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Old 01-09-2009, 02:11 AM
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:17 PM
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May you enjoy your Inner Sanctum while walking down the Halls of Fantasy.

Beware of the Green Hornet!
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Old 01-10-2009, 04:24 AM
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[quote=Elfi Flyer;540910]May you enjoy your Inner Sanctum while walking down the Halls of Fantasy.

Beware of the Green Hornet![/quote

A lot of people didnt know the Green Hornets real name was Britt Reed.

hows that?

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Old 01-10-2009, 06:46 PM
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A lot of people didnt know the Green Hornets real name was Britt Reed. hows that? ...Keith...
Dang! And all these years I thought it was Alfonse Cronklesnurder! Just goes to show ya.....

Nice hearing from you. Keep in touch!
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Boomer, I'm on hold for building anything as I'm going to be going through a household move in the coming weeks. However the sick-minded part of me just had a thought after looking at all these SS goodies from Dave.

A pusher bipe.

Sick (but cool!) huh?

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Old 01-19-2009, 09:12 AM
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Boomer, I'm on hold for building anything as I'm going to be going through a household move in the coming weeks. However the sick-minded part of me just had a thought after looking at all these SS goodies from Dave.

A pusher bipe.

Sick (but cool!) huh?

Just thought I'd let you know Dave has developed a wing motor mount. Adjustable for down thrust and right thrust is achieved by slanting it on the wing. Dave is sending me 4 so another 4 motored will be coming up! In the meantime I just finished a Hacker 4D Super Zoom:
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/superzoom.htm However I used a Lazertoyz motor AUW is 16.7oz and Power meter shows 185W so how does 177W/lb sound. After all anything above 150W/lb wings are unnecessary anyway!
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:32 PM
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OK guys here is Dave's latest creation: A Wright Flyer using parts from 2 Slow Stick non-powered kits. The plane is stand off scale based on the model perfected and sold to the US Army. It was the best flying of the lot and the RadicalRC kit flys even better and was designed to not be a hangar queen but instead can be flown daily. Dave has flown the Prototype in winds up to 16mph but of course it likes less wind better. Control is by (drum roll please) WING WARPING, canard and rudder. I have finished sanding and staining the ply parts and will begin construction today. I offered to do a build thread in the scale section but there doesn't appear to be any interest. Here is pics of the Proto. I will be painting the top of the wings white or ivory to make them look more like cloth covering.
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:21 AM
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Default Progress Report 1 Wright Flyer

OK here is where we are after an afternoon of work. The frame is assembled correctly only one way so careful attention to the written directions is essential. To assure the frame would be straight I weighted down one frame side on the plastic covered work table and using a small square CAed each frame spreader in place at right angles before attaching other frame side using the same method.
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:45 AM
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Default Progress Day 2

Didn't get too much done today as had appointment with my Quack! Cut mounting holes in Slow Stick Stab for the Canards and cut up Slow Stick elevators for the twin rudders. Trial fit on canard. Next will install canard servo.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:12 PM
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That's a sweet build! I really like the stuff from Radical RC. I saw this thread and it inspired me to get the v-tail conversion and the adjustable motor mount.

The V-tail rocks!! It really does seem to give the plane a lot more authority and I feel like I have more control. And the adjustable motor mount is also really nice.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by blueapplepaste View Post
That's a sweet build! I really like the stuff from Radical RC. I saw this thread and it inspired me to get the v-tail conversion and the adjustable motor mount.

The V-tail rocks!! It really does seem to give the plane a lot more authority and I feel like I have more control. And the adjustable motor mount is also really nice.
Yeah the V-tail flys great. Haven't been unhappy with any of Dave's goodies.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by boomerace View Post
Yeah the V-tail flys great. Haven't been unhappy with any of Dave's goodies.
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Yeah, I was so impressed with the v-tail and the motor mount, went ahead and ordered the servo mounts and the battery tray!

