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View Poll Results: Will this RC Harrier jet ever be built or work?
I think it will work. I have 20$ to burn so here you go. 8 13.56%
I think it will work but you don't have the skills to do it so no $ for you. 4 6.78%
I would help with sponsorship but your plane kind of looks like crap. 4 6.78%
LOL another dead Harrier thread! Nice try loser. Get a job and buy your own damn stuff. 43 72.88%
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 08:33 AM
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Congratulations! Looks really good.

Will the Chinese need to invest the full $20 to get the plans and secrets?
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 03:11 PM
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That flys really nice mate. Looks like you got it dialed in too. Love the vertical take off and landing too.


Edit... I would be frightened to fly with all them light posts about though lol
Thanks. It works better than I thought it was going to

It's a four diamond baseball park so it's fairly big. Gets a little tight when in forward flight though since the plane goes much faster. The plane is so small that you wouldn't be able to see it if it went much further. I have plans to to fix that eyesight problem though

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Congratulations! Looks really good.

Will the Chinese need to invest the full $20 to get the plans and secrets?
Thanks!

China gets it for the low price of 10$ if they act now. Lockheed still has a chance for the low low price of 2 million.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 07:16 AM
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$10 for this technology is a great deal for China.

Seriously though, folks who have not attempted a transitioning VTOL aircraft will not appreciate what a great achievement you have made here. Transitioning VTOL is one of the most difficult thing you can do in RC, and to do what you have done with only two motors/fans is really great and impressive.

I noticed that fans are tilted inward quite a bit. Is this part of the "secret technology" or is the stable hovering due to something else? Or do I need to line up behind Lockheed and China with money in hand to find out?
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 10:05 AM
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Looks like possibly the fans tilt inwards from the force of the thrust bowing the foam wing upwards a bit.
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 07:27 PM
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Thanks for the kind words LF. bhoove is right. To save on weight there is no carbon rod in the wing so it and the pods flex a little under the weight of the aircraft when hovering. It adds some stability in forward flight I think since it acts like dihedral. I have a little more testing to do before I release the secret sauce.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 08:04 PM
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Osprino had his last flight yesterday due to a lost prop saver in flight. The plane suffered a lot of damage but not to worry as thankfully the prop floated safely to the ground with no damage

I'll try to get the vid uploaded to my youtube channel but probably won't post the vid here as my language gets a little colorful at the end as I express my deep admiration for for prop savers.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 08:49 PM
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Ouch!!! damn that plane was doing awesome. I've had that prop launch happen with one of my tri copters, They sure can spin fast once a prop is thrown. At least V2 will be better! (and switch out for a shaft setup or prop collets)

Youtube! Youtube! Youtube!
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 09:21 PM
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you should definitely post plans, files, programming and tips to build that harrier....
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 04:16 AM
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Damn. Sorry to hear about the osprino.
Hope nothing but foam was damaged. Looking forward to V2
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 08:10 AM
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Osprino had his last flight yesterday due to a lost prop saver in flight. The plane suffered a lot of damage but not to worry as thankfully the prop floated safely to the ground with no damage

I'll try to get the vid uploaded to my youtube channel but probably won't post the vid as my language gets a little colorful a the end as I express my deep admiration for for prop savers.
Prop floated safely to the ground, sounds like the prop saver worked.

I've had the same thing happen a couple of time on a Tricopter. I stuck with the prop savers but I swapped in longer prop saver bolts and double up on the rubber bands; so far so good.

Too bad about the crash. Your work with bicopter stability is really good. Don't give up! VTOL still needs all the pioneers it can get.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 02:08 PM
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...Youtube! Youtube! Youtube!
Check my youtube channel for Last Flight Of The AwesomSprey Definitely going with collets soaked in red lock tight or motors with threaded shafts.

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...you should definitely post plans, files, programming and tips to build that harrier....
It's a strange looking Harrier at the moment but I'll work on making that info available.

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...Hope nothing but foam was damaged...
Just my confidence and general will to live, but nothing important

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sounds like the prop saver worked.
I need a plane saver I will give a shout out to GWS though. These 8 inch three bladed props work great. Very light an strong compared to others I have seen. Looks like they only go up to 10 inches though and I'm thinking of going with 13 inch if I can find some. Master Airscrew are the only 13 inch ones I have seen but they are a little heavier than the GWS so I'm not sure about them.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 02:25 PM
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hmm... I was more interested in the V22 Osprey!
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:37 PM
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It's glued back together and flyable again. I'm working on making the Osprey info available.

Note to self. Don't put a poll in your thread again
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 02:24 AM
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Nice one mate. So the R and D for the harrier continues.
Have you done any more work on it or have you just been concentrating on the Osprino?
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 01:41 PM
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If I had my guess, the osprino is research-in-motion for the harrier
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