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Old 02-28-2014, 06:35 AM
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100cc 119" HyperLIGHT Slick 540 Kit by Fibertech N More

This is my first build thread on Flying Giants so I hope I can keep you all interested in fallowing along. This build is on the new 100cc 119" HyperLIGHT Slick 540 Gen 3 designed by Kevin Walker. Some of you may remember the first gen at the 2010 Joe Nall when the guys from Aerotech were in business. Do to their full time job commitments the company had to be dissolved. I had been doing all there fiberglass and vacuum parts and during this time became good friends with Kevin.

Kevin and I have the same passion of designing birds and trying new things so we decided to team up and introduce some of our design starting off with his Slick.
The build I am doing will be built to the plans with very little mods if any. The one thing you will see different is the kits are CNC Router cut not Laser cut. Never a really liked the Laser cut residue and didn’t care much for the kerfs on thicker parts for glue joints. This being said I built a CNC Router for an addition to tools in the new shop. I also built a CNC Foam cutting machine to do all the foam parts. This makes it nice for cutting parts and I can cut these big birds by myself. Designing machines is my full time job so it was nice to design and build a few for my own use. Also this allowed me to build the size equipment needed and keep the cost down.
The Slick is designed to be very light but with super strong frame work.

There is also a build thread on this bird that Brad is doing on RC Canada if you care to fallow it too.
http://www.rccanada.ca/rccforum/showthread.php?t=206646




These are a few specs:
100cc Engine
119” Wing span
26-28lbs flying weight
Wing Area is 2395 sq/in
Foam Core Balsa Sheeted
Stick frame work
All CNC cut parts
CF wing & stab tubes
CF Gear

A few pics and more to come
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:38 AM
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Interesting, that's pretty light for a plane that big!
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Old 02-28-2014, 09:42 AM
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Sweet! Love the hyper lights!
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Can i ask what the price is?
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Welcome to F/G Rick! Look forward to your build. Been following Brad's build on RC Canada!
Any word on the progress of the 35% 105" 60cc Version Hyperlite Slick junior kit?
Here is some video from Nall 2010 28lbs Da100 stock mufflers for those not familiar with the Hyperlight!
Aerotech RC Models - Joe Nall 2010 (5 min 6 sec)

The New Aerotech Hyper Lite Slick 540 (2 min 4 sec)
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100cc 42% HyperLIGHT 119" Slick Edge 540 Starter Kit ***NOW SHIPPING*** $999.95
http://www.fibertechnmore.com/index.php

100cc 42%!! yes 100cc 42%
HyperLIGHT 119" Slick Edge 540 Starter Kit
Fibertech N More Edition
The 119" wingspan HyperLIGHT Slick was designed around the 85cc-100cc class. With the super strong but liter stick frame and foam sheeted parts allows for a smaller class motor set up at a lower cost. There is no Light ply used for any structural strength. We use a stronger grade of ply that falls between Light ply and Birch. All formers and motor box parts are CNC Router cut. CNC Router cut parts produce a nice clean part compared to Laser parts. All foam parts are cut on a CNC machine. You will find the plans are Cad drawings with extra detail to allow better and more efficient use of build time. For Flying 3D It's unlimited and a joy to fly.


Proudly Designed and Produced in the USA!!


Specifications

Wing Span: 119"
Fuse Length with spinner 109"
Weight depending on set up: 26-28lbs
Motor 85cc-100cc (DA100 recommended)

Starter Kit Includes

♦ Full scale Cad Drawn Plans, Reference Sheets, Manual in PDF
♦ CNC Router Cut Parts
♦ CNC cut Foam Wing, Vertical & Horizontal Tail, Front & Rear Deck
Lower Belly
♦ Premium Vacuum Formed Canopy
♦ Premium Fiberglass Cowl (2 Piece)
♦ Premium Fiberglass Wheel Pants♦ Carbon Fiber Wing & Stab Tube- 1-1/2" W/T and 7/8" S/T


Needed Items


♦ 4" Wheels
♦ Tail Wheel Assembly 1-1/2"
♦ Hardware
♦ DA100cc Engine & Exhaust
♦ Radio Gear

Wood Materials Required
Items Required by Builder for Completing Starter Kit:

Balsa – Medium Density
(35pc) - 3/8” x 3/8”x 48” Sticks
(6pc) - 3/8” x 36” Tri-stock
(3pc) - ½” x 36” Tri-Stock
(10pc) - 1/8” x ½” x 48” Sticks

Oak
(2pc) -½” x ½” x 12” Oak Rails


Balsa Sheets- Light:
(48pc) - 1/6” x 4” x 48”
(6pc) – ½” x 3” x 48”


Balsa Sheets – Extra Light
(2pc) – 1/8” x 4” x 48”
(5pc) - 1/2” x 1” x 48”


CF Landing Gear from Chief RC: Item: PRC LAND YK-375


Misc Items needed: Wheels, Glue, Motor, Radio, Servos, Hardware ext.

