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Old 09-23-2007, 10:34 PM
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Hi Magic very nice planes, keep up the good work, Chellie
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Old 09-24-2007, 03:01 AM
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
Hi Magic very nice planes, keep up the good work, Chellie
Thanks Chellie. I look forward to getting to know some more of the folks around this forum.
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Old 09-24-2007, 03:25 AM
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Thanks Chellie. I look forward to getting to know some more of the folks around this forum.

Hi again Great, Just have to warn you, that most of the Pilots around here are a bunch of Party Animals, Ok ,I guess it takes one to know one Everybody on this forum is very very Nice, and Smart, i have learned a lot here, and have meet a lot of nice people here, it wont take you long to get to know people around here, take care & have fun, Chellie
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Old 09-25-2007, 07:08 AM
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Here's my latest. Maiden tomorrow then going to start a "Tweety Flyer" using the Firebird Commander wing I have.
I just have to position the servo arms and run the control rods then it's finished.

1320mAH 2s Thunderpower ProLite
UnitedHobbies 2805 2840kv motor with APC 6x4 prop
AUW 8 ounces, measured with control rods.

Only 50mph pitch speed but still ought to be fun with 1.5:1 thrust.

oh, if y'all don't mind any ideas on securing the hatch? I have that to do too.
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Old 09-25-2007, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by fr4nk1yn View Post
Here's my latest. Maiden tomorrow then going to start a "Tweety Flyer" using the Firebird Commander wing I have.
I just have to position the servo arms and run the control rods then it's finished.

1320mAH 2s Thunderpower ProLite
UnitedHobbies 2805 2840kv motor with APC 6x4 prop
AUW 8 ounces, measured with control rods.

Only 50mph pitch speed but still ought to be fun with 1.5:1 thrust.

oh, if y'all don't mind any ideas on securing the hatch? I have that to do too.
Hi fr4nk1yn Very Very Nice looking Delta wing, Tape hinge on the front of the plane & hatch, and magnet at the other end, or velcro, hope that helps, Chellie
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Old 09-25-2007, 07:22 AM
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Hi fr4nk1yn Very Very Nice looking Delta wing, Tape hinge on the front of the plane & hatch, and magnet at the other end, or velcro, hope that helps, Chellie
Thanks. I'll have to hot glue a ledge in the plane for the magnets. RS rare earth and a couple of 3mm nuts should be enough(?).
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Old 09-25-2007, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by fr4nk1yn View Post
Thanks. I'll have to hot glue a ledge in the plane for the magnets. RS rare earth and a couple of 3mm nuts should be enough(?).

I think that should work great for you, you can even epoxy some washers too, there should not be any stress on the hatch, because the wind will keep it down, being hinged at the front, let me know how it works for you, take care, Chellie
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:53 PM
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Here's two of mine. Main construction material is Elmers foamboard with the paper stripped off. Bamboo skewers and some balsa sticks for stiffening and strength. The first one is a nice, slow-flying 3ch trainer with landing gear I call "Wisdom". 354 sq in wing with poly wingtips, 44in wingspan. A floater at less than 9oz sq in, but can do touch and goes in winds up to 8mph! The second plane is part of my "Joy" series, Joy IV. 36in wingspan, 4ch. Full aerobatic (but slowly - my flying skills can't handle the BOH's) and have been flying this bird for 6 months. Pics show the 3ch wing as well as the 4ch wing. Forward areas of both planes are reinforced with coroplast.
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
I think that should work great for you, you can even epoxy some washers too, there should not be any stress on the hatch, because the wind will keep it down, being hinged at the front, let me know how it works for you, take care, Chellie
I hot glued a some foam into the fuselage a little lower than the sides so I wouldn't have to dig out the foam to recess the magnets, then a tiny bit of hot glue on the magnets and the flat washers to the canopy and it came out great!
In fact it's the only thing in front of the wing that's still intact (:

Where's that list I made on things NOT to do during a maiden flight?!?
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Old 09-26-2007, 03:39 AM
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Hi FlyRanger your planes look great, keep up the good work, take care.
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Old 09-26-2007, 03:40 AM
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Originally Posted by fr4nk1yn View Post
I hot glued a some foam into the fuselage a little lower than the sides so I wouldn't have to dig out the foam to recess the magnets, then a tiny bit of hot glue on the magnets and the flat washers to the canopy and it came out great!
In fact it's the only thing in front of the wing that's still intact (:

Where's that list I made on things NOT to do during a maiden flight?!?
thats good to hear, glad it worked out for you VIDEOS VIDEOS
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Old 09-26-2007, 03:53 AM
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Hey, C h e l l i e, how do you like the new language filter? It kinda messes up your customary "Take care, C h e l l i e".
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Old 09-26-2007, 03:58 AM
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There was a bunch of people flying at the school tonight that wanted to know what kit it was and was initial impressed.

