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Old 03-10-2015, 11:14 PM
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Nice build!
You sure are a prolific foam builder!
Good luck on the maiden!

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Old 03-11-2015, 10:41 AM
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Nice build!
You sure are a prolific foam builder!
Good luck on the maiden!

Jimmy
Thanks Jimmy, I hope i do have good luck on the maiden.
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Old 03-12-2015, 01:31 PM
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Default Super Falco Maiden

Well the maiden went just about perfect this morning.
I had some trim to do though,the elevator had to be held up all the flight
so i will have to adjust that and add some tail weight to get the balance a
little better.
Good flight,good landing,no damage.
Should be a good airplane.
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:32 PM
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Congrats!
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Old 03-12-2015, 11:07 PM
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Congrats!
ditto!
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Old 03-13-2015, 12:29 PM
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Congrats!
Thanks Mark
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Old 03-13-2015, 12:30 PM
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ditto!
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Old 03-14-2015, 07:24 PM
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This is a 6mm depron copy of a RC Products Mavrick Edge foamy that was all the rage a few years ago. I don't think they sell them anymore but continue to be very thankful to Chellie for telling us all about this little gem.
After my original had been put thru the ringer many ,many times I needed a replacement.
TowerPro 2408-21T 1400kv, 18 amp exceed volcano. Some el cheapo esky and beat up e-flite servos. 1000mAh 3s comes in at 12.4oz flying weight. With a 8x4EP gws prop it has outrageous vertical at 12amps wide open. With the total investment, light weight and extreme durability, this plane is about the most fun one can have with their clothes on.


Edit: Oh yeah, an Align landing skid epoxied to the lower front fuse really helps the belly landing!

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Old 03-15-2015, 03:44 AM
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Yes, the Maverick is a hoot to fly I had mine for about 6 years, its been through the ringer too Untill one day a sudden strong wind came up, and my battery was low, and it got tossed around and landed in a back yard with some big dogs in the yard, by by Maverick the home owners were not home and I was not going to try to retrieve the plane, not with those big dogs in the yard, It landed on the roof, so i was not to worried about the dogs, the people were on vacation, as i tried to contact them to get my plane back. Oh well, the maverick flies great with about 3 to 5 degrees of down thrust on the motor, Take care, Chellie
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Old 03-15-2015, 05:56 AM
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Hi Birddog ....

Next time can you please put photos under each other and not side by side ?

Drives my PC screen nuts as I have to then scroll around to see / read ...

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Old 03-15-2015, 10:44 AM
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Hi Birddog,what kind of Foam?
Depron or EPP or DollarTree(rediboard)foam?
Looks good.
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Old 03-15-2015, 02:31 PM
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I will adjust photos in the future. For some reason I was expecting them to have thumbnail versions.

Sorry, I meant to edit that post to state that it was 6mm depron.
I tried placing some microlite on it one morning. Again, morning. And could not get it to stick for some reason. I kept turning up the heat on the iron. You can see some of the deformities and burn-in on the surface of the foam. After a while I realized that the covering sticks MUCH better after removing the backing. I don't know maybe burning the surface toughened it up a bit!
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:51 PM
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Default Shark Pusher

Well i decided to try my own designed airplane without any plans to go by.
I decided that i wanted a pusher type which is good to save on props.
Here is a couple of pic's of it ready for the maiden.
Too windy today now but maybe i can fly it in the morning.
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Crashalott View Post
Well i decided to try my own designed airplane without any plans to go by.
I decided that i wanted a pusher type which is good to save on props.
Here is a couple of pic's of it ready for the maiden.
Too windy today now but maybe i can fly it in the morning.
Crash
Your Shark Pusher looks interesting, anxious to see how she flys.
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:35 PM
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Default Shark Demise

Well i flew the Shark 3 times and each time had some repairs to do.
It just got worse instead of better so i trashed it and salvaged parts for
another build.
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Old 03-21-2015, 12:47 PM
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Default Restored Foker

My Foker DR-1 had been sitting in the garage for over a year with no elect. parts in it and yesterday i decided to restore it to flying condition.
I was going to fly it today but it is much too windy this morning so i will have to
wait til tomorrow perhaps.
Anyway here is a picture i took of it yesterday afternoon

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Old 03-21-2015, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Crashalott View Post
My Foker DR-1 had been sitting in the garage for over a year with no elect. parts in it and yesterday i decided to restore it to flying condition.
I was going to fly it today but it is much too windy this morning so i will have to
wait til tomorrow perhaps.
Anyway here is a picture i took of it yesterday afternoon

Crash
Nice looking plane !
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Old 03-21-2015, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by weedsnager View Post
Nice looking plane !
Agreed!
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by weedsnager View Post
Nice looking plane !
Thanks Weed.
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:10 PM
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Agreed!
Thanks Birdog.
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Old 04-04-2015, 04:05 PM
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Well here's my 75% version of the Flatform Katana ... nicknamed Mintana.





Flew today in terrible winds -- but she took it !!



Surprised at the wing bending though ! She has serious packing tape and bamboo running out span wise ...

But an all-round success - though I say myself !

Still not in 'Crash's' league though !

Cheers
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:38 PM
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Default Ultimate Bipe2

Here is my new UB2
Wingspan 34inches
Length 32
Weight 14oz
Motor Emax CF2822
Servo's Towerpro 9g
Havent done the maiden yet,maybe tomorrow morning if wind is down.
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Old 04-10-2015, 07:06 AM
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Looks nice!

I built an EDF Funbat a while back, but was never really happy with it. I also built a Skyvan that didn't really work out. So I've pulled the power system from the Skyvan and stuck it in the now-EDF-less Funbat.

Presenting the TwinBat:





I hope to give it a maiden tomorrow.

p.s. See, Crash? You're not the only one who can obsessively tear old models apart and build new models with the parts.
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Old 04-10-2015, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
Looks nice!

I built an EDF Funbat a while back, but was never really happy with it. I also built a Skyvan that didn't really work out. So I've pulled the power system from the Skyvan and stuck it in the now-EDF-less Funbat.

Presenting the TwinBat:





I hope to give it a maiden tomorrow.

p.s. See, Crash? You're not the only one who can obsessively tear old models apart and build new models with the parts.
Ok Mark,now you are getting the idea and i am anxious to see how the maiden goes.
Good luck
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Old 04-11-2015, 12:28 AM
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Default Budget Build.

Another copy of a Rc Products Mavrick.
This OP has some nice photos that give hints on some good structural techniques. These things are pretty stiff for what they are.
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30651

I went for a budget build and came a bit under $45.

Tower Pro 2409-18, GWS 8x4.7ep, Hurc 18a esc. 2x TowerPro 9g servos and one TP high torque for ail, HURC 4ch 2.4rx, Dubro micro pushrods, 4x micro2 control horns, 26" 4mm carbon fiber rod, 30 min epoxy, Blenderm hinges. Blucor foam, a little 2" packing tape.

Comes in at 11.5oz with a 1000mAh 3s. 11Amps, 115 watts. Lift it's own weight at a little over 1/2 throttle. Now if these evil midwest winds would die down I can enjoy my payoff!


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