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#1 Philip Thulin Jul 22, 2002 05:14 AM

in flight pictures of home made thing (no name so far)
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So, here are some pictures from the first flights...
since these pics were taken (last thursday) I have added a larger rudder and a steerable tailweel...

#2 Philip Thulin Jul 22, 2002 05:15 AM

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Tha plane has become radio active!!!!!!!!!!!

#3 Philip Thulin Jul 22, 2002 05:17 AM

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last one...

Id like to thank Johan who took these pictures!

#4 mudfarmer_mike Jul 22, 2002 08:28 AM

Nice Plane
What are the specs?

#5 Vonbaron Jul 22, 2002 11:02 AM

Isn't it cool when flying something that was once just a thought?!

I see HMT has an orange prop so I'm guessing GWS powered right?

#6 Philip Thulin Jul 22, 2002 02:48 PM

oooh, lets see if I remember the specs...

Weight: 230 g (8 oz)
wingspan: 112,6 cm (3,68 ft)
cord: 17,5 cm (6,9 in)
length (incl spinner): 70,5 cm (2,31 ft)


radio geer:
IPS-DX-A with 10*4,7 prop (The BEST)
7*250 mah batterypack
2A GWS esc (ISC-50 or whatever it is called, hehe)
3*HS-55 servos
GWS retracts

did I forget something?
if so, just ask :)

Yeah, its realy cool to see the plane fly when for some weeks ago you only saw it in your mind :)
The plane has changed the looks drasticaly during building, hehe
I build as I think it looks right, hehe

Best regards

#7 Martin Hunter Jul 22, 2002 04:17 PM

That looks vaguely like my switchback thermal. Nice!

#8 Zoom Jul 22, 2002 07:15 PM

Very nice Philip,

I'm impressed that you got the weight down so much.

I might have to try the retract thing on my Zoot Scoot. How well does the gear hold up in the grassy field?

- Zoom -

#9 Philip Thulin Jul 23, 2002 10:33 AM


Yeah, I expected the weight to be about 290 g but Im WERRY pleased with the 230 I ended up with :D

I did make some ROGs from Gras w/o problem, I had ful elevator in the first few meters then it got flight peed and it climbes out werry well...

Im so pleased with this machine, total building time from first drawing to finnished plane i about 5 days :D

Now the GWS P-51 is the next project :)

Best regards

#10 Paul Penney Jul 23, 2002 12:35 PM

charming :D


#11 Philip Thulin Jul 23, 2002 01:22 PM

Thanks Paul!


#12 Vonbaron Jul 23, 2002 04:33 PM

What's it covered with Philip? Must be some pretty light stuff to come out at that weight.

Whenever I try and make a wing that light it just warps on me.

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