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Old Mar 06, 2012, 09:10 PM
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John's Skyman

Looking for something different. Found this on a German website.
Free plans. Built one from FFF + 3mm depron. Flys Great!
Here is a link to the Youtube video of the maiden flight.

John's Skyman maiden flight, 2 March 2012 (3 min 41 sec)


John

[edit] Austrian website(.at), not German(.de) Thanks Klaus(klausiO).
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 09:16 PM
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Here is the German website URL

www.skyman.at

Use google translate if your German is rusty.

[edit] Austrian website(.at), not German(.de) Thanks Klaus(klausiO).
[edit] website gone - see message #116 for plans. Thanks Jason(whatala).
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 11:59 PM
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Check here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1505753

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Old Mar 07, 2012, 09:21 AM
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Looking for something different. Found this on a German website.
Free plans. Built one from FFF + 3mm depron. Flys Great!
Here is a link to the Youtube video of the maiden flight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw15xVYkSPk

John
Hi Jon,
Great video. What setup did you use on this skyman such motor, battery, ESC, prop..
Thanks
Jason
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 09:04 PM
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Skyman details

Hi Jason,

My setup is as follows:
Emax CF 2822
GensAce 3S 1300 25C
Suppo SP-20A ESC
GWS EP-8040 prop
AUW is 13 ounces.

John
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 10:33 PM
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Hi Jason,

My setup is as follows:
Emax CF 2822
GensAce 3S 1300 25C
Suppo SP-20A ESC
GWS EP-8040 prop
AUW is 13 ounces.

John
Thanks John.
One more question, when you printed out the plan, did you scale more in percentage or just print. I did build this skyman as well, but does not fly. Maybe my setup is not correct.
Thanks
Jason
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Old Mar 14, 2012, 06:02 PM
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Skyman plans & stuff

Hi Jason,

Sorry for the late reply. On the Skyman plans I printed out there are four dimensions shown on the top view - 97 mm, 103 mm, 106 mm and 112 mm.
After some effort, this plan was printed on an 8.5 x.11 inch sheet. If you then figure out the enlargement need to get one of the above dimensions (say 112 mm) to actually be 112 mm on the paper, it comes out to be about 440 %. The length is just over 1 meter - 105 cm head to toe.

Kinko's copiers only go to about 300 % so two steps are needed. I did not change the shape of the Skyman in anyway. The CG is most important (keep the legs light) and mine flew fine with 5 degrees down and 5 degrees right on the motor and about 5 degrees up on the legs at neutral stick. I used pull pull to keep the legs light and mounted my servos ahead of the CF spar (on the CG) to get the CG shown on the plans.

On the maiden flight I made no attempt to explore the slow part of the flight envelope. He now has 4 flights and does slow up nicely also does rolls and inside loops.

Enjoy,
John
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 11:06 AM
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Hi John,
I have picture of my son face on him, so I call him a skyboy.
I maidened last Friday without pain, it flew well, so I pained him and have some more flies on Sunday.
Here are some pictures.
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 06:58 PM
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Looks good! You should be able to see him in the air much better than my blue FFF. I keep putting it off but should really paint/decorate mine. What paint did you use?

I just put the 7th flight on mine this morning at RSA. It was the 1st flight with the APC 9 x 4.7 prop - noticeably better vertical performance! Most of the flights are not at full throttle and the motor was not hot on landing so I plan to stay with this prop. The GWS 8040 prop flew him but the APC 9x4.7 flew him better!
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 07:25 AM
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Looks good! You should be able to see him in the air much better than my blue FFF. I keep putting it off but should really paint/decorate mine. What paint did you use?

I just put the 7th flight on mine this morning at RSA. It was the 1st flight with the APC 9 x 4.7 prop - noticeably better vertical performance! Most of the flights are not at full throttle and the motor was not hot on landing so I plan to stay with this prop. The GWS 8040 prop flew him but the APC 9x4.7 flew him better!
John,
I bought paint samples from Lowes. You pick the color and buy in a sample size, I use it forever. It is water base. Cost 4.00 each.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 09:31 PM
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Skyman's 15th flight...

Here is the 15th flight in unsettled weather with a SW wind. Our normal good weather wind is from the NW.

John

John's Skyman 15th flight, 12 April 2012 (8 min 50 sec)
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 08:30 AM
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Hi John,
I have more than 100 flights on him and I finally video him, I call it Fly boy. I have my son face on it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuSweDNafYg

Jason
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 05:18 PM
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I've been asked about Cutting these out.
So I wrote to the Designer "in english" and have NOT heard back in a coupla weeks.

Not sure how to proceed as far as putting it on my web site.

So, I have it in CAD and I'm ready to go on the smaller one.
I also have a 6' version of the same design just enlarged but with slots and tabs.

All are just foam parts nothing else is included.

Guess I'll wait a bit longer.

C U L8r

Bob
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 08:55 PM
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Hi Jason,

Good to see a video of your flying boy - he looks good in the air!
Over 100 flights, that is a LOT of flying. I have 17 flights on my skyman.
Thanks for putting up your video. It is interesting to see other versions
of the design taking off, flying and landing.

John
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 09:26 PM
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Hi Bob,

I have not tried to post on Michael's website (he has a forum) or to
communicate with him in any other way. My German is non-existent.

Your 6' version is interesting. Have you (or anyone else) made one
and flown it?

John
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