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Posted by atone1 | Feb 10, 2012 @ 07:38 PM | 3,331 Views
All PVC plastic tubing is 1" inside dia.

The main rail is 7' Ft long. 2 pcs.
Front uprights pcs are 12" long. 2 pcs.
Back uprights pcs are 4" long. 2 pcs.
Lower spacers are 15" long. 3 pcs.
90 elbows to fit 1" tubing 6 pcs.
T - fittings 4pcs.
exercise band 1 pc.
eye bolts 3pcs.
Twine like used for kites 12' length
Screws 8 pcs.
Old shoe lace 1pc.
Wire tent stakes 5 pcs.

I use a sawall with a hacksaw blade to cut all the parts.
Cut tubing to lengths needed and cut the T's in half so they can support the railing without getting in way of the wing sliding down the rail.
Use the screws to fasten the cutoff T's onto the bottom of the railing where you want them. Mine are flush of the high end and 4" back on the low end.
Make sure the T's are inline so your launcher will be square.
I used a couple of eyebolts for the trigger mechanism, but you might have to look around in the hardware section to see what you can use.
Tie a knot in each end of the exercise band a couple of inches back from the end. Use the twine to fasten the band to the front upright with a slip knot so you can...Continue Reading
Posted by atone1 | Feb 04, 2012 @ 08:07 PM | 3,267 Views
New Wing launcher is ready to go come warmer weather.
I've been having issues launching my wing when the wind is coming from behind me so this should take care of that. I tested it out and she will throw the wings about 20' across the runway at our club field. More than enough time and height for me to get on the throttle. Oh, looks cool doing it too.
Posted by atone1 | Aug 03, 2011 @ 08:41 PM | 3,796 Views
Alright, I finished up the new 37" Bluecor Foam Wing.
37" WS; 14" Root; 5" tips; and the sweep is 36.
Al.
Posted by atone1 | Jul 30, 2011 @ 11:27 AM | 3,831 Views
Here's two more onboard videos of my 46" flying wing.
46wing004.AVI (4 min 55 sec)

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Posted by atone1 | Jul 28, 2011 @ 07:24 PM | 4,172 Views
Shot a video at the field from my 46" wing.

wing4603.AVI (3 min 29 sec)


Al.
Posted by atone1 | Jun 06, 2011 @ 10:21 PM | 4,314 Views
Here's my new 48" BC Wing and I'm calling it the Orange Sickle.
Powered by a 450 3050KV motor so it might be a little fast.
This wing is going to suck the juice quickly I'm afraid.
Will past everything but a charger at the field.
The maiden is going to be a blast.
Posted by atone1 | Jan 19, 2011 @ 11:32 PM | 4,468 Views
So here's what I've been building this winter as the cold weather is still around.
This is a bluecor foam 46" WS flying wing that comes in at 16.5 oz.
The maiden will be first chance I get; maybe in a week or so.
There's no hurry as first flight on these wings is a touchy thing, as you never
know what you will get. Here's the thread link if anybody wants to build one.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=497083

Specs: 36 Sweep; 46" WS; 17" Root; 6.5" Tip and C/G - 9.62"

Well, all there's left to do now is to see if it's going to fly or take a dirtnap.
Al.
Posted by atone1 | Dec 27, 2010 @ 04:45 PM | 4,464 Views
My flying buddy took these pics back in Nov.
The red kite is finally trimmed out.
I even got it to do inverted flat spins right before the weather turned cold.
Our club is having a 1/1/2011 polar fly as they do each year.
This will be my first one and looking forward to it; as I haven't been flying in weeks.
Work on my new flying wing will be finished soon, another Bluecor foam wing. A 48" WS wing with 36 sweep and a 400f 2200 KV motor.
Posted by atone1 | Nov 05, 2010 @ 06:41 PM | 5,103 Views
Here's my new IFO kite.
RED KITE #5 flys like a Cadillac.
This is a great kite to fly.
Posted by atone1 | Jul 05, 2010 @ 10:51 AM | 5,042 Views
Alright, for the 4th I moved the FOD cam to the back of the USA IFO kite.
Which made the kite really tail heavy, but I gotta get the shots for this blog, so I dealt with it. Lots of forward stick on this flight.
The prop wash is kind of cool in this one, as it doesn't cover the whole screen with that shutter like affect.
I'm up for ideas on the next FOD cam production.
Well, I'll come up with something interesting.
I hope everybody had a great 4th.
That's a rap on these ridealong cam shoots.
Al.

