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Old Jan 28, 2012, 01:23 PM
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How slow can you go?

A few of us are building scale indoor (almost) micro-sized airplanes to fly indoors using the AR6400 and Horizon Hobby electrics. Here's my 27" depron Sparrowhawk before it got hit by a 4-Site, clearing off the landing gear on one side. Poetic justice perhaps since a 4-Site had given its innards to the Sparrowhawk.
Trying to fly scale...airplanes and speed.
Bill
P.S. The plane seems to fly slower and more smoothly if you use Chrome as a browser rather than I.E.
03 Bill's Sparrowhawk jan 15, 2012 (1 min 21 sec)
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Old Jan 28, 2012, 01:28 PM
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Excellent. I'll take scale looks and flying over 3d thrill seeking anyday
sparrow hawk looks great!
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Old Jan 28, 2012, 01:41 PM
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Absolutely beautiful, I hope the repair went well.
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Old Jan 28, 2012, 03:35 PM
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really nice. do you have plans for that SparrowHawk?
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Old Jan 28, 2012, 03:55 PM
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Professor Peanut to the rescue!

Chadman, You should find the plans I used here along with a treasure trove of other plans! Three cheers for Walt Mooney...alias Professor Peanut!
http://web.mac.com/tectonite/iWeb/Site%205/Mooney.html
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Old Jan 28, 2012, 04:28 PM
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Bill- Very cool looking with the scarf at 0:40sec!
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Old Jan 28, 2012, 04:34 PM
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nothing out there like it but anyone can build it

got skills but no craftsmanship, this might work for you ~ imo best airframe for old ar6400s!
Nine Eagles SKY 500 bl (2 min 46 sec)

hate it cause its that easy love it cause its that good!
Edit: just saying all you really gotta do is cut out your old brick, setup for 2s, mount 5gr, glue in brick/ setpushrods - bam ultimate UM glider!
edit: gws 4025 almost doubles power need to program break not as cool but more powerful
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 12:28 AM
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Bill, I'm a pretty good balsa builder - but I've never built depron yet. Is there a thread on here somewhere that shows the techniques? Thanks.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 10:01 AM
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Excellent. I'll take scale looks and flying over 3d thrill seeking anyday
To each their own, I guess. I like looking at scale looking planes in static display, but when I take the sticks, I much prefer the freedom of 3D.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 01:09 PM
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I like both!

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Old Jan 29, 2012, 02:18 PM
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I like both!

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As do I. I prefer the oversized control surfaces and higher power/weight ratio on 3D aircraft because it just allows you to avoid disaster much easier.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 02:34 PM
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As do I. I prefer the oversized control surfaces and higher power/weight ratio on 3D aircraft because it just allows you to avoid disaster much easier.
I guess the other way to look at it is that more power and bigger throws can get you into that trouble much easier.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 02:48 PM
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did you see my reply asking about what thread or website might explain to me how to build w/ depron and plans? Thanks, I think this is going to be right up my alley.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 03:14 PM
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I guess the other way to look at it is that more power and bigger throws can get you into that trouble much easier.
True, but, as I found out when I handed one of my 3D planes to my brother (and switched to low rates based on your basic assumption), not having enough control authority won't allow you to get out of trouble, either.

Just the other side of the argument. There's certainly a place for both
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 03:44 PM
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True, but, as I found out when I handed one of my 3D planes to my brother (and switched to low rates based on your basic assumption), not having enough control authority won't allow you to get out of trouble, either.

Just the other side of the argument. There's certainly a place for both
Agreed!
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