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"The force is strong with this one." 195 54.62%
"She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts" 101 28.29%
"Negitive.... It just impacted on the surface" 24 6.72%
Pull up! Pull up!! Ba-da-boommmm! 37 10.36%
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Old May 06, 2005, 09:06 AM
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The Falcon is off the hook
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Old May 06, 2005, 09:16 AM
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Whew! I didn't realize the Falcon was ever on the hook! I'm glad the Falcon didn't do it... ...whatever it was.
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Old May 06, 2005, 12:22 PM
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Whew! I didn't realize the Falcon was ever on the hook! I'm glad the Falcon didn't do it... ...whatever it was.
Haha, how about, "That Falcon is Off the Chain!"
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Old May 06, 2005, 12:36 PM
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The A Wing has twin rudders at the aft of the ship, maybe that would be a better model?
It would be easier- Dutch Roll shows up when you don't have enough vertical stab.

I once made a paper airplane with the wing tips turned up 45*- it wouldn't fly at ALL, kept wagging it's tail more and more until it flipped over and spun in. I futzed with it for an hour before I realized it was dutch rolling, then I bent the tips up to 90* and the added vertical surface was all it needed- flew straight and true.

Slickest example I've ever seen, I almost wanted to show it to the elementary kids I was doing an R/C flight demo for. (-:
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Old May 08, 2005, 11:52 PM
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Bump... i can't believe this thread ended up on page four!.....
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Old May 09, 2005, 09:34 AM
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And the Falcon video????????
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Old May 09, 2005, 02:45 PM
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Here's an X-wing chuck glider I built at the weekend. It had a real problem with yaw stability - I had to fit canards and a little rudder at the back before I got any stable flights and it still tended to flat spin occasionally, but I think it could be made to fly while still being fairly scale.
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Old May 09, 2005, 03:07 PM
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Cool X-Wing!
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Old May 09, 2005, 05:52 PM
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I'm glad someone is trying that one... I made a thread a while back that went for a while with no prototypes.....

you could do a clear rudder like this...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1886

and someone made an actual flying X-wing at one point with a video and all... but that person fell off the face of the earth
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Old May 09, 2005, 05:56 PM
a really nice guy, really
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Yeah, nice aerodymamic mock up! I think we're onto something. Looks like all of these "out-of-this world" ships will need some sort of Gyro for stabilization... But hey, I'm impressed, the canards are a small sacrifice for stability and if done tastefully, it could blend in quite seamlessly.
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Old May 09, 2005, 06:22 PM
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Reading through the old F18 thread that was posted, I really like this forward swept wing version. It allows us to move the CG forward, giving more vertical area behind the CG, and more leverage for the elevators.
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Old May 10, 2005, 06:23 AM
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THAT LOOKS a lot like my "Sorta Scale" SU 37 Russian forward swept wing experimental fighter.

Cheers. Patrick.
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Old May 10, 2005, 03:42 PM
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...and THAT looks like a copy of the US X-29 STOL Forward Swept wing fighter.
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Old May 10, 2005, 04:15 PM
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And THAT looks like a Ripmax Alienator
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Old May 10, 2005, 04:53 PM
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The Germans first copied the Alienator back in the 1940's...

There's more information back in the monster (3000+ post) F18 thread
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...71581&page=122
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