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Old Nov 11, 2003, 08:25 AM
Just fly the darn wing!!!
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Anyone ever tried to build an X-Wing Star Wars type Foamie?

Should be possible i think..... Maybe some of you epp cutters out there should give it a go.
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Old Nov 11, 2003, 10:06 AM
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RCModeler magazine did a construction article for a slimer X-Wing not too long after the first movie came out. I believe it used foam wing cores and a standard balsa body and a pusher engine.

Take a look through their plans book and you'll find it.
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Old Nov 11, 2003, 11:52 AM
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I don't know how scale it will be, it will probably have canards, but Mr. Lin(GWSCEO) says he already has one in the works. Personally, I think he should do the Y-wing, I find those much easier than the X and they stay together better. The Y wing is only slightly out of scale and those edf 55's and 64's would be great on a Y-wing.
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Old Nov 11, 2003, 12:54 PM
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X-Wing

The RC Modeler Magazine plane was one of the "Scimitar" series of designs from Bill Evans. The Scimitars basically are tailless flying wings, elevons required, but usually with a fuselage pod. This particular X-Wing was pretty much a biplane. It could probably be reworked somewhat to resemble an X-Wing from Star Wars. The biggest drawback to the original design is that it's a slimer (as mentioned in previous post), but should convert easily to electric if you just start with the basic design.
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Old Nov 11, 2003, 01:15 PM
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The RCM plane foamflyer refers to is the Astron 40.

Fun flyer! (BTDT!)

Later!
Chuck...
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