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Old Jun 10, 2010, 02:38 AM
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Night Fury : Dragon ornithopter

I am making Night Fury (Cinema: How to train your Dragon - Hiccup and Toothless ).

I am assembling it now.

Look more details
---> http://homepage2.nifty.com/smark/NFuryE.html
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 03:19 AM
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I can't wait to see it airborne, Dr. Kakuta. I humbly ask, how do you make sure the ornithopter is properly balanced before you fly it - both in terms of components and in terms of the sculpting process?
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 03:37 AM
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I can't wait to see it airborne, Dr. Kakuta. I humbly ask, how do you make sure the ornithopter is properly balanced before you fly it - both in terms of components and in terms of the sculpting process?
As for Night Fury, structure resembles Banshee.
Refer to experience in Banshee, I am making Night Fury.
And Trial and error is all.
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 05:30 AM
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I can't wait see it too. I sure it's going to look close to the "real" thing.
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 09:42 PM
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It is looking great! I really like the Banshee and can't wait to see your flight videos.
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Old Jun 11, 2010, 10:12 AM
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In a process

In a process

I set motor, ESC, Servo, New GLDAB
A framework of a wing finished.
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Old Jun 11, 2010, 01:28 PM
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Mr. Kazu,

are the wings foam or the same material you used with the banshee?
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Old Jun 11, 2010, 03:03 PM
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Hi G-LO ...

Edited for correction ...

I think what is shown in the photos are just a paper template to properly align the CF rods, and the original wing will be made after that ... just a guess I'm not sure though

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Old Jun 11, 2010, 03:05 PM
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Hi Dr Kakuta

Very original flyer indeed... I can see that you have developed a new ferrule a new design and also new material I suppose .. can you please elaborate more about the new ferrule ??

Thanks a lot

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Old Jun 11, 2010, 06:06 PM
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Mr. Kazu,
are the wings foam or the same material you used with the banshee?
White paper is a plan of a wing.
I put Orconfilm on a wing from now.

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Hi Dr Kakuta
Very original flyer indeed... I can see that you have developed a new ferrule a new design and also new material I suppose .. can you please elaborate more about the new ferrule ??
Thanks a lot
Khaled
Ferrule is the same thing as Chaoyangopterus8-9 (OD6mmID4mm AluminumPipe) and Banshee7-11 (OD6mmID4mm AluminumPipe).
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Old Jun 11, 2010, 10:34 PM
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Thank you Mr. Kazu
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Old Jun 13, 2010, 09:48 AM
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Hello Kazu-kaku
The frame work on the Night Fury is obviously constructed of carbon fiber.
Would you please disclose the thickness of the sheet you are using??
Thanks for posting your efforts. Keeps the forum interesting.
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Old Jun 13, 2010, 10:43 AM
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Hello Kazu-kaku
The frame work on the Night Fury is obviously constructed of carbon fiber.
Would you please disclose the thickness of the sheet you are using??
Thanks for posting your efforts. Keeps the forum interesting.
Orcon film

http://www.kitebuilder.com/catalog/p...4c423c8896118d

http://ecom.citystar.com/hang-em-hig...=show&cat=FILM

I cannot measure thickness of Orcon with the measure which I have.
Less than 0.05mm
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Old Jun 13, 2010, 11:41 AM
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Dr. Kakuta, I believe he is asking how thick is the carbon fiber body.
By scaling off of the photos, it looks like 1 mm for the main body and 2 mm for the spar hinge. Is this correct?
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Old Jun 13, 2010, 01:15 PM
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Kazu,
Bravo for all your latest creations.
Congratulations to your son who is with you and record your flights
In what store you buy the Aluminium gear? (Main gear:0.5M 72T Aluminium spur gear) ?
Best regards
Robert Korobelnik
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