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Old 10-14-2010, 01:00 AM
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:59 AM
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Exclamation I will keep my Space Shuttle EDF!

Gerry,

Thanks so much for the recommendation via your e-mail of keeping my Space Shuttle EDF and assuming a new model perhaps I will persue Pusher Jet so, and I will follow your recommendation.

Yes, my travels has been great experience at Houston, Texas (more accurately Clear Lake, Texas) near the Johnson Space Center is just terrific!

I visited twice the hobby store that is known as

Odyssey R/C Hobbies
1020 NASA Parkway (NASA & Hwy 45)
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(281) 557-1427

They had every RC model that a Park Flyer can dream of looking at up close including the new Park Zone micro T-28 and the larger Stinson! The Stinson was observed with a very nice paint job and foam quality was A-1 plus the Flap modification would be really easy to do. They even had the new Flyzone Switch RTF with 2.4giga hertz spectrum radio included and the two wings!

They had a wide variety of acccesories as well, so much so that I bought the following:

1. Master Airscrew 3-Blade ( 9 X 7 X 3) for my fast Park Zone F4U Corsair and now with this new propeller it will be faster!
2. Master Airscrew 2-Blade Birch "WOOD" 10 X 8 for my Hobbico Super Star EP with Brushless!


and for a future modification to the Modified EJF Space Shuttle RC Model:

3. Estes 12 inch pre-assembled Parachute to be used as a Drag Chute on landing!

Also, at the meeting I took several pictures of a very large static Space Shuttle model in the lobby it would be 1/3 scale for RC if it was an RC model!!! I almost took it with me!!!

See you soon back in Central Florida!

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Old 10-16-2010, 01:54 PM
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Thumbs up Drag Chute Modification!

Well guys!

I got the chute assembled, very easy as it is a Estes Parachute!

I have it mounted to a small piece of straw and I am brain storming on a small (not too small) perhaps the Analog Park Zone long Lead cable servo that you find in the Park Zone T-28 and F4U Corsair. This servo having a long lead cable will eliminate the need for extensions towards my Spektrum AR500 Receiver and it will be Electrically connected to the Flap function.

I will set up the Servo mechanically to serve three positions.

1. To keep the Chute within Engine Number #2 nozzle (Top Position).

2. Activating the first position switch will open and have a pilot chute depoly and take out the main Estes Chute (Gravity no spring, the inside nozzle will have a 2mm depron foam platform to allow the chute to fall naturally). Once deployed, the chute will keep on a wire attached to the servo arm in a 90 degree manner.

3. Once the model has almost rolled to a stop, I will then, switch the last remaining Flap Position and the arm will extend such that the entire chute will slide OFF the wire attached to the arm and the Chute assembly will fall off entirely.

My main goal was to make sure the Chute could be detached from the model in case the chute was inadvertently deployed!

Pictures coming later in the day!

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Old 10-17-2010, 02:28 AM
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Default Thank you.

Guapoman & all the Tech Advisors.
I have a 2nd 78" A-10 Blue foam completed. Have the EDFs.
But damit!..You guys got me thinking of crazy stuff to do to it.

Thanks for the EDF seminar everyone. Really enjoyed this one.
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Old 10-18-2010, 02:56 AM
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Thumbs up Drag Chute Modification!

In coming Videos you will see that I have to brain storm a good setup to allow the Chute to be pushed out (give it a little help) once I release the Chute!

Okay, first things first and I am providing some pictures showing how "I" did the Modification!

I perfromed a weigh-in on both servos that had in mind to use for the Drag Chut Mod and the E-Flite S-75 won as being the lightest!







Drag Parachute Weigh-In:




Using another Water Bottle for fit checks, I cut out in an angle and made a platform such that the entire servo and Chut be mounted on an angle as shown.





















Complete assembly!










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Old 10-18-2010, 02:59 AM
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Originally Posted by guapoman2000 View Post
In coming Videos you will see that I have to brain storm a good setup to allow the Chute to be pushed out (give it a little help) once I release the Chute!

Okay, first things first and I am providing some pictures showing how "I" did the Modification!

I perfromed a weigh-in on both servos that had in mind to use for the Drag Chut Mod and the E-Flite S-75 won as being the lightest!







Drag Parachute Weigh-In:




Using another Water Bottle for fit checks, I cut out in an angle and made a platform such that the entire servo and Chut be mounted on an angle as shown.





















Complete assembly!










Hi Carlos
Outstanding
That looks great
Cant wait to see the videos
Take care dear friend
Yours Hank
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Old 10-18-2010, 03:02 AM
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Exclamation VIDEO showing Drag Chute Modifiactions!

Video showing the early stages of Drag Chute modificaiton.

Again, this is an extensively modified EJF RC Space Shuttle showing my Drag Chut Modifications. Actually, I allow the Servo Arm to pinch the Drag Chut Assembly in a fold (Storage) condition on the inside Top End of the Engine Nozzle as this works better operationally

[media]http://www.vimeo.com/15933531[/media]
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Old 10-18-2010, 03:06 AM
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Thumbs up Okay, now for the actual Video showing the Test Runs!

Here are two Video Showing the actual Test Runs while deploying the Drag Chute!! The release works everytime!!

First Couple of Drag Chute Testing runs!

