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Forum: Foamies 11-14-2011, 12:14 AM
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Posted By aeroknot
glad I posted the screenshot, since some joker...

glad I posted the screenshot, since some joker thanked you again!!
Forum: Foamies 11-13-2011, 01:33 PM
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Posted By aeroknot
On that post, you've been thanked a total of 111...

On that post, you've been thanked a total of 111 times!
Forum: Foamies 10-29-2011, 06:28 PM
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Posted By aeroknot
As Larry wrote, this is a forgiving design, so...

As Larry wrote, this is a forgiving design, so don't complicate it.

Keep it light. Keep it simple.
Put a pointy nose on it, but not extremely pointy.
Have a nice symmetrical W.
Keep the...
Forum: Foamies 09-18-2011, 01:58 AM
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Posted By aeroknot
otto - very nice and wow!

otto - very nice and wow!
Forum: Foamies 09-16-2011, 12:59 AM
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Posted By aeroknot
dbacon - tried the online worksheet and it works...

dbacon - tried the online worksheet and it works fine.
Forum: Foamies 09-14-2011, 01:36 AM
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Posted By aeroknot
You could screen capture with MWsnap...

You could screen capture with MWsnap (http://www.mirekw.com/winfreeware/mwsnap.html) and post the jpg.

The spreadsheet could be zipped and posted.
Forum: Foamies 09-10-2011, 07:11 PM
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Posted By aeroknot
  The equipment balance is the same with or...

 
The equipment balance is the same with or without the spar varnish.

The 6 inch nose on this depron capricorn and the longer floats (and therefore more float weight up front), built with the...
Forum: Foamies 07-03-2011, 02:41 PM
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Posted By aeroknot
I enjoyed seeing the Capricorns including the...

I enjoyed seeing the Capricorns including the "Thunder-Cap" in the newsletter - the newsletter looks to be a good positive effort in building a stronger community.
Forum: Foamies 07-02-2011, 04:03 PM
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Posted By aeroknot
Happy July 4th to all!

Happy July 4th to all!
Forum: Foamies 01-31-2011, 03:25 AM
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Posted By aeroknot
Nutball...

Nutball (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836389) - 7oz
Raise off ground or hand launch
Flying space small to medium
Build first time several hours, easy build, good for a first...
Forum: Foamies 01-30-2011, 04:11 PM
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Posted By aeroknot
Thanks for the note about FMS and Windows7! ...

Thanks for the note about FMS and Windows7!

The link to the download page, where you can click on each file is (put http:// in front of the following):
...
Forum: Foamies 01-07-2011, 02:53 AM
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Posted By aeroknot
good infomation! Happy New Year to you all :)

good infomation! Happy New Year to you all :)
Forum: Foamies 07-24-2010, 01:37 PM
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Posted By aeroknot
Nice thunderbird scheme :)

Nice thunderbird scheme :)
Forum: Foamies 07-20-2010, 08:30 PM
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Posted By aeroknot
Crash Test - big rudders are one hallmark of an...

Crash Test - big rudders are one hallmark of an excellent Capricorn build!

Paint - use floral paint from the craft store Michaels or elsewhere - it's designed for lightweight use on plastic...
Forum: Foamies 07-01-2010, 12:25 AM
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Posted By aeroknot
Note - don't use these unless you want to tweak -...

Note - don't use these unless you want to tweak - angle up the motor mount and move the sponson front angle forward - just use the full size plans post 527...
Forum: Foamies 06-27-2010, 08:11 PM
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Posted By aeroknot
here are the two videos, both with the lighter...

here are the two videos, both with the lighter battery. No significant difference in flight characteristics flying with the lighter battery versus the heavier one. 7x3.5 gws propeller

video 1...
Forum: Foamies 05-27-2010, 09:04 PM
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Posted By aeroknot
DBacon...

DBacon (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/member.php?u=7621) -
Pull - pull: can also put the locking screw in the back of the rudder or elevon for access if the servo is hard to get to - I like your...
Forum: Foamies 10-13-2009, 11:47 PM
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Posted By aeroknot
I put water in to test the hollow ones I made and...

I put water in to test the hollow ones I made and then let dry - worked well although I ended up using the solid pink foam ones.

I think a coating of thinned lightweight spackle on the foam...
Forum: Foamies 09-28-2009, 10:41 PM
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Posted By aeroknot
Here's a short second better flight video,...

Here's a short second better flight video, (http://vimeo.com/6779796) although ROG for this one, and perhaps a little shaky, just grateful to the videographer....:)
Forum: Foamies 09-26-2009, 01:06 AM
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Posted By aeroknot
Love the stories! and photos! I corrected...

Love the stories! and photos!

I corrected the upthrust I had by mounting the motor on top of the stick mount instead of below it. This put the motor just above the top ^. photos in a couple...
Forum: Foamies 09-22-2009, 10:26 PM
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Posted By aeroknot
Welders are awesome people!! I would build the...

Welders are awesome people!!
I would build the original (32-33 inch wingspan) version - EPPyak55 ez chg c in post two - that's the one in the video. Attached is a photo of welders glue - Lowes or...
Forum: Foamies 09-22-2009, 07:50 PM
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Posted By aeroknot
DBacon eppYak55 link...

DBacon
eppYak55 link (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=964237) If you need, I can email the plans to you. For outdoors, don't put the counterbalance on the ailerons, a 24 gram 1200...
Forum: Foamies 09-21-2009, 11:16 PM
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Posted By aeroknot
First flight - wanted to climb with thrust, so...

First flight - wanted to climb with thrust, so maybe I have some unintentional upthrust, although I can't see it. Maybe it's the way I cut the front angles of the middle apex and middle horizontal...
Forum: Foamies 09-07-2009, 07:02 PM
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Posted By aeroknot
pull pull parts

here's what I had around for my pull-pull set up:

30 lb Dacron fishing string, thin copper wire, 3.2mm outer diameter styrene tubing, rubber collar from clevis package (any number of tubes and...
Forum: Foamies 09-07-2009, 06:24 PM
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Posted By aeroknot
kevlar fishing string, pull one side under...

kevlar fishing string, pull one side under rubber collar to tighten the string.

also, see DBacon's post (http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=638205&postcount=1332)

the white tube is...
Forum: Foamies 09-05-2009, 11:05 PM
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Posted By aeroknot
rudder pull-pull as I learned from DBacon's post ...

rudder pull-pull as I learned from DBacon's post
(http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=638205&postcount=1332)
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