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Old Nov 14, 2012, 07:12 PM
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 09:11 PM
A trail of smoke is GOOD!
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Pre-maiden

Mothership Flying Wing - a Flying Foam Kit - Pre-maiden (5 min 14 sec)
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 09:12 PM
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Mothership kit from Flying Foam - Maiden flight (7 min 16 sec)
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 09:14 PM
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Mothership After the Maiden Flight (0 min 0 sec)
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 10:43 PM
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:26 AM
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Wayne,
Congrats on the maiden! Thanks for all the effort to document your build. Looks like it flies great and it's a bit faster than ours on an OS 30. We'll make sure to link to your videos.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:11 PM
A trail of smoke is GOOD!
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It is respectably fast. I did get a feeling that I was not able to pull up elevator at maximum speeds. I plenty of vertical, not unlimited but very respectable. Inverted flight was easy and pushing outside to upright was very easy. The servos seem to do the job fine. I plan to max out the throws on high rates to see how far I can push it.

You could see that consecutive loops were pretty tight and I could sustain them indefinitely. I could also fly very tight circles at nearly a 90 degree bank and hold those also.

All-in-all it is a nice show stopper.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:13 PM
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This is the end of the build thread. I will leave the thread open for other input and questions. I am sure I will have more videos later on.

Thanks for all the input, comments, and feedback.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 11:02 PM
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Here is another video shot today.

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Old Nov 29, 2012, 04:33 AM
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Entered my first f3f competition with the Mothership, was really much slower than the molded planes, but had a lot of fun.

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Old Dec 18, 2012, 09:59 PM
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Flying Foam's Mothership. Total flight time 3 min 5 sec. Lost power in one motor, on landing, motor lead was disconnected and prop nut missing. Flew really nicely. Looking forward to more flights. Sorry about using GoPro and small plane, but no one was there to help video and I just couldn't wait any longer.

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Old Dec 19, 2012, 08:36 AM
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Thanks for sharing Brian. Interesting setup. It looked good with a ROG takeoff.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 09:45 AM
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Brian.
Nice job! And great single engine procedures. Kind of hard to "dead foot dead engine" without a rudder. Have not had much time to mess with our Mother Ship as we needed to get the Joker done. We did manage to run a Joker into our Mother Ship and swap some paint while trying to get some Joker flight video from the nose of the Mother. Like the Honey Badger the Mother Ship did not give a !@#$, but the Joker wing came off in the next turn. Taped her back up and kept flying. Have to love EPP for it's ability to take tape.
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