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#1 flymess Aug 17, 2012 05:10 PM

Aussie corflute builds
 
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SPAD site on RCG is very traditional type airframe.
Me and some mates create something a little different. All electric and fast. OK not so pretty but very thrilling to fly, cheap to build, and can take a crash, then get up and fly again. Mostly park flyers but some slope. Share some photos (show us your Mig Merv). I'll start with some simple stuff and hopefully some one else will contribute.

#2 flymess Aug 17, 2012 05:17 PM

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this one is fast, almost unbreakable and simple to make

#3 flymess Aug 17, 2012 05:36 PM

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latest build, (can't really call it a build, it's a fold with electrics installed). Not complete, in case you can't tell. But from previous experience, I bet it will fly, and very fast when it's fitted with a 2500kv heli motor.

#4 flymess Aug 17, 2012 06:07 PM

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OK while i'm at it (and sleep deprived) here's a more traditional plane. Mig-29 made from 3mm corflute (advertising sign) Flies great-3550kv heli motor-5x5" prop

#5 gizzo Aug 17, 2012 06:15 PM

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OK, why not? Heres my CL combat wing. The country crew use them for practice.
Enya 15 "powered";)

#6 flymess Aug 17, 2012 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by gizzo (Post 22476481)
OK, why not? Heres my CL combat wing. The country crew use them for practice.
Enya 15 "powered";)

Looks good (don't you love corflute?)
Got sick of breaking props so went for pushers. Never used fuel, only electrics, but great to see someone else is into corflute. Even got most of the local lads to convert, once they'd seen how they could handle a crash and fly again. Tried combat with a mate with our wings but it's hard to hit someone when you're trying to.

#7 troymo Aug 17, 2012 06:52 PM

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I Built this a few months back. had some trouble finding CG, but it does fly.
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This pic is before the avionics install.

#8 flymess Aug 17, 2012 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by gizzo (Post 22476481)
OK, why not? Heres my CL combat wing. The country crew use them for practice.
Enya 15 "powered";)

Gizzo, that looks like the simplest airframe ever. Can't see an airfoil, wow! Guess power just keeps it aloft. good stuff. thanks for joining the thread.

#9 gizzo Aug 17, 2012 07:04 PM

Haha, there's no airfoil, just good old AoA :) and some line tension.

#10 flymess Aug 17, 2012 07:06 PM

[QUOTE=troymo;22476792]I Built this a few months back. had some trouble finding CG, but it does fly.


I can see where you're going here. flying Super Man.Very ambitious. hope you can
work out CG and every other variable. Please keep everyone updated how it goes. We will all learn from your adventurous effort. Cheers

#11 flymess Aug 20, 2012 08:42 PM

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One of my first SPADs and the easiest to fly. So stable that once I passed the TX to a mate who wasn't expecting it and asked if he wanted to fly it. He was surprised because the plane was in the sky when I did it. He took the TX and continued the flight. This thing only crashes when you do something really silly, so it's crashed a lot:D

#12 steve wenban Aug 20, 2012 11:20 PM

One from Northern NSW
 
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Adrian built and flew this at last years slope fest

#13 Curare Aug 21, 2012 12:05 AM

ugh, that makes me want to YAK

#14 flymess Aug 21, 2012 12:05 AM

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Originally Posted by steve wenban (Post 22504767)
Adrian built and flew this at last years slope fest

That is some plane, Steve. Would love to fly some slope sometime.
Bet you know Merv Green. He loves slope and has recently built a sweet Mig-29. That plane looks a bit big to fit in may car tho'. Corflute, corflute, corflute:)

#15 flymess Aug 21, 2012 12:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Curare (Post 22505013)
ugh, that makes me want to YAK

Reminds me of a woman i knew, YAK, YAK, YAK


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