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Old Sep 22, 2003, 03:00 AM
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stunt kite+electric motor+radio gear

anyone done this?

i have a stubt kite id like to put an electric motor on, but id like to know if anyones done this before?
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Old Sep 22, 2003, 04:19 AM
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same here

Hi
i am going to do the same this winter have a stunt kite and will build a carbon undercarriage and frame ...hope to use a 400 brushless....
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Old Sep 22, 2003, 04:58 AM
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This sounds like a great idea. I find stunt kites a bit boring after RCing and to get the ol' kite out and fit a motor to it sounds like a fun project.
I'll follow this thread with interest.

Cheers
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Old Sep 22, 2003, 05:08 AM
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There was one on a TV program

A few months ago saw a typical stunt kite with s400 and rc a nd battery pack modified to do rudder elevator and motor ontrols

The program from memory was on satilite tv and was about inventors looking for sponsorship for there new product

It seemed to fly Ok and didnt seem fragile but figure it wasnt great if it was windy

Didnt look to me that it was very difficult to convert most typical carbon tubed type stunt kites

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Old Sep 22, 2003, 05:48 AM
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Look up Ron Fikes' Moogallo (a Rogallo wing really) for inspiration. It uses lateral weight transfer for yaw, and motor control for pitch.
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Old Sep 22, 2003, 05:48 AM
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Seems like adding controls would be the difficult part. The Carbon Falcon from Ace Sim RC is basically a kite converted to an RC plane. Long threads about it in the park flyers section. I have one and it flies pretty well. Best part about it is that it breaks down like a kite and thus transports in a very small package.
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Old Sep 22, 2003, 08:05 AM
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What Joe said - get a Carbon Falcon - they've done all the 'hard parts'. Their solution works and works well. There is a review of their plane here on the E-zone.
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Old Sep 22, 2003, 08:09 AM
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Sometimes doing the "hard part" can be very rewarding.....or lead to many grey hairs
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Old Sep 22, 2003, 08:42 AM
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Plus the saving with aussie Pesso

Even for us in euro zone importing from USA
with tax
post
packaging
currency exchange convertions
credit card charges
paint for brown van
and tip for delivering in one piece
ETC
often 100 usa dollar item to front door in Spain
cost 180 dollars 170euro

For the aussie dollor low rate against usa dollar
figure the grey hairs would save a fortune

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Old Sep 22, 2003, 09:02 AM
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pic drawing from memory of kite on satilite TV

pic

sorry pic dosnt display will try later
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Old Sep 22, 2003, 09:19 AM
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Old Sep 22, 2003, 09:31 AM
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on reflection I think the final version didnt have a elevator and used power to climb and decend

also the whole power pack rudder rc unit was a one piece clip on unit which took second to put onto kite or take it off so as to use kite as kite or rc plane

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Old Sep 22, 2003, 09:34 AM
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The IFO is a real stunter :-)
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Old Sep 22, 2003, 01:08 PM
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i found a pic of the moogalo that piere mentioned

http://www.aeromicro.com/ronfikes_moogallo.htm

i am not sure what kind of surfaces the kite would use, but piere also mentioned lateral weight and power for pitch, that sounds simple enough
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Old Sep 22, 2003, 02:28 PM
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I thought about this recently as I have a pair of 10' Flexifoil that I haven't used since they broke my ribs earlier this year !

These actually have an aerofoil section, but when I held them out in a mild wind there seemed to be alot of drag, I would be surprised if a motor could haul it through the air.

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