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Delta and Wing design Club

Old 03-21-2007, 01:41 PM
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Default Delta and Wing design Club

Ok
A few of us have been following Chellies delta build thread and it gave
me an idea to start a informal club here on Wattflyer
It will be for people intrested in designing and building flat foam wings and deltas
We will not have a real formal format just flat foam builders intrested in sharing ideas and helping build and make design changes to others designs with the hopes of making it fly nice

What we will do is start with the design phase where folks put pen to paper and design a wing or delta the only rule is that we don't want exact copies of other designs there must be something different about it an extra fin something to make it look original

The idea is to keep it simple and quick to build so we don't invest too much time and money into it but still have fun

We'll anyway if your intrested leave a post
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:52 PM
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Not sure how much i could contribute on the design aspect but I would follow along. My busy season is coming up so it may be hit or miss for me but I think its a cool idea and would be fun to watch and build along.
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Old 03-21-2007, 02:49 PM
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Great
That's why I say informal no deadlines or commitments just be a member and join in when time allows like a think tank any input form members would be great and that's the idea to just have fun when time allows so there's no pressure at all just fun when you have time
looks like we have 4 so far
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Old 03-21-2007, 06:15 PM
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So far I like the RC FOAMAHOLICS and The Flat Foam Flying Circus.
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by smokejohnson View Post
So far I like the RC FOAMAHOLICS and The Flat Foam Flying Circus.
Hi smokejohnson , Hi Skiman762 as soon as we get 6 members, lets vote on a name from the members, we can make a list and everyone can vote on it, I have some Ideas on a beginners delta with a canard design to make it easier to fly, with more front lift, just an idea look at, I think this will be fun, Chellie
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:13 PM
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With Doyle makes 5.
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:44 PM
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Number 5 is alive! (from Short Curcuit)

Not sure how fast I'll be but count me in

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Old 03-21-2007, 09:45 PM
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If I didn't have so many personal issues taking up my time, I'd be in. As it is, I'll have to be content to watch from the sidelines (for now). I haven't even had time to glue together my SQD or AlleyCat parts.
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:43 PM
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Delta Delta Delta; can I help ya help ya help ya?

I love Deltas...my favorite planeform. Double-Deltas get me even more excited....

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Old 03-21-2007, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by DIALED/CHUCK View Post
Delta Delta Delta; can I help ya help ya help ya?

I love Deltas...my favorite planeform. Double-Deltas get me even more excited....

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So is that a yes
It's going to be very informal the only thing we will be doing is voting on a name and picking the plane we will build first not that we won't build them all
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by JoeBruce View Post
If I didn't have so many personal issues taking up my time, I'd be in. As it is, I'll have to be content to watch from the sidelines (for now). I haven't even had time to glue together my SQD or AlleyCat parts.
Joe your more then welcome to add what you can when you can
this is not formal deal if you see something we can do to improve a project please add to the build
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by skiman762 View Post
Joe your more then welcome to add what you can when you can
this is not formal deal if you see something we can do to improve a project please add to the build
Sure!

I am no designer...an end-user only. I let the creative create....I am merely a drum-beater and cheering section.

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Old 03-22-2007, 02:53 AM
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Originally Posted by DIALED/CHUCK View Post
Sure!

I am no designer...an end-user only. I let the creative create....I am merely a drum-beater and cheering section.

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Hi Dialed/Chuck Dont let Chuck fool you, He is a Top Notch Pilot/Builder and a Party Animal Take care, Chellie
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Old 03-22-2007, 02:57 AM
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Originally Posted by smokejohnson View Post
Not sure how much i could contribute on the design aspect but I would follow along. My busy season is coming up so it may be hit or miss for me but I think its a cool idea and would be fun to watch and build along.
I have seen smokejohnsons work, and its Top Notch, I know you will make a big contribution to this Club Take care, Chellie
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Old 03-22-2007, 03:05 AM
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
and a Party Animal Take care, Chellie
On-line, perhaps...in real life...not so much! ...but that is the plight of these message boards; we can all be someone special (if not only in our own little worlds).

My neighbors used to think I had a meth lab in the shed as I would be out there until all hours mixing stuff up and wearing a fume-mask...when they finally warmed up and came over, boy were they let down. Mr Excitement has foam, balsa, batteries, and ....(snore) they got bored real quick.

So I have depron, razors, some UHU, and am waiting for the first sets of plans to go up. Just got a bunch of small lipos and some tiny motors....

WHOS GOT DELTA

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Old 03-22-2007, 03:19 AM
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Sign me up for the creativity dept. that's what I do best and I do it in everything I touch, in fact the rest of you might have to pull my feet back down to planet earth from time to time.

Are we going for any kind of theme here? I have a lot of ideas for deltas I want to build, someone give me somewhere to start before I just start spewing all kinds of shapes and configuartions at ya...lol

Oh and I have electrical training so I can help there too.

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Old 03-22-2007, 05:02 AM
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So I guess I need to get off my rear and put together Chellie's SQD and see if I can even fly a delta.

So the curiosity is killing me Doyle, what will a 1978 Corvette flying wing look like?

My wife is pretty sure that I have lost what little bit of sanity I had left. She's never understood how I can spend so much time on "toys" that I either crash or get bored with. And now that I've gone around this evening humming circus music she's convinced I'm crazy.


Flat Foam Flying Circus
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Old 03-22-2007, 09:34 AM
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Hi there fellow foamies, Sunday i and good buddy of mine put my little delta up in the wild blue younder, boy was it fast, i was beside my self, the thing was flying. I did mine with a V-tail ,its only 20 inch wide,about 19inch long, 5mm thick and i put on a pilot from a p-51, someone had to fly it, oh it only weighs 13oz with evey thing including batt.
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Old 03-22-2007, 09:43 AM
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FLAT FOAM FLYING CIRCUS gets my vote, if i can vote?
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Old 03-22-2007, 01:20 PM
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The more the merrier. Sounds like we have a few choices for a first build.
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Old 03-22-2007, 01:59 PM
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At least were not squares...

sorry :o
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Old 03-22-2007, 02:04 PM
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As per our founder (skiman762):
  1. design and build flat foam wings and deltas
  2. put pen to paper
  3. design a wing or delta
  4. no exact copies of other designs
  5. keep it simple and quick to build
  6. Keep it cheap
  7. still have fun
  8. Oh yeah... get it to fly
This about it?
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Old 03-22-2007, 05:06 PM
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Good work Gary those are the rules if that's ok with everyone
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Old 03-22-2007, 05:15 PM
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My first design is going to be a delta biplane that with alittle luck will be able to hover and do some 3d stuff yet it will still be flat and simple
not sure on power yet but it will be very simple and quick to build
I'm not too good with any kind of program to put my designs on so you'll probable get a picture of a drawing with measurements instead of a fancy cad drawing put hey that falls under simple right ?
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Old 03-22-2007, 05:19 PM
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Sounds like a plan to me...

BTW, this is my Rev E version of my AeroVette Smoke, uhmm I dont think it counts as being simple due to the sculpting that needs to take place, but I did a mock up from white foam and it only took me an hour. I must say it is mostly inspired from a 78 vette but the back of the cockpit is more like an early 70's style, 72 I think.

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