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.
If it flies i will clear coat the top and put clear packing tape on the bottom.
Took about 35 days but my Frsky ACCST tx/rx modules and backlight finally arrived from Hobby King.
Since the stock antenna is no longer needed i removed it and will hot glue in a jst connector to power fpv or other gear from the top of my controller.
The Frsky DJT ACCST module took a little modding to fit, but works great so far on my workbench.
The back-light module from turnigy was very easy to install. No cutting or soldering. Only issue is that it wants to rotate as you put things back together.
Installed the control horns from flitetest.com that connect the upper and lower elevons.
Installed my RC fpv controller holder and mocked up what it will look like. The velcro on the back is for my immersionRC UNO vRX.
Got the top dihedral wing and Gopro mount installed.
After watching Josh Bixlers build of this on flitetest.com I have begun working on a rc foam plane. It is made from free plans that you print out and it is made from 3 sheets of dollar tree foam.
Just thought i would share a cool site i check pretty often now. Also check out the youtube channel. Rabbit hole for sure:
I have been building a quadcopter from scratch. Here are some videos of my build. I will add a parts list in a following post. Purchased parts from hobbyking.com and helipal.com
Begin Soldering Esc to main board
Installing Motors and power system
Installing Naza and main body and arms