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Is Streamer Combat Possible for Flying Wings

Old 07-06-2008, 02:21 AM
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Hello:

A friend and i fly delta epp wings all the time. We were thinking about trying streamers or something like that. I thought that with pusher props that would be impossible.

Is something like this possible to do? If so, where could I find out more?

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Old 07-06-2008, 02:25 AM
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If you hit it right you will chop up the streamer no problem. A lot of people use wings cor streamer combat.
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Old 07-06-2008, 02:46 AM
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Originally Posted by SkunkyMagoo View Post
If you hit it right you will chop up the streamer no problem. A lot of people use wings cor streamer combat.

Well, we were thinking of doing it a little differently. You would have double sided sticky tape on the leading edge of the plane. You would fly through the streamer and that leading edge tape would shred the streamer - it would rip it off, essentially.

I was more concerned that maybe your own streamer would get caught in your prop and just make a mess.

What do you guys think?

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Old 07-06-2008, 02:48 AM
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Ohhh,

Use those thin party paper streamers, they will get shredded and will not get caught up in the prop shaft.
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Old 07-06-2008, 04:31 AM
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Originally Posted by SkunkyMagoo View Post
Ohhh,

Use those thin party paper streamers, they will get shredded and will not get caught up in the prop shaft.
Will definitely give this a try. Can't wait.

But doesn't your own tail get caught in your own prop?

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Old 07-06-2008, 04:48 AM
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Not unless you can turn inside yourself
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Old 07-06-2008, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by SkunkyMagoo View Post
Not unless you can turn inside yourself
Well yes that would be true for a regular plane, but here we're talking about delta wings that have the prop on the back. Don't the streamers get snagged right in your own prop?

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Old 07-06-2008, 07:33 AM
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Use 2 streamers, one tied to each wingtip.
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:15 AM
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yeah, as long as you mount the streamers on the tip of each end you shouldnt have a problem w/ them getting caught in the prop. ive flown streamer combat w/ my stryker a time or too. but full contact combat is alot more fun by far... but people dont typically like trashing planes
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Old 07-06-2008, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Balil View Post
yeah, as long as you mount the streamers on the tip of each end you shouldnt have a problem w/ them getting caught in the prop. ive flown streamer combat w/ my stryker a time or too. but full contact combat is alot more fun by far... but people dont typically like trashing planes

OK, will give it a go.

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Old 07-10-2008, 09:16 AM
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I've done it with a string running from the rear of one wingtip to another, and a leader string in the center of that one with the streamer attached to that. I've flown it against dedicated RCCA combat planes, just for fun.

In contests, most combat flyers use a product called Tanglefoot on the leading edge of the wings to snag streamers. This stuff is VERY sticky, and takes mineral spirits to remove. I've used double sided tape as well as small strips of sandpaper on my swept wings.
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