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Old Jun 15, 2003, 12:16 PM
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R.C. Jedi Star Fighter

Hello guys, happy father´s day, this is my new Jedi Star Fighter, ( Inari) I built it, because as the f.f. model flew fine, I think the bigger brother will do it too.
The construction is all 2 cm. white foam, sanded to make round surfaces in fuselage, and as is a big delta, the wing shape is sanded too, I painted the Jedi Star Fighter with acrilic water base paints, and the panel lines with a black pen, the glue was white glue and the motor stick is balsa stick epxied to the bittom section in the wing.

Ok, I know is not an micro or indoor model ( next with the lipoly cells)

Specs:
WS 19.5"
L 42" ( some large... )
W.Area 322 sq. in.- 2.24 sq. ft.
Weight 190 gms.-6.71 oz.
W. Load 2.99 oz./sq.ft.

I have not fly it yet, because now is the Father´s day, maybe the next week end.

Yesterday was the reunion of the Star Wars fan Club Guadalajara, and we wanted a group pic with the plane...
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Old Jun 15, 2003, 12:18 PM
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Decoration

The decoration was original from the place, a nice restaurant....
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Old Jun 15, 2003, 12:20 PM
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He is Freddy Aguilar, he let me to use his camera and he took many pics of my models posted here...
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Old Jun 15, 2003, 12:22 PM
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The landing skids are only for display, the plane will fly with " gear up"...
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Old Jun 15, 2003, 12:25 PM
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The batteries are 6 cells 270 mAh Ni-Mh, the equipment are in bottom area.
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Old Jun 15, 2003, 12:26 PM
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The electric motor is a GWS geared with a f.f. prop from Peck Polymer for free. flights models, this prop worked great in anothe models.
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Old Jun 16, 2003, 12:40 AM
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Looks like fun. I bet it will roll like crazy. I look forward to hearing the flying results.

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Old Jun 16, 2003, 11:46 AM
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Alfredo, glad to see you working outside the box a little, looks like it should be a hoot. As you say the F/F version flew well this should also. Wright Flyer one day, Jedi fighter the next. A man after my own heart. Good luck with her and may the force be with ya on her first flights. Wilbur, Orville and I are doing fine, figured out a way to warp the wings and roll control is some kind of sweet now on my little flyer. ed
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Old Jun 16, 2003, 12:44 PM
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Alfredo,

That is indeed nice work! You are a good man, helping out the special needs children, and building cool flying stuff too! I can't wait to hear the flight report! Nice choice of subject too, when I saw that ship in the movie, I thought "someone's gonna RC that thing and make it fly!" I should have known it would be you! Keep up the good work, you inspire me

Jason
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Old Jun 16, 2003, 01:13 PM
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thanks for your very kind words, I do not know wath to say, maybe because since today, I am not a teacher's Macel any more, now my work is to get donatives to my school, because we are in a very hard economical situation, but with the favor from God, every thing will be fine.

I forget to tell, as my Futaba redio is some old.. in flying wings always I built mechanical mix, the elevator servo push and pull the aileron servo, in the pics you can see the aileron servo on his rails... simple and works well.

I can not wait to fly her, maybe the next week end the guys´ SW club will to make an pic nick in a local park, and I will to fly my ship.

Ed. are you flying an Wright flyer, I did not see yet, did you posted here? Because I like this plane very much.

From Flyer to hiper space....
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Old Jun 16, 2003, 01:33 PM
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Wow

That is great. Some in-flight pics would be great. I think this will inspire some building activity.

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Old Jun 16, 2003, 01:39 PM
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Nice work Alfredo! Wow, the wing loading is so low that it should really float. Good luck with the maiden!
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Old Jun 16, 2003, 02:11 PM
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Yes sir, I fly the #3 Wright Flyer you and I have discussed in the past here. Check out Wright Flyer #3 link. ed
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Old Jun 17, 2003, 01:20 PM
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Upppss!! Ed, now I remember, sorry for that terrible mistake from my part, your Flyer is really a nice plane, thanks for your kind words again, and for to forget my mistake....

Maybe latter I will post some bottom views pics, and the next Monday the flight pics, I can not wait.....but patience is a good device.

Thanks guys, Gardner and 3 Wright.... tres mean 3 in spanish.... and welcome.

Regards
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Old Jun 17, 2003, 04:17 PM
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This are some pics, the same day....
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