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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 Jan 30, 2013, 03:17 PM
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I would agree, however truthfully I would REALLY like the plans and Details for the Osprey over the harrier =]
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 05:05 AM
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If I had my guess, the osprino is research-in-motion for the harrier
That's what I meant. Just asking if work on the harrier was going on in the background. Buying kit, cutting foam etc.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:59 PM
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Yup. Work on the Harrier is continuing. Learned a lot with the Osprino. It's code is a lot simpler and cleaner than my quad plane is. I just got another TX and two receivers. I'm finishing up some code now for another build that will also help out with the Harrier.

Not to worry. Both the Osprino and Harrierino info will be made available. I'm looking closely at the quickstarter thing to help me get parts.

This was the video I took right before the last crash. I guess the 6 min flight stressed out the prop savers
Almost hit by V22 Osprey! (RC Foamy) (6 min 13 sec)
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 12:12 AM
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I really have to congratulate you. If you open source, and make plans for the osprey it will be a huge hit. The osprey is hugely saught after. Walkers tried one, but found it too expensive and too hard to make reliable. Then there is rotomast, who make a great looking osprey, butquite ffrankly the control is quite lame for the price you pay. It is extremely espensive and everything is controlled simply by the motors, which is not like a plane st all....

If you open source your code, with accesable PCB's and plans for depron/blucor/dollartree it will be an enormous hit!
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 07:15 AM
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Hey RC,

I never use Propsavers. I found that you lose a significant amount of power because the prop is not 100% rigid. I had a 3D plane that flew great but i kept breaking props because i mounted them solid on landing. So I switched out to a prop saver.

I found that i could no longer hover with out being at full throttle and a lot of the other stunts just didn't have enough power to do it. So i went back to a solid mount and it was fine. I am guessing that I lost around 20% of the motor power through the flexible mount.

I wonder if you lose some control ability with the gyros because of the sloppiness that comes from the prop saver. I know that when it comes to Helicopters any sloppiness can really effect how smooth it flies.

Just something to think about.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:06 PM
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...If you open source your code, with accesable PCB's and plans for depron/blucor/dollartree it will be an enormous hit!
Glad you like the plane. The code will be open source in accordance with Arduino laws. I'm looking at making a PCB. I'll make one to see what is involved. If it doesn't work out then I'll make the plans easy enough to use with what is already available.

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...I wonder if you lose some control ability with the gyros because of the sloppiness that comes from the prop saver. I know that when it comes to Helicopters any sloppiness can really effect how smooth it flies.
Never thought of that but it's very possible. Fortunately, unlike a quadcopter, the hover controls done't have to be as precise since hovering is a very small part of the flight envelope on this bird being only for takeoff and landing. I might have the power loss issue you mentioned but I've been using only the rubber prop savers so I can't really compare it. Until I get come collet prop savers, I'm using super glue and hot glue along with the rubber prop saver which seams to be helping. I hovered a couple times using only super glue by accident. Didn't notice that I forgot the rubber prop saver until I landed, so the super glue is doing its job.
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Old Mar 30, 2013, 07:57 AM
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Any updates on the harrier ???
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Old Apr 01, 2013, 10:23 PM
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//Edit- No updates on the Harrier unfortunately. Attached vid is just an April 1st joke. Hope to get back on this project for real soon.


Finally got my first real hover test done today. I need to tune it but I think the video shows we are on the right track
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Old Apr 01, 2013, 10:32 PM
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I'm pretty sure North Korea will be in contact with you by tomorrow as i fowarded that video to them . Their airforce will be feared by the world
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Old Apr 01, 2013, 11:48 PM
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Nice dude! that thing looks great, you may want to get a longer string though to dampen out the gyros. this is by far the best hovering video of any VTOL Harrier I've ever seen.
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Old Apr 02, 2013, 12:06 AM
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By far the best April fools joke I saw today. Bravo!!
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Old Apr 02, 2013, 12:14 AM
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Wow looking good. Think you may need some carbon in the tail surfaces though to stiffen things up a bit :-D
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Old Apr 03, 2013, 12:46 AM
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I'm pretty sure North Korea will be in contact with you by tomorrow as i fowarded that video to them . Their airforce will be feared by the world
Thanks for the NK refferle. That's my retirement plan so I'm waiting by the phone patiently

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Nice dude! that thing looks great, you may want to get a longer string though to dampen out the gyros. this is by far the best hovering video of any VTOL Harrier I've ever seen.
It's my proudest achievement yet. That 2.4g nonsense ain't got nothing on my dust mop and string

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By far the best April fools joke I saw today. Bravo!!
Thanks, It's my first. My apologies to those that watched the video but after watching it myself and given the day, I was unable to resist uploading.

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Wow looking good. Think you may need some carbon in the tail surfaces though to stiffen things up a bit :-D
Thanks for the continued interest. Will definitely get some carbon back there. Worst case, I may need to go with the blue Dow foam for the wing as well since it's stiffer than this Dollar Tree stuff.
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Old May 23, 2013, 06:31 PM
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Hey Dude, i aint forgot bout ya!!!!!!! Any updates?????
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Old May 23, 2013, 10:23 PM
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Nice work, Subscribed! Money is tight, but I think its worth a $20, count me in.
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