First to say is this is made up of various sets of parts, body, tail, wing etc. I have put links to the other parts on here at the bottom of this writeup. Use part, all (or none) as you see fit.
This paragraph is on all sets of parts to explain what they are part of.
This is all part of an idea I had to make a modular plane based on being able to assemble different wings / tails based on a 25mm round or 22mm square tube 'stick' body. Ideal for anyone wanting to play with different configurations. Based on the idea of a 'stick' plane being an actual stick. I used 25mm plastic conduit but CF tubes would be lighter.
Each one has a PDF file with photos to help visualise things plus more info and instructions. I used 3mm and 4mm threaded bar a lot, you could glue CF rods but I liked the idea of just unbolting to replace any damage. Adds weight but not a massive amount. Some of the photos may be slightly different to the STLs as they evolved a bit.
This makes the plane in the photos, Wingspan 110cm, Length 90cm, Front of wing to Prop centre 20cm, Wing trailing edge to front of tail 32cm. All sizes are not fixed, just recommended averages. CG is about 1/3 from leading edge of the wing but make it closer just in case, again play around, this is meant to be a chassis for whatever you want to do. Weights are Wing 365g and rest of the plane with motor, servos, nose weight and undercarriage (basically as in photos) 650g. Battery is extra, weight is with PVC conduit 'stick' CF would be a bit lighter.
If I make any changes / updates in future I will add them here. If you modify or upgrade any parts (feel free) just link them back to here.
Updates – None.
So, this is the - Tail.
There are two versions, one box type and a much lighter one. I found the tail weight mattered. The lighter one works best and is glued together.
The tail sections can be foam board, cardboard, carved foam, Correx or anything similar and is clamped by two strips.
Hinges etc are in the Control parts section
This also includes the Ping Pong tail wheel. This has two bases, the lite one is for the lighter tail as it attaches to the Stick so saving weight and allowing mounting forward. I did this as I figured pivoting wheels can cause a problem but a ball can turn in any direction, or just skid over rougher ground.
The Lite one is for a 25mm tube, if you use square Stick body then use the standard one glued to it.
Other Franken Parts –
Control parts https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3708544