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Junkers JU52/3 Maiden Flight!

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[yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_id4CzHjOI[/yt] First flight is me (I’ve only been flying for a month or so with a Parkzone Mustang & Sukhoi so I was being very careful!). My brother who’s been flying for 17 odd years took over for the second flight. It has more then enough power, you can fly it 1/2 throttle most of […]

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Junkers JU52/3 final assembly

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I finished the wiring and the final assembly plus the extra motor mount strengthening. I’ve used thin carbon rods and then some glass fibre underneath. It’s very strong now. One more vid of the motors in situ and running: [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knzDY8_w1Q8[/yt] Hopefully the next video will be of a it’s first flight – its too late […]

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Junkers JU52/3 control surfaces

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[yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s42fzDZ5Xdg[/yt] Rudder linkage – this came out of an old mustang body, just made some new carbon rods, a bit thicker and longer: Elevator linkage: AR6400 and AS2000 installed and hooked up: The battery is in there along with the ESC to see how it balances: New motor mounts on the wings: What’s left: Wiring […]

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Junkers JU52/3 wing assembly

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Done a bit more, built the other wing, attached it to the fuselage, made a 3mm depron tail which looks much more sturdy now. To give an idea of size I put a CD case next to it: Holding the wings at the right angle so that the epoxy/glass fibre can set properly Next job […]

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Junkers JU52/3 electronics test

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I connected up the electronics today and gave them a quick test: Spektrum AR6400 Spektrum AS2000 x2 (may only need one, not sure how the linkages will work yet) Blue Arrow PP-10C ESC Hyperon CX 3S 240mAh LiPo Parkzone Sukhoi Motor / Gearbox x3 GWS 3×3 x3 [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO2lv_Fht8E[/yt]

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Junkers JU-52/3 canopy

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This is the profile I’d like to use on the wing: http://www.caraudioarchive.net/repos…ed-outside.pdf – its clark y. The PDF print 100% shows the actual size. The ailerons would go behind the wing following a similar line to the original JU design. I’ve no idea if that will work but it’s an experiment. A little bit of […]

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Junkers Ju-52/3 scratch build

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I’ve always liked these planes and after much searching found no suitable kits available. Graupner made one about 2 years ago but they’re not available any more. So I’ve decided to try building my own out of depron – I used to build small balsa models, this is my first attempt at foam modelling: More […]