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Old May 15, 2003, 05:14 PM
Fly like an... airplane?
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Post Pics Of Your Fan-Fold Planes Here!!

Hey everyone,
I've been thinking of doing my own fan-fold design; but before i start buying blucore, i was wondering what some of your other designs look like! pics/links/movies are all good! thanx guys! EDIT i'm now considering which design to build. go to page 3 or 4 to see!!

mike
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Old May 15, 2003, 05:25 PM
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Ultimate Bipe from here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...hreadid=115543
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Old May 15, 2003, 05:27 PM
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doh, forgot pic
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Old May 16, 2003, 10:23 AM
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Since we use Depron where you use Fan-Fold and vice versa I thought I would include this.

Fuselage, tail feathers, wing tips, ailerons and ribs are all foam, little bit of 1/8'th Balsa elsewhere.

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Old May 16, 2003, 11:19 AM
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EXTRA 300 AND 320,,,, depron

made in the USA.
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Old May 16, 2003, 12:54 PM
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You guys are so conventional...

Here's mine,

I get 15 minute flights, and full vertical. Inverted flight leaves a little to be desired, but It sure attracts attention!

www.FoamFly.com


Seriously though, it's a fun plane. But I'm working on a more conventional 3D design too.

-Dan
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Old May 16, 2003, 12:56 PM
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Cool Hippo! Looks great

Tim H.
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Old May 16, 2003, 07:25 PM
Fly like an... airplane?
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yeah i guess the rest of us are fairly 'conventional' compared to that plane... lol

quick question: when doing fan fold wings (non flat plate), do you make normal ribs and then sheet them with more foam? all these designs look great! i might post a screen shot off my design program (proDESKTOP) of my new design some time today or tommorow.

mike
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Old May 16, 2003, 10:13 PM
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It's simpler than that

Guys, when I want to do a full airfoil (top and bottom) wing, I just use a single spar running the length of the wing. No need for ribs unless you're trying to force the wing into a very specific airfoil. I find that the one that forms naturally works great for most applications. And, you do have some control over it after all...

-Dan
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Old May 16, 2003, 10:49 PM
Fly like an... airplane?
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thanx a lot that pans out a bunch of other questions... here is a pic of my own design; but this one isn't done yet. still refining the lines. i was also wondering if you thought the control surfaces were large enough for really good 3d. thanx. also, keep the pics coming of other aerobatic fan fold planes!!
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Old May 16, 2003, 11:35 PM
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Very Sleek.

Picture ???

-Dan
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Old May 17, 2003, 08:22 AM
Fly like an... airplane?
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HEY it didn't attach!! darn... here it is (sorry i shut down my computer just as i pushed the submit button last night). so what'd you think?
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Old May 17, 2003, 10:26 AM
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Nice shark hippo! What kind of motor are you running? eps 300c?
Is there a spar running through the body? Whats the wingspan and chord? is it a full airfoil? Thats is a really cool plane!
Thanks,
Alex
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Old May 17, 2003, 12:04 PM
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which is better, Bluecor Or Depron?
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Old May 17, 2003, 04:32 PM
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hey hippo can that take off from water? it looks like it could with tip floats.
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