Until I flew it straight though the power lines and ripped off both verticals took a chunk out of one aileron and pulled the control rod through the horn and broke the motor mount.The elevator just doesn't work at slow speeds. I couldn't climb pass the lines ):

Some hot glue and heat shrink, for the horn and it was "flying".
Tomorrow I'll pick up some covering and cover all the dents and cracks (:
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Frank Voikel View Post
Hey, C h e l l i e, how do you like the new language filter? It kinda messes up your customary "Take care, C h e l l i e".

Hi Frank Oh Sooooo thats what is happining I thought one of the moderators was having fun with me Take care, You know who

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Old 09-26-2007, 04:57 AM
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Originally Posted by fr4nk1yn View Post
There was a bunch of people flying at the school tonight that wanted to know what kit it was and was initial impressed.

Until I flew it straight though the power lines and ripped off both verticals took a chunk out of one aileron and pulled the control rod through the horn and broke the motor mount.The elevator just doesn't work at slow speeds. I couldn't climb pass the lines ):

Some hot glue and heat shrink, for the horn and it was "flying".
Tomorrow I'll pick up some covering and cover all the dents and cracks (:
Sorry to hear about your crash, fix it up and keep her flying take care.


Ps it looks like you have some big elevators, try moving your CG back just a little, it may be a tad nose heavy, take care & have fun
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
Hi FlyRanger your planes look great, keep up the good work, take care.
Thanks, C h e l l i e, for the kind words. I am trying to get away from the square sided fuses I have been making. I am developing a system for building rounded fuselages by using a 5/16in dowel as a removable "crutch" and 1/2 Elmers Foamboard to make the formers. Then I bend the 3mm Elmers foamboard around a 1 1/4 in pvc pipe to give it a shape of a "U" and use it to "skin" the formers. Here's some pics of the progress. The stiffeners are 100 for one dollar bamboo skewers. I create the former images using a graphics editor (Paint Shop Pro) then stick them to the foamboard with a glue stick. The former is cut out with a razor blade, the center hole is punched and the marks are transferred to the edges using a pen. Paper is then removed from front and back of the cut out former.
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:49 AM
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hello what the hell you can't even spell h e l l o. Good job muckin that up Mike..
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:53 AM
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Hello and now we have a Chellie and a Grasshopper...
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:58 AM
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Better watch out it may be Smoke***** next...
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:01 PM
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I can't wait for April 1st.

If Mike can do something this funny by accident...
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:56 PM
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How bout this for a quick one. A quasi Mugi. Found the foam in the dumpster, it's laminated on both sides with clear plastic. Second photo shows how stong it is. That's nearly 5 pounds balanced on the wings, and it's only the foam supporting it.
As for specs, 31" ws. Mega 16/15/3 motor, CC 35, Hitec 81's and rx, and a TP3S2100. 18.3 oz ready to fly. Originally had a 5x3 on it but was pulling 34 amps, little too much for the pack, dropped it to a 4.5 x 2 and got the amps reasonable. Feels like it's almost 1:1 on thrust vertical, and prop speed should put her in the near 100 mph range.
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:08 PM
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I love it GG, It looks like a fun, fast little plane.
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Old 09-27-2007, 03:24 AM
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Originally Posted by flyranger View Post
Thanks, C h e l l i e, for the kind words. I am trying to get away from the square sided fuses I have been making. I am developing a system for building rounded fuselages by using a 5/16in dowel as a removable "crutch" and 1/2 Elmers Foamboard to make the formers. Then I bend the 3mm Elmers foamboard around a 1 1/4 in pvc pipe to give it a shape of a "U" and use it to "skin" the formers. Here's some pics of the progress. The stiffeners are 100 for one dollar bamboo skewers. I create the former images using a graphics editor (Paint Shop Pro) then stick them to the foamboard with a glue stick. The former is cut out with a razor blade, the center hole is punched and the marks are transferred to the edges using a pen. Paper is then removed from front and back of the cut out former.
Looking good, try some foam from BP hobbies, it has a thin sheet of plastic on it and you can scribe the back of it with a pen and form round areas, here is the BP Hobbies link for you,

http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id...0&pid=A3818147

they have 3mm too, this thread might give you some more ideas too, take care, Chellie


http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15024
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Old 09-27-2007, 03:25 AM
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Hello and now we have a Chellie and a Grasshopper...

YEA Chellie and Grasshopper are now Legit
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Old 09-27-2007, 03:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Glacier Girl View Post
How bout this for a quick one. A quasi Mugi. Found the foam in the dumpster, it's laminated on both sides with clear plastic. Second photo shows how stong it is. That's nearly 5 pounds balanced on the wings, and it's only the foam supporting it.
As for specs, 31" ws. Mega 16/15/3 motor, CC 35, Hitec 81's and rx, and a TP3S2100. 18.3 oz ready to fly. Originally had a 5x3 on it but was pulling 34 amps, little too much for the pack, dropped it to a 4.5 x 2 and got the amps reasonable. Feels like it's almost 1:1 on thrust vertical, and prop speed should put her in the near 100 mph range.
Nice Job on that delta, keep it under 100 mph
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