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Old May 02, 2011, 01:01 PM
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The front available space/depth is 8.5 with usable space above and below the wings support did I read ?

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Old May 02, 2011, 01:15 PM
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I can actually make the front longer by adding length to the nose tube that attaches to the dome. I've also increased the area behind the wing by 2" to approximately 4". If we go to the shoulder wing version the entire fuselage will be usable space.

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Old May 02, 2011, 01:55 PM
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So can you make the tube wider as well, say 5 or 6in?
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Old May 02, 2011, 02:23 PM
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Just out of my general speculation (not all that valuable) by going with the shoulder style wings don't you loose some rigidity ?

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Old May 02, 2011, 03:25 PM
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So can you make the tube wider as well, say 5 or 6in?
If there was enough interest we could develop a larger diameter fuselage.
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Old May 02, 2011, 03:27 PM
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Just out of my general speculation (not all that valuable) by going with the shoulder style wings don't you loose some rigidity ?

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Not necessarily. The round shape of the fuse makes it very rigid and the wing would make up for any area that was removed.

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Old May 03, 2011, 03:04 PM
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Someone had asked if were could make the fuselage wider. We're currently running CFD analysis on a larger fuselage and are considering offering it in addition to the Foamaroo in the future. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

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Old May 05, 2011, 10:20 PM
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Someone had asked for a picture of the removable motor mount and I wanted to include it here.

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Old May 06, 2011, 12:32 AM
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New video of the Foamaroo showing video shot from the plane and picture-in-picture with the video shot from the ground. My son, Codi, edited the video for me and did pretty well.

Jimmy

Foamaroo Video Mix (4 min 48 sec)
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Old May 06, 2011, 05:05 AM
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nice video jimmy and good endurance, cant wait to get my hands on one, you need to test a 11,000mha battery, but put an attopilot in first and set it to loiter so you dont get a sore neck
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Old May 06, 2011, 12:56 PM
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Then go to lunch

Station keeping at altitude for an hour/hour & a half with a communication package acting as an airborne repeater is something that interests me.

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Old May 06, 2011, 01:45 PM
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nice video jimmy and good endurance, cant wait to get my hands on one, you need to test a 11,000mha battery, but put an attopilot in first and set it to loiter so you dont get a sore neck
That's what I plan to do once I can get a Atto installed. For the 11000 mAH battery we'll probably have to go to the shoulder wing and I plan to have the fuselage for that done this weekend.

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Old May 06, 2011, 01:47 PM
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Then go to lunch

Station keeping at altitude for an hour/hour & a half with a communication package acting as an airborne repeater is something that interests me.

Bill
Bill,

Very easy to do. With the light weight of the Foamaroo we should be able to make 1.5 hour flights with the proper motor/prop/battery combination and adding a repeater is a cinch.

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Old May 06, 2011, 02:49 PM
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Yeah unfortunately my test bed is on a PC-104 platform and thats too big for your current fuselage. Looking now at a guy local here who has a 6ft Telemaster.

Really would love to have a platform that was designed with the ATTO in mind.

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Old May 07, 2011, 05:39 PM
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Just finished and endurance flight to test how long I could fly on a 2200 mAH battery and had a continuous motor run of 37 minutes which was surprising since I was able to get 45 minutes on a 4400 mAH battery. I think having fine tuned the CG and the lighter wing loading with the smaller battery may have helped out. Back out tonight for some more testing.

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