|Wattflyer RC Network: RC Universe :: RCU Magazine :: RCU Forums :: RCU Classifieds :: RCU User Reviews :: RCU YouTube|
|Register||Members List||Wattflyer Extras||Articles||Search||Today's Posts||Mark Forums Read||Social Groups||Photo Gallery|
|Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Discuss and share your scratch built or kit built aircraft as well as building techniques, methods, mediums and resources.|
|Thank you for your support (hide ads)|
||Thread Tools||Display Modes|
|12-06-2013, 04:39 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Ex UK Brit now in Latvia west coast - Ventspils
Thanked 211 Times in 208 Posts
Club: Founder Member Ventspils RC Club. Ex Waltham Chase and Meon Valley Soaring.
Wing Walker ....
No ? Blimey ...
Anyway - it ismy intention to do such a thing for my big biplane (yes I know it's glow powered - but you can forgive that !)
So how to do it ?
Well as you see - I'm lucky that she has banded on wings, even though she is reasonable size.
We need :
a) Clear plastic stiff sheet.
b) Suitable 'Barbie' doll (mine will be about 5" tall ....)
c) Clear fishing line
d) Black narrow tape as 'reins'
e) Small screws.
Basically the clear plastic is cut to provide a base plate to sit under the wing bands. Clear so it is not seen unless close up.
The Barbie doll is screwed to the plate standing feet apart as in real Wing Walkers ...
Once sited on wing .. we then have to create the 'reins' and steadys to keep her in place. The clear fishing line is used to create 4 lines going out to the wing band points to hold the Barbie in position upright. Two lines are led from clear plate forward to wing band points to prevent that from moving in airflow.
The 'reins' are added last - from her outstretched hands forward to the wing band points ...
All the lines and 'reins' can have simple loops in so be able to de-rig quickly.
Now that I've triggered some imagination ... how's about other additions people can come up with ?
My Barbie I hope to combine with smoke at later date ...
222kph PKJ,EDF Concorde, Mini4,Mig3,T45,PKJ twin,ME109,Edge540,Cessna182,Skymaster Biplane,F15,F16,Badius,Ultimate,SE5,Qbee10,450 Heli,V911,J3 Cub Founder 9x forum: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Flysky_RC_radio/
- Subscribe my Youtube: "solentlifeuk"
|Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|dihedral on low or mid wing||paulatgis||Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft||26||12-19-2012 12:25 AM|
|FMS / BlitzRC Cessna 182 (55-inch) wing span!||guapoman2000||Scale E-Powered Aircraft||13||11-30-2012 09:12 AM|
|New Parkzone Extra 300 Its Here, Newbie Report||phillipmorris||Beginners||65||10-07-2012 02:53 PM|
|Parkzone Extra 300 Upside Down Wings *HORIZON LEAVES US IN THE COLD*||jaskel||Foamies||157||10-07-2012 02:48 PM|
|Super Cub & Wind Question||vaflyer||General Electric Discussions||17||04-14-2012 09:51 PM|