Thursday, 20 August 2015

B52 mods

Only one weekend's flying and I got bored / frustrated with the horrible knock-off-pod design.  All credit to the builder of the airframe, but there's only so far you can go with a pin in a balsa structure.  Any side-ways load just pulls the pylon apart, and you only want to be sticking those fecking things back on so many times in the field!

So, to my solution.  Remove all traces of the pylons from the wing, and glue those bits to the engine side of the pylon.  Embed strong magnets into wing and top of pylon (3 each side, 6 per engine), and that's it.  I need to get some of the lovely chrome / brushed aluminium covering to finish the pylons off, but hopefully  you get the idea :

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