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Old Jun 19, 2009, 10:09 PM
Checking the wind
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Aubry Township, Kansas South of KC.
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Bell X1 EZ (slow flyer) almost ready to maiden

Just waiting for a new E-flite Park 180 outrunner to show up (finally wore mine out) and she will be about ready to go!

While I'm waiting, thought I would share some photos with you. My X1 is all built out of 3mm Midwest Cellfoam 88 with a CF stick. This is the second one I've built. I built the origional as an easy flyer to fly in my front yard and it does very well. It is great for dodging mailboxes, trees and signs. I fly it on 3 cells (2 would be plenty) and it even handles some wind surprisingly well with it's KF2 styled airfoil. I've taken some lessons learned from the first and incorporated a few changes into #2. I guess the most noticeable difference is the Glamerous Glennis look I gave it? Other changes on this one include a MUCH improved landing gear. (I wear the tires off of things doing touch and goes), an extra 2 inches of wing span bringing it up to 36" and I also lenghtened the fuse about an inch and a half for better CG control. I also added a tiny bit of positive incidence to the wing. The origional flys just fine with zero.

So....here it is. Looks a lot like one of those RTF trainers but I assure you, it flys so much better. It can go really fast but I prefer low and slow, close to the ground. No bad habbits really.
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Old Jun 19, 2009, 11:05 PM
My plans are in my blog
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This is nifty. (I had thought you meant the 'real' X-1.)
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Old Jun 20, 2009, 05:44 PM
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That's cute!

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Old Jun 25, 2009, 12:15 PM
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It flys! Put about an hour on it yesterday. I would say it was a perfect test flight!
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Old Jun 25, 2009, 01:59 PM
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Your planes look in awefully good condition for the hours put on them.

I end up getting a bit to brave and doing something stupid... Like trying to do wing scrapes in high grass... Or a touch and go at the bottom of a loop... Or trying to loop over a powerline and stalling with LG landing on power line.

How much is a park 180? I hear a lot of good stuff about them
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Old Apr 09, 2011, 01:14 AM
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class project

Hey, just wanted you to know that I used your plans for my class... We are in the process of making 12! I liked the simple constuction and that it really has an airfoil!
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