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Old Jun 16, 2014, 07:58 PM
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Independence Day Aliern Attacker ID4

I'm going to try my hand in EDF scratch build projects. I decided to go with an alien ship in one of my favorite sci fi movies, the ID4 attacker. Seems like a delta wing configuration could be done, and the top vertical mound could serve as the vertical stab...hope it will work.

Comments concerns suggestions welcome. I will post my progress.

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EDF: Generic 5 blade FMS 64mm
Motor: 2815 4300KV turnigy
ESC: 60Amp hobbyking with switching Bec
Battery: 2200mah 4s
Servos: 2x 9g standards HXT900? FMS? other generics?
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Old Jun 16, 2014, 08:03 PM
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Alien is spelled wrong....covering myself

Alien is spelled wrong....covering myself
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Old Jun 16, 2014, 09:57 PM
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That is one of my favorite movies too. Cool concept.
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Old Jun 16, 2014, 11:02 PM
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That is one of my favorite movies too. Cool concept.
Thanks Karel. THere are some amazing videos on youtube showing folks how to build with dollar tree foam boards. I think it is going to be fun learning experience at the very least. This thread will motivate me to follow through rather than just say im going to do it
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Old Jun 16, 2014, 11:51 PM
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I like it! I am sure that you can make it fly like a rocket. I can't wait to see it.

Maybe you can give it a really good alien color scheme!

Bob

Sorry I missed your call today, My daughter was over and I was trying to get ready for work.

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Old Jun 17, 2014, 12:46 AM
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I like it! I am sure that you can make it fly like a rocket. I can't wait to see it.

Maybe you can give it a really good alien color scheme!

Bob

Sorry I missed your call today, My daughter was over and I was trying to get ready for work.

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Hey Bob not to worry I knew you were tied up with something more important than RC airplanes

I believe it can fly the dihedral and the vertical stab is a big plus on the original design...just got to put some heart and detail in to it.... will take my time and do it right once and for all...stay tuned....will be using a bungee hook for launch as well if the maiden flight goes well I will put a better EDF motor combo in it.
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Old Jun 17, 2014, 01:13 AM
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Hey Bob not to worry I knew you were tied up with something more important than RC airplanes

I believe it can fly the dihedral and the vertical stab is a big plus on the original design...just got to put some heart and detail in to it.... will take my time and do it right once and for all...stay tuned....will be using a bungee hook for launch as well if the maiden flight goes well I will put a better EDF motor combo in it.
You are welcome to use my airbrushing equipment and facilities anytime.
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Old Jun 17, 2014, 01:45 AM
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Thank you I will take a rain check
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Old Jun 17, 2014, 10:53 AM
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Fago,

Direction of Red Arrow shown below in the attachment

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In my development, I believe it would be beneficial to collaborate with all. So here is my second step.

Looking at "Chris Allen's" Build video I went ahead and bought 2 sheets of rectangular Foam board 22inch x 28inch each.

I need to figure out how to size my top view drawing to overlay 44inch x 56inch foam board area. Is there some way to guage how big the final print out would be? I imagine ill need to take this to Kinko's print shop and see how this is done.

Part # 1 of 4 The Dark Wing 70mm EDF Jet. Cutting and assembly of your Plans. (29 min 51 sec)


Going to make this objective my next step to build a ground foundation to build up from any comments ideas welcome
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Old Jun 17, 2014, 06:06 PM
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Im waiting on Kinkos to get back to me regarding the printing on the 44x56 sheet. Cost is 75Cents per square feet. If all feasible, that will be step 3.
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Old Jun 22, 2014, 05:01 PM
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FEDEX/Kinkos

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Hello,

Yes, this is something we can complete at our office. The total cost would be $146.34. I scaled your image to that size and it was extremely blurry. If you'd like to proceed with the project, I'd recommend that you resend a higher quality file.
Please email or call us with any questions.

Thanks!
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I DOnt thiNK SO!!! guess Ill have to find a cheaper way or hand draw one half and extrapolate the other
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FEDEX/Kinkos

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Hello,

Yes, this is something we can complete at our office. The total cost would be $146.34. I scaled your image to that size and it was extremely blurry. If you'd like to proceed with the project, I'd recommend that you resend a higher quality file.
Please email or call us with any questions.

Thanks!
Amber

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I DOnt thiNK SO!!! guess Ill have to find a cheaper way or hand draw one half and extrapolate the other
$146!!!!!!

That is ridiculous. Maybe someone has a large format scanner.


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Old Jun 22, 2014, 07:20 PM
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I'm still not sure what exactly your trying to do. The drawing in posts 1 and 11? Is that it ? Another thing, at least here, you can't get anything over 35" in width, Post what it is exacly---- the drawing or plans your trying to do.
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