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#1 IAD Dec 05, 2002 05:18 PM

Naboo Starfighter Mockup
 
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Well, I now know it has been done, having read the posts on the Naboo Cruiser... Nevertheless, here is what I have been working on 'back burner' so-to-speak. A 2.875" span N-1 Starfighter, to serve as a test frame for a larger R/C version.

It flies... Not as well as some other 3"+/- span planes I have built, but it does fly.

~Luke

#2 IAD Dec 05, 2002 05:19 PM

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Another... The inv. V-tail was necessary to get it to fly...

#3 IAD Dec 05, 2002 05:22 PM

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And Anakin still needs to learn to avoid the chair...

#4 Demon-Leather Dec 05, 2002 11:35 PM

KooOOOOool!
 
Get it up to 34" span for small EDF or 44" for twin EDF! and I'll buy one! :D Bob

#5 Hawker Dec 06, 2002 01:48 AM

That's really neat! Nice going.

#6 IAD Dec 06, 2002 07:17 AM

Well... EDF? I mean, the intake area for the engine pods = 0" sq.! My idea was to use a couple direct drive 280s, or even a couple IPS gearboxes, and paint the props grey. (The disappear with the right color gray!) 24-34" span, to avoid having a really long plane, too... (I think it has about a 1:2 wingspan-to-length ratio.) I have used the IPS-A on a Tiny aerobatic plane, and with the 9"/7" prop, it really moves... Imagine with two!

First I need to finish the Beech Starship, but this could very well be the next project.

I'll keep you posted.

~Luke

#7 Hawker Dec 06, 2002 02:28 PM

If you get that flying well you'll be the talk of your field. That would be so cool. :)

#8 cathode Dec 06, 2002 11:14 PM

veeery cool, I'd love to have one of these!

#9 SJ Dec 07, 2002 04:19 PM

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you guys have seen these right......?

#10 SJ Dec 07, 2002 04:20 PM

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#11 IAD Dec 07, 2002 07:49 PM

Actually, I hadn't... Now that's a way to make it fly! 600-700 in. sq.? Must be a spectacular slowflyer/indoor plane! I assume it is elevon controlled...

If I build one, I am going to try to make the fuselage/wing interface as 'scale' as possible... I feel this contributes quite a bit to the overall appearance. More importantly, I plan to make it aerobatically inclined. :D (If possible.:rolleyes: )

~Luke

#12 Hawker Dec 07, 2002 07:53 PM

Wow! That big monster is impressive. :D

#13 kepople Dec 08, 2002 12:01 AM

Thing would be way cool on twin Co2 in the nacelles. Build to 20" and put two GWS micro drives in the nacelles. Cooler and longer flight times! Pant the props black and you ont notice.

kirby

#14 IAD Dec 08, 2002 07:27 AM

Acually, grey is a better color for 'hidden' props... White tends to lighten the background, black tends to darken it... The right gray, and neither happens.


~Luke

#15 starscream4002 Jan 30, 2009 07:34 AM

http://www.amazon.com/Estes-Fighter-.../dp/B00000J3RB

check it out


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