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Old Apr 20, 2010, 02:38 AM
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Looks Cool.... But will it fly??? Anyone care to comment on this contraption? Built from scraps and junk found around the shop. Foam Board and Mailing tubes and part of a styrofoam cooler. 370 Outrunner, 800 3 cell LiPo, V-Tail mix and set up as 4 chl.

Got any ideas to make it better?

Thanks - Tossitup
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Old Apr 20, 2010, 10:42 AM
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Um, maybe the scratchbuilt forum would be able to help?
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Old Apr 20, 2010, 06:22 PM
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It'll probably hover, but it definitely needs more wing area to be stable in the air
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 12:49 PM
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You're going to be fighting some serious torque roll with that. You don't really have any wing surface extending out past the prop. Maybe when it gets going it might stabilize. You definitely want to color code some of the surfaces to make it easier to determine orientation...
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 01:04 PM
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You're going to be fighting some serious torque roll with that. You don't really have any wing surface extending out past the prop. Maybe when it gets going it might stabilize. You definitely want to color code some of the surfaces to make it easier to determine orientation...
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Old Apr 22, 2010, 10:00 AM
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Well... does it fly?
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 02:18 AM
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Your kidding right?

Hell No it doesn't fly. The darn thing is dangerous! It came after me and about got me. Torque roll is the least of it's issues. Had a video running on a tripod thinking it would be fine. All you see is the blur of it and me running out of the frame. Maybe one a half seconds of vid. The thing's evil!

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Old Apr 24, 2010, 09:02 AM
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LOL! Ok, that is funny! I had this mental picture of the kid from "Home Alone" screaming and running from his RC contraption..
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Old Apr 28, 2010, 11:10 PM
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It was funny. I'm a Carolina Boy and we're not scared of much but really, the cuts on my hand are just healing now after two weeks.

You don't have to be crazy... but it helps!

Any one got any thoughts about two motors sharing the same motor mount and pointing in opposite directions with counter rotating props on each end? Kind of what you can buy now but on the cheep.
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