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Old 08-14-2007, 05:19 AM
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I talked with you earlyer about jets and what not. figured i might as well sign up and post some pics of some of the toys ive been building. next post will have pics
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Old 08-14-2007, 05:31 AM
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Talking Pics!

Heres some pics of the latest projects ive been working on. gotta have multi project going.
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Old 08-14-2007, 05:56 AM
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I just noticed that when i posted i was in the foamie section. my bad. Hopefuly you get to see the pics.
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:45 AM
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I just noticed that when i posted i was in the foamie section. my bad. Hopefuly you get to see the pics.
Hi MrElusive nice looking jets, Hmmm balsa Huh and a ducted prop, very interesting, let us know how they fly, Take care, Chellie
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:54 AM
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Default EDF jets

thank you.
ive been workin on them for a a little while didnt take long to get 3 going. the blue one has been doing taxi runs testing the distance for speed/lift. SaucerGuy had answered an ad i had placed about looking for help in pefecting producing a new line of edf's. and gonna try to stay away from the unltra lite stuff and go with more power and girth. with the help of SaucerGuy's skills iam sure we will come up with some realy cool stuff.

the Stick looking one in the pictures is a f-16 like craft that ive almost got the rear fins and stuff ready for.
I ended up running to hobbie store for more balsa. Eventualy some of these planes could end up as concepts for new ground on fiberglass versions. Iam not gonna knock foamies but i was getting a little tired of all the diffrent makers only comming out with jets that use 2 inch fans. Two of the jets in the pics have 3" edf's and the triangler one has a 6 inch 3 bladed prop along with home made duct to slightly increase output and ruduce prop noise casued by lost power at prop tips. infact Ive got a foamie f-16 that needs to be converted to edf.
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Old 08-14-2007, 08:17 AM
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thank you.
ive been workin on them for a a little while didnt take long to get 3 going. the blue one has been doing taxi runs testing the distance for speed/lift. SaucerGuy had answered an ad i had placed about looking for help in pefecting producing a new line of edf's. and gonna try to stay away from the unltra lite stuff and go with more power and girth. with the help of SaucerGuy's skills iam sure we will come up with some realy cool stuff.

the Stick looking one in the pictures is a f-16 like craft that ive almost got the rear fins and stuff ready for.
I ended up running to hobbie store for more balsa. Eventualy some of these planes could end up as concepts for new ground on fiberglass versions. Iam not gonna knock foamies but i was getting a little tired of all the diffrent makers only comming out with jets that use 2 inch fans. Two of the jets in the pics have 3" edf's and the triangler one has a 6 inch 3 bladed prop along with home made duct to slightly increase output and ruduce prop noise casued by lost power at prop tips. infact Ive got a foamie f-16 that needs to be converted to edf.
I like the ducted prop, it makes for a safe pusher jet, in not getting you fingers in the blade when lanching Brian is full of good ideas, and thats not all he is full of Ok just kidding Brian is a Sweet Heart, I just have to tease him once in a while, and he is making me a p40 kit, that should be a nice plane to fly, Take care, Chellie
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Old 08-14-2007, 08:21 AM
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yeah he was saying something about he had a build going on for someone, that might be what he was talking about. he was buisy in his shop when i talked to him last so maybe he is with the carving gods up to his ears in foam crumbs. heh

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I like the ducted prop, it makes for a safe pusher jet, in not getting you fingers in the blade when lanching Brian is full of good ideas, and thats not all he is full of Ok just kidding Brian is a Sweet Heart, I just have to tease him once in a while, and he is making me a p40 kit, that should be a nice plane to fly, Take care, Chellie
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Old 08-15-2007, 01:59 PM
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John, It's going to be cool to maiden your bird, scheduled later today, give us some completed photo's, hopefully pre crash and don't hand me the sticks if it's screwing up and you want to pass the blame to someone else, hehe.

I regeard up the stang just in case it doesn't fare well and have a couple of p40's so out of the four, at least we'll have one plane to fly. John is hooking me up with another local flying field I didn't know about, he's also dealing with my own LHS, we had alot to talk about needless to say.

It's really cool to have someone local to build and fly with, really makes a big difference.

Chellie, don't go out in the rain, you will melt to the ground, I'm still really looking forward to you taking your's up in the air, just will wait paitently since it's going to take 6 months before you get the time to get around it. You always are a total class act, and have to tell our new recruite and readers, a chick that can build some serious planes.

Welcome aboard John, you are in good company here.

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Old 08-16-2007, 08:32 AM
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Thumbs up maiden flight of a edf jet

Even though this first proto type was a bit heavy and with a small motor off a typhoone it still did get flight! fighting into a western wind right after lift off. I dont think it achieved full speed in order to perform the turn and climb just yet. post that video if you get a chance. it should be funny to see that again. and for others who dont know what this about, SG and I went out to do some flying today of some foamies and to test out a jet i had built. It was alot of fun. we did end up doing some tape repairs in all the testing, but the speeds of the foamies was realy something! Out performing speeds and moves way past what a stryker 27-c could ever do. and not loosing shape at all. There we were, flying these planes of taped up foam with glued together props and achieving speeds well above 100 mph! and soo quiet. Its amazing how you eat up 200-300 yards of flying space like nothing. we did do alot of testing of diffrent prop sizes and motor sizes. Much learned today. Hey next run we will go to the old mt tahoma school area and take over that park.

ohhh and i want to make a mustang like that sooo bad. realy got the heart going all that speed and fast turns.
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Old 08-16-2007, 02:55 PM
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NOT the best field to test in at all for me, I was very much worried about plowing into plenty, the AMA would have personally escorted out of that area if they were there in person, but yeah, alot of fun myself.

