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Old 04-17-2020, 08:01 AM
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Old 03-18-2021, 12:48 AM
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Hey, y'all. Been away for a while, but now I'm back in the swing. Sorta. I'm in this house for the foreseeable future. I have materials and components. I don't have tons of time, but I can always assign some of that.

I need to build some planes. Of course, it would be nice if I fixed some of the junk I've got lying around here waiting for attention, too, but that's never as much phun as creating a new plane from scratch. I sure would like to build a couple more XYZs this summer, maybe even get one to go 100 MPH. Shouldn't be all that hard. Stay tuned.
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Old 03-18-2021, 10:37 AM
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Old 03-18-2021, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Some Useless Geek View Post
Hey, y'all. Been away for a while, but now I'm back in the swing. Sorta. I'm in this house for the foreseeable future. I have materials and components. I don't have tons of time, but I can always assign some of that.

I need to build some planes. Of course, it would be nice if I fixed some of the junk I've got lying around here waiting for attention, too, but that's never as much phun as creating a new plane from scratch. I sure would like to build a couple more XYZs this summer, maybe even get one to go 100 MPH. Shouldn't be all that hard. Stay tuned.
Ever built a Polaris ?? Brilliant plane .... flies of grass ... road ... ice ... snow ... water .... you name it !!
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Old 05-29-2021, 09:22 PM
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I have a couple of Polaris' (Polarii?) that were built by a FB. He got tired of them and I acquired them in purchase and trade. Nice planes.
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Old 06-28-2021, 06:02 AM
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I'm dumping my Parkstars that are made with the KFm1 wings. Just too hard to get them right and too heavy even when they are. From now on it's all pre-stressed carbon vertical strip in the wing pan. I think I'm gonna go to a 3D fuse as well; the profile fuselage just doesn't provide enough longitudinal stiffness to make the plane perform properly.

Of course, all this means that crashes are now going to be even more labor expensive to repair, if at all possible. I'm hoping the reduced weight, increased stiffness, and overall improved performance will offset that issue. We shall see.
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Old 07-09-2021, 11:24 PM
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as for scratch builds
I made up a life size rc wingsuit man. (see it here)
I also import and sell depron foam for the scratch builders and small air plane companies out there https://www.rcdepron.com/
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Old 07-09-2021, 11:25 PM
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I use German Depron foam from https://www.rcdepron.com/
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Old 07-09-2021, 11:31 PM
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WOW! That flies beautifully. Congratulations.
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Old 07-09-2021, 11:56 PM
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Thanks! It flies even better now with an even bigger motor and a higher CG.

The higher CG makes it roll smoothly on its axis now! and looks effortless in the air.

The plane is a flying miracle.. it simply will not tip stall, it will comes to a stop in the air and then lower like an elevator.......yah
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Old 07-23-2021, 01:57 PM
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Default scratch biplane

Had a few sheets of Depron left from many years ago, so made a biplane with them. uses HK lancaster motors/esc's on a 3s 2200 lipo. Nice and agile with more than enough power for vertical climb.
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Old 07-24-2021, 02:20 AM
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Looks a bit like a WW1 bomber. Cool looking plane.
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