Flitetest blunt nose versa painting

My plan was to do a first flight before any finishing work. That way if i totally pwn it i could save myself some time. Unfortunately my RX is going to take longer than i thought to be delivered, so i decided to try painting. I put Minwax on the paper first and let it dry for a couple hours. I Put masking tape on the duck tape. In the future i may double up on the tape and i am not sure what effect having paint on top of the tape will do to the next layer sticking on it. Basically i just grabbed some glossy paint i had on hand. Black and Red.

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If it flies i will clear coat the top and put clear packing tape on the bottom.

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FT versa update: Added gopro mount and wing tips

First i glued a little case together to hold the gopro. Next I set the gopro down on a sheet of foam, and using the gopro apps live view, I moved the camera forward until I could not see it anymore. This gave me the placement from the leading edge that i wanted.

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Instead of removing the part from the plane that I needed for the gopro mount,  making  just a hole, I glued it down to reinforce the front leading edge.

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Next i glued in the frame I had made, installed the Velcro strap, and glued some reinforcing bars (Popsicle sticks) on the bottom.

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With the wingtips installed I can now store it vertically.

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Next will be motor, esc, immersionRC, and rx. Lastly i will install the battery to get proper CG.

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Mikeys fpv v3 update

Got the servos and motor installed finally.

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This is under the wings where the battery will be stored using velcro.

 

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20 amp speed controller zip tied to center post.

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Here is the opposite side with Popsicle sticks for reinforcement.

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Custom Y servo cable for the ailerons made from 2 servo extension cables.

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Reinforced push rods. My friend gave me the idea to heat shrink bbq skewers to strengthen them.

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