Giant Aeromaster by Great Planes
I'll be installing a Zenoah G-62 engine and B&B smoke system in the Aeromaster . The radio equipment will consist of a JR 8103 transmitter, JR S-PCM receiver and Hitec HS-425/545 servos. I'll be running two 1,100 mah batteries and two switch harnesses for redundancy. It will be covered with either Monokote or Ultracoat - whichever stands up better to my smoke oil tests. Paint will be custom matched automotive acrylic enamel.
This all adds up to a fairly expensive project, as any giant scale project is. I put a detailed estimate together, and it came in at $1,473.
Construction - started 9/7
I have decided to go with foam core tail feathers. For approximately the same weight as built-up, I'll get a more true and stronger tail. Here are the airfoils I used in case you want to do the same. I use Elmer's ProBond Urethane adhesive exclusively for bonding balsa to foam cores. It's light, permanent and very strong.