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Old 05-01-2007, 04:48 PM
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Can you provide a link degreen60? I'd like to see it.

How about it Crashalott what are you working on now?
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by smokejohnson View Post
Can you provide a link degreen60? I'd like to see it.

How about it Crashalott what are you working on now?

Try this link.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19165
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Old 05-06-2007, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by smokejohnson View Post
Can you provide a link degreen60? I'd like to see it.

How about it Crashalott what are you working on now?
Well since you asked... here is the last one i started but i am not doing anything on it right now as i am busy with other things and i have enough planes to fly right now.

It will be awhile before i finish this one it is quite complicated and i want to take my time for a change.
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Old 05-06-2007, 03:47 PM
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I'm completely jealous of these planes, very awesome. Wish I could do this kinda work
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Old 05-06-2007, 03:57 PM
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Here's a couple of mine. The Skyray is built from enlarged 3 view. 39" ws, weighs ~ 45 oz with AXI 2808 and 3s lipos.
B-1B is 46" ws and flies like a trainer at about 70 mph! Powered by twin Megas 16/7/5's.
The F-18 was built using enlarged Steve Shumate plans but scaled up a bit.
It is pretty big at 60"+ long, 4.25 lbs. and powered by an AXI 2820 on 4s that really hauls it around and I actually hand launch it.
All three planes built from combination of fanfol, depron, and 2" thick pink foam.
As you can probably see, I only do scale ships.

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Old 05-06-2007, 07:52 PM
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Will that be a bipe Crash? Looks like you scored the foam to wrap around formers, is this how you usually do it?

Wow! Talk about attention to detail. Those are some great looking planes J Morgan. I love the pilots. Do you have those motors mounted in fans or do you have the prop off for pics?
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Old 05-06-2007, 08:05 PM
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Thanks SJ,
I have all pusher jets. No EDF ........yet. Props were off at the time of the pics. The B-1B runs 4x3 on the Megas and really scream.

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Old 05-07-2007, 12:10 PM
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Hey there Smoke, Yes the Pfalz is a Bipe and will be 30inch ws and will have small brushless eng. and use 3s Lipo for Batt. Will use a 1047 or 1060 prop for slow flying. I fly in a small area, my yard with tall pines surrounding it.
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Old 05-07-2007, 12:13 PM
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Hey there Morgan,
Those are very nice looking planes you have there.
You must have a large area to fly?
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Old 05-07-2007, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Crashalott View Post
Hey there Morgan,
Those are very nice looking planes you have there.
You must have a large area to fly?

I'm in Wyoming and have permission from a large rancher here to fly at his place. So I have basically as far as the eye can see to fly......with NO trees. The landings can be a little rough at times, sagebrush, etc.
But I'm moving to TN and have my own private flying field there. Should be moving in 2 weeks.
As I get older, I enjoy larger planes since they are easier to follow. Most of mine are fairly large.

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Old 05-07-2007, 02:20 PM
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Where in Tenn. are you comeing to ?

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Old 05-07-2007, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by bowtie hi View Post
Where in Tenn. are you comeing to ?

Ken
About 40 miles south of Nashville......Chapel Hill.

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Old 07-01-2007, 10:38 PM
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Well guy's here is my latest. Its the start of a full fuse Mini 3DX
First i cut out the 2 sides of the fuse and glue the tail together with epoxy.
Then i start the paint work while the fuse is layed out flat. Here is what i got.
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:43 PM
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An
d here she is a little bit further along.
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:45 PM
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Good Start! Are you using 6mm or 3 mm for the sides?
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Old 07-02-2007, 03:11 AM
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I scaled up the Clik F3P indoor foamie into a 52" wingspan outdoor pattern/3D flyer. Nothing fancy just to do some tests before making a 100" version. Used 1/2" blucor, no skeletonizing or any lightening techniques. On the video we shot, being heavier was a good thing. The wind gusted up to over 20+mph and the Clik XL did just fine(thanks to Blakes thumbs!). I'm sure some lightening could be done but I kind of like it heavier for the windier days. This plane has no wing rock in high alpha positions and needs almost no rudder input on KE's. It's a hoot to fly for a chunk of foam! Also testing vortex generators by taping them on. Need to slow the downlines a bit and provide constant speed flight envelope.
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Old 07-02-2007, 03:15 AM
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Originally Posted by J Morgan View Post
Here's a couple of mine. The Skyray is built from enlarged 3 view. 39" ws, weighs ~ 45 oz with AXI 2808 and 3s lipos.
B-1B is 46" ws and flies like a trainer at about 70 mph! Powered by twin Megas 16/7/5's.
The F-18 was built using enlarged Steve Shumate plans but scaled up a bit.
It is pretty big at 60"+ long, 4.25 lbs. and powered by an AXI 2820 on 4s that really hauls it around and I actually hand launch it.
All three planes built from combination of fanfol, depron, and 2" thick pink foam.
As you can probably see, I only do scale ships.

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Hey there Mr. Morgan. Have you settled into your new home yet?

How's things fitting up there?
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Old 07-02-2007, 06:28 PM
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Good Start! Are you using 6mm or 3 mm for the sides?
I am using Elmers Foam Board from Walmart and after the paper is removed it is 5mm thick.
I use that for everything and double it for the wings.
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Old 07-02-2007, 06:34 PM
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Looking good crash. How did the Pfalz come out?
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Old 07-02-2007, 07:54 PM
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Yes, the foamboard is exactly 5mm thick after the paper is removed.
How do you remove your papers? It seems the carboard on the outside is a bit thick to soak with water?
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Old 07-02-2007, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by cassat View Post
Yes, the foamboard is exactly 5mm thick after the paper is removed.
How do you remove your papers? It seems the carboard on the outside is a bit thick to soak with water?
I've taken the paper off the Elmer's board by soaking it. It worked great for me. About an hour was just right for the paper to roll off in big pieces. Then I let it soak a little more and rubbed what was left off.
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Old 07-03-2007, 02:34 AM
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Here is mine. It's a variation of a couple different planes. 31" wingspan, 28" long, made from 5mm depron with carbon spars. I just need to get a proper sized motor and ESC. I call it the Shark.
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Old 07-03-2007, 02:45 AM
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Cool plane Hogger. Nice work.
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by cassat View Post
Yes, the foamboard is exactly 5mm thick after the paper is removed.
How do you remove your papers? It seems the carboard on the outside is a bit thick to soak with water?
I soak the board in hot water in the bathtub for about 20min to 30min to soften the glue then i use a rubber glove to rub the paper off. I use my fingers on the edge to curl it back then use my whole hand to quickly rub the paper off of one side then i resoak the board to soften the remainder and rub the other side off.
Hope this helps.
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:36 PM
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And here is another pic. of the Mini 3DX with some formers in it.
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