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Old Dec 25, 2010, 04:15 AM
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Good idea to not forget that we have to fly is as well ....

I post a video of my mechanism, maybe it's helpful:

Puddle Twin 2 XL retract mechanism (0 min 41 sec)


This video was before I closed the bottom.
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 05:04 PM
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It would be neat to see a 4-motor version of this. I think this'll be my first plane I build from plans.
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Old Jan 15, 2011, 03:03 AM
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Somebody did this.......



http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919265
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Old Jan 15, 2011, 07:41 AM
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Yes, I was following Larry's progress for a while before he kinda shelved it for a bit. I thought about doin that too, but really, where would I store it?
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Old Jan 15, 2011, 07:51 AM
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Yes, I was following Larry's progress for a while before he kinda shelved it for a bit. I thought about doin that too, but really, where would I store it?
You could store your other aircrafts IN it ...
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 10:24 AM
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Are there perhaps a copy of these plans that have been written in English?
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 01:13 PM
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NOt that I am aware of, but if you look carefully most everything becomes self explainatory. It is of course in metric measurements. Any particular part you are unsure of? I can look at my marked up plans, I made notes.
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 02:35 PM
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I'm getting ready to start my build. How many sheets of the 6mm and 3mm depron did you end up using?
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 07:21 PM
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I used all FFF so I cant answer that. Hopefully someone else can!
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 06:47 PM
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I know its an old thread but the design is too nice to fade away into the archives.

Another Puddletwin IIXL is born.

All cut and dry-fitted. Ready to be glued.
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Old Feb 18, 2012, 01:02 AM
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Puddle twin progress.
Fuse and lower wing glued. Just waiting on electrics befoe I close the wing.

I'm thinking of fixing the middle section of the wing to the fuse, complete with the nacelles, semi permanently and allowing the outer thirds of the wing to be removable.

That way i can dismantle it for travel and only have to join the flaperon servos when i'm in the field.
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Old Feb 18, 2012, 03:49 AM
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VERY nice!!! You didn't make dihedral? Looks nearly anhedral?

Still need to finish my Puddle XL... Want to fly it at the float fly-in in April...
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Old Feb 18, 2012, 06:48 AM
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Puddle twin progress.
Fuse and lower wing glued. Just waiting on electrics befor i close the wing.

Thinking of fixing the middle section of the wing with the nacelles semi permanently and allowing the outer thirds of the wing to be removable.

That way i can dismantle it for travel and only have to join the flaperon servos when i'm in the field.
Very nice! Looking forward to more detailed pics as you progress.

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Old Feb 18, 2012, 09:05 AM
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Thanks for the compliments folks

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VERY nice!!! You didn't make dihedral? Looks nearly anhedral?
Yes, i made the wing without dihedral, I went with ailerons instead.
I agree that it looks like anhedral, but that is just the soggy 2 piece spar.
I have fitted new spars with a strong joiner tube just tonight, Its beautifully straight now and much nicer.
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Old Feb 18, 2012, 09:48 AM
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I see. It's looks cool anyway!
I also plan to make ailerons, so I also will minimize the dihedral. Actually I even was thinking of some nice flaps for scale like effect. But I will only do this when it fits and I can make a very light single servo solution for this.
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