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Old 01-25-2011, 08:31 PM   #1
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Default Home built vintage micro biplane.

I hope you like it.
The plane overall weighs 4oz.
















A video.
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:22 PM   #2
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Nicely built! But looks like it's built a bit heavy. Of course that means that it will have to be flown faster and have better luck flying in the wind than other micro planes. Once you get a handle on the higher wing loading, I think you'll like it!
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:29 PM   #3
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It is lighter than the 3d plane. That was like 5 oz and this is 3.5.

It flies GREAT though. I can fly it real slow in a gym...
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:51 PM   #4
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You might have better luck with your little bype if you put some spring wire on the landing gear to soften the landings a little ?
It may help to try incorperating a gumband between the to sides of the gear with the wire type so it works like a small bungie ?
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:23 AM   #5
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Hay it's a typical biplane, it ends up on it noise. Looks great, fly's nice.

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Old 01-28-2011, 01:25 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by TAILDRAGGER091 View Post
Hay it's a typical biplane, it ends up on it noise. Looks great, fly's nice.
lol.

9 out of 10 landings it flips on its nose.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:35 AM   #7
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Great job on the build it flies great, Loved the Bloopers at the end too, we dont always show our Bloopers on youtube LOL , Take care and Have fun, Chellie

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Old 01-28-2011, 03:53 PM   #8
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Haha, thanks.

I figure, I spend so much time making an rc plane. If it crashes, I want people to see it! Then at least the work wasn't for nothing. Haha
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:32 PM   #9
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Well said flyboy! That is a cool project. I have trouble fixing broken parts let alone building from scratch. Sooooo ... I am impressed!
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Heck! It's a beautiful plane that has already paid for itself in fun. I think it's already proved itself in durability too. How about some indoor video? What plane is that, by the way?
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:15 AM   #11
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It was made from some free pull out plans in Fly RC. It is called the Horse Fly.
I think it was a 2006 magazine.
The cool thing is, I did not scale the plans up! I made a micro version!

Im afraid to go indoors.. It flys too fast. :| But worth a try...
Im still trying to figure out how slow it can go with out stalling..
Stay tuned as I will try it indoors soon.
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Really good job on the plane, and yeah, it does fly slow. Balsa can be deceiving, it all has different weight based upon what one picks from the lot. That, and you have a large degree of wing loading which also makes up for the weight factor as well.

I'd move the landing gear wider, and forward of the COG mark, that will prevent it from nosing over.
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Originally Posted by Saucerguy2 View Post
Really good job on the plane, and yeah, it does fly slow. Balsa can be deceiving, it all has different weight based upon what one picks from the lot. That, and you have a large degree of wing loading which also makes up for the weight factor as well.

I'd move the landing gear wider, and forward of the COG mark, that will prevent it from nosing over.
Yea! I'm making new ones. Thanks for the input!
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Very cool...

Confucius say: "Man who go to bed wif itchy butt, may wake up wif smerry finga."
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More pics please ?
we need all we can get to keep our selves enthused and moving on our planes !!!!
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Nice job Flyboy! Always feels good when you slap one together and she flies like that one did!! Looked great!! Keep on tweekin!
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thats just cool i wish i had the patients to build stuff like that
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A hint at whats next, "Great planes! My mutha fokker is covered in lozenge."
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HO Ho Ha Ha Hee Hee !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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