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Forum: Foamies
02-10-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 66,446
Posted By eflight-ray

Just some pictures of my Depron scratch builds - ...

Just some pictures of my Depron scratch builds -

(Been a while since I was on here )
01-01-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,212
Posted By eflight-ray

It was a while ago that I built my Majestic...

It was a while ago that I built my Majestic Major, also a while since I sadly sold it, but here's the thread --

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5026
01-01-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,291
Posted By eflight-ray

Here's an interesting way of enjoying RC and...

Here's an interesting way of enjoying RC and snow.

So who's got a ducted fan :D

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12-11-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,138
Posted By eflight-ray

There are too many variables to hazard a guess at...

There are too many variables to hazard a guess at flight time. Someone may guess on a percentage less flight time than on a 'normal' flight. But it would still be a guess.

I could depend on how...
Forum: Foamies
11-07-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,801
Posted By eflight-ray

You probably need to define what sort of...

You probably need to define what sort of competition, aerobatic maneuvers ?, weight lifting ?, pylon racing high 'G' turns ?. Also the type and size of model, wing shape and section, also wing...
10-07-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,747
Posted By eflight-ray

Though about it a few times. The nearest...

Though about it a few times. The nearest 'bits-n-pieces' I could think of to scratch build some, would be the double wishbone set up off an RC car, (with a fair bit of modification).

Like this -...
Forum: Foamies
10-06-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,755
Posted By eflight-ray

I scratch built a Depron foam version some time...

I scratch built a Depron foam version some time ago, although I don't have a plan, I noticed there is a plan for a Depron version here - Depron RC Eagle and plans...
Forum: Beginners
09-21-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,001
Posted By eflight-ray

"But flying looks sooooo easy, I've seen kids do...

"But flying looks sooooo easy, I've seen kids do it".

"Yes I have plenty of flying experience, I've spend hours on my flight sim".

"Trainer ?, why bother with a trainer when I want a jet".
...
09-21-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,393
Posted By eflight-ray

Will you get approval from the FAA, CAA, all the...

Will you get approval from the FAA, CAA, all the various countries you will 'globally' cross ?

What about small civilian aircraft flying within the 5000ft ceiling, are you fitting a transponder,...
09-13-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,588
Posted By eflight-ray

Here's another 'Mig', just to prove to myself I...

Here's another 'Mig', just to prove to myself I could do it. :D

1.63m span. EDP, (Electric Ducted Prop). 470watts at WOT. Successfully flown a few times now.

Good luck with the Mig 29 project....
Forum: Beginners
09-10-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,579
Posted By eflight-ray

See if this thread helps - 2.4 hawk sky binding...

See if this thread helps - 2.4 hawk sky binding resolved! (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1481779)
09-06-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,005
Posted By eflight-ray

These are more models I have scratch built using...

These are more models I have scratch built using Depron -
09-06-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,005
Posted By eflight-ray

The foam is Depron foam, it's very similar to...

The foam is Depron foam, it's very similar to balsa in that it has a sort of 'grain' and bends quite well in one direction. I used 3mm and 6mm thickness sheet. The 3mm if you put tape on the outside...
09-06-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,005
Posted By eflight-ray

Here's a link to the original thread -...

Here's a link to the original thread - http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1392801

There are links to about four video in there, the last one shows it can also be hand launched,:D , ...
09-05-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,005
Posted By eflight-ray

Otto, I also enjoy large foamies, my last one, a...

Otto, I also enjoy large foamies, my last one, a sort of Mig 144, is EDP, Electric Ducted Prop(s). My use of a props was to keep the amps down from the usually very high ducted fans models. It worked...
08-23-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,921
Posted By eflight-ray

Larger EDF

Yes, but can it be hand-launched ? ;)

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08-23-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,103
Posted By eflight-ray

I don't know if this helps at all for those...

I don't know if this helps at all for those wanting to balance an EDF unit, it seems the logical way to do, though maybe a little complicated -

How to dynamically balance EDF unit with a cell...
08-18-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,103
Posted By eflight-ray

From the above link, my Mig EDP (post #23), she...

From the above link, my Mig EDP (post #23), she has flown a few times.

She will not satisfy the, 'it's gota go faster and faster' EDF fliers, but as a project it showed what is capable of a more...
Forum: Beginners
08-11-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,708
Posted By eflight-ray

One problem regarding flying 'scale like', is...

One problem regarding flying 'scale like', is with something like a Cub it would probably be the most boring of flights, how often do you see full size clubs flying like in your video ?. Most of the...
08-04-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,640
Posted By eflight-ray

That 10x7 is probably much too much. I did a...

That 10x7 is probably much too much. I did a search on 3536/5 and found a Turnigy 3536/5 1450kv motor on 3s recommending a 9x6.

This is where having a wattmeter to do your testing is a well...
08-01-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,634
Posted By eflight-ray

Hasn't the A5 been around for a while now ? ...

Hasn't the A5 been around for a while now ?

New icon a5 by nfd hobby (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1246722) this thread on RCGroups was started over a year ago, (and is still...
07-28-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 38,820
Posted By eflight-ray

Keep on playing Road King. Some of my Sunderland,...

Keep on playing Road King. Some of my Sunderland, on Youtube.

Off water with a camera on the fin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6j06opQtp4


Off grass, just as easy as on water.
07-28-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,172
Posted By eflight-ray

How I'm going to transport a model is an...

How I'm going to transport a model is an important part of the initial design for me.

I like big models, and multi's, but generally own smallish family cars, (hatch backs), so where possible wings...
07-02-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,544
Posted By eflight-ray

As she has 'come of age', 18 years old, I have...

As she has 'come of age', 18 years old, I have bought her some jewelry.

Two brushless motors to be precise, and a couple of Lipos to feed them.

Now I just hope she doesn't mind me fiddling...
06-28-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,921
Posted By eflight-ray

Nah! Go the other way and fly a BIG jet on little...

Nah! Go the other way and fly a BIG jet on little power (EDP).

Screaming around the sky as a colored blurr isn't 'cool'. ;):D
Forum: Foamies
06-28-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 862
Posted By eflight-ray

Slight guess as I'm in the UK. Channel 5...

Slight guess as I'm in the UK.

Channel 5 sounds like it's 27Meg, (27.195 Green)

I believe that in the US you're not supposed to change crystals, (here in the UK we can).

If it is an old...
06-27-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,544
Posted By eflight-ray

Only 5 years to wait, but I managed a video at...

Only 5 years to wait, but I managed a video at last, this morning actually.

She never left the hangar this year till now, lots of dust, cobwebs, and good old faithful Nimh cells. They held a fair...
06-16-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,725
Posted By eflight-ray

Lucky you Nidge. Tuesday was a great flying...

Lucky you Nidge.

Tuesday was a great flying day here as well, at least it was in the morning until the wind picked up in the afternoon. Probably the first decent patch of flying weather for a...
06-13-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By eflight-ray

I took at it with the prop horizontal and...

I took at it with the prop horizontal and vertical and as long as I can see a bit of right and a bit of down, that's Ok. Never have 'measured' it, even when drawing up a new fuselage layout.

Then...
06-07-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,640
Posted By eflight-ray

Can you wedge a pilot figure in that glasshouse ?...

Can you wedge a pilot figure in that glasshouse ?

It's always best to have someone else to blame if a tree does jump out and grab it one day. :D
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