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Posted by TANGOSIERRAROM | Jul 16, 2010 @ 11:35 AM | 2,030 Views
Froggy might never happen, I have finally bought the brushless motors, but cannot help being tempted to try them in the Meteor.

That and the fact that Lukey Trainer is sitting there saying build version two very loudly and try it on the student again.
Posted by TANGOSIERRAROM | Oct 23, 2009 @ 02:35 PM | 2,455 Views
So I thought I would put the link up here for the videos to go with my design efforts such as they are. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...5#post13372851

Froggy is mulling nicely in my head and is turning into a sort of plan there which is going to differ a little from my original drawing.The more observant eye will note that it is going to look surprisingly similar to the Meteor turned upside down with a cabin on top and a seaplane belly and the addition of pontoons I will add the drawing in due course.
Posted by TANGOSIERRAROM | Sep 27, 2009 @ 06:14 AM | 2,582 Views
I managed to break the nose off the Meteor which is a shame, but such are the perils and normally I would just glue it back together. However I have never built or designed anything to fly off water and so I thought I would have a little go a designing something from scratch to use most of the componentry out of Meteor. I think a little investment in brushless motors might be required.

Anyway so far it looks a bit like this. It is not necessarily going to stay this way but so far I like the lines.
Posted by TANGOSIERRAROM | Jul 30, 2009 @ 05:25 PM | 2,700 Views
I have been thinking about a way of using the brushed 51mm lightweight fans I had, that went into the original Orangebird prototype/ development model, and were now doing nothing as I had used brushless 12mm motors in Orangebird.

I determined that I would try and build a 24" wingspan Gloster Meteor more or less, for twin brushed set up. I must be mad, but they could become brushless in time. The thrust/ intake tubes are sort of experimental and the idea is to try different things with them. So I scaled up a three view and started to cut some EPP that was lying around including the original Orangebird prototype to liberate a few servos and esc etc.
Posted by TANGOSIERRAROM | May 29, 2009 @ 04:18 AM | 3,161 Views
These are the planes that I tend to fly from around the house. They are both scratchbuilt and twin EDF powered. There is a bit of video here http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1054585