logo
Thread Tools
Old 09-21-2009, 03:46 PM
Graham is offline
Find More Posts by Graham
Registered User
Graham's Avatar
Wirral, Merseyside, UK
Joined Feb 2006
287 Posts
Krill Thunder 3D Build Thread!

Well, what everyone has been waiting for
My Krill Thunder 3D arrived today, pics will follow very shortly, but for now here is the set up I'm going to use:

Model: Krill Thunder 3D (thanks to www.flykrill.co.uk (UK sales agents for krill models)for sorting this out for me)

Motor: AXI 5320/18 (APC-e 20x8) ------ Now going with the AXI 5325/16 and APC-e 22x10

Speed Controller: Jeti SPIN 99 (Many thanks to Paul at www.electricwingman.co.uk for a superb service when I ordered these)

Radio Gear;
Servos:
Ailerons and Elevator Hitec HS 7965MG
Rudder Hitec HS 7985MG
Futaba receiver
(Many thanks to Shaun at Vulcan Hobbies for sorting these out for me, www.vulcanhobbies.co.uk)

Will be running a lipo on servos as well, using a smartfly reg and 1800mAh lipo

Lipos I will be running 6S only, yep 6S, hoping to get the AUW to under 5kgs, so hoping it should have very good performance

Lipos: Overlander 35C 6S 4400mAh (Many thanks to overlander, www.overlander.co.uk)

Wingbags: available from Revoc through www.flykrill.co.uk.

I think that just about covers everything! I'll kick the thread off with lots and lots of pics a little bit later, build won't be a mega fast build as I'm in Uni now so will be taking my time with the build
Graham is offline Find More Posts by Graham
Last edited by Graham; 12-09-2009 at 09:33 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old 09-21-2009, 03:48 PM
Graham is offline
Find More Posts by Graham
Registered User
Graham's Avatar
Wirral, Merseyside, UK
Joined Feb 2006
287 Posts
Re: Krill Thunder 3D Build Thread!

Going to be a while before she flies, as I say not rushing it, got a lot going on with Uni at the moment, so most of the build will be at weekends.

Right some pics to kick things off, just as it has come out of the box, quality is simply stunning, the finish on the model is superb and it weighs practically nothing! Going to be very light I hope

Well packaged, all parts wrapped individually and in two boxes as can be seen.
Graham is offline Find More Posts by Graham
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2009, 03:49 PM
Graham is offline
Find More Posts by Graham
Registered User
Graham's Avatar
Wirral, Merseyside, UK
Joined Feb 2006
287 Posts
Re: Krill Thunder 3D Build Thread!

Some pics of the individual parts now.

Cowl, what cowl! nicely finished, and fitted with a carbon fibre plate at the front, I notice that on the prototype they had the motor mounted by the looks of it to the actual cowl so I think that's the idea behind the CF plate, but there is also some wooden former included that assemble to make the motor box, that is what I will be using to mount the motor.

Tailplane, not much to do at all here either, the tail comes prehinged, with the rod already in place holding the elevators on, so no hinging or gluing required, only thin needed is to install the horns and work out whether or not I want to leave the tail on permanently or make it removable, in which case I will put a bolt in either tailplane section through the spar to secure the tail and make it removable.

Also some pics of the revoc bags I've had done for the model
Graham is offline Find More Posts by Graham
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2009, 03:51 PM
Graham is offline
Find More Posts by Graham
Registered User
Graham's Avatar
Wirral, Merseyside, UK
Joined Feb 2006
287 Posts
Re: Krill Thunder 3D Build Thread!

carrying on.....

Rudder, even the rudder has some funny angles and steps on it, but must admit now its here I love the look of it even more in the flesh!
Complete with rudder bag as well

Wings, again the finish is superb and they are stupidly light! Servos are put in from where the wing meets the fuz, all cut out even with the servo holes pre cut in the former.
Horn holes pre cut in the ailerons as well as a slot pre cut in the wing to accommodate the servo control arm, although after seeing the sheer size of the ailerons and the amount of movement I'm going to be able to get, I think I will open these up a bit, but will only know for sure when I get the servos in.

Wings locate on to the fuz with a carbon fibre wing tube and outer to locate the wing tube, and then simply attach using two nylon bolts, all holes pre cut in the fuz and wooden circular formers glassed in as well as blind nuts all pre installed in the wing.
Graham is offline Find More Posts by Graham
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2009, 03:53 PM
Graham is offline
Find More Posts by Graham
Registered User
Graham's Avatar
Wirral, Merseyside, UK
Joined Feb 2006
287 Posts
Re: Krill Thunder 3D Build Thread!

The fuz!

Well again first noticeable thing is the weight of the fuz, it weighs practically nothing at all, my AUW target is looking easily manageable.

Some funky shapes on the fuz as well, especially in the canopy.

Undercrackers is held on by sliding the 2 carbon legs in to the pre cut slots in the fuz then an epoxy plate bolts down to lock them in place. There is a small piece of wood that sits at the back in the centre on the former as well to stop the legs kicking back when final position is determined. Also a re installed blind nut is installed to bolt the legs in the centre as well.
Graham is offline Find More Posts by Graham
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2009, 03:54 PM
Graham is offline
Find More Posts by Graham
Registered User
Graham's Avatar
Wirral, Merseyside, UK
Joined Feb 2006
287 Posts
Re: Krill Thunder 3D Build Thread!

