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Old Dec 29, 2012, 08:16 PM
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Dang... "Add to Cart" seems so easy......

Great vids DaDude....

Do they shut down full scale planes coming in during the Joe Nall or can RC Pilots fly in full scale planes?
Nope, no full scale during Joe Nall week.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 08:23 PM
RC = Drama Free
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Check this out. He take model building to a new lever. http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/park.htm

I think I have shared that link a time or 3... the guy is SICK in detail..
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 08:33 PM
Where did that tree come from
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I have a hard enough with building a foamy. I can't believe he has enough patience to work on a project like that.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 08:35 AM
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If it's possible to make your wife happy about your hobby here is a FPV idea that might work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=-L31zBmU2uc
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 08:52 AM
RC = Drama Free
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If it's possible to make your wife happy about your hobby here is a FPV idea that might work.
We are exceeding our normal hobby acceptance attempts when you have went this far.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 07:26 PM
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Happy New Year!!!
May all your flights be successful and all your landings safe.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 11:07 PM
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Good bye 2012, Hello 2013!!!
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 11:59 AM
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Good bye 2012, Hello 2013!!!
This one needs to be much more fun and understanding.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 09:11 PM
Gravity always gets me down.
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And now for something completely different.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...wdwlVpK0#t=25s
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 01:08 PM
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And now for something completely different.....
That's funny. It would be my luck the melon would turn over and kill all my electronics. Looks like he had a rudder on that thing.

Reminds me of this watermelon plane I did back in 2008.....
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...3&postcount=22
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 01:14 PM
Gravity always gets me down.
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I like it. probably way too hard to paint.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 04:46 PM
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Has anyone made an ea with a dyhedral? If so did they use ailerons or rudder?
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 09:10 AM
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Has anyone made an ea with a dyhedral? If so did they use ailerons or rudder?
Rudder. You'll find it here.....

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1162902
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 10:25 PM
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Ellipso Lite led to something completely different....

Being a newbie to all things RC ( not counting IR Symas), I jumped in with both feet and got a DX6i and a Mini Vapor for Christmas....and that's how my disease started.lol!

So while learning to fly and unlearning the crashing part I quickly realized I'm gonna need more planes.

To the $ Tree! 10 sheets later and my man room south wall is covered in hanging planes...waiting for better weather.

In the meantime...another trip to my LFS (local foam supply) for 10 more sheets and some more thoughtful building as to what I actually want to crash...I mean fly first. I built a P51, P40, Yak 54, Cutlass, a 60" wing, some practice Armin foils, an Antionette hybrid, an E-Bipe....the list goes on.

And finally an E-Lite which turned out fair but with amazing glide test results this evening!

Which led me to the thread post tonight. How about a big wingspan E-Lite? I contacted Dalton and with his encouragement came up with the first model version. Based on the Ellipso Lite plans with only two major changes. The first, I added 3" to the OAL. The second....a 60 inch wingspan with dyhedral and a higher wing mount. I may carry it over to the gym for glide tests but am a little antsy about the wing mount breaking. It's a balsa rig modeled after biplane cabanes and it's a bit rickety for my tastes, yet. I may end up having to add angled supports to stiffen the attachment (which is removable for transport)....but then that adds weight. My goal is to achieve a super slow indoor RET similar in flight characteristics as the rubber powered penny planes. Cut out weight was 77 grams and then after build weight was 66 grams. What the? I then realised the paper was still on all the wing ribs and another part. I thought no way the hot glue made it lighter!?!!?!

Anyway, I promised Dalton pics...here's a few.

Steve



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Old Jan 13, 2013, 07:07 AM
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Wow!!! I love the pictures Steve. Thanks for posting them. I can't see the wing mount in the pictures and my only thought was with the E-lite the wing incidence was part of the angle of the fuselage so for slow flight you may want to keep this in mind, however if the glide test went well then you are good to go. Here is a google search on the subject https://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp...w=1024&bih=660
Also, In order to turn 60 inches of wing with power you'll need to play with how much rudder to dial in (or maybe even enlarge the rudder a bit) but you'll figure all that out. [edit] Or, even better, maybe just keep the power at a minimun (much like a sail plane) and not over power.

With all those planes you've built and you even cut out the original E-lite. I think you've been bitten by the RC scratchbuilt bug. Nothing wrong with that and $tree love's it as well.

Sorry I was out of touch yesterday. I went to a fly-in called the Frosty Dog Electric and we had a ball!!! Most fun I've had in the hobby for awhile. I'll post some pictures later but I was thinking about your project and how you were coming along. I see you were doing just fine!!!

Your E-lite 60 is looking great! I can't wait to hear about the test flight so head to the gym. Keep posting them pictures and we'll keep watching.

Thanks for building the E-lite 60 and sharing it with us.
Dalton
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