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Old Nov 28, 2004, 02:55 PM
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Cul De Sac Flyer Owners

I know there have been many more builds of my Cul de Sac Flyer than have posted in the ongoing thread. I would like to hear of your experiance with the plane and any problems encountered with trying to get it flying. I realize the plans I have made available are very basic but figured most builders would have little trouble building the plane and since questions on the build and flying setup are answered promply it should be a no brainer. Anyway lets hear from you that have built it and couldn't get it to fly or are happy with the plane! Thanks. I didn't kit it as it's such a simple plane.
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PS:I have also considered doing a Bipe and Triplane version if there is enough interest.
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Old Nov 28, 2004, 03:36 PM
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Ok, I'll be the first one. I just built mine last week and it already has more than 10 flights on it. For me it was a fairly simple build, but I ran into a couple of snags. The only thing I still don't understand is how to use that wing angle jig, no matter how I placed it just didn't make sense to me. I'm sure it's a no brainer-but it would be awesome to have a pic showing exactly how the jig is placed against the LE to get the right angle. I just went TLAR on it and ended with just about 3" of dihedral on each wing tip.
As far as flight performance; the maiden went with out one problem. It rog'd on the first try and flew wonderfully- went through a whole battery on the first flight. It took only a click of right rudder and it was doing circles around the frontyard. The most graceful thing I have ever seen in the sky! I keep mine in the back of my van always ready to fly whenever I want.
Thanks boomerace for a wonderful plane. I would DEFINITELY build the bipe if you design it (please).
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Old Nov 28, 2004, 03:48 PM
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Weather man,
The jig is used against the end ribs to set the angle of the ribs so when the wing halves are joined the dihedral is set.
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Old Nov 29, 2004, 09:39 AM
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If you do a Bi or tri I'll build either or both. I fly these little Cul De Sac types of planes right in front of my house when there's no wind and I'm sure my neighbors would love to see something new. I haven't added a new small/indoor plane to my fleet in over a year, so it's time.

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Old Nov 29, 2004, 01:00 PM
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Boomer,
I got tied up over the weekend , so I didn't get to finishe mine. I had to get some time in the air flying the full scale real thing. I would love to have a Cul De Sac sized semi scale or even scaled Bi plane. Thanks for the plans. I'll post an update once I maiden.

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Old Dec 07, 2004, 02:03 PM
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So, I guess no bipe? I fly my culdesac flyer every evening after work. I wish I had a bipe though.
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Old Dec 07, 2004, 02:09 PM
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So, I guess no bipe? I fly my culdesac flyer every evening after work. I wish I had a bipe though.
I just started working on the triplane design. You guys rather have a bipe??
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Old Dec 07, 2004, 02:46 PM
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Hey Boomerace

Personally, I would like a bipe. I don't know about the rest of the guys.

Check out how I have been flying my culdesac flyer at night. I found these lights at the local store here on base. It's a small light that blinks red and green when it detects motion. Fortunately the LPS motor generates just enough motion to cause to it to start blinking- I'll see if I can get some video. This plane now has over 20 hours of flight already.
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Old Dec 07, 2004, 04:21 PM
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I've got plenty of bi planes so a tri would be my first choice, but another bi plane would be OK.

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Old Dec 07, 2004, 04:41 PM
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OK what I will do is get the Bipe flying (hopefully) first and then completing the Triplane won't take long after that.
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Old Dec 07, 2004, 07:35 PM
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Posted Printable plans for Cul De Sac flyer on website today. Just size to the dimensions on the plan and print and use. If they print out a fraction off it won't affect the plane.
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Old Dec 07, 2004, 08:00 PM
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Hello,

I have been hovering around looking at all the posts about this little gem. Im very interested in getting one built. I also have a newbie mate that would probably give it a go as well. Im looking for something that will fly slowly, give me reasonable flight times and in a small place, mainly for indoor stuff.

Cheap and simple is what im looking for.

The template for the centre rib and the wing ribs, is is best cut from the pic that you have on your website?

Ace
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Old Dec 07, 2004, 08:31 PM
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Hello,

I have been hovering around looking at all the posts about this little gem. Im very interested in getting one built. I also have a newbie mate that would probably give it a go as well. Im looking for something that will fly slowly, give me reasonable flight times and in a small place, mainly for indoor stuff.

Cheap and simple is what im looking for.

The template for the centre rib and the wing ribs, is is best cut from the pic that you have on your website?

Ace
Yes just expand it to 6" long and for the center ribs do not cut the bottom in an arch but just go straight across from LE of rib to TE of rib on the rib bottom.
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Old Dec 07, 2004, 08:33 PM
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Cool, thanks for that.
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Old Dec 07, 2004, 08:43 PM
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Cool, thanks for that.
Let us know how it goes.
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