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Old Oct 18, 2004, 06:58 PM
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Most of those pics are for craft that flies in space, not in air type worlds. But we could get aways with it if we were to use clear plastic film or something to hide all those holes!!!

Why not use clear plastic to produce the lift, wing like, and have the details within it's frame. That would allow you to make the Y-wing and still have wings in there.
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Old Oct 18, 2004, 09:07 PM
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Any new pics of this? I am really excited to see this thing fly!!

BTW, how in the world would you land a B wing?
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Old Oct 18, 2004, 09:13 PM
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BTW, how in the world would you land a B wing?
Very carefully...
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Old Oct 18, 2004, 09:55 PM
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you would just belly it in, unless you wanted to add the retractable landing skids...or jet thrusters
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Old Oct 18, 2004, 10:12 PM
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havent u guys seen that flying lawnmower ???

If that flys this should be a shinch

You mean this?

Flying lawnmower built and flown by Chris Luvara
Photo Credit: Eric Greenwood
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Old Oct 18, 2004, 10:20 PM
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Of course the Tie Fighter more closely resembles Snoopys Doghouse in terms of lifting surfaces? i.e. doghouse roof = tie fighter tilt panels...

Of course, you could always add clear lexan (or other thin, tough plastic) to box in the wing panels to create true lifting surfaces but that would take away from the beauty of what you're trying (and will get!) accomplish.

Good Luck and I'm in line for a kit should you produce one!

-Roger
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Old Oct 23, 2004, 06:33 AM
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Back from Atlantic City should get some done this weekend prior to leaving for Orlando.

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or jet thrusters
Great Idea.......... 4 CDR motors..............
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Old Oct 23, 2004, 06:53 AM
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Just to keep up the enthusisam - tie.wav
I'm sure this can be found at countless locations on the WWW by now
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Old Oct 23, 2004, 07:32 AM
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Center Fuselage and Elevons
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Old Oct 23, 2004, 08:24 AM
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Must do family stuff now.

Hope to cut the fuselage parts out this evening. It will be hollow to allow the gear to be inside and I will radius the leading edge much like the wing.
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Old Oct 23, 2004, 11:35 AM
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Cox has a U-control Y-wing that does OK. H-stab is fitted between the TE of teh engines. You'd have to make that out of clear sheet.
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Old Oct 23, 2004, 12:01 PM
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OK, I'm in, this looks just too fun figuring out how to make one fly. I'm going to take a stab at a small Bluecor J250 direct drive version.

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Old Oct 23, 2004, 12:14 PM
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Sounds cool to me. Go for it. While, you're at it, build yourself a Death Star.
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Old Oct 23, 2004, 12:22 PM
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DeathStar...talk about a challange getting something to fly.

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Old Oct 23, 2004, 09:16 PM
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Well I had the evening free so I cut some Bluecor and build a Vader Tie Fighter. I’m not calling this original; it’s obvious mine is heavily influenced from ideas presented in this thread. I just wanted to make something small and J250 powered. My 20” J250 Scram Blur flies great with just 150 square inches of wing area, so I decided to build something with a similar wing area.

I fabricated an airfoil shaped, double layered center “wing” to create aerodynamic lift. I’ve made a similar airfoil shape on my Insulator and it flies great. I made up simple single layer side panels. I was going to go direct drive but I think the huge duel side rudders are going to be a lot of drag, so I decided to use a gearbox to up the thrust.

Span: 13”
Length: 16”
Wing Area: 156 square inches
Flight Control: Elevons
Motor: J250 in GWS100 “B” gearbox
Prop: APC 9075

Tomorrow if the winds die down I’ll play glider pilot and find where the CG wants to be. Lock up the control surfaces, get some clay and obtain the best glide. Once I do that, I’ll load in the “budget” flight electronics.

Receiver: Blue Bird 4 Channel BMR-04
Antenna: Litenna
ESC: Blue Bird 10Amp SDC-10AN
Servos: Blue Bird BMS-306
Battery: Thunder Power 2S1P 1320maH, 2nd generation


MotorClac says I should get 9.7 ounces of thrust at a pitch speed of 38.4 mph, drawing 9.1 amps from the battery. Actually this is the same setup I have in my Insulator, it works very well. It should be enough thrust and speed to maiden it and see if she flies. If so, I’ve got some ideas using carbon fiber to fabricate the “pilots pod” that will captivate the motor & prop if this ever gets to direct drive. The photos show a GWS prop, it will replaced with an APC 9075.

I really have no clue if this will fly, if the glider tests are a bust…oh well it was just some Bluecor and a bit of my time.

Jimsky
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