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Old Nov 29, 2012, 04:25 PM
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The-Uber-Spectacular-Flying-Machine-of-the-21st-Century, three channel micro flyer

I recently built a three channel indoor flyer, and it is a blast to fly. I can fly it very comfortably in the living room, and my living room is pretty tight. It can go slow, fast, and can turn on a dime.......litterally. I didnt think it would turn out so great when I started it, so I dont have any plans. Also this plane doesnt have a name yet; if you think of any, go ahead, post it and I will consider the name. All the electronics from a UMX Extra were used, except for the two aileron servos. I use Thunder Power 1s 125mah and 160mah batteries to fly it but it will work on basically any 1s batt from 100mah to 200mah (preferred). I hope you guys enjoy this design (my own......thats why theres no plans ). Heres some pics:
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:36 AM
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Awesome! Video of the living room flight please!
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 01:16 AM
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That's a cute lil' bugger. Is it depron or epp?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:34 AM
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flyswatter...

video request here also
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 06:55 AM
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I will post a vid later, and its not EPP or depron, it's actually dollar tree foam. got to go to school now......post later

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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:41 AM
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Call it 'The Segment'
Look's like a giant slice of orange, ready to be added to a 'Cleveland Spritzer'
Vid please
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:09 PM
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How bout "The Floating Segment of Buggers"? LOL I was just messing around.....combining some names that have been suggested.

Expect flight vid within two hours. and its probably gonna be in my bedroom because my sister is watching tv in the living room.

-joker

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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:42 PM
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Videos

Got the videos done quicker than I thought......sorry though they are sideways because I used my dads iPad to film it. But for some reason right now when I try to upload them it says: Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage.....I will try it later.

-joker
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:12 PM
quick, stretch into a monster!
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https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/
http://www.opera.com/

forgive me if i'm a little biased but internet explorer really is that bad.
now to get back on track - that looks awesome! great job on getting something that light weight out of dollar store foam, i'd have thought it to be too thick for indoor planes but i guess i'm wrong, i may have to try my luck and build an indoor ship with it! maybe i'll draw this up in Rhino CAD for ya, get some plans to work off of!
what kind of covering is that?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 06:16 PM
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Looks like a butterfly...maybe you can call it a Flutterby.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 06:37 PM
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My first thought for a name was Dd. Just look at it from the top, pointed to the left.

J.P.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 07:16 PM
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Looks like a butterfly...maybe you can call it a Flutterby.
There already is one.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1245067

I like brn2thirsty's Flyswatter.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 07:42 PM
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https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/
http://www.opera.com/

forgive me if i'm a little biased but internet explorer really is that bad.
now to get back on track - that looks awesome! great job on getting something that light weight out of dollar store foam, i'd have thought it to be too thick for indoor planes but i guess i'm wrong, i may have to try my luck and build an indoor ship with it! maybe i'll draw this up in Rhino CAD for ya, get some plans to work off of!
what kind of covering is that?
It is colored cellophane from Hobby Lobby, not exactly the lightest but works well with 3M spray adhesive that you can also get from Hobby Lobby. Also thanks for making the plans, I really appreciate it.

EDIT: Mr. Me, would you like me to provide a rough sketch or more pictures to help or are those enough? Also I will see where the CG is. Right now I am flying it with a WAY aft CG to improve slow-speed handling.

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My first thought for a name was Dd. Just look at it from the top, pointed to the left.

J.P.
Hmmm, never thought about that, did think about Flutterby though......(I know, weird right, Leadfeather thought too!) ......until Potshot said that there was already one. Maybe a really long one that is catchy and no one can remember......?

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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:00 PM
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Here I go, Im gonna try and post the vids again.

A minute later....

Ugh it still says the it cant display the webpage. This is weird.....anyone else with probs like that?

-joker
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 10:19 PM
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Hmmm, never thought about that, did think about Flutterby though......(I know, weird right, Leadfeather thought too!) ......until Potshot said that there was already one. Maybe a really long one that is catchy and no one can remember......?

-joker
I immediately thought of flutterby (because butterfly was a bit too....well.... ya know) and did a search on rcgroups and it popped up all over. So I didn't bother suggesting it.

Call it the Mothman Prophecy
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