enough about the B-17’s for a while, I am taking a break from them to rehash an older project.
It’s my 7.5ft MD21, and it’s back on the work bench. I went back and forth for a while on how I was going to power it, and for now I’m thinking a twin pusher prop setup is best.
The plan is to take off with the D21 drone on the back of the Blackbird. I will do as scale of a takeoff as I can, then circle back around and do what I call a vanity pass (low pass with the inside wing tipped in for a good look at the plane for anyone wanting to take pictures). Then I’ll climb out circling back toward the field gaining altitude on the approach. If all is going well this is when I release the drone. I will flip a switch that untether’s the drone and push the stick forward dropping away from it. Once clear My friend Dallas (who will be flying the drone) will ignite a C6 rocket in the ass of the drone and blast across the field leaving a trail of smoke, sound, and fire while I circle high and away in the Blackbird. After he glides in and lands I’ll do the same.
Sounds simple right? Lol
Because I know that I’m going to be doing a lot of testing and maybe crashing with this project, I decided to build a test mule before trying it with the original. This one will be less detailed and have fixed landing gear. I hope by Monday it will be ready for flight so I can do some glide tests with the D21.