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Posted by LKC | Jul 29, 2008 @ 03:03 PM | 5,185 Views
Picked up this Superman on discount at a local store. Got it for $30. Originally it was designed for RC, with differential thrust. Came with a typical toy transmitter and built in 3cell nimh pack. I just couldn't resist to rip him open and convert him to real RC.

Power: home wound CDROM motor with a 4x4 GWS prop
Batteries: 2S-1320 (required for balance unless I change to a lighter motor)
ESC: CC Phoenix 10
Servos: 2x blue arrow 4.3g, Elevon control
Receiver: AR6100e

Superman turned out a little heavier than planned, which could maybe be reduced if I use a different lighter motor, but with the listed components he moves along pretty quickly (faster than a locomotive) and has just over 1:1 vertical (able to leep over tall building in a single bound) Just like the real superman.. I haven't weight him, but I can say he is heavy, but not as heavy as steel (remembr he is the man of steel)

He flew great ! A little instability when rolling over, I think it's due to the curlled up wing tips. When rolling it's slow to go over, but once past horizontal it whips over, maybe due to offset balance. Makes for some wild spins outs (like superman being blasted into space). I added a clear plastic vertical fin, that runs down the back of his cape (not shown in pics)

OK enough catch phrases.. heres the pic:

BTW: I'm not a huge suprman fan, jus a big RC fan who is using Superman as an outlet..

It's about the fun.. right
should I put this in the high performance thread ?

Heres a videoa friend put together for me..
http://www.vimeo.com/1629916

Luke
Posted by LKC | Jul 29, 2008 @ 11:05 AM | 3,699 Views
Not the best quality vid, taken with a CVS hacked camera.
Great plane, lots of fun for $100, and long runtimes too.

Parkzone Vapor flying inside (1 min 37 sec)

Posted by LKC | Jul 25, 2008 @ 10:43 AM | 4,586 Views
This has been a very satifying project. The flight characteristic of the vector thrust funjet is amazing..
The flat spins are probably 4-5 spins per second.. just blistering..

A short vid of my Vector Thrusted funjet's mechanics in action.

Vector Thrust funjet (0 min 22 sec)


Heres a new flight video taken and edited by my buddy Rob.

Enjoy , feel free to comment.

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Posted by LKC | Jul 15, 2008 @ 01:30 AM | 3,494 Views
A day trip to the local club field.