John talked my ear off and at 2am in the morning goes, we gotta go flying tomorrow, I'm going, right in the middle of a build for a guy that want's to get airborn with his bird I'm working on, leaving my own to collect dust, still needing some final touches going, it's been 3 weeks since I had some stick time, why not.

His plane had some decent thrust, and I'm sure, could be coaxed to gather some more air time, but we were launching downwind for a reason I'll disclose only in PM form, which made it harder, I also should have spent more time prepping the p40's after their last round of abuse, so glad I brought all four, with the p51 being the one that both of us flew and had fun with in the end for the bulk of it all. The p40's are really less of a handful when properly addressed so wasn't able to fully show what they can do, I didn't realize I was flying these warbirds at 100mph, so will take your word for it buddy. John is really hard core about this stuff, even is a major electronics guru, RC or non that you guys can prick his brain about.

I uploaded the Utube vid on it, it's a short flight, but shows is a viable platform, just needs a little more power, that and a real vid cam, I'm using an obsolete still cam that happens to have short video option. Unedited as usual.

http://www.youtube.com/v/u94KBN6IBXY

Chellie, sometimes my humor gets lost in the forums translation, I meant melting in regards as to sugar being sweet melts, you are candy coated, hehe.
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Old 08-16-2007, 09:49 PM
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Default maiden flight video

Yeah it did get a little buisy after being there for a few. But you have to under stand that most of the times ive been there i would be just about the only person there. Noticed how there were only two people on the field when we got there and then people started showing up and hanging out and watching?

without paying for priv access to a huge area, its realy hard to find a big public field that others arent also gonna be trying to enjoy as well.
At least it looks like you might have gained another order of a foamy kit or two.

hmmm iam trying to figure out how to download/ save that video to the drive. Do you think you could upload it to my personal server? or iam sure theres another way to do this. never have figured out how to save a video from youtube.

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Old 08-17-2007, 01:05 AM
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It's one of those catch 22 situations, it's cool to have spectators, alot of these guys, especially the kids love seeing these planes flying around, I'm just used to less obsticals that's all. I'll keep the video on my memory card so we can just upload it onto your computer directly the next time we go out flying, we'll take some p40 video next.
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Old 08-17-2007, 08:26 AM
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Default the video and the park

Yeah I loaded the video up on the linux box here and was able to make it a little smoother. very cool. as far as it goes with many people down there its not always buisy like that i think its just the time of the year that certin things are going on down there. I think its gonna be like that at alot of places. Now Iam all pumped up to go fly this foamy f-16 tomarrow. I almost had it ready to go fly before dark. I was like (Damit)

I wonder if we could fab up some fiberglass landing gear thats universal. This wire binding stuff is crazy. heh Iam so close to going down to the thrift store to buy some kids toys so i can snap the wheels off and use those!

ill post some pics of it here in a few its just about done.

and the re-wire job i did on its cheesy brushed motor works like a dream.
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Old 08-17-2007, 10:49 PM
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I look forward to hearing on the maiden. I have a small local park I need to get around to building a small slow flying plane to fly in, it would be good to go that route with your local one as well.
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Old 08-18-2007, 06:58 AM
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Smile f-16 foamie = instant chew toy

i got it down to the park, started to taxi, and it could not lift off with those weak small elevators, and then to top it off.... The motor mount slides off and starts to suckup the tail of the plane.:<

so after many attempts and lots of tape, Ive decided we should use it as a template to build a better one hollowed out for EDF. Iam still researching landing gear. We just need some simple gear for these and steer-able nose gear is always nice.
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Old 08-18-2007, 02:58 PM
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Default New foamie thrown together!



Ive Done it! Ive built the first Venom-Typhoon. stripped a heli and re-outfitted a typhoone with a venom night ranger3d XL motor and its 7 ch rec system and a 9x6 glass prop. now has safety slow start up. this should fly better with a bit more power.
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Old 08-18-2007, 06:42 PM
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Necessity is the mother of all invention, glad you got it working.

It looks like rain for the next 3 days, right on schedule for a new maiden, I was looking forward to some stick time at the field with you on it.
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wel it isnt raining here.
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Old 08-19-2007, 12:17 AM
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f-16 foamie = instant chew toy
hahahahahahaha!
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wel it isnt raining here.
It just started sprinking here, so glad I didn't risk it. The rain is the only thing that stops me from flying, well that and last January's storm that almost took out the Narrow's bridge.
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Old 08-19-2007, 01:51 AM
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Smile Rain Rain Go Away

actualy it only flash flooded and moved on durring the time i was picking up supplys. so its still do able around here. but i might just focus on development.
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Smile Its Time to Form Some Foam

here's what ive got setup so far. the cutter now has 2 speeds of cutting slow and fast.
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That looks like it's going to work well, did you heat it up yet?
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Yeah it fried the insulation coating right off and i barely touched the foam on the low setting and it cuts into the foam very slowly.
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The demo I did with my little bow, it was cutting though a rather thin piece of foam and it's just bordering the too hot setting so will naturally cut faster, the bigger one when I'm cutting out wing cores takes longer, so don't gauge it based upon that little demo.

Now, time to make some jigs.
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