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Old 07-06-2014, 11:58 AM
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Haven't been here in a while.
I'm more interested in what a plane can do than what it looks like and getting an unusual idea (not necessarily new idea) implemented and working fairly well.

This one is a canard with vectored thrust for take-off (I rotate the thrust to the full forward position almost immediately after takeoff).
My youtube channel has some other planes I did as well. None exactly pretty, but some "off the beaten track".

Just flew this one this morning to play with varying thrust angle in flight - you can do some crazy stuff with that

The three take-offs and two landings in the video below pretty much says it all, but I've also made a "tips" video discussing the final modifications.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPFJ5q-3aa8

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyfRQPeEicY
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:39 PM
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Default Sbach342Build

Here is my Sbach build before the maiden which was not perfect by no
means.She was a little nose heavy due to the short tail moment.
I will have to add some weight in the rear end.
Should be ok once i get her balanced.
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:17 PM
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nuteman, that's a crazy plane! Congrats on your success.

Congrats to you too, Crash.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
nuteman, that's a crazy plane! Congrats on your success.

Congrats to you too, Crash.
Thanks Mark

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Old 07-10-2014, 01:24 PM
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Still a WIP but looking better all the time.
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Old 07-13-2014, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by BaronBernie View Post
Still a WIP but looking better all the time.
Looks good, how does she fly?
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Old 07-13-2014, 01:09 PM
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Using a 1300mAh battery it weighs in at 109 grms but still trying to get it ballenced correctly.
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Old 07-13-2014, 06:29 PM
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ugly stik
made from Dollor Tree foamboard ,colored packing tape,hot glue
60" wing 7" cord with flaps
fuselage 60"
using a GForce G15 Brushless Outrunner Motor (LC3542/6T 920KV) 12x6 prop 80 amp esc 3300 mAh 4s lipo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls0Vf8jVeGw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCZHQFriqto
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Old 07-13-2014, 06:45 PM
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7 1/2 foot wing photon
made from Dollor Tree foamboard ,colored packing tape,hot glue
copyed from ExperimentalAir,s 60" motorglider the Photon
thanks Ed
90" wing 7" cord with two 62" CF spares
fuselage 72" long 3" square
horizontal stabilizer 22" wide 7"cord 2" elevator
vertical stabilizer 8"
using a gforce g15 1100 kv motor puts out about 550 watts
10x6 prop
80 amp esc 3300 mAh 4s lipo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG1Y7eXt2DU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd8iBmarVz4
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by bhcnomo View Post



7 1/2 foot wing photon
made from Dollor Tree foamboard ,colored packing tape,hot glue
copyed from ExperimentalAir,s 60" motorglider the Photon
thanks Ed
90" wing 7" cord with two 62" CF spares
fuselage 72" long 3" square
horizontal stabilizer 22" wide 7"cord 2" elevator
vertical stabilizer 8"
using a gforce g15 1100 kv motor puts out about 550 watts
10x6 prop
80 amp esc 3300 mAh 4s lipo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG1Y7eXt2DU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd8iBmarVz4
Very nice big plane, you must have a large flying area for that.
I wouldn't be able to fly it in my small flying area beside my house.
I have built a few of Ed's designed planes too but smaller.
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:30 AM
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I have a few
48in ws AC47 gunship call sign "Spooky". Blue fan fold wing and 6mm Depron fuse and tail. First flown Dec '08, still in use.
34in ws 400 sport fun flyer, much like a Kaos.....fan fold wing, Depron everything else. First flown Fall '08, still in use.
40in ws split tail pattern type, very 60's inspired call sign "Flash Back Too" FFF wing, Depron fuse and tail, rudders and rear steer operate off one servo (self designed). First flown Oct '10, still in use.
45in ws 3D type, Edge 540 inspired....first one I ever tired a Knife Edge Loop. Fantastic flyer. First flown Summer '09, still in use.
34in ws 3D type, left over wooden wing and self designed fuse and tail, call sign "Bitsa" as in Bits O this and that . First flown Winter '10, still in use.
42in ws tail less design, uses a proven flying wing I designed with a self designed fuselage, call sign "Galaxie" as it was inspired by a 50's Tom Swift novel. First flown Nov'13, won an award here in Chellie's contest, flown/enjoyed yesterday.

