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#1 blueman Jun 13, 2004 01:37 AM

Pushing the limits of FFF
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Here is a new addition to my hangar. It's called the Insulator with an Arnold Schwarzenegger accent, or just Insulator. Hope that name hasn't been taken already. :confused: Here are some specs-

motor- 15 turn Delta config, 26 gauge, 26,000rpm static, 5.5 amps WOT
Esc- Phoenix-10
Radio gear- 2 ea. Cirrus 5.4 servos, GWS 4ch reciever
Wingspan- 19.5"
AUW- 4.76oz
top speed- yet to be determined...my untrained eye says "really fast!" :eek:
plans- unavailable, yet all that is needed to reproduce this plane is an imagination, a sharp blade and maybe a ruler. ;)
Any other ?'s are welcome, thanks for looking. :) :) First pic is my three year old that insisited on modeling the plane. :rolleyes:

#2 hummingbird111 Jun 13, 2004 09:51 AM

the Insulator
Dude ,,,Blueman,,, that's an awsome plane:D,,looks real cool,,,,:):):),,,,,cute model you got there too:D:D

#3 blueman Jun 13, 2004 12:41 PM

Hummingbird111- glad you like the plane, thanks. I can believe that I made the blue model, but I can't believe I made the model holding the blue model, good thing she looks like her mom. :p

#4 Depdog Jun 13, 2004 01:07 PM

Whoops, should have been a PM.


#5 willin Jun 13, 2004 01:42 PM

Thats really sharp! :cool: I don't generally go for the jet styled models very much personally (just my preference) but this one for some reason does. :D
I like the cooling vents in the sides and top you have made.

The only change I would make different if it were me was to add more realistic side intakes that would blend in with the fuse somewhat like the F-14 Tomcat though not quite so pronounced.

If you made no changes at all with what you have it would be fine! This would keep it simpler,lighter and less draggy than what my mods would be so please don't take what I have said and think you have come up short in any way! :)

I await more news and further flight reports. Keep up the good work and what you have there is very clean and IMHO a plane that stands apart from the rest and holds its own. :cool:

#6 blueman Jun 13, 2004 02:05 PM

Thanks for your flattering comments, Willin. I'm glad I caught your eye. The vents came after the maiden flight(Getting better at the maidens, notice the uncrinkled nose! :p ) when I landed the plane and removed the hotter than usual battery. Added the vents by cutting a couple of slots and pulling the foam out and gluing it in place. I think your right, slightly larger vents that flow with the fuse a little more would look very cool. just might have to modify a little, Thanks for the input Willin. As for the flight report, It flies very well and very fast(I think) for a FFF concauction. It being so small and fast, it definitely won't fly itself, constant inputs. I hope to get some video of it today, weather looks promising! WooHoo! :D


#7 shakysticks Jun 13, 2004 05:55 PM

looks good...way too fast for me, I'm guessing

#8 pcaffeldt Jun 13, 2004 08:59 PM

We likes it, Blueman !
I have a question for you, though.

In the third photo, where the underside is showing, what is that little thin "strip" ? Looks like its a couple of inches long or so.

#9 blueman Jun 13, 2004 11:01 PM

Thank the gods...
The God of Wind took the day off today! It's about time too, he's been working for about the last three months straight! :D I had a long hard day of flying today and it was awesome! The insulator has logged about an hour of flight and I like it more and more after each flight. This plane is where I get my "speed fix". Got used to the touchy controls. Got video too, I forgot how to get video onto Ezone? :confused: Anybody got tips?

pcaffeldt- that little strip on the bottom of the wing is a 1/16" strip of light ply to grab onto and give the plane a nice hard toss. It also protects the wing during landing.

#10 hummingbird111 Jun 13, 2004 11:37 PM

No doubt about it,, it's an unusual plane & nicely done:D ,, can't wait to see the video:)

#11 Skyfish Jun 14, 2004 01:35 AM

Looks like it's going fast just sitting there. Everybody should have a co-pilot too.

#12 Skyfish Jun 14, 2004 01:35 AM

Where in TN Hummingbird?

#13 hummingbird111 Jun 14, 2004 01:45 AM

,,music city USA ,,{nashville}:D

#14 sr71fan Jun 14, 2004 04:43 AM

Too Fast For ME!
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Holy Cow! I can't believe how fast that thing goes. And it rolls so fast, it makes me dizzy. I'm guessing three or four complete 360 degree rolls per second. I'm not kidding, or stretching the truth. Unbelieveable. I would have STUFFED it a dozen times yesterday. Robb, you could put the video in the Gallery, and provide a link to it. Here are some in-flight pictures...


#15 blueman Jun 14, 2004 07:22 AM

Thanks for the pics Gary
Let's see if this works-

Video link-


Just a small chunk for now, I'll piece the rest together after work.

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