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Old Sep 03, 2012, 06:35 AM
Must not buy more planes!
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First airframe finished.

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Old Sep 03, 2012, 10:56 AM
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That much tape insure INDESTRUCTABILITY ! :-)

I've also been recommending some very thing ply doubling on the inside fuse in the front.

Enough to carry the loads back beyond the LE.

Bob
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 03:35 PM
Must not buy more planes!
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Thanks. I haven't quite figured out how I'm gonna do the motor mount, etc.
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 04:08 PM
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I used some surplus wooden window blind slats from the motor mount to the balsa le to beef up the front on my Funbat Ultra
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 04:27 PM
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Thanks. I haven't quite figured out how I'm gonna do the motor mount, etc.
If you look at my photos above you will see how I did mine. Light ply, depron and two pieces of square hardwood inside, all glued with 5min epoxy. The X mount is screwed through the ply and depron and into the square hardwood. I'm pulling over 25 amps/250 watts and mount holding up just fine.
Andy
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 05:07 PM
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With that much wood it'll be bullet proof ! :-)

Bob

BTW I shipped 6 more out today ! wheeew
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 05:36 PM
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With that much wood it'll be bullet proof ! :-)

Bob

BTW I shipped 6 more out today ! wheeew
And don't forget my post back in Sept 11
"Jon, perhaps you could have a word with Bob (birdofplay) re kitting the Funbat to reach a larger audience http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=80502. He's always interested in new designs and it would be great to see your model "take off" in this way"
Glad you have been kept busy and that your service has spread the enjoyment of such a great flying plane.
Andy
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 08:48 PM
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Thanks headless, but I'm gonna be in transit for a while.

Glad to CAD up stuff but cutting again may take some time to get back on line.

Say Head, you never answered where that EDF crash was ?
Or where everyboday else was at.

Bob
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 09:21 PM
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Got my two airframes built. (The pink one still needs its ailerons...) I made several mistakes along the way but, what the heck, they're intended to bang into each other anyways, right?

Now, I just gotta wait for the postman to bring me my parts.
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 03:43 AM
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So how did the maiden go? Lets hear it, the good, the bad and the ugly
never went flying on suday:/
a mate of mine had to come back fro m AUS so had to pick him up from the airport.but funbat and Flycat will be maidened this weekend.I'm sure both will be a breeze and super fun
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 10:36 PM
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its been almost a year since i last flew a funbat. i had let a club member fly mine and he crashed it and my spare i had givin away one to a new member of my club , he finaly crashed it beyond repair . so i decided to built another two , one for me and one for him , i forgot how sweet these planes are , im going to take mine to NEAT fair to show it off , and when i come back im going to order the larger one along with a drango from bird of play(being that he has settled down in his new home)
will post pics of them at the field when i get a chance
till then see you funbat afficionados
cheers
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 10:07 AM
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I am moving from the West Coast to Indiana to be closer to the Grand Kids.
So I am going to have to cut off production this week.
Then the CNC wil get torn down and moved with me.

I currently have plenty of foam but getting close to OUT of shipping boxes.

I picked up my new dual axel Cargo Trailer yesterday. Lots of room for Foamys et al.

Thanks for all the support and business.
I will try to reopen ASAP.

See you all on the flip side,

Bob
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Got my new home the the CNC machine yesterday ...
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=370

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Old Sep 05, 2012, 07:48 PM
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birdof play : PM me or post here when you have settled down. so that i can order the planes i need . thanks
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Old Sep 06, 2012, 12:07 AM
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I'll post it here.

Bob
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Old Sep 06, 2012, 03:18 AM
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Bird that's a neat trailer
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