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Old Nov 02, 2009, 05:02 PM
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Bird of time short kit

Hi Does anybody know were I can get a short kit and plans for a BOT short kit
Thanks
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Old Nov 02, 2009, 05:16 PM
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Old Nov 02, 2009, 05:25 PM
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Dave Brown does them. PM me and I will send his contact details.
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Old Nov 02, 2009, 05:31 PM
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Not exactly a BOT, but perhaps a bit better airfoil?:
http://www.skybench.com/index.html?h....com/home.html

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Old Nov 03, 2009, 07:39 AM
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Have sent them of an E mail waiting to see how much they charge for postage. there price is twice the tower BOT but laser cut
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Old Nov 03, 2009, 11:16 AM
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Laser cut and much better quality and design than the original BOT kit.

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Old Nov 04, 2009, 04:50 AM
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Have sent them of an E mail waiting to see how much they charge for postage. there price is twice the tower BOT but laser cut


If it was sent to Sky Bench, it hasn't been rec'd.

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Old Nov 04, 2009, 06:51 AM
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Have sent them of an E mail waiting to see how much they charge for postage. there price is twice the tower BOT but laser cut

Go with the kit from Sky Bench mate, Ray has sent me two kits to Aus so far and they are well worth it, modernised versions of old design, strong, lightweight flyers, quality wood, nice plans. Like comparing chalk and cheese, you gets what you pay for.

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Old Nov 04, 2009, 05:14 PM
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Yes you are right with the comment that you get what you pay for I sell opal from my web and people whant red crystal at the price of potch ( colour less opal) and get disapointed when they get someting that they paid $20 for. Laser cut is way better than die and sounds like the Balsa is better quality to..
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Old Nov 04, 2009, 06:38 PM
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DF,

See my post above about Dave Brown. He is in NSW and will cut what you like. Has a short kit to RCM plans or in my case cut ribs only to my specs (3 piece wing, AG36-38 series foils, I call the resulting model a BooT - Bird of our Time. Made with Drela methods stolen from the Bubble Dancer, it behaves accordingly, no chance of clapping wings, and looks kinda BoT'ish).

... and postage will be a LOT less.

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Old Nov 04, 2009, 08:16 PM
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Dave Brown does them. PM me and I will send his contact details.
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DF,

See my post above about Dave Brown. He is in NSW and will cut what you like. Has a short kit to RCM plans or in my case cut ribs only to my specs (3 piece wing, AG36-38 series foils, I call the resulting model a BooT - Bird of our Time. Made with Drela methods stolen from the Bubble Dancer, it behaves accordingly, no chance of clapping wings, and looks kinda BoT'ish).

... and postage will be a LOT less.

HO
Can you post that info for ALL of us?
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Old Nov 05, 2009, 01:34 AM
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OK already,

So here are some pictures of a kind of BoT I call a BooT made using Mark Drela's techniques. Launches like no other BoT (that's right isn't it Bec).

Dave Brown {daveb@ix.net.au} can cut the ribs for you. Set up for 3 piece wing (as per BD, Allegro Lite).

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Old Nov 05, 2009, 04:53 AM
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Thats a great glider I could maybe make the tips fit onto the centre section that I have for the Bubble dancer
VHO have you posted any pics of your Bubble dancer in the bubble dancer thread??

Heres some pics of my BD and Alergo on rc groups
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...=524617&page=2
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Old Nov 08, 2009, 12:55 AM
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DF,

I cheated and electrocuted my BD. I still enjoy electrics, but find gliders more challenging.

Here is the start of a few posts that show the build and some pole dancing...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...+bubble+dancer

Enjoy.

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Old Nov 10, 2009, 04:32 AM
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Thanks I have ovten wonderwd why they use Kevlar tow to bind the spar caps together and not carbon tow?
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