[media]http://www.vimeo.com/15934034[/media]


and


[media]http://www.vimeo.com/15934297[/media]
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Old 10-18-2010, 03:18 AM
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Thumbs up Tie-Wrap!

The helper to get the Drag Chute out from the Engine Nozzle is a very simple technique called a round Tie-Wrap glued deep within the Nozzle and I will press against this Tie-Wrap when installing the Chute assembly and then, pinch the Chute with the Servo Arm.

Once I flip the "Switch" it will work like a charm!

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Old 10-18-2010, 03:25 AM
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Originally Posted by guapoman2000 View Post
Here are two Video Showing the actual Test Runs while deploying the Drag Chute!! The release works everytime!!

First Couple of Drag Chute Testing runs!

[media]http://www.vimeo.com/15934034[/media]


and


[media]http://www.vimeo.com/15934297[/media]
Hi Carlos
HOORAH Outstanding
Now thats just the cats pajamas
You never cease to amaze me
BTW did you get a new cam? The video quality in these last few videos is great
Take care dear friend
Yours Hank
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Old 10-18-2010, 03:42 AM
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Originally Posted by kenchiroalpha View Post
Hi Carlos
HOORAH Outstanding
Now thats just the cats pajamas
You never cease to amaze me
BTW did you get a new cam? The video quality in these last few videos is great
Take care dear friend
Yours Hank
Hank,

It is a regular Digital Camera that does VIDEO as well and it is newer than that sorry for nothing Panisonic Camcorder miniDV.

The Video device I used today is a:

CANON PowerShot A590is with 4X optical Zoom.

I left it at wide angle because it keeps maximum Resolution in this setting.

I am still shopping for a HD Camcorder, however.

Glad you enjoyed the mods, pictures and Videos!!

Meow!
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:50 PM
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Default Origins / Early Requirements of the Space Shuttle!

Very, very interesting Video Lecture at MIT back in 2008!

It is a long Video and I would just fast Forward to the Visiting Professor, Professor Aaron Cohen.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiYhQ...layer_embedded

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Originally Posted by guapoman2000 View Post
Very, very interesting Video Lecture at MIT back in 2008!

It is a long Video and I would just fast Forward to the Visiting Professor, Professor Aaron Cohen.


Hi Carlos
Video link is not working
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Hi Carlos
Have you seen this?
Do enjoy
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmKhBz_9b4I[/media]
Take care dear friend
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Originally Posted by guapoman2000 View Post
Very, very interesting Video Lecture at MIT back in 2008!

It is a long Video and I would just fast Forward to the Visiting Professor, Professor Aaron Cohen.


[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiYhQtGpRhc&feature=player_embedded[/media]
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:24 AM
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Originally Posted by kenchiroalpha View Post
Hi Carlos
Have you seen this?
Do enjoy
Take care dear friend
Yours Hank
Wow!

That's a Large Space Shuttle Glider Model and it maybe 1/12th scale.

At the 1:11 mark on the Video, you can see the Space Shuttle Glider RC Model Flyer pulled up too soon and it really pan caked on the Soft Truff Grass Field. I was not impressed and glad he had some robust Landing gear setup.

Any Glider Space Shuttle model needs NOSE DOWN at all times until perhaps the last one foot and then, you can gently pull up the nose, otherwise, you will stall the Glider model like in that Video.
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:34 AM
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Default Space Shuttles do not land with Transport Fairing!

Hank,

Nice overall Video but, the creator of this setup does not realize that there has not been any Space Shuttle landing with the Transport Fairing at the Rear.

I do not think Enterprise did with it's Earth Atmosphere Drops either, perhaps someone can confirm.

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Old 10-21-2010, 12:47 AM
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Default Space Shuttle Enterprise Landing Picture!

I just confirmed that the Space Shuttle Enterprise used for Earth Atmosphere drop tests did NOT land with the Transport Fairing like that Large Space Shuttle RC Glider model in that Video that Hank Posted.

Space Shuttle landing, 1981. This is the Enterprise, a test shuttle used for air drop tests, and as a simulator and trainer.

Touching down at Edwards AFB
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by guapoman2000 View Post
Hank,

Nice overall Video but, the creator of this setup does not realize that there has not been any Space Shuttle landing with the Transport Fairing at the Rear.

I do not think Enterprise did with it's Earth Atmosphere Drops either, perhaps someone can confirm.

Carlos


[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-YNcwc1ZME[/media]

I think this qualifies...
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Man, I remember as a kid watching that on TV. What a thrill is was to see that thing fly for the first time. I think I was 11 at the time.

Glad I lived in Orlando for several years. I got to see my fair share of launches. The night launches were the best though.
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Old 10-21-2010, 04:01 AM
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Exclamation The actual Landing of Enterprise with the Transport Fairing!

Originally Posted by Nitro Blast View Post

I think this qualifies...

NitroBlast,

Thanks so much for that Video but, it did not show the landing so, allow me!

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNMNAOjHbCU&feature=related[/media]
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:25 PM
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Thumbs up Now, for my next Modification!!

Oh, Guys and Gals!

For my next Space Shuttle Modification.......



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Just Kidding!!!
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:02 AM
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What no SKI's
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:28 AM
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ha ha eyes popping. This will give NASA something to think !
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