The Verrückt – a 10-foot wide flying wing. Surely that’s crazy, right? Probably, but I’ve got nothing to lose by trying (other than time and money.) So … here we go.
- 120 gram 1000kV Dynam brushless motor (Dynam Gee Bee and Waco)
- Hobby King HK-50A ESC
- Separate 40V / 5A BEC
- 1-2 2800 mAh 4-cell LiPos
- (2x) 58 gram Power Up AS1515MG metal gear servos
10 feet is too big to transport or even store; the wings will have to come off. As per usual, I have absolutely no idea how that’s gonna work, but I thought the place where the wings meet up with the fuselage was important enough to warrant some actual wood, rather than foam. The thinnest I could find in a usable size was some 5mm birch plywood from Lowe’s, so that’s what I’m using.
I printed out my airfoil, traced it on the ply, and cut the blanks out with a saw.
I need a bunch of weight up front, as is typical for flying wings, so it might as well be batteries, right?
2700mAh 4-cells are the biggest in my arsenal and I ain’t buying a bunch of giant 5500’s just for this project. Instead, I plan to run it on twin 2700’s.