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Old Sep 03, 2011, 10:18 AM
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The 'Shooter', a 26" Simple Sloper

Shooters are small and pack a BIG punch. This one can slope off a cow pie, yet add a bit of ballast on the slope and it really has a kick to it. This lil' baby can get you really blasted.

Build the fuse to suit your electronics, always thinking and building light. The instructions are in the picture captions to build a simple Jedelsky airfoil that works great. Don't cut the TE taper or melt out the hinge until after you've formed the airfoil. The taper provides a nice bit of washout at the tips.

Remember, it's small and CG adjustment are done in tiny fractions. Adjust the CG to achieve a perfect glide and the least amount of reflex in the ailrons. Spend some time getting it correct for easy 'on rails' flying and maximum aerobatic performance.

The Shooter has been test flown in very light to moderate wind conditions. I'm off to faceoff with some 15 to 20 knot winds today. Will report back.
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Old Sep 03, 2011, 10:31 AM
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That looks great, I love the way you've done the access hatch. Can't wait to see how it flys.

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Old Sep 03, 2011, 10:40 AM
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It flys amazingly well for something so small and light, good penetration and can ramp up some serious speed across the ridge. I flew the heck out of it, until it started to rain, and am anxious to see how it does in heavy winds.
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Old Sep 03, 2011, 03:34 PM
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As usual Frank's done it again, great God of Vancouver Island slopin'. Thanks Goldguy, this un's a keeper...congrat's!

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Old Sep 03, 2011, 05:57 PM
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Gold , sure is CUTE !!! Is that EPP ??? 
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Old Sep 03, 2011, 09:10 PM
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Yup, black and white 6mm, all scrap bits n' pieces/
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Old Sep 03, 2011, 09:37 PM
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OK, so faced off with the wind and this is not, not, not a heavy wind flier, add too much ballast and it does real stupid things. Must be something to do with the airfoil as I fussed and fiddled to no avail.

But, in light to moderate wind it's a real blast, easy breezy to fly, turns on a dime and can hover on the edge at zero ground speed too. All you have to do is walk to the edge and just drop it..........off it goes.

We invented two new events today as you'll see in the pics..............noggin' touch n' goes and cast a shadow on the cliff face. We hit every part of our bodies, but the hats. We could fly over to the cliff within a few feet of the face and from there get to about 50' above, leaving a shadow on the way up.

This lil' flying machine took a real beating today and being EPP bounced right back everytime. Two evening at the building board and you can join in on the silly fun too.
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Old Sep 04, 2011, 07:17 AM
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Hey, nother experiment for "Foamball", and maybe, just maybe, DougB.... Eh????
Like this one..
Thanks Goldguy, you's done it again!
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Old Sep 04, 2011, 11:38 AM
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This one looks real nice! Another good job
Are you bring out plans because I want that fuse on my Revert
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Old Sep 04, 2011, 02:34 PM
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It was built first, plan second, the first picture. The wing and the CG is the only important thing to get right.

For the fuse pod I just calculated how much room I needed inside, started gluing and shaving the foam until it LAR and went with that. I made it long, test glided and then cut it back once I found the CG. Designed strictly by trial and error.

I've got a FB who used the nose of a Multiplex Fox on his Revert, looks great.
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Hey Frankie... If you get me those drawings and some time to measure yours up I could whip up some plans for those waiting with baited breath!!

Oh, and Doug, it's usually "GOOD GOD!!" when Frank's flyin!!
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It was built first, plan second, the first picture. The wing and the CG is the only important thing to get right.

For the fuse pod I just calculated how much room I needed inside, started gluing and shaving the foam until it LAR and went with that. I made it long, test glided and then cut it back once I found the CG. Designed strictly by trial and error.

I've got a FB who used the nose of a Multiplex Fox on his Revert, looks great.
Gather up your scraps n start cutting! My Revert needs a revamp
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What's wrong with my 'old school' plan in pix #1. But if your willing to go to all the trouble, your on..............I know you want to fiddle with your new toy.
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Another keeper. Great job Frank.

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If you like indoor 'in your face' flying, this is the same thing. We mostly used about the same room as a gymn and all it took was a bit of wind and a pile of rocks.
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