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Posted by Tick Point | Dec 23, 2012 @ 03:21 PM | 2,127 Views
The mission; Shoot video out the back of a canard (unobstructed view), while nose'ing into the wind, sun behind and above, with slopers n pilots n LZ in view. I made a pan-n-tilt for the go pro.
Posted by Tick Point | Jan 02, 2011 @ 01:53 AM | 3,427 Views
It spans 54", length is 36". RG14.
Posted by Tick Point | Jul 15, 2010 @ 03:13 AM | 3,286 Views
i think Bantam's span should be less than the Bullet's, not to scale, but enough wing for med to heavy lift.
Cores're cut, LE is 3/8 bass being epoxied to them now.
Posted by Tick Point | Apr 03, 2010 @ 02:34 AM | 3,860 Views
I'm a sticker or two and a Sharpie pen away from done. No sharpie experience...please help. Is it as simple as a straight edge and sharpie to mark panel lines? How about oil smears and other details? Is a PSS video the only way to learn? I should look for a PSS finishing thread.
Posted by Tick Point | Feb 21, 2010 @ 01:23 AM | 4,910 Views
Original photos and movies of this subject have it in cool blues, browns, or even black. A Czech plastic model has it in olive drab and neutral grey. Apparently only one Black Bullet was painted this way. I like the colors in the experimental stage, or at least how they appear on old film reels. The parts in a museum look blue...I don't know what color to use. One artists rendition looked copper. That set me off on a whole Jules Verne copper ship from the future look. A flying fantastic voyage...the xp-56 is from the future.
On about page 19 in my Google Images search, I found a site that featured the Black bullet painted as if it were in the hands of other countries at the time.
http://personales.ya.com/pepeillo
That must be part of some alternate universe hobby. Neat to see, but too many devilish details. I want two tones, some sharpie panel lines, some exhaust smudges, and fly it all the time.
Posted by Tick Point | Jan 17, 2010 @ 08:49 PM | 3,947 Views
Where's the "delete this post" button?
Posted by Tick Point | Mar 23, 2009 @ 12:03 AM | 3,776 Views
I was at the MoM event at Secret spot today. The MC's "banana" tore it up from what I could see. Several M60's were there, hadn't seen them before. I flew once with sand hitting the north side of my face. Get goggles. Racing looked sketchy with such strong gusts. I had hoped to fly next to a Jart but only the designer himself showed up just as I was leaving with my 3 year old daughter who'd wet her pants. I was happy to show him my Jart like creation. Someday I'll attend a build session somewhere. Until then, i'll get pointers from Tony and Joe. A flyer at the MoM pointed me to the composites and build sections of rc groups and to a build thread of a mold he did of his tiny plane the "sushi". Vacuum bagging might be easy enough to do on my own. Tony offered me a pump. Using the food sealer seems so easy. Why didn't the demo I saw use mylar over fiberglass over foam? Jim Young just did balsa over foam. My sand blasted eyes need sleep.