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Old 10-08-2010, 07:52 PM
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Next, start drawing tiles.... don't forget the individual serial numbers on each one...




In all seriousness, that is really a great project that is looking better all the time.
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Old 10-09-2010, 06:39 AM
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Thumbs up Thanks!

Nitro Blast,

That is funny! Thanks for the kind words!

Yes indeed, each and every tile does have a Part Number, correct! I did buy a 11 X 14 section of 2mm foam in "BLACK" but, it is very spongy and I can not make indentions or marks like if the foam were made of individual tiles. Since it is smooth and does not keep any pressure marks, I did not use the material. I will wait for the more brittle stuff and already with the BLACK color from the mold so, I can really detailed it.

Of course not losing sight that this "IS" a flying RC Model.

Gerry will be ready with my Video miniDV camcorder in the morning!

Stay tuned.

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Originally Posted by guapoman2000 View Post
Nitro Blast,

That is funny! Thanks for the kind words!

Yes indeed, each and every tile does have a Part Number, correct! I did buy a 11 X 14 section of 2mm foam in "BLACK" but, it is very spongy and I can not make indentions or marks like if the foam were made of individual tiles. Since it is smooth and does not keep any pressure marks, I did not use the material. I will wait for the more brittle stuff and already with the BLACK color from the mold so, I can really detailed it.

Of course not losing sight that this "IS" a flying RC Model.

Gerry will be ready with my Video miniDV camcorder in the morning!

Stay tuned.

Carlos
Hi Carlos
I agree that is funny
The Shuttles TPS Thermal Protection System is a fascinating bit of technology
http://www.centennialofflight.gov/es...TPS/Tech41.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_S...tection_system
Am looking forward to the newest video with great anticipation
Take care dear friend
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Old 10-09-2010, 12:30 PM
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Thumbs up A few pictures before 3rd Flight!

After almost 11 hours with my Oldest Daughter 103 miles away and who twisted her ankle 4 days ago (right ankle so, she can not drive) I had a very big experience with driving Miss Daisy everywhere and still had to come back home after 1.5 hours of driving and so, I came home around 11:30pm and went right to work on the Space Shuttle to provide additional scale details such as the Verticle Fin and tile like details on the OMS pod using Black Paint "or" ORACAL adhesive mylar film.


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Old 10-09-2010, 04:22 PM
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Thumbs up Tracking VIDEO!!!!!!

Okay, a few of you out there have asked me to get a "TRACKING VIDEO" so, here it is!

I have a Video thanks to Gerry (Simano) who manned my Video miniDV Camcorder!

FLIGHT SUMMARY:

I placed those batteries too far forward causing a too nose heavy Delta wing RC Model and it was a bear in a half to keep that nose UP and LEVELED but, I managed. I came real close to the Pine Tree and the Ground a couple of times but, I made it worth while. When I landed, I was able to breath again!



For those that can NOT see the Video up at YOUTUBE then, go visit VIMEO at:

http://vimeo.com/15687106
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by guapoman2000 View Post
After almost 11 hours with my Oldest Daughter 103 miles away and who twisted her ankle 4 days ago (right ankle so, she can not drive) I had a very big experience with driving Miss Daisy everywhere and still had to come back home after 1.5 hours of driving and so, I came home around 11:30pm and went right to work on the Space Shuttle to provide additional scale details such as the Verticle Fin and tile like details on the OMS pod using Black Paint "or" ORACAL adhesive mylar film.

Hi Carlos
Hope shes feeling much better
Please pass on my best wishes and prayers for a swift and full recovery
Take care dear friend
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:49 PM
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Hi Carlos
Outstanding
I reposted your Youtube video
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfFEnySeWqs[/media]
She looks marvelous
Thanks ever so much for sharing her with us
And may she bring you much enjoyment in the years to come
Take care dear friend
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:39 PM
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Carlos.
she does fly, but wow what a loss of altitude with every attempted turn. Great job of handling a handful of model. the landing was smooth and silky... very nice. overall, a
fine job. Congrats!!
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:35 AM
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Well done in getting the Shuttle down for a perfect landing. The turns did look 'hairy'.. mucho loss of altitude. Do you think this was due only to the nose heaviness or is power a bit marginal too? Thrust might still be improved by some work on the air inlets.
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Old 10-10-2010, 03:44 PM
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Hi guys! I am glad you all liked the Video showing the 3rd Flight of the Modified Space Shuttle RC Model that EJF kitted.

