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Old 03-21-2007, 03:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Crashalott View Post
Thanks Chellie, for the encouragement.
What are you building now?
Hi Crashalot I am working with Jay @ GITech to get a pusher jet on the market, it will be built from 6mm depron, I built a prototype to send to jay for R&D and i will build another one to do the same and then we can compair notes to get the best possible product on the market, here is the link to the prototype, Take Care, Chellie

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Old 03-21-2007, 04:48 AM
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Hey thanks Bill for the nice compliment on the Eagle.
I spent some time studying the models of the Christen Eagle and saved pictures and then attempted to duplicate the paint job. I figured i could get it good enough for my eye at 50ft. or so up in the air.
I was not trying to make a scale model, i just liked the looks of it. And it does fly nice also.
Looks many times better than the overpriced Potensky Eagle, that started the foamy Eagles. There are several now, but I'd rather have a handbuilt like yours.

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Old 03-21-2007, 12:03 PM
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Hi Chellie, sounds like you are keeping busy with the R&D project.
Will this be a full fuse or a flatout?
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Old 03-21-2007, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Bill G View Post
Looks many times better than the overpriced Potensky Eagle, that started the foamy Eagles. There are several now, but I'd rather have a handbuilt like yours.

Bill
Well thanks Bill, i have never seen the Potensky Eagle.
Do you have a pic, or a link?
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Old 03-21-2007, 04:26 PM
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But it is not a WW1 German plane so I can't send my Sopwith tri out to look for it. HAHA. Did you form an airfoil in the wings or leave them flat? I need to make some wings for F4Us(I have 4 Wattage fuselages) and wondering what is the easyest way to make the airfoil. I don't want an underchamber to the wings either. I could try making a hot wire but only if I have too.
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Old 03-21-2007, 05:44 PM
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Using Elmers Foam Board, try the foldover method.
Tape one side of the wing then score bend lines on the other side and then fold the wing over a spar of your choice. I rip a yardstick up and have 1/4inch wide pieces for the spar.After folding the wing over the spar i use epoxy to glue the trailing edge of the wing and the tips.
Then i sand to the shape i want. Its not as good as a balsa wing, but they usually fly ok.
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Old 03-21-2007, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Crashalott View Post
Using Elmers Foam Board, try the foldover method.
Tape one side of the wing then score bend lines on the other side and then fold the wing over a spar of your choice. I rip a yardstick up and have 1/4inch wide pieces for the spar.After folding the wing over the spar i use epoxy to glue the trailing edge of the wing and the tips.
Then i sand to the shape i want. Its not as good as a balsa wing, but they usually fly ok.
Sounds good. Wonder how a foam spar with carbon fiber strip on each side would work. Should be lighter than wood.
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by degreen60 View Post
Sounds good. Wonder how a foam spar with carbon fiber strip on each side would work. Should be lighter than wood.
Should work ok, give it a try.
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Old 03-22-2007, 03:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Crashalott View Post
Hi Chellie, sounds like you are keeping busy with the R&D project.
Will this be a full fuse or a flatout?
Hi Crashalot It will be a flatout, and plan on using balsa or cf strip on the wing to make it a nice stable flyer, thanks for the tips, and join our delta/wing flying club, Chellie

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Old 03-22-2007, 12:37 PM
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Hi Chellie, not into flatouts.
I like my elect's enclosed for a little protection.
Also like the looks of a full fuse better.
Hope your project goes well.
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Old 03-22-2007, 09:47 PM
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No Kidding Kool, and the red colored fan stripes look hot embossed into the wings. I don't have my glasses handy. Gees, that looks so Hot.
I truly think your never leaving the house again.
You'll be filling orders instead. It's the best I've seen.
It's a great ship concept to start with as well.

All I want is a Star Ship Pusher, in foam. And I want it big. 2 meter sounds about right. And slow is fine. Ever since I saw the real ones at Oshkosh.
I'm not fussy, 2.5, or 3 meter is OK.
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Old 03-23-2007, 10:55 PM
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I just can't believe you cranked out that awesome, gorgeous plane in just 3 days!!! Tell me you didn't sleep!!!

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Old 03-26-2007, 01:01 PM
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And continuing on with the scratchbuilts, here is another one for you. Its my version of the RV6
Here is the start of the fuselodge made of 5mm foamboard of course.
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Old 03-27-2007, 12:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Crashalott View Post
And continuing on with the scratchbuilts, here is another one for you. Its my version of the RV6
Here is the start of the fuselodge made of 5mm foamboard of course.
Your off to a great start, Looking good take care, Chellie
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Old 03-27-2007, 01:53 PM
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Ok, here is a little more progress on the RV6
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Old 03-27-2007, 02:40 PM
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Looking good Crashalott. I really like your planes, they look great.
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:31 PM
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Thanks Smoke, here is another shot of the RV6 progress.
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Old 03-29-2007, 12:42 PM
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And yet another shot of the progress on the RV6 build.
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:43 PM
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Looks like your doing a great job on that plane....You're pretty fast too..
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Old 03-29-2007, 07:57 PM
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Thanks Airhead, i have a tendency to get in a hurry to get things done. Sometimes it's hard to slow down.
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Old 03-30-2007, 12:27 PM
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Ok here is the final shot of the RV6 scratchbuilt.

The shot was taken just before the maiden.
The maiden flight went well.
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Old 03-30-2007, 12:29 PM
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Very nice, you do great work Crashalott. And fast.
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:31 PM
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Hey there Smoke, thanks for the compliment.
Do you or anyone else have any builds to show?
Im sure im not the only one with a scratchbuilt foamy.
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Old 04-01-2007, 03:28 AM
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I've been building profiles and having a blast with them. I think if I could ever stop crashing so much I would like to build a full fuze foamie. The little cub looking plane is an STC by Waterdog off of RCG. I've already built one STC and loved it. The P47 is a combat plane 2Dogs RC puts out for $20. It came with a CD with a build log and general foamie tips, for me the CD alone was worth the $20. I also put together Shellie's Super Quik Delta, it's had most of my attention lately.
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Old 04-01-2007, 12:07 PM
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Hey WTG there Smoke, no reason why you can't build and fly a full fuse. plane. Just jump in the waters fine.
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