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Old 03-24-2007, 03:03 PM
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Smoke that great , Now you don't have to worry about what to do with your old plane the kids will happy to crash them for you
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Old 03-24-2007, 03:42 PM
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Tried running that by the wife this morning Chuck, you know, the need to stock up on electronics now...she must be reading my forums behind my back cause she peppered me with mean mugs and a single raised eyebrow!
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Old 03-24-2007, 03:46 PM
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Tried running that by the wife this morning Chuck, you know, the need to stock up on electronics now...she must be reading my forums behind my back cause she peppered me with mean mugs and a single raised eyebrow!
I do more 'secret side work' now than ever! Whenever you see me blowing out lipos for 30 bucks and motors for 45....ya know chuckles wants a new plane!!! LOL! Paypal is my black-market-under-the-radar-money. It's all good, brother....it's all good!

I am starting on Kosh's Delta tonight....can't wait. Got a great lil motor for it too!

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Old 03-24-2007, 05:21 PM
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If the weather cooperates I will maiden Chellie's SQD in the morning. It's going together easy, I like it. Just a little nervous seeing it's my first delta but not too worried about it.
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Old 03-24-2007, 08:55 PM
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Quick question. I'm reading up on deltas and it would seem that winglets add stability. Can anyone vouch for this?
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:10 PM
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All corporate jets use them.

And they are trying them on the big passengers also.
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by smokejohnson View Post
Quick question. I'm reading up on deltas and it would seem that winglets add stability. Can anyone vouch for this?
I cant say I have found much difference with or without them and its more about how you want your delta to look. They may come into play at higher speeds but most of my planes run 2 cell lipos so I don't know for sure. There also on some of my planes to protect the servo arms on landings so I'm not stripping gears.
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:38 PM
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You are right Kosh. Fuel economy is what they were for. Breaking up the wing tip vortices-- drag.
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Old 03-25-2007, 12:00 AM
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Originally Posted by smokejohnson View Post
Quick question. I'm reading up on deltas and it would seem that winglets add stability. Can anyone vouch for this?

go for it smoke add some winglets to it, experiment, and let us all know how it works out, Chellie
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Old 03-25-2007, 12:07 AM
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Hi Everyone Well its time to Vote for our New CLUB Name,

I Vote for, drum roll

RC Foamaholics

Take care, Chellie

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Old 03-25-2007, 12:51 AM
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how about "radical delwing foamers"
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Old 03-25-2007, 02:03 AM
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Great stuff there Eric, Love those shapes.
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Old 03-25-2007, 02:14 AM
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Originally Posted by DIALED/CHUCK View Post
I am starting on Kosh's Delta tonight....can't wait. Got a great lil motor for it too!

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Here ya go Chuck as a little more incentive, These will prop hang as you can see in this short video I took last summer. It's one of those when I get around to it videos I had stashed. Well this is the time and it rained here so why not just make it.

Sharper 640x480 video http://www.cascadeap.com/Delta7.wmv 9.62MB

[GVIDEO]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3042739563234364529[/GVIDEO]
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Old 03-25-2007, 02:35 AM
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Where are you getting the pink foam? Is it anything like the the blue FFF?

I think the name should not get to creative- Just the facts mam- The mission statement in the name.
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Old 03-25-2007, 02:42 AM
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Anybody have any experience with 12mm brushless motors? I tryed using an Aon, but it did not much more power than a brushed motor- direct drive.
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Old 03-25-2007, 02:52 AM
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Originally Posted by clipper View Post
Where are you getting the pink foam? Is it anything like the the blue FFF?

I think the name should not get to creative- Just the facts mam- The mission statement in the name.

Yea I Think your right SGT. Friday, I'll Change it, Chellie
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Old 03-25-2007, 02:59 AM
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Nice Video Kosh Yep , Thats how they fly, was that using a 2 cell lipo, it sure flew well, Chellie
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Old 03-25-2007, 02:59 AM
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IF the MISSION is the STATEMENT then how about ALL in FOR DELTA
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Old 03-25-2007, 04:03 AM
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
Nice Video Kosh Yep , Thats how they fly, was that using a 2 cell lipo, it sure flew well, Chellie
That was a older Thunder Power 730 2 cell lipo thats good for around 9 minutes of flight. The TP-1320 will fly it over 16 minutes and has more power but weighs more so its a trade off. A TP-910 would have been perfect to use if I had one. The motor was the Little Screamer DeNovo wind but a Purple Peril would be a better choice. A BP-21 will make one of these subsonic at the cost of a little more weight.
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Old 03-25-2007, 05:07 AM
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Did some work on my delta today, its starting to take shape, I learned at the end the my dremel tool will be a great help (I got some dust masks too)

Hey Clipper, the pink foam comes from HomeDepot, I think its HD's answer to Lowe's blue foam, I dont care as long as it flies.

I found out today there is a RC flying field about 9.4 miles from my house, I met one member before I had to go to work but will check them out tomorrow, they are mostly gas but said more electrics are showing up lately.

Way to go Eric, I am so far behind arrghhh...lol

I think I have become a homofomian but my wife is becoming homofoamic....lol

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Old 03-25-2007, 07:06 AM
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Well I've got the Poly drying on my delta
a few more coats and wet sanding and I'm ready for paint and top coat
I came across a web site that all kinds of deltas and wings and lost it I'll try to find it again and post it
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Old 03-25-2007, 09:00 AM
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Morning Folks,
Well, I picked up some supplies today, I was really surprised by how much the adhesives cost. The guy at the LHS suggested this particular kind of contact cement. I now have a motor, ESC, servos and a battery on its way from Jeff at Heads up RC.
Is 3/8" basswood correct for the motor mount?
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Old 03-25-2007, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Airhead View Post
Morning Folks,
Well, I picked up some supplies today, I was really surprised by how much the adhesives cost. The guy at the LHS suggested this particular kind of contact cement. I now have a motor, ESC, servos and a battery on its way from Jeff at Heads up RC.
Is 3/8" basswood correct for the motor mount?
Hi Bruce yes that 3/8" basswood, will work, thats what I use, use 5 min Epoxy & 30 min epoxy for your build, contact cement is not the best for these, the 5 min epoxy will let you build fast, and if you need more time on a piece to align, use the 30 min epoxy, thats all that i use, use it on the thin side as it can get heavy if you use to much, and just mix only what you will need for a certain part at a time, Take care, Chellie
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Old 03-25-2007, 01:35 PM
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The cost of carbon fibre is what makes me cringe.
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Old 03-25-2007, 03:25 PM
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There are some cheap places to get CF....try Archery/kits supply for rods and tubes (RC likes to jack prices for some reason).

Also on ALL rc sites, cruise the 'for sale/wanted' and 'bargains special deals' sections...when small RC businesses hit the skids, they start liquidating at cost.

for CF...I usually buy from this guy:

http://www.canuckengineering.com/sto...hp?cPath=22_26

He ships fast and if you buy in bulk, the shipping is absorbed by your savings (gosh, sounds like an infomercial....do it today....NO MONEY DOWN....YOU QUILIFY!!! LOL!)

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