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Old Jan 10, 2013, 11:08 AM
"Five Easy Pieces"
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year's ago i was in to ufo
WOW twin EDF even.
Great. Any flight videos??
Thanks.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 11:11 AM
"Five Easy Pieces"
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The rending of foam begins.....
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 12:19 PM
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Hey Bob, how much FFF do you go through in the average week? One bale? Two??

J.P.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 02:36 PM
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Hey Bob, how much FFF do you go through in the average week? One bale? Two??

J.P.
I went through almost a eleven bundles (1200 sqft) last year or about 3 1/4 sqft per day which is almost half a sheet since I use at least two sheets per plane that would be a plane or project every four days which is about right. About what it would take to skin a 1200 sqft house.
It's getting much harder to find around here unless pink is your color.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 09:46 PM
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I knew I wasn't crazy. These things will fly.
Have any flight videos of it??
Thanks so much for sharing.
Thanks,mate
found the old maiden flight vid,some minor modifications on the saucer afterward
key learnings from countless crashes:
...cut hole in the center of the disc always help flying stability.
...multiple control surfaces gave better directional control.
...pusher prop benifited the flying disc performance
regards
PICT0719 (1 min 4 sec)

Sam
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 06:20 AM
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Since we’re doing disk videos .... here’s the “Cylon Raider” ... wringing it out on the maiden ...
cylon raider (2 min 54 sec)

A “wild child” !
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 06:36 AM
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Cool project. Just make sure you have room for the Illudium Q-32 Explosive Space Modulator. Plus the vending machine of Instant Martians (just add water).

Brian Allen

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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:46 AM
"Five Easy Pieces"
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Maiden Flight.
Despite the windy field conditions I took my new "Five Easy Piece" Flying Disk X-2 designed after Marvin Martian's Ride out for her maiden flight.
She is 40" in diameter with a Kline-Fogleman airfoil and is powered by Grayson Hobby's SMJv2 and guided by a 3-channel elevon set-up. I am going to change this before her next flight as I felt her elevons lacked good elevator authority.
I was flying in a steady 1o mph wind with gusts to 20. So I tended to keep it high while iI trimmed out. My DVR's SD card faulted so this is all the video I have of the flight. When I brought it low for an eye-level fly-by a gust of wind dropped it to the ground resulting in minor damage. After repairs and some reconfiguring I'll take her back out.
FDX 2 Maiden (2 min 34 sec)
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 01:10 PM
"Five Easy Pieces"
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Thanks,mate
found the old maiden flight vid,some minor modifications on the saucer afterward
key learnings from countless crashes:
...cut hole in the center of the disc always help flying stability.
...multiple control surfaces gave better directional control.
...pusher prop benifited the flying disc performance
regards
http://youtu.be/Qhf2h7U323I
Sam
That was Awesome Thank-you.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 01:13 PM
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Since we’re doing disk videos .... here’s the “Cylon Raider” ... wringing it out on the maiden ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qROxD...7n4EIg&index=9
A “wild child” !
That is just too much.
I love the Cylon Raider.
Just like my disk.
Once you get them trimmed the fly pretty good.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 03:33 PM
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That flies like the Bomb! Whooo Hoooo
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 04:13 PM
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Bob , it flies NICE !!!
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 04:34 PM
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Cool project. Just make sure you have room for the Illudium Q-32 Explosive Space Modulator. Plus the vending machine of Instant Martians (just add water).

Brian Allen

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Aw geee, After squeezing in the Interrossiter there just not enough room for vending machine. Well back to the drawing board.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 04:35 PM
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That flies like the Bomb! Whooo Hoooo
Thanks, It's handful. But so was my YF-23 till i got it sorted out.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 04:36 PM
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Bob , it flies NICE !!!
Thanks, I hope the separate elevator and ailerons will help and I could try flying in a calmer sky next time.
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