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View Poll Results: OK, Place your bets for fun. WILL SHE FLY?
"The force is strong with this one." 195 54.62%
"She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts" 101 28.29%
"Negitive.... It just impacted on the surface" 24 6.72%
Pull up! Pull up!! Ba-da-boommmm! 37 10.36%
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Old May 16, 2005, 11:23 AM
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Nope sorry. Was just a blurb mentioned in one of the books i was thumbing through this seekend. However it has a paintjob with lots of green on it, but still has metal showing through.
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Old May 17, 2005, 03:41 PM
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Blade®unne® Heli conv. ?

Go RC first posted pics of the Falcon from Sith on POST # 205 .. there is a IN-MOVIE pic on post # 259 of THIS thread.

About making a small flying model..

I myself TRIED to make a small HAND sized Falcon from the Pepakura Paper craft 3d Model from this http://www006.upp.so-net.ne.jp/zen/ .. I might also suggest you get the PDO file, and Pepakura VIEWER http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/

With the viewer you can right click the model move and manipulate it to view it 3D. And also click the piecies to see were they go on the JIG~SAW model.


<>← ▼<> My plan was to use the model on Thick waterproof paper. 1 piece balsa wood for a FULL "back-bone" and to use a spare BLADERUNNER electronics for converted plane flight....sounds good right ?¿ , well this would be my FIRST RC plane. so it was scraped for somthing that had wings & lift.

BladeRunner heli info :
2 small N20 "Type" motors( they are hard to find high output)
3 ch. PROPORTIONAL radio with Steering left/right by use of motors.
300-360 mah Lipo battery and very small RX board. It charges from TX too!
I got 3 Blade®unners $18 each (christmas safeway sale) Reg $70.00 +

Too much to take on for first plane. I'll post Your thread and ideas in the Blade®unner Forum. To see if anyone with a Grounded Helicopter wants to tackle a MINI GO-RC Falcon.

Below are BladeRunner Convertions. 2nd link has a Video to show the power.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=364555
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=327606
I hope it might work. Just in time to fight the SITH

EDIT: here is link to Vendors - Bladerunner heli page with my new post in there.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=225
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Old May 17, 2005, 04:34 PM
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On the general topic of Star Wars ROTS... tomorrow night here in Los Angeles, they are going to do a full processional with 50 stormtroopers and Darth Vader.. they are going to march from Hollywood and Highland to the Arclight theater about 1/4 mile away...escorting the group of people that have been camping out for the movie for the past six months.... once there, they are doing live lightsaber battles with martial arts weapon masters every hour on the hour until the midnight shows start... I didn't get tickets for movie (I'm going Friday at 10:40) but I'm going to the fesivities tomorrow... anyone into Star Wars...and living in the area.. I urge you to attend sometime in the evening tomorrow!
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Old May 17, 2005, 04:36 PM
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They've already done that here in London

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Old May 17, 2005, 05:01 PM
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Woohoo! I'm off to see Episode III! T-minus 4 hours and counting! I'll keep an eye out for the Falcon!
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Old May 18, 2005, 12:30 AM
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...well, I saw a YT-1300... I have no idea if it was the Falcon though... It's in the scene just after Anakin crash lands the ship on Coruscant. (I carefully chose my words not to give anything away -- Anakin crash landing on Coruscant was "common knowledge", and released several weeks ago.)

Anyway, look at the bottom of the screen during the space dock sequence. You can see the YT-1300 landing on a platform at the bottom center of the screen.
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Old May 18, 2005, 09:49 AM
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You have better eyes than I What did you think of the movie?
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Old May 18, 2005, 10:32 AM
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Thanks Red! I'll look for it tonight.
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Old May 18, 2005, 10:38 AM
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LOL -- I was sitting 6th row, center, and have 20/15 vision in both eyes (the eye doctor has always said it's considered "better than perfect vision"). Supposedly, I can see detail at 20 feet what a person with 20/20 vision can see at 15 feet...

Anyway, Episode III was awesome. So much better than Episodes I and II. I honestly think I may like it best of all (better than I, II, IV, V, and VI). It's very dark, but sometimes the bad guys have to win to show the true struggle between good and evil -- if the bad guys never win, there's no struggle!

The action starts at the beginning, and never stops. I can only think of about 5 minutes of film where there wasn't laser fire, or a drawn lightsaber on the screen! Jar Jar is only in one scene and speaks two words ("Excuse me") in the entire movie.

Be sure to watch the 3 hours of Star Wars cartoons on Cartoon Network BEFORE seeing Episode III... The cartoon picks up where Episode II leaves off, and ends moments before Episode III begins. There are a LOT of questions answered in those 3 hours of cartoons!
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Old May 18, 2005, 11:04 AM
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my X-Wing

Hi!
Just some pictures of my own experience with the X-Wing starfigther :
- the little one (for tests):


- the "big" one (for flying):


with electronic equipment:


and:




It flies very bad (not enough power, too small and heavy)
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Old May 18, 2005, 11:38 AM
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Might try gearing down that little motor and using a larger prop. That little prop isn't anywhere near good airflow... JM2C

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Old May 18, 2005, 01:01 PM
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Might try gearing down that little motor and using a larger prop. That little prop isn't anywhere near good airflow... JM2C

Corey
Thanks!
I try to build a new one without a fuselage in the shape of case but like a shockflyer...
I keep the same motor (the one of the stock Ikarus old shockflyer),
battery 3S 600mA Kokam
2 servos (with delta mix on the radio)
The first one weighs 286gr,
I hope that the second will be lighter while being larger...
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Old May 18, 2005, 01:30 PM
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Now THAT looks very cool... I hope you get it to fly better... even shock flyer-style would make an awesome-looking flyer....


i think if you did it shocky style... you should keep the dual fuselage look and leave the middle open... instead of doing the single center fuse like a typical shocky (like your test plane).... if you leave the middle open like in the early pics of your large flying model... you'll save weight, look good, have lift from the flat center section, AND to top it off... you may have some vertical stabilizer effect from the two fuses and those dual cockpits sticking up... that may counteract some of the yawing effect you may otherwise experience
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Old May 18, 2005, 01:46 PM
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Sebsoupe - where was your CG? How was the yaw stability?
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Old May 18, 2005, 02:14 PM
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Sebsoupe - where was your CG? How was the yaw stability?
The CG was approximately 1cm behind the leading edge (for 50cm wingspan and 14cm at wing root)
the yaw and pitch were pretty good (difficult to say that when the flights spend 3 or 4 seconds on average!!!)
but it was very difficult to control on the axis of rolling because very fast reaction and negative "dihedron" (dièdre in french )
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