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Old Feb 05, 2007, 08:11 PM
Ed Forsythe
Ed Forsythe
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Re: Build, Build, Build.

Jim,
I think the senior Telemaster will handle the load. Use the KISS theory and
strap it to the top of the wing. Easy to change when you're experimenting.
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> "Doc Ferguson" <docferg@charter.net> wrote in message
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>> Now is the time to build and build to your hearts content. Or should
>> I say that this is saying
>> in the northern states. With a windchill of 30below I can't think of
>> a better hobby to get into or
>> check it out. Time flies and spring will come soon enough. Then its
>> payoff time to show off what you built and how well it will fly.
>> Sure a guy could go out ice fishing, but there is frozen fish in the
>> grocery stores and they are warm like my shop. OK, which one do I
>> build first. Sometimes I might be working on a couple of static
>> models and an RC at the same time. Thats OK since glue needs to set,
>> parts need sanding, others covering. Enjoy old man winter and think
>> of nice warm breezes and that new plane up in the sky.

>
> Here in NC, there is almost always a weekend or two per month (all winter
> long) that the weather will allow flying, without undue misery. Still,
> most days the cold combined with the early darkness, makes for better
> building than flying.
>
> Yep, time to find the surface of my "workbench" so I can get something
> started.
>
> I've been thinking of starting something completely different from
> anything I have done in the past.
>
> I see all of the videos that have these flying hydroplane boat/plane
> contraptions. I like to build stuff with the "T-Lar engineering," (that
> looks about right) <g> and I have been thinking about building something
> like that, only for .40 glow power.
>
> I notice that all of them I have come across use electric-LiPo power, and
> are very light, and pretty small. The question that I have not settled in
> my mind, is what would the dimensions have to be, for one of these to work
> with a .40 engine?
>
> Any guesses? How about material? Use the thin fan-fold foam, or use
> posterboard, or even balsa and plywood, or something else I have not
> considered?
>
> Of course, part of the fun is trying to do it for practically free, mostly
> from stuff sitting around the shop.
>
> What say ye? Anyone ever kick that idea around?
>
> I'm sure that I am not the only one to think along these lines! <g>
>
> I also got a mini color TV camera an 2.4 gig transmitter that needs a
> home. I'm thinking big size, with a Ryobi weedeater (31cc I think) with a
> possible electric start, so I can shut down and restart in the air for
> perfect, vibration free still pictures, at the same time. Of course, it
> would be nice for the cameras to mounted on a ground controllable gimbal,
> to get left and right, and up and down movement.
>
> I think the best platform would be a high or shoulder wing design, with
> twin tail booms and a pusher engine layout, to leave the whole nose with a
> clear globe for the cameras to look through.
>
> Anyone got some thoughts on that? Also, any recommendations for a pusher
> prop, of around 18 x 6-10, or possibly 16 x 10, or even 20 x 4, or 3/1/2?
>
> I have not flown, or even started this motor, after I converted it around
> 8 years ago. Health issues, and now I'm trying to get back into the air
> regularly, again.
>
> Not too ambitious, I hope, but I know it is. <g> OK, how about a hand
> launched glider? ;-)
>
> So, give me your thoughts on my plans, and plop your plans out on the
> table, for us to kick around!
> --
> Jim in NC