Replacement Parts can be purchased from Fibertech N More

Such Items: 2pc Cowl, Wheel Pants, Clear Canopy, CNC Router Cut Parts, CNC Cut Foam Parts
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100cc 42% HyperLIGHT 119" Slick Edge 540 Starter Kit ***NOW SHIPPING*** $999.95


100cc 42%!! yes 100cc 42%
HyperLIGHT 119" Slick Edge 540 Starter Kit
Fibertech N More Edition
The 119" wingspan HyperLIGHT Slick was designed around the 85cc-100cc class. With the super strong but liter stick frame and foam sheeted parts allows for a smaller class motor set up at a lower cost. There is no Light ply used for any structural strength. We use a stronger grade of ply that falls between Light ply and Birch. All formers and motor box parts are CNC Router cut. CNC Router cut parts produce a nice clean part compared to Laser parts. All foam parts are cut on a CNC machine. You will find the plans are Cad drawings with extra detail to allow better and more efficient use of build time. For Flying 3D It's unlimited and a joy to fly.


Proudly Designed and Produced in the USA!!


Specifications

Wing Span: 119"
Fuse Length with spinner 109"
Weight depending on set up: 26-28lbs
Motor 85cc-100cc (DA100 recommended)

Starter Kit Includes

♦ Full scale Cad Drawn Plans, Reference Sheets, Manual in PDF
♦ CNC Router Cut Parts
♦ CNC cut Foam Wing, Vertical & Horizontal Tail, Front & Rear Deck
Lower Belly
♦ Premium Vacuum Formed Canopy
♦ Premium Fiberglass Cowl (2 Piece)
♦ Premium Fiberglass Wheel Pants♦ Carbon Fiber Wing & Stab Tube- 1-1/2" W/T and 7/8" S/T


Needed Items


♦ 4" Wheels
♦ Tail Wheel Assembly 1-1/2"
♦ Hardware
♦ DA100cc Engine & Exhaust
♦ Radio Gear

Wood Materials Required
Items Required by Builder for Completing Starter Kit:

Balsa – Medium Density
(35pc) - 3/8” x 3/8”x 48” Sticks
(6pc) - 3/8” x 36” Tri-stock
(3pc) - ½” x 36” Tri-Stock
(10pc) - 1/8” x ½” x 48” Sticks

Oak
(2pc) -½” x ½” x 12” Oak Rails


Balsa Sheets- Light:
(48pc) - 1/6” x 4” x 48”
(6pc) – ½” x 3” x 48”


Balsa Sheets – Extra Light
(2pc) – 1/8” x 4” x 48”
(5pc) - 1/2” x 1” x 48”


CF Landing Gear from Chief RC: Item: PRC LAND YK-375


Misc Items needed: Wheels, Glue, Motor, Radio, Servos, Hardware ext.

Replacement Parts can be purchased from Fibertech N More

Such Items: 2pc Cowl, Wheel Pants, Clear Canopy, CNC Router Cut Parts, CNC Cut Foam Parts
Price??????
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Price??????
It was right at the top of the post you quoted?
$999.95
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It was right at the top of the post you quoted?
$999.95
Oops! Thanks. I am a little blind.
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Nice to see these back. I much prefer the CNC cutting over laser.
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Ok just a few minutes before back to work at the full time job. The manuals talks about doing the motor box first but I jumped into building the fuse sides. I have a new belt sander in the shop and wanted to try it out.

Plans have views for both side but I had bent my other 1" angle and 1/2 hr to town so I used one view and built for LH/RH. Worked out ok but slwed me down.

After they were done I sent them through the new belt sander. Wow...this was nice.

I have some video of this but can’t seem to get it loaded on this build erg…..
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Just a quick ? question is it correct that the balsa sheets are 1/6x4x48 just seems thick to make a plane so lite
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:26 PM
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yes sir...all the foam sheetings starts at 1/16" thick but they should also be of light density. A good oz. scale is a must for building this bird. As move forward on the build I'll talk about this more. Thanks for asking
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Spline Sanding & Gussets

I wanted to mention the reason for spline sanding. This will make a true flat fuse side. Sanding with a T-sander or similar will cause over/under cutting the fuse sides resulting in an undesirable finish. The best method for spline sanding the fuse sides is adhering large sheets of 80 grit to a flat long surface and moving the piece over the sand paper until all joints are flush and excess glue is removed.


For each of the glue joints they should be cut and sanded to fit as tight as possible. I use a small disc/belt sander for this. The 1/64 ply helps build strength and makes up for some glue joint variations. Without these the joints would be week and not hold up to all the “G” forces.

After the spine sanding I glued on the anti-rotational plates for wings and H/Stab.

Later today we will move onto the motor box. Full day....I need to get some fiberglass done today then cut some wood. Still in the teens and 5" or more of that white stuff today. I have had enough winter.
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