I have learned the hard way that Delta wings are very sensative to the condition of Center of Gravity. You really need to have the Center-Of-Gravity within the Bull's Eye, otherwise, it will be a very interesting flight.

I have flown this model during the Maiden with Tail Heavy conditions and during the 2nd Flight (NO VIDEO but, Lots of Still Pictures) with perfect Center-Of-Gravity and then, the 3rd Flight with too much nose heavy conditions as a result of adding scale Main Engine nozzles at the AFT of the FUSE.

I would say that the Thrust of the Freewing EDF unit is very good because during the 2nd flight when the Center-Of-Gravity was right on the mark, the model zoomed upwards like a home sick dove. It flew and tracked very well and Landed just as perfect as after the 3rd flight as you all saw in the Tracking Video of Saturday morning.

I will try to find yet someone else to Video record "a" flight with Center-Of-Gravity right on the Bull Eye.

Again, thank you all for your comments and glad you enjoyed that Video!

Carlos

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Old 10-10-2010, 04:07 PM
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Hope shes feeling much better
Please pass on my best wishes and prayers for a swift and full recovery
Take care dear friend
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Hank,

Thank you so much! I have sent that posted angle Art to my daughter and she really liked it!

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Old 10-10-2010, 04:09 PM
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Carlos.
she does fly, but wow what a loss of altitude with every attempted turn. Great job of handling a handful of model. the landing was smooth and silky... very nice. overall, a
fine job. Congrats!!
Thank you and yes she was a handful and glad I took her up high as every turn except one (I was ready for her) made her dive downwards with the nose heavy condition.

Yeah, I perhaps woke up the surrounding community with my expression of satisfaction when I got the model to land safely back on mother Earth.

Take care,
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Old 10-10-2010, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by guapoman2000 View Post
.....the 3rd Flight with too much nose heavy conditions as a result of adding scale Main Engine nozzles at the AFT of the FUSE.
Carlos.. i'm confused; How would adding the nozzles at the aft cause the shuttle to be nose heavy
Or did you move something else forward, like the battery maybe?

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Old 10-10-2010, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by JetPlaneFlyer View Post
Carlos.. i'm confused; How would adding the nozzles at the aft cause the shuttle to be nose heavy
Or did you move something else forward, like the battery maybe?

Steve
Hi Steve,

Correct on your last sentence of your post....

I moved the Batteries "too" much forward in anticipation of the additional AFT Weight from the Main Engine nozzles.

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Old 10-10-2010, 05:18 PM
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Batteries almost fully charged and hoping to leave in a few.....

I will seek out someone like Gerry to man the Video camcorder, lets hope I can get someone as the conditions outside are terrific!

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Old 10-11-2010, 01:05 AM
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Default No Go for tonight, Sun is setting!

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Batteries almost fully charged and hoping to leave in a few.....

I will seek out someone like Gerry to man the Video camcorder, lets hope I can get someone as the conditions outside are terrific!

Carlos
Got ahold of Gerry (simano) who was doing the family thingy this early afternoon and it seems like our plan to Video record it before Sunset is a NO GO as Gerry is still in a Movie with the wife.

Monday morning after Sun has burn off the anticipated Fog will be just fine and I am planning to be at the RC Club at around 8:00am.

Happy Columbus Day!

Carlos

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Old 10-11-2010, 06:10 PM
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Thumbs up 4th and 5th Flight of the RC Space Shuttle!

4th and 5th Flight Summary

The Space Shuttle flew just great on both the 4th and 5th flights for today. The Sun was up high and no sign of Fog or Mist at 8:40am this morning at East Orlando RC Association in East Orlando, Florida.

The model started up on step with good run out on the smooth Asphalt Runway and I applied good amount of Up elevator and she took off with good thrust and power. Turns were much more managable as the Center-Of-Gravity was paid attention to many times and the need for continued Up Elevator was not necessary and she really did not nose dive like in the 3rd Flight.

The scale details in the Air was very noticeable and cool to look at.

Here is the VIDEO!!!
[media]http://www.vimeo.com/15739957[/media]
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Thumbs up 5th Flight was with high resolution Digital Pictures!

