Archives for September 2015

Valkyrie Construction Details

Our move to Atlanta is progressing very well. We have closed on our new house and are in the process of unpacking our many boxes of household goods. My new workshop table is in place and model construction will commence soon!

Flying with Mesa is staying busy. 280 hours in the CRJ-700 to date, learning a lot.

In the meantime, below are some additional pictures of Werner’s Valkyrie Racer. Werner did a great job with the unique control cable arrangement with servos located in the dummy motor.  Notice also the use of shaped foam for the wings with foam ribs. The mixture of foam wing and control surfaces with wood fuselage framing is an effective use of construction materials, especially given the unique challenges with replicated one of these open frame structures.

Bottom view of Valkyrie wing showing foam ribs glued in place and carbon rod reinforcement

Bottom view of Valkyrie wing showing foam ribs glued in place and carbon rod reinforcement

Detail of wing underside and aft fuselage frame

Detail of wing underside and aft fuselage frame

Detail of wing underside and aft fuselage frame

Detail of Valkyrie wing underside and aft fuselage frame

Detail showing all three rudders moving in tandem on Werner's Valkyrie

Detail showing all three rudders moving in tandem on Werner’s Valkyrie

Pulley and frame detail

Pulley and frame detail

View of Valkyrie fuselage frame, servo and control pulley arrangement

View of Valkyrie fuselage frame, servo and control pulley arrangement