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Old Jul 29, 2012, 12:36 AM
The Sweet Aroma of 92 Octane
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Yep here you go. For some reason, it did that over time. It wasn't like that the first time i built it.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:35 AM
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Yep here you go. For some reason, it did that over time. It wasn't like that the first time i built it.
That may be the problem , especially the drooping in the side view photo where it looks like ( starting at the nose ) it arches up and then down going towards the back . That would be like the whole back of the wing is down elevator . Maybe the hot weather caused that .
Try storing it overnight ( or a few days ) suspended between two chairs with just the tips of the wings on the chairs . Maybe the weight of the fuselage with all the electronics ( including battery ) will bend the wings back up . You might be able to speed it up with hot air from a blow dryer .
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 02:16 AM
The Sweet Aroma of 92 Octane
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Okay thanks i will try that tomorrow with the blow dryer. Man, if that doesn't come out, im going to be quite mad...
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 02:31 AM
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gonna be a dumb question...but by "Dollar Tree Foam", do you mean foam purchased at Dollar Tree ?

i've just gootten into the Foamie stuff
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 02:59 AM
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gonna be a dumb question...but by "Dollar Tree Foam", do you mean foam purchased at Dollar Tree ?

i've just gootten into the Foamie stuff
Yes , 20" x 30" foamboard .
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 11:29 AM
The Sweet Aroma of 92 Octane
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well i tried and it didnt work...wings gone?
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:22 PM
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well i tried and it didnt work...wings gone?
Are you up for building a new airframe ? If so , see if you can get a metal yardstick to help you keep those cuts straight . And be sure to put in dihedral , you want your wings going UP , not down .
I'm about to build another one , and I'll post photos of every step of the build .
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 01:58 PM
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Hovercraft? What hovercraft are you talking about? They have piqued my interest; it might be a fun thing to run on the street/driveway/lawn.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 02:31 PM
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Hovercraft? What hovercraft are you talking about? They have piqued my interest; it might be a fun thing to run on the street/driveway/lawn.
Here you go http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1619583
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 02:36 PM
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Are you up for building a new airframe ? If so , see if you can get a metal yardstick to help you keep those cuts straight . And be sure to put in dihedral , you want your wings going UP , not down .
I'm about to build another one , and I'll post photos of every step of the build .
Well no, i think im just going to use the electronics in a kit. I mean this looks like an awesome plane to build, but i just don't know...sorry.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 03:24 PM
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Well no, i think im just going to use the electronics in a kit. I mean this looks like an awesome plane to build, but i just don't know...sorry.
No problem . Those electronics would be a good fit on a SlowStick , only $ 26 ( I'm sure your LHS will have one ) and a great flyer . I have LED lights on mine for night flying . If you do get one , make sure you secure the servo tray so it can't slide back or forward ( or your rudder and elevator will keep going out of trim ) , and put some down thrust in the motor ( or it will nose up with increased throttle ) . And get yourself a prop saver for that motor ( and cut off the motor shaft sticking out in front of the prop saver ) .
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 03:45 PM
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Cool thanks! That slow stick looks awesome! I think i will get that. Where did you get the lights? They look amazing!
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 05:58 PM
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ElectricRC68

Your missing out on a really great easy to build plane here. This is the only plane I have found so far that a new person can fly in winds. I have around 3 months or so in the sport and had no issues flying it in 10-15 mph winds. Landing was cake too.

If you look at my build I took the paper off the foam board with a little windex. I cut the pieces. I then tape the pieces with heavy duty scotch packing tape. I exclude tape on the areas that get glue ( Hot Glue ). This makes them strong enough to fly without support rods ( No Sag ).

Harbor freight has a 40" metal ruler for $2.99. This will help greatly in making straight cuts.

If you wreck an arf kit your out some $$$. If you wreck the Super Easy your out 2 sheets of foam, glue and tape.

Good Luck
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 06:07 PM
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Al

I have some smaller motors coming in and will try making a small version in the next week or 2. I also have plans for a full size elevon model. I played around with a FireFly a while back that had Elevons and it was a lot of fun but it kept eating props.

I would post this plane in all those " plane for a beginner in winds" threads. It really is perfect for a beginner on a windy day. I was out this morning flying NutBalls with my son in law when the winds shut us down. Out came the Super easy and the fun continued.

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Old Jul 29, 2012, 06:16 PM
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Cool thanks! That slow stick looks awesome! I think i will get that. Where did you get the lights? They look amazing!
Got the lights at Hobbypartz , I plug them in to a separate 800mah 3cell mounted under the wing .
Flying at night is a lot of fun , and people always stop by and tell us they thought it was a UFO !
http://www.hobbypartz.com/ledlights.html ( scroll down past the car LED's )

Night Flyers (Singapore Night Flyers, Clarke Quay) (3 min 2 sec)
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