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Old 08-27-2010, 03:01 AM
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Old 08-29-2010, 01:06 PM
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Logged 2 more flights on the Infineon and all's well.
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:24 PM
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I threw this together last night. 48" span slope glider. Not 100% sure if I like the fuse or if the vertical fin is large enough so it will be removable (tape) for now.
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Octavius View Post
I threw this together last night. 48" span slope glider. Not 100% sure if I like the fuse or if the vertical fin is large enough so it will be removable (tape) for now.
Flight report please!
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Octavius View Post
I threw this together last night. 48" span slope glider. Not 100% sure if I like the fuse or if the vertical fin is large enough so it will be removable (tape) for now.
That looks Great Paint it Pink and it will fly Better


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Old 09-01-2010, 03:29 PM
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Looks a little bigger than 48" unless the girl is a midget!
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
That looks Great Paint it Pink and it will fly Better


What kind of fertilizer did you use on that?
It sure grew fast.
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:40 PM
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Love the BUFF! Here's the latest scratchbuilt off the bench-Yak-55m. 42" WS/21oz. AUW/Scorpion 2215-18T/GWS 11 x 7HD prop/1350 11.1v pack/Pheonix 25/CC BEC @ 5.1v/4 x Futaba 3156's all around.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:52 PM
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Should be fun EDF
Luck with the maiden.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:25 PM
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These are fun! Here's a few vids...
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yem7aCL7Bzw[/media]

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U62GwVGE5U[/media]

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L1UEcqKfpM[/URL][URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VFR6_e4Yg0"][/media]
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by EDFrules View Post
These are fun! Here's a few vids...
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yem7aCL7Bzw[/media]

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U62GwVGE5U[/media]

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L1UEcqKfpM[/URL][URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VFR6_e4Yg0"][/media]
Great flyin man, i watched the vid of you flyin indoors and that was some great flyin.
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:56 PM
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That was some great flying !!!! How did you do the smoke with out hurting the plane ? More videos please!
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Old 09-03-2010, 02:09 PM
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Wish that was me flyin', that's my buddy Blake Hilson on the sticks. He's a 3D/pattern maniac for sure!
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Great flyin man, i watched the vid of you flyin indoors and that was some great flyin.
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Old 09-03-2010, 02:27 PM
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Electrically triggered smoke bomb with Estes rocket igniter on the gear switch. Tape on a little tin foil around the smoke bomb tray to keep the heat away from the foam. Here's another couple vids of the 42" and 36" Yak and another of our pattern/3D Vizion we put another type of smoke bomb on-kind of looks like an .049 conversion though! Smoke wasn't that thick but lasted about 2 min.

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VFR6_e4Yg0[/media]

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1QkiEksyCA[/media]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHhMgcSrtL8
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That was some great flying !!!! How did you do the smoke with out hurting the plane ? More videos please!
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:49 PM
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Default Finally got the Fokker DR1 maiden flight in...

Finally the wind was cooperating and my flying buddy was available to take some pictures of the maiden flight of the DR1.

I fly off of a grass field I own behind my home in the country... gave it full throttle and pulled back on the elevator and in 8 feet it leaped off the ground into a slight right turn, and I mean LEAPED, straight up! Pushed the elevator forward and got it back under control, a few clicks of down elevator and it was flying SWEET !!! Rolls are axial and relatively quick, loops are tight, it makes small sized loops with 3/4 elevator. Inverted flight is easy with a little bit of down elevator.

It flies nice and slow on 1/4 to 1/2 throttle, but will looses altitude quickly with no power, so landings are under a little bit of power ( low and slow ).

All in all a great handling plane once I got the elevator trimmed down with
about 4 clicks on my DX6i.
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Wisc-BK View Post
Finally the wind was cooperating and my flying buddy was available to take some pictures of the maiden flight of the DR1.

I fly off of a grass field I own behind my home in the country... gave it full throttle and pulled back on the elevator and in 8 feet it leaped off the ground into a slight right turn, and I mean LEAPED, straight up! Pushed the elevator forward and got it back under control, a few clicks of down elevator and it was flying SWEET !!! Rolls are axial and relatively quick, loops are tight, it makes small sized loops with 3/4 elevator. Inverted flight is easy with a little bit of down elevator.

It flies nice and slow on 1/4 to 1/2 throttle, but will looses altitude quickly with no power, so landings are under a little bit of power ( low and slow ).

All in all a great handling plane once I got the elevator trimmed down with
about 4 clicks on my DX6i.
Congrats on the successful maiden.
It looks real nice in the pic's
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:16 PM
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Hey, Chellie! Are you gonna EDF up that BUFF? Eight 55 mm units aught to be just about right, eh? And you're made out of money, ain't that so?
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Some Useless Geek View Post
Hey, Chellie! Are you gonna EDF up that BUFF? Eight 55 mm units aught to be just about right, eh? And you're made out of money, ain't that so?
Hi I Just found that B52 on the web, and it was pink so i had to show it Take care and have fun, Chellie
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Old 09-08-2010, 06:01 PM
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Philosophical question: Correct me if I'm wrong, but your Clik-X has: 1) A CF tube or rod in the center of the fuse, and 2) you added horizontal doublers to the sides of the fuse? Why the doublers if the fuse already has CF?

I'm building a larger Guppy (41" WS). 3 layers of foam for the fuse with CF in the center. I'm debating the same thing.

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Electrically triggered smoke bomb with Estes rocket igniter on the gear switch. Tape on a little tin foil around the smoke bomb tray to keep the heat away from the foam. Here's another couple vids of the 42" and 36" Yak and another of our pattern/3D Vizion we put another type of smoke bomb on-kind of looks like an .049 conversion though! Smoke wasn't that thick but lasted about 2 min.
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:44 AM
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1) CF tube for wing spar-no CF longitudinally in fuse.
2) Yup,lateral bracing on fuse for stiffness. Helps with twist. Don't like the X-wing fighter look when prop thrust twists elevator! Doesn't really need CF in fuse and it would just add extra weight to the tail. Already a tail heavy design, that's why all servos and equipment need to be up front. Pull/pull system is better IMHO anyway.

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Philosophical question: Correct me if I'm wrong, but your Clik-X has: 1) A CF tube or rod in the center of the fuse, and 2) you added horizontal doublers to the sides of the fuse? Why the doublers if the fuse already has CF?

I'm building a larger Guppy (41" WS). 3 layers of foam for the fuse with CF in the center. I'm debating the same thing.
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:41 PM
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I hate the twist too. Thanks for the info.

Clik-X plane and video are amazing as usual.
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by constantCrash View Post
Newest trick I learned is that cardstock poster-board will not burn on hotwire cutter and makes great templates.
Nice Lazy Bee. I built dz1sf's Blazy Bee (on RCG). I flew her last winter... now I'm just getting ready her to fly again:



My other builds from the past year:

DHC-2 Beaver, Blu Citabria, Nutball

I've also started a 48" Taylorcraft BC-12
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:03 PM
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Does your bee fly alright without any dihedral? I really didn't want to cut off the wingtips and re-glue them but I wanted 3 channels.

I might build another bigger wing for it and leave out the polyhedral.
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Old 09-10-2010, 12:53 AM
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Does your bee fly alright without any dihedral?
I don't know why, but the flat UC wing without dihedral works just fine. I always thought you needed dihedral to allow for yaw/roll coupling. Perhaps it's because the tail is so closely coupled on the Bee.

I do have a larger polyhedral wing for indoor flying. More surface area on this one. The flat wing is used outdoors.

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Old 09-23-2010, 05:54 PM
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My new scratchbuild

Flys good too.

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