iforidealong203.AVI (3 min 26 sec)


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Posted by atone1 | Jul 01, 2010 @ 07:28 PM | 5,302 Views
Lets say your 4" tall and weight 18gr, then this is
what you would see if you were crazy enough to let me
fly you around on my USA IFO. Looks like fun to me;
if I was only shorter.
Alright contact!
Lets go, so velcro or tape your small self in and hang on for
dear life cause here we go.

iforidealong02.AVI (7 min 38 sec)


My favorite part is at the end when those girls in bikinis
show up and I chase them around the field.
Yep, FOD cam at it's best.
Al.
Posted by atone1 | May 18, 2010 @ 05:33 PM | 5,137 Views
Mini IFO Hat Cam footage Sunday May 16, 2010.
This is the maiden flight of this kite so I took it easy.
THE SPECS: MINI IFO
28.5" WP; 17" Fuse; 5" Elevons 6.6 oz W/O Lipo
milehighrc.com 1oz 2822-27 motor
Hobbywing 12 amp ESC
800mah 2s Geforce lipo
HS 45 Hitec servos
9x3.8 APC slofly prop

I had a blast shooting this stuff.
miniifo033.AVI (9 min 12 sec)


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Posted by atone1 | Apr 17, 2010 @ 01:47 PM | 5,326 Views
IFO Hat cam video from 4/11/2010.
The end of video #2 has some cool go cart like handling of the kite on the ground.
I don't have any way of editing these videos so it's all raw footage as it was shot.
So as I said before roll that FOD cam footage.
(FOD means Flight on demand)

redkite01 (3 min 0 sec)


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Posted by atone1 | Apr 07, 2010 @ 11:05 PM | 5,693 Views
My first hat mounted fod cam footage of a roll off the ground
takeoff. This is exciting stuff as the kite just takes to the air.
The LGK as I call her is a good floater slow fly kite.
LGK's wingspan of 35.5" means that it's not much of a roller,
but maybe it's my flying. She loses 10' every time I roll it.
I'll try to practice some new tricks for the next shoot.
Roll that fod cam footage......

kite4-05-1004.AVI (10 min 0 sec)

Posted by atone1 | Apr 06, 2010 @ 10:43 PM | 5,753 Views
The Fod cam goes hat cam this time out.
Took a couple of trys and here's what I came up with.
Don't pay any attention to that 3 DHS edge he's just
trying to get on my blog. Flying 3' around me makes me dizzy.
In one video I got too low and had to do relaunches.
No kites were hurt in the making of this video.
Roll the FOD footage.......
kite4-05-1002.AVI (9 min 5 sec)


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Posted by atone1 | Mar 24, 2010 @ 07:50 PM | 5,386 Views
This is a great video from my key chain camera.
You see the fluidity of the subject line as I put the
USA kite through it's routine. OK, I think the cam
mount is loose. Might need some more PSCS (scotch tape)
on it, to hold it down.
I'll get good at this stuff one day, right.

IFOSat3-20-10.avi (8 min 13 sec)

Posted by atone1 | Mar 16, 2010 @ 10:05 PM | 5,589 Views
Went to my first indoor flyin last weekend in Charlotteville, VA. Met up with Iflyos from Guru Aviation.
Here is one of the guru guys (Lucky) doing some great flying of their Guru 364.5 pusher jet.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLYQHtqGJls
Posted by atone1 | Feb 27, 2010 @ 09:19 PM | 6,029 Views
MY first attempt at onboard camera shoot with an IFO.
Gotta get that prop out of the picture.
Taken on Sunday 2/21/2010.

IFO key chain video01.avi (3 min 36 sec)

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Posted by atone1 | Feb 25, 2010 @ 08:28 PM | 6,162 Views
I maidened my new 42" wing on Sun. 2-21-2010.
The wing was launched strait up out of my hand.
Was surprised that the 1oz motor could handle it.
I'm a kite pilot most of the time so to me this wing is
fast. The wing was doing 30+ mph and running out
field in no time. I think I need a bigger field to fly it in.
This plane flew great and needed no trimming at all.
That's a first for any plane that I have built.
Wing tracked strait and slowed down to a crawl without
stalling. Flew it for 6 min and then brought it in for nice
belly landing. The wind was kicking so I decided to go home
all my planes in tact.
Here's some pictures of the 42" bluecor foam wing.
Thanks to daydreamer and scottflight for this one
from the Bluecor Wing Build Thread in the flying
wing forum.