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Old Sep 24, 2012, 03:14 AM
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On another note folks please obtain your corflute through legal means as we do not condone
getting caught and there are many ways to get free corflute.

make friends with your local bottleshop as they may have old stock they will never again use.
drawback sheets are only 900-600mm hence the previous post
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 10:57 PM
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copied AM's sloper. Now for some combat when the wind picks up
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 03:12 AM
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Bring it on Codger,i believe zip ties are illegal under regulation madman 243.
not to worry i will find the weak point and i am sure to find the planes too.
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 07:04 AM
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To win combat, first you have to be in the air. I think that's one of the rules. Sitting in the pits sniffing glue DOES NOT COUNT
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 06:37 AM
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Corflute ...?

I came across this thread when surfing through here earlier today.....

O/D corflute models look to me to be a whole lot of inexpensive fun. What sort of glue do you guys use on these. I guess plastic tape may have a use here? Also, what do you use for spars?

Alan W
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by AlphaWhisky View Post
I came across this thread when surfing through here earlier today.....

O/D corflute models look to me to be a whole lot of inexpensive fun. What sort of glue do you guys use on these. I guess plastic tape may have a use here? Also, what do you use for spars?

Alan W
AW,
They are real cheap and really fun because you are not scared of breaking the plane so you get more adventurous. I'm a bit of a "hot-glue" fan because it's so quick, but you can go with epoxy if you like. I usually scruff up the part to be glued with something abrasive (wet'n'dry, sandpaper, or even steel wool) because corflute is very smooth and glossy. If you use advertising signs like I do you will need to remove some of the print because it will come away with the glue and your joint will fail. I am also a fan of cable ties to hold wings together because they are quick and you can easily open your wing up again if you need to.
Spars are whatever you want to use. Some of the small wings just use thick bamboo skewers. Also used plastic or fibreglass rods from old kites. You can go for carbon fibre for lightness and these can be slid inside of the flutes.
hope that helps
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 01:09 AM
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here are some pics to give hints on how to make very simple planes
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 01:49 AM
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here is a plan for the simple pusher jet. very crude drawing, I just hope it explains itself. If not, please ask questions. This thing screams with the right motor and is excellent for combat. It can take many crashes but doesn't like Gum trees

The wing top is only cut to size after it has been folded over. It will form it's own aerofoil shape if held down with clamps or some weights. Warming it with a hair dryer or heat gun will help, but it will melt if it gets too hot so be carefull. The most difficult part is cutting the hinge for the elevons, but once you've done it once it gets easier. CG is where it needs to be to fly well. Just experiment, it can handle a crash, I know!
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 04:41 PM
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anybody out there seen how fast they can push their corflute plane i have had a couple of attempts at this with some interesting results like it ripping itself apart mid air i will try to upload the vid,would like to get some best guesses for speed
time to try again
AM
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 05:37 PM
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Hey I just found this thread and love the simplicity! Roger I never knew you made so many powered palnes! That combat sounds like fun, would be great to take along to the slope some time when theres not much wind!
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 07:01 PM
use the 4s luke, use the 4s...
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Here is a pic of the air boat i built. It now also has a top skin and has an os 60 fsr which is being a real pita
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 04:00 AM
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Electric's good, sniffer
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 02:29 PM
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thought i would share a pic of my air boat too obviously elec though and plenty of power at half to three quater throttle it wants to fly so i have been considering an flying version
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 04:50 PM
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fast corflute wing

here is the link to my fast corflute wing that rips itself apart,any ideas on how fast it was going?best guess

i am currently building a smaller wing with a similar setup i have a typhoon 2w18
not in use so i will give that a run on 4s with a 5x5 and if the plane lives through it i have left plenty of room for 6s to fit





Wing rip (3 min 3 sec)
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 05:39 PM
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love it, especially the echo when it tears apart. Bet all the birds in the trees went "thank for that"
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