Not much going on this time of year. I have repaired my E36 Pearl, and was looking for the next project. (Never mind the stack of airplanes that need covered!)
My eyes lit upon the E20 packet I got up at Muncie last year. I have been meaning to get around to it, and now was my chance.
I decided to try a canard E20. Something different.
I had a Tail Firster embryo that was the fastest climbing embryo I have seen, so I am modifying the design, and tweaking the dimensions.
Some math has been involved, but mostly TLAR.
I will post pix when I make some progress.
Here is the setup. It is reasonably light for this stage. What you see here, plus all other equipment, motor, battery etc, weighs 21 grams. Still have to fit tip fins, DT setup, and cover the wee beastie. It is possible it will be very close to 30 grams.
My E20 is finished, 31 grams, or a little under, ready to fly. All I have to do is rig the DT line and adjust the glide. Right now CG is a little aft, and short glide verified that. I think it will do ok.
Been having bad luck with the forum, error messages, etc., when I try to post. Here is a better picture of the E20. It now sports a 1 gram ventral fin, which has transformed the glide.
Tried it out at our last contest. It climbs fast, and to my delight, has a very good glide. Centers well in thermals, too- thought I had lost it!