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Old May 26, 2010, 06:54 AM
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Dag, he probably saw your "Hummer" and thought to sold your "Avalanche"..

Nice job on cleaning up your garage Dag..
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Old May 26, 2010, 07:09 AM
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Dag, he probably saw your "Hummer" and thought to sold your "Avalanche"..

Nice job on cleaning up your garage Dag..
Thanks! my shop is ready to go.

And I was just messing with him, I have always wanted a H2 since they came out, and was not about to spend 50k on a vehicle, so I have always been on the look for a good deal, so my wife found this one, 50,000 mile, 26K, mint condition. I did sell the Avalanche so I could buy this beast. But since I am the hoaxster I wanted to act like I was Bill Gates.

Last night was a bust, I was in the shop ready to mount ESC, and then the kids wanted me to fly my F4U. See the problem is.... It's summer and my shop door is open, when 6 kids come up and say " please fly your plane" I just can't say no.

So my evening was playing with my planes and kids.

Rock On!

Dag
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Old May 26, 2010, 07:11 AM
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Nope, why????

Dag

Rock On!
Sorry buddy..... I was just playing. I have a real 4 day weekend coming up, and am in a great mood.

Rock Onward.
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Old May 26, 2010, 08:09 AM
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Awesome build! I can assume you don't park your Hummer in the garage.
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Old May 26, 2010, 08:15 AM
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Open the hood and look underneath the H2, Avalanche, Suburban, and Tahoe all have the same drivetrain. Want to save about 30% buy a Tahoe, you can load one for about what a stripped Hummer would cost. A lot of inter-mountain locals refer to the H2 as, "Tahoe plus 20%."
The H3 Is a Colorado pickup under the sheetmetal.
Be that as it may time with small people enjoying our hobby is never wasted it is just teaching the next generation of builders/flyers how great our hobby is.
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Old May 26, 2010, 08:46 AM
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Dag, take a look at this..


It would be kool to take this build a little further in the static competitions, by using flight metal..

http://www.flitemetal.com/

Sample..

http://www.waltsrchanger.com/html/ad...ght-metal.html
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Old May 26, 2010, 09:10 AM
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Dag, take a look at this..


It would be kool to take this build a little further in the static competitions, by using flight metal..

http://www.flitemetal.com/

Sample..

http://www.waltsrchanger.com/html/ad...ght-metal.html
Oooooh, boy. Here we go again.....
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Old May 26, 2010, 09:13 AM
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I must have missed something!!!


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Old May 26, 2010, 09:35 AM
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You did.
He's using a much lighter and less expensive aluminum tape.
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Old May 26, 2010, 09:53 AM
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Dag, take a look at this..


It would be kool to take this build a little further in the static competitions, by using flight metal..

http://www.flitemetal.com/

Sample..

http://www.waltsrchanger.com/html/ad...ght-metal.html
I have already found a better material that is thinner, lighter, and cost about 1/5th the price of Flight metal. And it is Aluminum. You can even go to MacMaster Carr and buy something very close to Flight Metal, but it is 5% heavier.

And your cool, there is a ton of pages on this thread.

Thanks, DAG
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Old May 26, 2010, 10:04 AM
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Guys.... this thread is funny.

This thread is over 497 pages, 7400 post, there is a ton of info here.

So I love questions and input when someone may not have seen every post.

Stay Cool all,
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Old May 26, 2010, 10:05 AM
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You mentioned early on in the post that the plans would be free for those with CAD and hinted at the possibility of printed plans. Is this still possible? I would love to have a set scaled down to about 100".

The reason I say 100" is because that is about as big as I could hope to store and haul behind my coach.
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Let me play with a copy of the drawings, and see what ratio I can scale them by so I can get all sets scaled down to the same scale, that way all sets would be for a 100". Give me some time to play and I will see what I can come up with.

Thanks, Dag
I too would love to get a set of the plans scaled down. My choice would be exactly 1/2 the size.
It would make all the scaling issues fairly easy. Even the landing gear as I'm sure that if the manufacture was contacted they should be able to make it 1/2 the size, without too much difficulty.
As I understand that if you double the size the weight goes up by a factor of 4. So it would stand to reason the at 1/2 the size the weight would be 1/4. for a flying weight of 25-30 lbs. If I remember Dag is using 20" props. so 10" props would be scale allowing the use of E-Flite 25's or equivalent on a 3S packs.
Oh and it would fit right alongside a Ziroli DC-3 (140") or a Tony Nijhuis Lancaster (134")
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Old May 26, 2010, 10:57 AM
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Thanks Dag..

I did a search for "Mac-master Carr Aluminum tape" and found the tape you have tested. I'll have to order a roll or two and test on my Oversized FMS P-51 Mustang..

Thanks for understanding, that even though I have followed this thread from wayy.. early, I have no doubt I have missed several pages..


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Dag, take a look at this..


It would be kool to take this build a little further in the static competitions, by using flight metal..

http://www.flitemetal.com/

Sample..

http://www.waltsrchanger.com/html/ad...ght-metal.html


Oooooh, boy. Here we go again.....
At "Martial"

You didn't help any... your comment alone makes me understand the kind of person you are.. My ignore list might just grow a little bigger later on today..

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Old May 26, 2010, 11:47 AM
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Thanks Dag..

I did a search for "Mac-master Carr Aluminum tape" and found the tape you have tested. I'll have to order a roll or two and test on my Oversized FMS P-51 Mustang..

Thanks for understanding, that even though I have followed this thread from wayy.. early, I have no doubt I have missed several pages..


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At "Martial"

You didn't help any... your comment alone makes me understand the kind of person you are.. My ignore list might just grow a little bigger later on today..

Don't order the Mac-master Carr Stuff.

Go here:
http://www.thetapedepot.com/cart/com...mart/Itemid,1/

You can get it by the roll or case.

Rock On!
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Old May 26, 2010, 11:58 AM
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Oooooh, boy. Here we go again.....
In case no one on this thread recognizes it, this is the narrative introduction to Finless Bob's helicopter how-to videos on HeliFreak.com.
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