After my UH-6F project,and after having watched my kids have fun, I am anxious to hover my self.
So I decided on the UH-10T2 from Universal
It uses a 10hp engine for thrust, and a 3.5 hp engine for lift.
It uses foam rib consruction, although there is an option for using wooden ribs.
As I deliberated between the foam and wooden ribs, I finally decided
I would just build the hull from solid foam like the UH-6F.
I suppose my craft is more like the UH-10F with a lift engine.
What to call it? I thought of UH-10T2/10F or maybe the UH-10T2F,
or another suggestion was a Super 10F.
underside of hull with inner and outer attach strips in place (epoxy)
Blue or Pink foam? I used both, and I used Great Stuff foam in a can to bond the
2'x 8' x 2" sheets to each other
In the upper left of the photo, you can see the lift duct. I actually
built this for my UH-6F,
but I ruined my nice handiwork on the blue foam, by using fiberglass resin on it.
(that's why it's called a trainer)
Instead of repairing the damage, I just built another one,
and never got around to throwing this one out. I'm glad I didn't, because with a little spray can foam,
this will become my new lift duct.
Dad's little helper. You can also see my finished thrust duct mounted
work bench in the lower left.
Installation of the lift duct with
Spray can foam (Great Stuff: minimal expanding)
From the top. You can see how this duct was originally for the UH-6F
I mounted it at an arbitrary angle, mostly for cosmetics, as the benefits
of an angled lift duct are minimal
below 40-50 mph. (like I would know)
May as well throw in the lift engine mounts while there's still foam
in the can.
You can only use the can for a couple of hours, so plan ahead.
I also wrapped the duct with some more foam for saftey.
(That's where my feet will be)
Here you can see the outline of the body, and the body panels laying to the side
Comments or questions
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