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View Poll Results: OK, Place your bets for fun. WILL SHE FLY?
"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 Apr 27, 2005, 06:01 PM
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Sitting on edge...
For all you naysayers, if it doesn't fly, you don't get two pics like the ones he has posted with it in two entirely different situations/positions.

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Old Apr 27, 2005, 06:10 PM
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I can't avoid imaging the MF screaming through the Arizona streets, in the sunset, with a couple of Tie fighters on its six!
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Old Apr 27, 2005, 06:19 PM
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Looking at the picture in question -- it looks like his line of sight is directly at the Falcon. However, based on the Falcon's size and how close he is to the camera, the Falcon MUST be behind him.

Now -- the real question is, is he flying the Falcon? I don't see a transmitter antenna anywhere near him... Who knows?
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Old Apr 27, 2005, 06:20 PM
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Reeeeaaaaally looks like a photoshopped picture.
I predict a failure

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Old Apr 27, 2005, 06:32 PM
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I hope not. Oh, well, I wonder if Go-RC has any high power rocket motors.
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Old Apr 27, 2005, 06:34 PM
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I have to agree with fedz on this one...but it's still such a cool project!
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Old Apr 27, 2005, 06:34 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Red 61
Looking at the picture in question -- it looks like his line of sight is directly at the Falcon. However, based on the Falcon's size and how close he is to the camera, the Falcon MUST be behind him.

Now -- the real question is, is he flying the Falcon? I don't see a transmitter antenna anywhere near him... Who knows?

Well as far as the fact that the Falcon is flying behind him..... He could have been flying it towards himself and turned to the left in preparation of it flying past so he can continue to watch it... another thing is... we don't know if that is even GO-RC in that pic... he already expressed the difficulty he would have at self-launching the Falcon... that guy could be his launcher.... it's not impossible that he could have had a launcher, a photographer and himself at the site and he's off-camera somehwere..

I just hope it's all real
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Old Apr 27, 2005, 06:56 PM
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I would guess it's not photoshopped. Notice the clear fins. Thats a pretty subtle effect to reproduce in photoshop. Of course a couple stills tells us nothing about how it flew, how long it flew, or how the flight ended.
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Old Apr 27, 2005, 06:58 PM
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I agree. Looking at the pictures I would say that there is a very good possiblity that the guy is the launcher. Look in the first picture, he is kind of hunched over like he just gave the thing a good heave. I don't know how you could even fly bent over like that.
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Old Apr 27, 2005, 07:34 PM
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Don't think it's photoshopped. If you look at the first pick, you can se that the elevons are slightly deflected in a way as if GO-RC was counter-acting the left roll (probably torque roll). This would be very hard if not impossible in torque roll.
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Old Apr 27, 2005, 08:11 PM
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Just get a video so we can see the truth. I believe you but would love to see the vid anyway
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Old Apr 27, 2005, 08:24 PM
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If nothing else, this has been an interesting thread! I think the best comment (that I can recall) is the waiting a few years for the next project. Very much in the spirit of the project.

I hope it flies well and repeatedly as well as long into the future.
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Old Apr 27, 2005, 08:34 PM
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Allright the complete report

“How cool!!” One of the first comments I heard after she was airborne.

OK I couldn’t take it anymore. I had been waiting since Tuesday of last week to maiden this thing on the up coming Sunday. Of course the weather didn’t cooperate. So I figured my best chance was going to be an evening during the week. The short lull in wind just before the sun goes down my best chance. Once I got home Monday I called my buddy over to help launch and grabbed my girl friend’s son to take some pictures. We grabbed the Falcon, radio, camera and the all important tool box of anything you can imagine needed to repair the ship. On the walk to the school around the corner the wind was gusting pretty hard. While waiting for the wind after we got there I did a quick radio check and tried a few low test glides to check the CG. Well, the wind wasn’t giving up and the sun was. It was going to be dark in about 10 minutes and knowing this we begun to pack up when the wind just stopped…..

It was now or never!

Do you guys ever get nervous and your heart start beating fast when its time to maiden your new bird? I had knots. This was all just for fun but I really wanted to see her fly. There was a small group watching and I know they did too! My buddy was saying “now's the time!” “OK hold it good” I told him “I’m going to fire her up”. The calculated thrust was going to be a little over 1 to 1 so I ran up the little brushless to full throttle. Just then I felt the wind lightly blow as though it was going to start again when quickly it died. “Now or never” he said.
“OK after three” I told him.

“1…2…3...GO!!”
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Old Apr 27, 2005, 08:35 PM
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She pulled away quick! Right away she banked hard as the prop torque took over. I quickly added in some hard right elevon and powered down a little. At this point the up elevator I was also holding in for launch took over and the nose rose up. She went quickly vertical to about 40‘ where I got her leveled off. Roll stability was tough as she banked around to over fly us.
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Old Apr 27, 2005, 08:37 PM
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Still having to hold full right elevon to keep her level wasn’t allowing me to do much. So I had to power her down. Slowly dropping the power she started to glide down in a nice wide spiral. As it came down she made a really soft landing as if on the Cloud City landing platform. No damage taken!
Wow! Time to take a breath and let my heart slow back down!
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