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Old Jul 07, 2012, 09:39 AM
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My Fug Jet contribution.

http://youtu.be/ANdN-mcviy0
FLY FLY FLY.....yes she will!...Great job getting back into the air, and nice build.... Looks like you nailed down a great landing... ConGrats on the maiden. Can't wait to see what's next...every one gets hooked GdLK Bud and keep em flyin!
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Old Jul 07, 2012, 11:41 AM
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I see you ran into that hard and fast rule, no two objects can occupy the same space at the same time! While we might try to violate that rule, the violation has negative consequences!

...at least it's entertaining though

A little hot glue surgery and I was out flying her this AM again.
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Old Jul 07, 2012, 12:24 PM
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FLY FLY FLY.....yes she will!...Great job getting back into the air, and nice build.... Looks like you nailed down a great landing... ConGrats on the maiden. Can't wait to see what's next...every one gets hooked GdLK Bud and keep em flyin!

Thanks ddog, I ordered the motor we talked about from HURC. The Noob Tube will be next. I gotta go mow the grass so I can get started on the build
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Old Jul 07, 2012, 01:31 PM
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...at least it's entertaining though

A little hot glue surgery and I was out flying her this AM again.
Hey, is El Diablo Rojo a symmetrical wing? I am interested to see how you built the wing.
Chris
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Old Jul 07, 2012, 02:32 PM
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Hey, is El Diablo Rojo a symmetrical wing? I am interested to see how you built the wing.
Chris
Nope, regular Armin airfoil shape, only tapered.
I did a video showing how I did mine here:
Tapered Wing (5 min 26 sec)

In the video, I make a 10x5, but using the same method made 6x4 for the Diablo.
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Old Jul 07, 2012, 05:15 PM
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Great wing design...been toying with a similar idea, but to make accurate wings to fit warbirds
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 12:03 AM
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Here is my new build using Templeton's bajiwing template and Neider's ideas along with Eds' Armin wing design. I used double pink foam formers in the wing tapered from 3/4 to 3/8 at the tips. It has Ed's 1400 kv motor from rctimer and the suggested 8x3.8 prop. Hopefully get it in the air tomorrow. I like the orange on top with black on the bottom I already lost two white ghost planes because like a dummy I had them too far away and lost orientation. Hopefully this thing flies.

I am using an 1800 3s battery and it's auw is 20 ounces even. It has a 40 inch wingspan.
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 01:01 AM
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thanks ed

man my hat comes off for you ED. your designs are very user friendly and quite educational i learned a lot. I decided to build the noobtube on a whim last night so i could take it to the park today and i must say the maiden flight was a great success and a lot of fun to fly. It is extremely responsive requires a light touch on the sticks. i used the 7" foil , foam and Popsicle stix motor mount , gift cards and foam marker flag wire and gorilla glue white
for landing gear. the landing gear is just taped on with extreme packing tape. i love your modular idea its genius! here are a few pics
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 01:31 AM
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Photon and Twin boom contest entry

Sorry if this has been posted somewhere else, but I would like the specs for the Proton motor glider and the Twin boom contest entry plane.
Love the thread and I'm just getting into Ed's designs and University.
Thanks,
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 01:48 AM
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You need to follow his links on you tube. Here is the link he's got a lot of videos
PHOTON - Electronics (12 min 34 sec)
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 01:49 AM
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OOps I didn't know it would imbed like that click the you tube button at the bottom right of the screen shot and get to you tube to see all his videos
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 04:26 AM
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Ok, I'm going to ignor your comments and get to the heart of the matter.
You built a Noob Tube and you're concerned that it doesn't weigh the same as Ed says it should. Is that correct?
No two planes will ever weigh the same. There will always be some difference for what ever reason. If its close to Ed's, put a motor on it and go fly.
Ed has done a wonderful job of documenting the building of the Noob Tube, if you built yours anything like Ed's, it will fly great with almost and size motor around 200 watts. Mine has a 240 on it and will go straight up out of sight.
Thankyou.
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 09:50 AM
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man my hat comes off for you ED. your designs are very user friendly and quite educational i learned a lot. I decided to build the noobtube on a whim last night so i could take it to the park today and i must say the maiden flight was a great success and a lot of fun to fly. It is extremely responsive requires a light touch on the sticks. i used the 7" foil , foam and Popsicle stix motor mount , gift cards and foam marker flag wire and gorilla glue white
for landing gear. the landing gear is just taped on with extreme packing tape. i love your modular idea its genius! here are a few pics
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I really like the idea of using pop sticks as a motor mount. I've been cutting a piece of light ply and gluing it to the front of the fuse. With the pop sticks I don't have to cut holes in the mount for air intake. Plus I like the way it lets you recess the motor for a cleaner look.
Great job on your first Noob.

This is off topic but worth a look
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?f...&v=2aCOyOvOw5c
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 01:04 PM
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I have a question for you Gordosoar, do you have a link to anything related to your funbat? I want to build one next and any info and pics you got I'd sure like to look at. I have a 2200 kv motor that needs a home and I think an armin wing funbat would be cool.
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 02:45 PM
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Help...?!

This is going to be a little long but bear with me.
Ok, here's the deal. I just had my 3rd flight on my noob tube, and unfortunately a bit of pilot error and a gust of wind sent it barreling into the ground. I was only one mistake high and made 2+ mistakes. Luckily though, the only parts damaged were the fuselage, motor mount, and one wire on the esc (which came off at a solder joint ) This crash was not nearly as heart-breaking as my other plane when it crashed. I was kind of like "oh that's too bad" and it only took ~$2 to fix. Thanks again Ed.

I built a new fuselage that night thanks to the simplicity of the build, and tapered the nose and tail like the fuglyjet. The following day I put all of the parts back on and added a landing gear to hopefully make the orientation easier to identify and cushion the motor mount on landings.

This morning, I was hoping to go fly, so I started off making the final adjustments to my plane. I checked the controls, did a range check, and when I tested the throttle the motor was spinning the wrong direction. It's an easy fix but when I went to set the plane down, somehow the throttle bumped up to an "idle" speed and caught my thumb in the process.

I then proceeded to fix my wounds and change the motor direction. I went to test which prop/battery to use on it and put a 1300mah 3s in it while holding my watt meter and eased up the throttle. When I got 2/3 up on the stick, the entire motor/mount/gift card apparatus went flying across my kitchen

It is an understatement that this has not been going as smoothly as possible. From the pictures you can see that the gift card was mounted to duct tape, and the aluminum mount to the card with the 3M double-sided outdoor mounting tape that Ed recommends. I only put two small pieces so it could come off easier in a nose-in and not crumple the aluminum like last time when I had a full strip. I recently ordered the Turnigy 1400kv 205W motor Ed uses for some reason, and decided it was a better fit than the 1320kv 275W Park 480 I had on there (in terms of weight).

My question to the forum is, how can I make sure that the gift card/motor mount is secured to the plane well? I don't want it coming off mid-flight, but do want the metal to be able to come off of the gift card in a crash. Is the plastic-to-duct tape bond not very strong with hot glue? For instance can I use CA glue or JB Weld or Gorilla Glue? I don't have Gorilla Glue but do have the others. I can easily pick it up though. My main concern is melting the duct tape or the nose.

If you got this far, thank you for reading. I hope someone can get back to me on this so I can fly today or tomorrow

Have an ice day!
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