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Old Jun 19, 2010, 12:11 AM
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This isn't a great picture but it's the only one I have at the moment. This was taken as we were setting up for an indoor fly-in event and my Flutter-By was in the foreground. I did manage to fly it at this venue later in the night.. video coming shortly

Also I'll be sure to get some detailed pictures soon.
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Old Jun 19, 2010, 04:03 PM
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Nice Flutter-By. Very interesting place to fly. Low ceiling and all, well it seems low, but who knows for sure.
Soon we will have a Gallery of Flutter-By pictures on this thread.
Oh, boy, I can't wait to see that.
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Old Jun 20, 2010, 12:52 PM
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I took the Flutter-By to an all electric fly-in yesterday, and it was a hit again I actually met one person there that has one, and many others asked about it.

I used it to enter the flight endurance contest for a shot at a $75 HobbyTown gift certificate. I strapped a 2200 mAh pack on and it flew well, only slightly nose heavy. I managed to fly it on low throttle for 34 minutes before the LVC triggered... there was only one other plane in the air at that time, a Radian.

Here are some pictures of my Flutter-By next to my 3DHS 47" Extra as well.
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Old Jun 20, 2010, 03:57 PM
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I took the Flutter-By to an all electric fly-in yesterday, and it was a hit again I actually met one person there that has one, and many others asked about it.

I used it to enter the flight endurance contest for a shot at a $75 HobbyTown gift certificate. I strapped a 2200 mAh pack on and it flew well, only slightly nose heavy. I managed to fly it on low throttle for 34 minutes before the LVC triggered... there was only one other plane in the air at that time, a Radian.

Here are some pictures of my Flutter-By next to my 3DHS 47" Extra as well.
All I can say is "excellent"!
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Old Jun 20, 2010, 05:55 PM
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I took the Flutter-By to an all electric fly-in yesterday, and it was a hit again I actually met one person there that has one, and many others asked about it.

I used it to enter the flight endurance contest for a shot at a $75 HobbyTown gift certificate. I strapped a 2200 mAh pack on and it flew well, only slightly nose heavy. I managed to fly it on low throttle for 34 minutes before the LVC triggered... there was only one other plane in the air at that time, a Radian.

Here are some pictures of my Flutter-By next to my 3DHS 47" Extra as well.
It's a good thing we don't get bored flying that long in this hobby.
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Old Jun 20, 2010, 07:10 PM
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My problem is that my battery usually lasts longer than my bladder...

Chris, did you hear anything from Mark about the Mini?

Happy Fathers Day to all of you Flutter-By fanatics!
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Old Jun 20, 2010, 10:26 PM
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Oh wow, Orange prop tips!! How cool.
Happy Fathers Day to all of you.
Thanks for the good wishes Jack.

I spent an hour today in the air with my float planes. One a Seawind, 5 flights on it, 20 minutes on a Super Cub.

Now how do we put floats on our Flutter-Bys? I have only thought about it a bit, I don't have the engineering ability to do so.

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Old Jun 20, 2010, 10:46 PM
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Oh wow, Orange prop tips!! How cool.
Happy Fathers Day to all of you.
Thanks for the good wishes Jack.

I spent an hour today in the air with my float planes. One a Seawind, 5 flights on it, 20 minutes on a Super Cub.

Now how do we put floats on our Flutter-Bys? I have only thought about it a bit, I don't have the engineering ability to do so.

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It's already been done.......
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Old Jun 21, 2010, 04:34 AM
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My problem is that my battery usually lasts longer than my bladder...

Chris, did you hear anything from Mark about the Mini?

Happy Fathers Day to all of you Flutter-By fanatics!
Thanks for the update, Jack. I have not heard anything from Mark, yet. I figured since it was Father's Day weekend that he would be busy.

I'll double check my emails, just in case it slipped by.

-Chris
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Old Jun 21, 2010, 07:35 AM
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Ok it has been done, where are the pictures of it so at least I can see or do you have a way to do it and let's Get'r done!!

I know you know how Jack.
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Old Jun 22, 2010, 03:14 PM
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Every day I watch the brown truck drive by just wishing it would stop. I think it is the only way to get that itch in my thumbs fixed.
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Every day I watch the brown truck drive by just wishing it would stop. I think it is the only way to get that itch in my thumbs fixed.
Your wait is almost over....weather permitting, I'll be test flying yours in a couple of hours!
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Old Jun 22, 2010, 05:20 PM
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Thank you for your reply Jack, I am very excited and I also like to see this article (Flutter-by) stay on the first page.
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Old Jun 22, 2010, 07:14 PM
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Isn't that the neatest thing. Each plane is test flown by Jack and he knows that they will fly. Sure is a lot better than putting together some airframe then trying to fly it and find that you did something wrong and it goes into the ground and you end up with a kit.
I just think it makes it really great to know, plug in the battery, check the throws and then go for it.
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Old Jun 22, 2010, 09:23 PM
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I agree Conehead! Plus, where else can you actually speak with the designer and sole builder of each aircraft prior to, and actually during the building phase of your plane? The real icing on the cake for me is the fact that you can still speak with him after the purchase as well!!! Interesting concept, huh? Too bad more companies aren't like Flutter-By!

Keep up the good work, Jack... you've got a friend for life! You're an awesome designer and builder!
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