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E-wings - a new UK based EPP wing manufacturer
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2018, 10:42:21 AM »

If you want someone to test how durable they are I can sure put them through their paces lol

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Re: E-wings - a new UK based EPP wing manufacturer
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2018, 05:38:23 PM »

Well I'm in for sure now as I've just placed an order for a pallet of foam! So watch this space!

It will take 2 weeks for the foam to be manufactured so hopefully I'll have some initial cuts ready within the next month. I'll get some prototype pictures up as soon as possible, they will be cut from EPS insulation foam just for testing as it's much much cheaper (although horrible to work with).
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Re: E-wings - a new UK based EPP wing manufacturer
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2018, 07:24:27 PM »

good luck with the new venture Iwan!

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Re: E-wings - a new UK based EPP wing manufacturer
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2018, 11:43:02 AM »

I wish you the very best of luck and watch with great interest :)
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« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2018, 10:52:44 PM »

Good luck fella, hope it all goes well for you.

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Re: E-wings - a new UK based EPP wing manufacturer
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2018, 12:29:02 PM »

So things are progressing well, and my foam arrived at the end of last week!



I was away all weekend though but managed some test cuts, this foam really is great quality! Will be cutting more this week and hopefully will have some teaser pictures to show shortly! Thanks for the support so far! :D
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Re: E-wings - a new UK based EPP wing manufacturer
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2018, 12:35:08 PM »

Nice - I hope you already had somewhere sorted to put them.  I know that I'd get at least two things removed from my body if I let my wife know that I was "just popping a few things in the spare room temporarily"

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Re: E-wings - a new UK based EPP wing manufacturer
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2018, 12:39:20 PM »

Ha ha, yeah I'm camped in my spare room just now but I'm on a short term lease and an eviction notice isn't far away I don't think. The foam fumes doesn't really help my case either! I will be relocating to the shed shortly, I've sorted a proper working area in there and foam storage!
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« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2018, 09:16:49 PM »

Yup ..... That's a lotta foam !

You're going to be very busy :)
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Re: E-wings - a new UK based EPP wing manufacturer
« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2018, 06:47:17 PM »

So I've been promising some teaser pics so here we go!

This will be the first model, I've changed plan and going with the forward swept wing idea first.

So it's 1.2m wingspan, with loads of battery room and space for a full size GoPro and an FPV cam in the nose.

Still prototyping vertical stabiliser options but hoping to get some flight footage up soon!







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« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2018, 10:59:00 PM »

Final dry fit and happy with the layout, so now for the proper build! Should be in the air by next week.




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Re: E-wings - a new UK based EPP wing manufacturer
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2018, 11:45:27 PM »

Ooh, I do like the look of that one :) If you can keep it wag free (I hate wag too!) then you may well have a sale here...
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Re: E-wings - a new UK based EPP wing manufacturer
« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2018, 11:57:02 PM »

Yep, mee too, would love to give that a try  ;)
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Re: E-wings - a new UK based EPP wing manufacturer
« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2018, 12:14:19 AM »

My brain got all confused then. It was like "it's a v-tail... no it's a wing.  It's a wing with a V-tail !"  That's your wag elimination thingy isn't it.

Looks great though, nice work

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« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2018, 12:29:08 AM »

That looks well cool, interested to see how stable (and fast!) it is :)
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