perfexion OD" full-fuse 3D Outdoor bipe!
New! Check out the
build-along thread on Ezone
Hot! Videos of prototype
(right click and "save as"):
1. Precision -
one and a half snap,
H-to-H knife edge 1,
H-to-H knife edge 2,
2. 3D - Torque
roll, inverted HA,
The Perfexion OD
(POD) is my latest outdoor 3D design and man is it a great flyer!
It was inspired by my successful indoor design, but I made many
changes to make it more suitable for outdoor flight. The first
thing I did was add some sweep to the wings for better wind
penetration and less "pitchy-ness" at speed. I made some other
proportional changes as well. The construction is similar to
the indoor models and results in a very strong and very stiff
The results are
excellent. This thing flies like a .25-sized glow ship.
It can penetrate moderate winds and maintain speed and momentum.
It rolls very fast and axially. The knife edge coupling is
almost non-existent - no mixes required. It is precise yet
3D's like a champ. In short, it is the
most enjoyable airplane I have ever flown - period.
Some of the cool
things that you can do with the POD are the knife-edge wall.
Yep, just get her charging WOT straight ahead, roll to knife-edge,
and slam full top rudder while chopping the throttle. She'll
pop up and start sliding sideways - cool! Very high-alpha
rolling harriers are also a joy as she'll stay rolling and
controllable at very slow speeds and very high AOAs. Another
thing is precision. I can do a horizon to horizon slow roll
with her. Try that with a your typical profile fuse foamie! She flies
big - like a glow ship - without the bad habits.
I'm lovin' my
Perfexion OD. She looks great and flies "big."
Wingspan: 33 inches
Length: 35.5 inches
Weight: 16 ounces
Motor: 150-200 watt outrunnner (approx. 2.25 ounces)
RX: Berg/Castle 5 channel (10 grams)
ESC: Castle Phoenix 10 Lite (6 grams)
Battery: 3-cell 1300mah Lipo (2.5 ounces)
Prop: APC 11 x 4.7 SF
Servos: 4 required, (9 grams each, 12-oz./in torque)
What you get:
Detailed CAD drawn plans in full-size PDF format including stencil
drawings for paint scheme
Build guide of construction techniques in PDF format (download
FREE! Note: Plans say 3mm Depron, they should show 6mm Depron.
click and "save-as"