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Building the Slofly EPP 28" Mini 3D

Old 12-06-2005, 11:37 PM
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I started with epp for 3d, and now im gonna go back, only with flat carbon fiber rods this time, and better design, a precise epp plane instead of sloppy at the stick.
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Old 12-07-2005, 04:34 AM
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loker,

The good news is lots of folks have all kinds of design approaches that are giving pretty precise results. My 22" was flown by a IMAC unlimited winner who was quite surprised by the precision -- he's building his own now.

If I can do it, I'm sure you can!


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Old 12-11-2005, 05:03 PM
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Default Aileron Servo Trade-out

After flying for weeks now, I did have to make a change in the basic setup, but only one. In hover, the ailerons just didn't have enough correction to counter torque when the plane was sitting in its own vortex, so I swapped out the HE540 for an Eflite 7.5-gram servo to see if that would give enough more grunt to bring the plane back around.

Yup! Best to do this up front, as the one thing that's annoying to do using my approach is replacing the aileron servo... the Eflite has more torque than the HS-55 it resembles (and is lighter. And cheaper) so if you have to buy one, I suspect it's a better deal. Can't say how durable yet since it's only been on there for a few days.


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Old 02-04-2006, 04:06 AM
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Woo hoo! The 28" is back in stock at slofly.com -- been a while.


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Old 06-21-2008, 11:29 AM
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Default the slofly28" superslo still going strong

I just thought I would post my fully edited video of my slofly28" Superslow I included some extra footage at the end to show I'm Human

[media]http://www.vimeo.com/1183521[/media]
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:38 PM
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I thought I would share this with the group a video in HD of my New Slofly Superslo28

http://vimeo.com/2319918
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Old 11-24-2008, 02:42 AM
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Nice video Robert. Do you use a prop saver?
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:05 PM
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Yeah prop savers are a must I got my hands on some surgical tubing so I will never run out of bands.

youtube videos are now here.

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReSMD2Ps39U[/media]

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meqFKKFGt5M[/media]

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Old 11-26-2008, 02:31 AM
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just finished mine and i cant believe how good it flies. you almost have to force it out of a hover, it torque rolls with almost no input, no coupling on knifeedge, and rolling harriers are EASY with it. i love it, made it from 6mm depron and it has an AUW of 7 oz on a 3s450mah.

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Old 11-26-2008, 07:01 AM
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does anyone know the cg range for the 28 mini 3d? it flies great how i have it now but was just wondering.
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:08 AM
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I just keep moving my battery around until I get the setup I like and then go fly it!
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Old 12-11-2008, 04:45 AM
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That thing looks really fun to fly... I think I might try building one.
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:51 AM
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New Videos up!

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZPrx_NRmH8[/media]

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Old 03-25-2009, 11:17 PM
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i think i'm going to build another slofly to compliment my yak now that my epp building has improved! nice videos!
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:24 PM
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Don't try this at home people!

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtcWmA8w2HE[/media]
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Default My Just Built Slofly28

I have just finished my first Slofly. I haven't hooked up my control linkage yet. A friend weighed my plane and it is comming in at .74 lbs with battery not counting linkage. I am using a Zippy 800 2s 15c. (This may change due to weight.) I have an 18amp ESC running a Blue Wonder 1300kv motor.
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gws 9050 prop. Have not test flown it but can't wait for area conditions to permit.

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Old 05-20-2009, 05:07 AM
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Ok I have not posted in a couple so I thought I would shoot a new video as you can see my hovering has gotten much better.

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