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Old 12-26-2013, 12:09 AM   #1
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What is the slowest indoor airplane? I have a14x15 livingroom with furniture.
I am looking at the mini vapor and night vapor. Thanks, Don
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You cant get any slower than this

http://hackaday.com/2013/11/15/colle...on-a-rc-plane/


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More in keeping with what the question was really asking...

Try the Parkzone Vapor, Night Vapor or mini Vapor. These fly so slowly you can easily walk faster.
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Ares (HobbyTown) Micro Nano Stick 75!

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I think you are pushing it for any fixed wing plane in a 14' x 15' space with furniture. The recommended room size for the vapour is 15' square with 8' ceiling, and that would assume an open space, unfurnished.

With practice it may be possible to fly in the space you have but I'm not sure it would be fun. It would require total concentration and all you would be able to do is fly in constant circles.


A micro heli or quad might be a better option?
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Original vapor can do appx 3 ft diameter circles in slow flight trim.

not even the most impressive demo...
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Originally Posted by fhhuber View Post
Original vapor can do appx 3 ft diameter circles in slow flight trim.
looked closer to 6 ft to do a 180 degree turn to my eye, and he had a room a lot longer than 15ft... But anyway, like I said, it's certainly possible to fly in such a space but I just cant see it being fun for long. Each to his own though, some might enjoy it.
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Yes, considering the space -- the Mini Vapor with the battery adjusted all the way back, and the plane flying like a helicopter... (Not too fun) or, like recommended, a RC Helicopter (which seems even less fun -- sorry -- I'm just a plane guy) -- because of the limited space.
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I have helicopters also. They are fun also but I want more toys! Don
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I don't know if you're any good at 3d flying, but if you are, a mini piYak might work. Not my video, but here's an example of one flying inside a home...
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Originally Posted by Murman View Post
I don't know if you're any good at 3d flying, but if you are, a mini piYak might work. Not my video, but here's an example of one flying inside a home...
That guy cant of been married.. Him models seemed to fill every room in the house.

Great flying skills on display but if you are going to fly around only hanging on a prop then the easiest way is a helicopter.
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3D? I'm just hapy to keep them in the air right side up! Don
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For indoor flying, in the house, I recommend you stay with micro helis. Keep the planes for outside in calm air or the gym.

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nano quad, of the night vapor or mini...I found the mini felt faster and was twitchier than the night vapor.
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When I read "slow" ... my mind goes back to Howard Mxxxxx in UK ... he was into the 'gossamer' indoor jobs.

Ultra light structure that tissue film was applied to wings AND propeller frames by laying the structure onto water. Then lift away carefully with the nano-thin film stuck.
Rubber powered large very slow revolving props .. about possibly 30 - 50rpm..... they would be trimmed to fly circles .. and keep flying for ages.

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Yep, Microfilm was what it was called. Used to do that back in the late 50s,early 60s. Fuselage boom was made from 1/32 balsa wrapped around a large knitting needle then glued down the seam then the needle removed. That's about as light as it gets. As you say, the film was made in the bathtub. If I remember the film was nitrate dope with a bit of castor oil mixed in to make it not so brittle. But then, my memory ain't what it used to be.

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Nitrate or Butyrate dope... a drop of castor oil or beer per ounce or any of a few other ingredients to suppress shrinkage.

If you use colored dope it leaves a noticeable ring in the tub. (possibly forever)
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yes, F1D indoor duration, these must be about the slowest flying fixed wing models there are in existence:

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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


I'm not sure RC conversion would be practical though, and they are so fragile that you have to walk slowly so the draft does not damage the model.
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Thanks JPF. Brought back a lot of fond memories. As one can see, if you blew on one of these, you would destroy it.

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