As you can tell, I LOVE scratchbuilding things I just kinda imagine.
Hope you like them as much as I do,
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Old 08-17-2014, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Wrench66 View Post
I have a few
48in ws AC47 gunship call sign "Spooky". Blue fan fold wing and 6mm Depron fuse and tail. First flown Dec '08, still in use.
34in ws 400 sport fun flyer, much like a Kaos.....fan fold wing, Depron everything else. First flown Fall '08, still in use.
40in ws split tail pattern type, very 60's inspired call sign "Flash Back Too" FFF wing, Depron fuse and tail, rudders and rear steer operate off one servo (self designed). First flown Oct '10, still in use.
45in ws 3D type, Edge 540 inspired....first one I ever tired a Knife Edge Loop. Fantastic flyer. First flown Summer '09, still in use.
34in ws 3D type, left over wooden wing and self designed fuse and tail, call sign "Bitsa" as in Bits O this and that . First flown Winter '10, still in use.
42in ws tail less design, uses a proven flying wing I designed with a self designed fuselage, call sign "Galaxie" as it was inspired by a 50's Tom Swift novel. First flown Nov'13, won an award here in Chellie's contest, flown/enjoyed yesterday.

As you can tell, I LOVE scratchbuilding things I just kinda imagine.
Hope you like them as much as I do,
--Ray
Nice fleet there Ray, i like em all.
Congrats on the award from Chellies contest too.
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:03 PM
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Default New Ultimate

Here is a couple of Pic's of my new Ultimate Bipe.
I flew the maiden yesterday and all went well.
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Old 09-05-2014, 02:00 PM
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Default New Extra 300

Here is my latest Scratchbuild.
The Extra 300
Maidened yesterday morning.

Wingspan 31.5
Length 27inch
Weight 12oz
Motor Emax CF 2822
Prop 10.47 APC
Elec. parts from Hurc
Foam from $Tree
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Wings Semi-semetrical
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:06 PM
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Another nice one, Crash!
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Old 09-06-2014, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
Another nice one, Crash!
Thanks Mark
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Old 09-16-2014, 12:12 PM
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Just finished a new Albatross B1
Hope to do the maiden flight today.
This is the $Tree foam version and not supposed to be scale.
Wings are KF1 design and yes i got a little too much dihedral.
Wingspan 35inch
Lengrh 26inch
Weight 12.5oz
Motor Emax CF2822
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Old 10-19-2014, 11:47 PM
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My new Drake Seaplane
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Old 10-20-2014, 12:23 AM
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Looks sweet, Crash. Have you flown it off a lake yet?
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Old 10-26-2014, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
Looks sweet, Crash. Have you flown it off a lake yet?
No but i flew it off my hand and it crashed.
Time to move on.
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:19 PM
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Thought i would try and build a Chipmunk so here is what i wound up with.
Not perfect by any means but for my purpose it will do.
Did the maiden this morning and she needs some tweaking yet.
Here she is......
Cheers
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Old 10-31-2014, 11:59 PM
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Had to try my luck at one of these.
Got the plan from Flite Test Site and gave it a shot.
Had one good flight with it so far and 2 crashes.
Did some tweakin and changed the control method so i should be able to handle it better now. I have it set up for V-Tail mix.

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Old 11-01-2014, 12:51 AM
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I have a little F22 also, but with a profile fuselage. With the prop blast close to the elevons, it will almost loop in its own length.

Gord.
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Old 11-01-2014, 12:15 PM
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My latest, a 34" twin based on some of the F3P planes I've flown over the years, asymmetrical thrust coupled to the rudder. Still need to add the speed controls and do the transmitter programming, hope to have it finished for the Horizon Indoor Fly In.

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Old 11-01-2014, 12:35 PM
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Crazy!
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