Gerry took out his Nikkon Digital SLR Camera and took many high res pictures during the 5th Flight of the Space Shuttle RC Model.

Stay tuned for those later in the day!

Carlos
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Gerry took out his Nikkon Digital SLR Camera and took many high res pictures during the 5th Flight of the Space Shuttle RC Model.

Stay tuned for those later in the day!

Carlos
Hi Carlos
Outstanding
Looking forward to them with great anticipation

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4th and 5th Flight Summary

The Space Shuttle flew just great on both the 4th and 5th flights for today. The Sun was up high and no sign of Fog or Mist at 8:40am this morning at East Orlando RC Association in East Orlando, Florida.

The model started up on step with good run out on the smooth Asphalt Runway and I applied good amount of Up elevator and she took off with good thrust and power. Turns were much more managable as the Center-Of-Gravity was paid attention to many times and the need for continued Up Elevator was not necessary and she really did not nose dive like in the 3rd Flight.

The scale details in the Air was very noticeable and cool to look at.

Here is the VIDEO!!!
[media]http://www.vimeo.com/15739957[/media]
HOO RAH
Shes looks marvelous, quite stunning
Thanks ever so much for sharing that with us
I really enjoyed that
Take care dear friend
Yours Hank
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Carlos,
Thats the way she should fly. no dropping out of the sky in the turns, the roll was an unexpected event!! and next time try the loop mucho higher!! maybe try diving into it to get up the airspeed a bit. nicely done!!
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Brilliant! What a difference a little CG adjustment makes.
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:39 AM
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Thumbs up A better Video Clip with higher Bit Rate and Larger Screen Size!

Gerry and others!!!

Here is a new VIDEO with a larger bit rate and screen size. I need to buy a new Video camcorder (HD) as I do not like the resolution on this 3 year old mini-DV Camcorder!

Here is the best that I can do and I incorporated "some" of the Still Pictures from Gerry's PENTAX ist DL SRL Digital camera with zoom lens within the Video clip!

At YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ool1QJSKngw

and at Vimeo.....
[media]http://www.vimeo.com/15752218[/media]
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Old 10-12-2010, 01:07 AM
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Thumbs up Gerry's Pictures from his Pentax DSLR Camera!

Here are Gerry's Pictures from his Pentax DSLR Camera during the 5th Flight of the Space Shuttle RC Modified EJF Model.

























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Old 10-12-2010, 01:24 AM
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Gerry and others!!!

Here is a new VIDEO with a larger bit rate and screen size. I need to buy a new Video camcorder (HD) as I do not like the resolution on this 3 year old mini-DV Camcorder!

Here is the best that I can do and I incorporated "some" of the Still Pictures from Gerry's PENTAX ist DL SRL Digital camera with zoom lens within the Video clip!

At YouTube
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ool1QJSKngw[/media]

and at Vimeo.....
[media]http://www.vimeo.com/15752218[/media]
Hi Carlos
I won one of these in a church raffle
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/show...t=HD+camcorder
http://www.dxgusa.com/products/high-...dxg-5b6vb.html
they can be found for a good price
http://www.walmart.com/ip/DXG-DXG-5B...i_sku=13437299
Though not as good as my top of the line camera it does a very good job on video and photos
Heres a feww videos so you can see the quality
Do enjoy
Outdoors
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPCf-X8sGsE[/media]
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnMfp5bb32w[/media]
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB1wKIjtgGw[/media]
Indoors
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvquarUV3S8[/media]
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxm4Vn8OKQo[/media]
Take care dear friend
Yours Hank

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Old 10-13-2010, 12:43 PM
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Exclamation Pusher Prop Space Shuttle made of EPP via wire cutter!

Hey Richard! (SpaceShuttle1)

Take a Look at this person's Space Shuttle made of EPP with wire cutter! See it is not that impossible is it!

His specifications are as follows:

Wing Span: 29 inches
AUW: 2.2lbs.
Power: Pusher Propeller type
Kokam 3S 2100
40 A NoName ESC incl. BEC
Futaba R-6008 HS Receiver
2 MBL Analog Servos MC-1000
Pro Tronik Motor 2810-1200
APC 9x6

Performance: Kicks Butt!

Here is the Video:
http://www.vimeo.com/15483948
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