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Old Sep 11, 2009, 04:17 PM
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The Jeep-O-Plane : 60's paper glider

I just stumbled across this gem while digging around on Ebay. Looks like a prime candidate to blow up to about 30" wingspan and make it from Depron. I'm sure the shroud is not necessary -- which would only add more drag -- but the rest of it looks like a straightforward conversion. It might also make a nice seaplane by adding a step on the bottom of the hull.

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Old Sep 11, 2009, 04:33 PM
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This is a swet looking plane. Will you add landing gear, or do it as a float plane?
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 04:46 PM
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I haven't really thought that far ahead yet, but I imagine this thing would just be a belly lander. The printed wheels seem to indicate a tricycle configuration... it wouldn't take much poke an axle through the fuselage for the mains and add a fixed nose-wheel up front. If I built it as a seaplane, I'd need to add the step and rework the tail section so it doesn't drag in the water as it pitches up.

I just bought the card model off Ebay, so when it comes in the mail I'll scan in all the parts and retro-engineer them to be built from FFF. The under-cambered wing looks stout enough that it wouldn't need much reinforcment. A KFM would also work nicely.
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 05:13 PM
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I'll wait to see how you do this one. It does look like a nice plane.
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 05:25 PM
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wow, very cool design!
the fuselage/nacelle should probably be narrowed a bit to allow better
airflow to the prop but this one has great potential for a fun flyer!
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 05:44 PM
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i would say its a tandem wing design , cool
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 06:09 PM
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wow, very cool design!
the fuselage/nacelle should probably be narrowed a bit to allow better
airflow to the prop bur this one has great potential for a fun flyer!
I agree, that motor pod blocks way too much of the airflow to the prop. I also might taper the fuselage right behind the cabin... again, to allow the prop to grab some air.
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 09:48 PM
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Is this based on a real plane?
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 10:22 PM
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http://www.roadabletimes.com/roadabl...eepoplane.html
Looks like a real prototype
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 10:42 PM
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Stumbled on other roadable planes from that site.

http://www.roadabletimes.com/roadables-integrated.html
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 10:55 PM
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Old Oct 08, 2009, 04:47 PM
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Here's a start at making a vector file. I combined the cabin and the motor pod instead of making it a separate piece.
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Old Oct 08, 2009, 09:43 PM
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Downloaded the plans and they are added to my build list. I guess you desided against the tab and slots or will that come later?

Thanks
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Old Oct 09, 2009, 05:56 AM
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Very cool one!
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Old Oct 09, 2009, 06:17 AM
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Very Inspiring!

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