HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Sep 28, 2009, 08:32 PM
Registered User
Joined Feb 2007
3,657 Posts
Discussion
Wannabee Triple Threat (Triple Vert UFO elevon type)

Okay, this is a variant of Boxheads Wannabee (Delkan thread http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...=776091&pp=100) variation from GPW's UFO http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=553823 . Box's testing was on wedges, drag tips. My version uses three vertical stabs and elevons. It is a great little flyer and a very quick build. Foame core board, hot glue, and bamboo.

Turborix F1818, 5 g servos, 460 Rhino 2s, vampower rx and a little esc.

These posted plans are with forward swept elevons. Box also did rearward swept elevons. He had some mild flight issues with a circle and wedges but his Delkan (delta) appears to fly great with them.

My version flies so well I thought I would post modified simple plans. I did a doubler by laying a cut circle so that it just cleared the elevons (see bottom pic). Motor mount is epp and the firewall is a peice of credit card. A "tad" down thrust and no side thrust.

wannabee triple threat maiden flight (1 min 22 sec)


wannabee triple threat flight 2 (3 min 15 sec)
tymbrewolf is offline Find More Posts by tymbrewolf
Last edited by tymbrewolf; Sep 28, 2009 at 08:40 PM.
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Sep 28, 2009, 08:42 PM
Registered User
Joined Feb 2007
3,657 Posts
I did a nearly 5 minute video tonight with some hands off inverted etc... Only about 20secs was in the flight box.
tymbrewolf is offline Find More Posts by tymbrewolf
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 28, 2009, 09:11 PM
Look outside the Square
Boxhead's Avatar
Gosford, Australia
Joined Jan 2006
2,620 Posts
Good Stuff Tymbre. Flies an absolute treat... Mmmmmm...isn't that Triple Treat

B x
Boxhead is offline Find More Posts by Boxhead
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 07, 2010, 04:05 PM
Registered User
Joined Feb 2007
3,657 Posts
A another little video trying out my kechain video hatcam. I had what I thought was several videos. This is the only one that turned out. The first one... and worst one ...

Wannabee triple threat with key chain hat cam (2 min 29 sec)
tymbrewolf is offline Find More Posts by tymbrewolf
Last edited by tymbrewolf; Mar 07, 2010 at 04:16 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 07, 2010, 04:16 PM
gpw
“There’s no place like Foam”
gpw's Avatar
Joined Jul 2002
24,061 Posts
Ouch!!
gpw is offline Find More Posts by gpw
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 07, 2010, 04:48 PM
Registered User
Joined Feb 2007
3,657 Posts
6 more flights on two batteries. Just a little dirt. No damage, not as hard as it looks.
tymbrewolf is offline Find More Posts by tymbrewolf
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 07, 2010, 04:49 PM
Registered User
Joined Feb 2007
3,657 Posts
Putting a heavy battery on top and it liked inverted better than upright. Missed that "recording though"

BTW, $14 or less for the video camera can't be beat especially the size of a keyless entry remote
tymbrewolf is offline Find More Posts by tymbrewolf
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 08, 2010, 06:05 AM
gpw
“There’s no place like Foam”
gpw's Avatar
Joined Jul 2002
24,061 Posts
Where are you guys getting these tiny cams ... ??? Way Cool !!!
gpw is offline Find More Posts by gpw
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 08, 2010, 06:55 AM
Registered User
Joined Feb 2007
3,657 Posts
EBay... Here is a thread... I also have the gumpack camera. I like the pin hole facing down like an old flycam, but it has different software that is harder to operate. Some people take the lipo out, run a servo wire to operate with the plane battery and use an extra channel to click the shutter...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1115052
tymbrewolf is offline Find More Posts by tymbrewolf
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 27, 2010, 08:55 AM
Registered User
Joined Feb 2007
3,657 Posts
Retrofitted into a PiYak which will of course will diminish the ease of storage, but it gained a rudder and a little more of a traditional plane look. It flies well too.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...9&postcount=27
tymbrewolf is offline Find More Posts by tymbrewolf
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Build Log Triple Threat II sandb0x Electric Sailplanes 10 Dec 28, 2008 01:36 PM
Discussion Triple Threat II by Chris Reid (Original by Lee Renaud McCoy) Mick Molloy Electric Plane Talk 2 Nov 08, 2007 07:22 AM
is Hitec optic 6 the only triple threat in town? src053 Radios 1 Jun 24, 2005 10:25 AM