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Posted by UAVPilot | Dec 28, 2010 @ 12:37 PM | 6,740 Views
My New Toy for Christmas my Wife got for me

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Posted by UAVPilot | May 06, 2008 @ 11:40 AM | 13,551 Views
Well I finished my big Spacewalker to add to my collection.
Big indoor planes grab a lot of attention so I though i would join in the fun.

Most of it is made 3mm Depron except for the cowl , it is made from 6mm.

20.5 oz's without battery and I normally fly it with a 2S 820 mah battery.

It sure is a floater and looks funny flying it in my neighborhood, doesn't look possible to fly what should be a 60 size gas plane in front of a small yard.
Sure makes the cars stop and look

Short Build thread is >here<

Video of it flying indoors is >here<

A video of it flying with other large planes indoors is >here<

Enjoy

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Posted by UAVPilot | Mar 28, 2008 @ 03:30 PM | 15,706 Views
Decided to finally build a light weight foam version of a Sopwith Camel that I had built out of balsa and spruce about 17 years ago.

The old version was built when the "new" astro cobalt geared 05 motors came out. The difference in weight is considerable even though the scale is about the same.

Original version;

44 inch span (extended from scale)

Tail increased 10% from scale

41 oz's weight without battery. The battery for it was a 7 cell Ni Cad that weighed about 11 oz's.

Astro cobalt geared motor, about 16oz's thrust (I think) with 11x7 wood prop.
that comes out to about 1 to 3.5 power to weight.

It flew well but you had to dive to loop.


New version;

Although I haven't finished all the detail yet, it still won't ever look as good as my wood version , but I never meant it to be. It is mainly made as a indoor flyer.

40 inch span (scale span). Ailerons increased in length from scale.

Horizontal increased 10%, vertical increased 15%

Mostly 3 mm depron.

10.5 oz's (currently) without battery.

Hand wound Strong RC double stack pulls about 17 oz's on two cell Lipo or 25 oz's on three cell. 11x7 GWS HD prop. Can fly 620mah to 1200mah 2 or 3 cell, it will go vertical with either one.

Hard part was that i had to build it in less the 6 days to get it to a fly in I wanted to go to, so I didn't have time to put in all the details, but not bad for a 6 day build.

The original took me 2 years to finish.


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Posted by UAVPilot | Jun 25, 2006 @ 01:11 AM | 22,059 Views
Adding to my collection

Build thread here> GloStik Build Thread <
Posted by UAVPilot | May 02, 2006 @ 03:26 AM | 22,616 Views

Posted by UAVPilot | Apr 25, 2006 @ 01:35 PM | 22,464 Views
My newest Glostik called the Greenglo, or maybe the Greengo, can't decide.
30" span, 6.5 oz without battery.
Posted by UAVPilot | Mar 06, 2006 @ 03:06 AM | 22,981 Views
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