Hardware supplied included full set of fibreglass epoxy horns, hinges for hinging the rudder, fixings as well as the other wooden components for making up the motor box.

Just some general built up pics to finish off for now, showing some of the great angles of this model! as well as the insane movement on the control surfaces
Graham is offline Find More Posts by Graham
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2009, 03:56 PM
3D Master is offline
Find More Posts by 3D Master
Keep'em Flying Low!!
3D Master's Avatar
United States, TX, Houston
Joined Jan 2006
641 Posts
Re: Krill Thunder 3D Build Thread!

Very COOL!! I've been looking at getting one but not sure how it flies! Will follow this thread closely to see what the final out come is! Keep the pic's rolling!
3D Master is offline Find More Posts by 3D Master
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2009, 04:24 PM
3Dbuster is offline
Find More Posts by 3Dbuster
Registered User
3Dbuster's Avatar
אוסטרליה, VIC, מלבורן
Joined Jan 2006
371 Posts
Re: Krill Thunder 3D Build Thread!

Sweet!!

i have seen one fly.. and wow! this is one cool airplane.. i will upload video soon!

keep up the good work!


Ido
3Dbuster is offline Find More Posts by 3Dbuster
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2009, 04:47 PM
Graham is offline
Find More Posts by Graham
Registered User
Graham's Avatar
Wirral, Merseyside, UK
Joined Feb 2006
287 Posts
Re: Krill Thunder 3D Build Thread!

thanks guys, really looking forward to getting this going, think its going to be awesome

Ido, congrats on your result at EXFC, awesome flying! Would be great to see some video of the thunder if you have any some time
Graham is offline Find More Posts by Graham
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2009, 08:46 PM
Polarrod49 is offline
Find More Posts by Polarrod49
That Veronica Vaughn!!!!!!
Polarrod49's Avatar
lakeland
Joined Oct 2007
203 Posts
Re: Krill Thunder 3D Build Thread!

HOLY CRAPP!!!! that has to be one of the coolest freaking airplanes out right now.
Polarrod49 is offline Find More Posts by Polarrod49
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-22-2009, 02:38 PM
3Dbuster is offline
Find More Posts by 3Dbuster
Registered User
3Dbuster's Avatar
אוסטרליה, VIC, מלבורן
Joined Jan 2006
371 Posts
Re: Krill Thunder 3D Build Thread!

Here is the video all

Krill Thunder 3D with AZGravity (3 min 48 sec)


CG move by http://www.azgravity.webz.cz/index1.html is in use


Enjoy
Ido
3Dbuster is offline Find More Posts by 3Dbuster
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-22-2009, 05:34 PM
Graham is offline
Find More Posts by Graham
Registered User
Graham's Avatar
Wirral, Merseyside, UK
Joined Feb 2006
287 Posts
Re: Krill Thunder 3D Build Thread!

Thanks Ido, that's both brilliant and insane! I can't wait to get mine flying now, won't have the moveable CG tray in, but that may be one for the future
Graham is offline Find More Posts by Graham
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-22-2009, 06:01 PM
dr_d_2k is offline
Find More Posts by dr_d_2k
Registered User
dr_d_2k's Avatar
Melbourne
Joined Oct 2006
803 Posts
Re: Krill Thunder 3D Build Thread!

I have been bugging the US dist to get one of these for me. I call him at least once a week and he keeps saying just wait it will be here. It's good to finally see video!

Are the sliding battery trays available in the US. I don't see any order info on the link.

But now the wait is that much harder.
dr_d_2k is offline Find More Posts by dr_d_2k
Last edited by dr_d_2k; 09-22-2009 at 06:09 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-23-2009, 06:06 AM
TazmanianDevil is offline
Find More Posts by TazmanianDevil
No Guts No Glory!
TazmanianDevil's Avatar
United States, TN, Toone
Joined Jan 2006
1,714 Posts
Re: Krill Thunder 3D Build Thread!

From what I've heard, Krill-Model is selling them as well.
Now the guy that invented that cool thing is making one for a 40're.
TazmanianDevil is offline Find More Posts by TazmanianDevil
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-28-2009, 06:24 AM
az-f3a is offline
Find More Posts by az-f3a
Flyin' Around
Czech Republic, Europe
Joined Jan 2006
2 Posts
Re: Krill Thunder 3D Build Thread!

Hi everybody,
I'm very happy that you like my new design Thunder
I have tried like always to bring something new.

Now I'm working on webpage of Thunder as well as on webpage of az:gravity.

Have look here: http://azgravity.webz.cz

I have add few more pictures and vidoes about system.

If somebody interestiong to now something more or buy just write me a email.

[email protected]

Enjoy it!!!



AZ
az-f3a is offline Find More Posts by az-f3a
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message


Quick Reply
Message:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RC Pilot Build Thread - Extra 260 87" Royster Australia 123 08-29-2012 01:07 PM
Magic Hand RC 73" Yak build thread maineflyer Airframes and Kits 66 03-08-2010 11:30 AM
In depth build - Krill Katana 39% xtra330 Build Threads 142 02-11-2010 12:06 AM
AeroWork's New 40% YAK Build Thread 1bwana1 Build Threads 0 02-24-2008 12:35 PM
E-Flite Ultimate FX 3D Build & Flight Thread 3D-Seth Foamies 17 10-15-2006 08:42 PM