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Old Oct 07, 2012, 05:37 PM
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Durafly Vampire Slopey

Just thought I'd share this with you all. After reading the reviews on how well the Durafly D.H.100 Vampire glides with power off I thought I'd turn one into a slopey.

I went with a simple cheap set up, all Hobby King gear other than a Dream-Flight battery. Total cost was under $70.

I maidened it on the weekend and it flew great... in fact better than great. The winds on Saturday were about 10-12kts. It turns on a dime and rolls very fast, but is also very stable. On Sunday the winds at Long Reef (Sydney) jumped up to 20+kts, which was way too strong for a light foaming, making the landings hard. Never the less it's tuff as nails, so a rough landing was more humorous than dramatic.

Value for money, this is an amazing set up. I think I'll buy a second one and set it up with some decent servos and a LiPo
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 06:54 PM
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Looks great.
Are the booms reinforced or just foam?
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 09:06 PM
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They are just foam, but they are pretty strong. You could get away with some light combat and not be concerned. Saying that there are some comments on the HK reviews where guys have push carbon rod down the middle before assembling them.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 04:17 AM
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Interesting!

I have been thinking about scratch building one of these as a sloper just recently.

Originally I thought I might try making a mould ( never done one before ) but now Im thinking perhaps a lost foam fuse might be easier.

In any case I think I will buy the durafly model and see how that works out.

Did you leave the EDF in the model?

Thanks,

Chris
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 04:27 AM
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I've just received plans from RCM&E for a Vampire designed for a turbine but, with a little tweaking it should be good for the slope.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 05:05 AM
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Glen i just got plans from great plans on tuesday to start on a slopey for Manilla 2013.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 05:26 AM
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Zipper,
Is this the one you are talking about?

http://www.myhobbystore.co.uk/produc...-cnc-wood-pack

Big project!
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 05:30 AM
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RC Junkie did a great job on a Slope Vampire.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ghlight=vampir
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 06:20 AM
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Zipper,
Is this the one you are talking about?

http://www.myhobbystore.co.uk/produc...-cnc-wood-pack

Big project!
Thats the one.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 01:48 PM
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Hope you do a build thread then! Look forward to that.

I see it comes as a wood kit. Will you make it from wood?

It looks awesome. I was thinking of making a smaller one but I may convince myself over the weekend to join you...
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 07:35 PM
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I'm hoping shortly to get my hands on a 1/4 scale glass fuse but its not set in stone yet
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 06:14 AM
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I'm hoping shortly to get my hands on a 1/4 scale glass fuse but its not set in stone yet
Did they not use enough hardener?

Rog
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 06:29 AM
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Hope you do a build thread then! Look forward to that.

I see it comes as a wood kit. Will you make it from wood?

It looks awesome. I was thinking of making a smaller one but I may convince myself over the weekend to join you...
I was finking of making a wood fuse and booms and them molding them so I can have a glass one.
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