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Old 10-23-2009, 11:19 PM
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3D Hobby Shop 68" Velox - Build Thread (w/ new DLE30 and pics)

3D Hobby Shop 68" Velox - Build Thread w/ new DLE-30cc Gas Engine


Might be just a little bit small for the "Giant Scale" world, but we're going with a gas setup, and this plane sure flies like a giant scale....so here is the build-thread for the recently released 3DHobby Shop 68" Velox . The manual is available on-line here: 68" Velox Manual

Jeff (flyinhigh025) and I will be working on this project over the next week and we'll go through the process of building the 68" Velox with the new DLE-30 power system in mind.

I've gotten the chance to fly both Scott's DLE30 and Electric powered Velox', and both power systems are fantastic on this airframe. The DLE-30 definitely provides much more power and rips this plane around the sky like a foamy. It's awesome. Both setups are light-weight and floaty, and fly precision and 3D fantastically. I can't wait to get this one finished and in the air!

Stay tuned, we'll update this thread as often as we can while we get the build completed.

--Tyler

Specs:
  • Wingspan: 68"
  • Length: 67"
  • Weight: 8-9 lbs.
  • Wing Area: 900 sq. inches
All ball-link hardware included.
Carbon wing tube and landing gear.
Wings pre-hinged and gap-sealed.
Easily-removable SFG's retained with thumb screws.
Wing bags included.
Covered in ultracote.
Items Using to Complete Build:
  • 5x Hitec HS-985MG Servos
  • 1x Hitec HS-225MG Servo
  • *new* DLE 30cc Gas Engine w/ignition
  • Mejzlik 18x8 Carbon Fiber Prop
  • Smart-Fly Ignition Regulator
  • 2s 480mAh LiPo Ignition pack
  • 2s 2200mAh A123 Flight Pack
  • 14oz Fuel Tank


Videos:

*coming soon*
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:24 PM
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:46 PM
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Re: 3D Hobby Shop 68" Velox - Build Thread (w/ new DLE30 and pics)

I saw this the other day, looks like it should be fun fun fun....

Looks like there is a Slick in the same size too....
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:22 AM
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Re: 3D Hobby Shop 68" Velox - Build Thread (w/ new DLE30 and pics)

Yup, 3DHS also sells the 70" AJ Slick. Right now, it's cowl/canopy design really only works with electric setups, but there will be a "gas" version out soon for running the 30cc gas engines.
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:48 AM
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Re: 3D Hobby Shop 68" Velox - Build Thread (w/ new DLE30 and pics)

Ok Tyler get to work.
I will be getting the Red/Yellow one and doing the same set up after the first of the year. Have to get the 126" Slick done first.
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:08 PM
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Have to get the 126" Slick done first.
what do you want, a pitty party? LOL
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:54 PM
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Re: 3D Hobby Shop 68" Velox - Build Thread (w/ new DLE30 and pics)

Starting on mine tomorrow
Not sure what servos I'm gunna use yet. Probably JR126mg since I have a bunch on shelf.
Going w/ DLE, Fromco 2600 w/ reg, probably use 1000mah nicad I have laying around for ign and Spetrum AR7000 reciever.
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Old 10-24-2009, 08:54 PM
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Here's some shots that I have of the prototypes, this thing is sweet on gas or electric.
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Old 10-24-2009, 08:59 PM
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Here's some shots that I have of the prototypes, this thing is sweet on gas or electric.

..................and perhaps even glow.

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Old 10-24-2009, 09:45 PM
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Here's some shots that I have of the prototypes, this thing is sweet on gas or electric.
That red one that is your avatar would look pretty good on you. Let me know when you can pick it up. Ben has canopies in stock, and that's all you'll need... You just have to take the gear out of it.

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Scott,
What servos are you using? and what was the total lenght of the stand offs? Ben told me but I forgot. Thanks
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Re: 3D Hobby Shop 68" Velox - Build Thread (w/ new DLE30 and pics)

Looks like a winner for a first gasser and IMAC plane.
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Scott,
What servos are you using? and what was the total lenght of the stand offs? Ben told me but I forgot. Thanks
Dan
Hitec 985MG - great servo in this application. The stock standoffs are 1 1/8th, so you'll need an additional inch to total 2 1/8th.

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so you'll need an additional inch

Scott[/quote]
The wife says the same thing all the time.

Crackey just think when I get it done then you will have a chance to fly it. The sooner the better so donations are being accepted.
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