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Old Dec 19, 2012, 11:56 AM
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Ok i ordered that motor mount and will add some nose weight to boot. Will let you know how it works out.

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Old Dec 29, 2012, 08:34 AM
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Update of my modified geobat plans in autocad .dwg format. If anybody knows how to get them into a printable pdf please feel free to do so.

The geobat was sized to fit onto a 1250mm x 800mm standard depron sheet with a little more depron needed to finish off hatches.

The wooden servo and motor mounts are out of 1/8" ply. Most of the build follows standard geobat depron build instructions, with carbon reinforcements and wood rienforcements. I built mine with hollow carbon pushrod tubes with hidden carbon push rods .

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Old Dec 29, 2012, 08:56 AM
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Update of my modified geobat plans in autocad .dwg format. If anybody knows how to get them into a printable pdf please feel free to do so.

The geobat was sized to fit onto a 1250mm x 800mm standard depron sheet with a little more depron needed to finish off hatches.

The wooden servo and motor mounts are out of 1/8" ply. Most of the build follows standard geobat depron build instructions, with carbon reinforcements and wood rienforcements. I built mine with hollow carbon pushrod tubes with hidden carbon push rods .

Great job. Makes mine look cheep
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 10:01 AM
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Clean build Dan! Sweet!
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 12:05 PM
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Cheers

LannyT2 and Ho-Jazz,

Geobat has some red tape on it now to see it easier ie top and bottom and some carbon landing skids
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 03:06 PM
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Dan that is a real sweet build !!

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I found my GeoBat on the 2006 Higher Planes video
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I am so building one of these for summer!! I remember going out to see some guys fly these out in the back country of California a few years ago. I remember a yellow geobat with some peeps from Attopilot Intl. Anyone here think they may have been with us? To refresh some memories, we were "herding" cows out in the fields .

Anyone know if Home Depot has some blue fff sheets? I know Lowes stopped selling blue fff a while back. (I plan to build a 36" or 40")
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 05:11 PM
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I am so building one of these for summer!! I remember going out to see some guys fly these out in the back country of California a few years ago. I remember a yellow geobat with some peeps from Attopilot Intl. Anyone here think they may have been with us? To refresh some memories, we were "herding" cows out in the fields .

Anyone know if Home Depot has some blue fff sheets? I know Lowes stopped selling blue fff a while back. (I plan to build a 36" or 40")
That was me flying the Yellow nitro GeoBat at Santa Ynez airport.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 11:17 PM
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Update of my modified geobat plans in autocad .dwg format. If anybody knows how to get them into a printable pdf please feel free to do so.

Dan... Download a free copy of cute pdf writer. It acts like a printer. Just open "cute PDF" when you print, save the pdf, then post it. Others can then print it out any size they want.
Gotta love these Geo Bats!
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 02:18 PM
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That was me flying the Yellow nitro GeoBat at Santa Ynez airport.
Now I remember. That was a very cool demonstration .


I have several questions to ask of those here who have created Geobats. I hope you don't mind answering them.

Would this type of Depron foam work and be sturdy enough to build with (6mm)?
http://www.rcfoam.com/index.php?cPat...4923578cb5e269

I saw a suggestion on the 20th page of this thread about what servos should be used:
Micro Servo HXT500 5g http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...?idProduct=663
Micro Servo HXT900 9g http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...?idProduct=662

I see that the 9 gram servo has about twice the torque of the 5 gram. Would the strength of the 9 gram servo be used for controlling more than one elevator. . . etc?

I have been wondering what radio controller would be the best application for this project. Does anyone have any suggestions for a controller & receiver that has a long range but will be able to support the number of servo channels? There's a 1/2 mile long field that I would like to put to full use ,
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 02:31 PM
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Any 2.4 Mhz radio should handle that sir.
Im a Fan of the Spektrum DX8, but the DX7 and DX6 are also solid units.

Yes , the 6MM depron is great for building the standard 36" GeoBat.
I also flew a Blue one at Santa Ynez.

Here is the video from that day
1/4 scale GeoBat -Demo Flight in Santa Yanez CA (4 min 24 sec)
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 11:52 AM
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Just received the foam yesterday. Hopefully I should have some cut-outs this weekend .

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I dont split the elevator. I have done one with true elevons....

The Geobat has a slow roll rate. The set up with 2 ailerons on each side is what your looking at. Here is a video of how I did that on a foamie and it worked well.
http://youtu.be/--z-6KnfZ-U
Where would one be able to get the conjunctions and control wires in the video above? (specifically at :43 where the conjunction Is in view along with the wires)
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 12:59 PM
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I made all that stuff from scratch.
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 01:24 PM
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what is a good Power Set Up for the 36" Versions, Motor, ESC, Servos, Battery and prop size
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