I think I may someday upgrade to a tricycle gear system like you have and get the steerable nose wheel.
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:54 AM
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Default Day 3

OK finished canard setup, mounted servos for wing warping and rudder, assembled rudder, installed bottom wing and cut holes for supports and installed bolts also installed first motor mount assembly. Will install other one tomorrow as my back gave out!
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Old 05-01-2009, 05:55 AM
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Default Day 4

Almost done. Need to wire and do final adjustment of controls. Nothing but rain and or wind so no flying!
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Hey Boomer, looks good! There is one of those flying here at seff and it flies great! Looks really good in the air too.

I haven't been able to get a pic of it yet but I hope too before the event is over.
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Originally Posted by boomerace View Post
Almost done. Need to wire and do final adjustment of controls. Nothing but rain and or wind so no flying!
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Now that is sweet...
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:25 AM
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Problem: How do you keep your fingers on the balance point 1/2" back of LE of top wing because of the smooth tape and the curve?
Solution: Install 1/4" balsa fillers and install large glass headed pins at the CG point. Perfect balance every time!
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:03 AM
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Boomer:

Here are some photos taken at SEFF-2009 that you might find interesting. The plane did indeed fly quite well.
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:37 AM
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Thanks looks great in the air! Still raining and blowing but looks like Thursday might be dry so I can maiden!
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:46 PM
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Short Video of Wright Flyer Wing Warping. Hope to fly Friday weather permiting:
http://rcuvideos.com/video/Wright-Fl...#theater_title
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:52 AM
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Wright Flyer Maiden was a total disaster. I made the mistake of trying to ROG it from a trailer that was 5 feet off the ground and it came to the end of the trailer and landed on it's nose destroying the plane. It was stupid on my part as I was warned it should be hand launched!
Now for the latest a Twin Boom Slow Stick!
Hoped to put a P-38 type pod on the center stick but was too involved. Any way here is the Twin Boom SS. AUW is 38.5oz which gives a wing loading of 10.96 oz/sq ft which is a good wind bucking trainer weight. Motors produce 215W with the GWS 9 X 5 - 3 blade props and they counter rotate toward center so no right thrust correction necessary. This gives me 89.5W/lb which is just short of vertical. Note the use of many of Dave's goodies including the wing mounted LG. Here are the pics:
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:57 PM
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Wright Flyer Maiden was a total disaster. I made the mistake of trying to ROG it from a trailer that was 5 feet off the ground and it came to the end of the trailer and landed on it's nose destroying the plane.
Ouch! Now that really had to hurt. Sorry you had this "disaster".

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Now for the latest a Twin Boom Slow Stick! Motors produce 215W with the GWS 9 X 5 - 3 blade props and they counter rotate toward center so no right thrust correction necessary.
Is that total watts, both props, or 215W per motor?

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My recommendation: Change the name of the plane to the ......

Twin Boomer Slow Stick!


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Old 07-02-2009, 09:30 PM
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Total Watts. I can switch to 10 X 4.7 APC SF Props and get way more wattage out of the motors and that is a upgrade option if I don't feel this is enough power.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:35 PM
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thanks.

What type/brand of motor are you using? Nice to have counter-rotating props, a benefit of brushless motors.

If that thing...er...plane really flys well, I just might try to make one myself!!

Edit: Oh, yea. On the counter rotating props, I assume you had to get a prop suitable for that application. Simply turning the prop around backwards wouldn't work, would it?
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Elfi Flyer View Post
thanks.

What type/brand of motor are you using? Nice to have counter-rotating props, a benefit of brushless motors.

If that thing...er...plane really flys well, I just might try to make one myself!!

Edit: Oh, yea. On the counter rotating props, I assume you had to get a prop suitable for that application. Simply turning the prop around backwards wouldn't work, would it?
Mlotor is 2830-09/850KV combo with esc from here:
http://lazertoyz.ncweb.net/28XX.htm
Counter Rotating props are avilable from:
http://www.rctoys.com/rc-toys-and-pa...ROPELLERS.html
and many other places.
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