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Old 05-21-2012, 04:03 AM   #26
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Here is some onboard video from my 30 inch wing I think it would be better from my 60 inch wing. It is a fun ride!!!http://youtu.be/bXBE2VQnXJI
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:18 PM   #27
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I allmost thought you were at one of the Sr. Hi. school's in our county here in
Pa. the lanes and town and hills all look just like that !!!!
It's like Scootie beamed it up and set it down where you are LOL .
You had me going there for a 1/2 a mo. !?!?!?!
Nice Nova in your pic -wish I had one too !!!!
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:34 AM   #28
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Hey dimeflyer,
Thanks for the comment on the nova I am in the process of making it a pro street car now racing is getting to expensive. Where I live is right at the base of the rocky mountains in the foothills. I have never been to Pa. but it sounds like a nice place.
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My friend in Sr. Hi. had one and back then they were just a good car for groserie geter umtill some one figured out they were a lot lighter than Impallas and gallixies
for the strip or for street rods
My friend left someone talk him into doining the street rod thing and he lost it
doing a burn out and hit a gard rail with the car and totaled it !
We were sad to see it go to the yard
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:56 PM   #30
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Yeah when you put alot of power under the hood the short wheelbase can get hard to handle. Mine has tried to get out of shape on me afew times at the track luckily I was able to keep her in line. Have you built you a wing yet?
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:17 PM   #31
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Not yet guy , I am buisy working on the fence around our yard - we have nutso old lady in her late 80s that thinks she owns our property and that we should let her drag and I mean drag her dog into our yard to crap and wiss that she should be alowd to send her grand kids over to destroy any thing and every thing they can lay thier hands on if they don,t just plain steal what ever any one leaves lying around
in the yard .
So we are in the proses of fixing the fence and gates and puting up No Trespassing
signs on both lots we and the bank and the government own !!
just to keep her from making our Grandsons from getting sick or hurt on the stuff
We also would like to keep our tools and garden in our yard if posible
I will let you know if I get any thing done on a wing ,is there any thing I need to know about flying them ? befor I go beating one of people and buildings or trees ??
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:12 AM   #32
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Yeah have your cg right and your side to side balance good and enough power and just a couple clicks up elevator and a couple of clicks of elevon the opposite way of the motor torgue 3/4 throttle and good hard 45 degree throw for maiden and have fun. Once you get going you can cut back on the throttle so you aren't going 100 mph and can get used to it.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:02 AM   #33
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Oh boy sounds harder than it most likely is but I will find out soon enough I guess
Thank you for the help guy I need all I can get !!
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Dumb question:

Do you leave the paper skin on the $tree foam, or do you pull it off?
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:16 AM   #35
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I thought this thread was dead man ?
Most of the guys either peal off the paper where they are going to glue the
foam but a few take it all off the foam to get a lighter plane from it ,
but that leaves the foam with less strength and a lot more flexable so
you need more braceing from what I have run into with the few all foam
planes I have built guy .
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:33 PM   #36
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I built a FW to try it out and I must not have set up the elavon controls right on the TX so it got away fom me and busted the prop and motor shaft and one of the servos along with a battery I will have to try again with some help at the flying field
when I get the time and weather to go flying again !!
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:33 AM   #37
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Where are you located, Dimeflyer? I see SW PA. I'm in South Central PA. How West are you?

All of my landings are three point landings if you count the spinner, too
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This is my Dollar Tree foam wing.

I've flown it 4 times. I removed the tip fins, the only difference is it is harder to get a good launch, with the tips it was very locked in, without the tips it hunts around at slow speed, once it's up to flying speed it's fine though.


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I am about 50 mile S.E. of pitts. in a little crap hole called tarrs !
The wife and I are trying to get this money pitt payed for and find a better place to live !
If we ever meet I will tell you an horrer story about getting talked into buying a place in the country by my Mother dearest .
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Nice looking pup in your pic.
I think you might have better luck on launch if you build a nother wing with some dihedral to the wing pannels guy either that or put the tip stabes back on !!
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Nice looking pup in your pic.
I think you might have better luck on launch if you build a nother wing with some dihedral to the wing pannels guy either that or put the tip stabes back on !!
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The sweep adds effective dihedral, every 3 of sweep equates to 1 of dihedral, so I have plenty. The tips made it easier to launch by quickly alining the wing to direction of flight, with out them the asymmetrical push from the hand launch spins the wing some. I found just going "balls to the wall" with the power works OK. I think I will use a bungee from now on for launch though.

I burnt out the in-runner motor I had on the wing, so now I'll throw on a more normal out-runner.

I have some videos, but it's my wife's birthday so I don't think I will be playing with airplane stuff today.
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I just finished up a set of DollarTree foam board wings. Need to add servos, motor, etc.

52" span
9" Root Cord
5" Tip Cord
2" Control Surface.

Kudos to the person that first used this stuff, the possibilities are endless.


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Nice bird should be easy to see in the air guy !
Where did you get that gater skin patern ?
Looks great with the black wing in front of it !
soarrich
I forgot about that , I don't know if catapault launch would be
very safe with this type of plane?
With your power in the rear it may be finicky if you
say it is harder to hand launch it with out the fins it may
be like a kite with out a tail and spin into the ground ?
I don't know enough about them to know how they will be
in that type of launch !
I have only had one of thies so far and I put fins on it so I
am in the dark about them yet
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Originally Posted by Dimeflyer View Post
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Nice bird should be easy to see in the air guy !
Where did you get that gater skin patern ?
Looks great with the black wing in front of it !
George
Duct Tape, amazing stuff.

http://www.tapebrothers.com/Special-Duct-Tapes-s/19.htm
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Thank you for that info guy I will have to drop some coin on
them for some tape later !
Got to go to bead before I fall over , was up late and got up early this morening
S am a little tired Have a good evening
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This is a picture of my wing without vertical fins. I'll try to up load a video of it later.


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Old 11-04-2012, 04:46 AM   #47
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I have the bug. Why buy when you can build? Now I need to figure out how upload photos from my phone. Grrr. Any way I am working on my second thirty inch $tree foam board wing. Control surfaces were too small on the first attempt. Nosed in at WOT. Oh well. For a buck and some change, no biggie. Second one is ready to go.
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Those look really nice!

I built 2 1/2 wings yesterday, I'll be up-loading some pictures later.
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Default Zip launch

http://youtu.be/U8SAuljOnus

Here's a link to my wing launching and flying.
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Hey, nice launch. I just toss mine in the air and start grabbing sticks. Makes for a heart pounding few seconds. And thanks for the kind words. I am in the experimental stage at the moment. Finding out what works best for me.
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