Did some final work on the BD-5B this evening. Here are a couple photos… still pre-flight.
You can see the Pitot tube (which I love on this plane) along with some of the decals in this shot.
The rear end of this plane has some bite! That spinner (stock) is nice looking and the APC 7x6E looks great and certainly seems to produce some push… at least sitting on the bench.
This view shows the interior which is admittedly cramped and messy with all the goodies stuffed in the right places to make the balance come out as specified. You can see the 2200mah 3S LiPo on the right (tucked into the nose). The tubes coming out from underneath it are going to the pitot which feeds pressure to the airspeed sensor which is tucked in the back (left/upper in the picture) part of the area under the canopy. Hidden under the wires in that same area is the Variometer as well. The Castle speed controller is velcro’d on to the sidewall at the bottom center. At the bottom left of the photo just behind and below the speed controller is the telemetry receiver with the g force sensor attached to it. Just in front of the servos, just peaking out from under the servo tray is the Spektrum receiver.
This may be a bit of over instrumentation for this little bird but once I see the data I can always pull some or all of it out… except the pitot/airspeed as it just looks to good to lose it! Hurry up spring… I need to get a few flights on this bird. 🙂