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"Laugh it up, fuzzball." --Han to Chewbacca 188 19.83%
"I am your father." --Vader to Luke 167 17.62%
"Mos Eisley Spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy." --Ben 42 4.43%
"Try not. Do or do not. There is no try." --Yoda to Luke 212 22.36%
"I got a bad feeling about this."--Han Solo and others 106 11.18%
"Apology accepted, Captain Needa." --Vader, after strangling Needa 51 5.38%
"I'd just as soon kiss a wookiee." --Leia to Han 29 3.06%
"Don't worry, she'll hold together . . . You hear me, baby? Hold together!" --Han to the Falcon 125 13.19%
Other (post it in the thread) 28 2.95%
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Old May 27, 2005, 10:59 PM
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Thoughts:
You could make the blockade runner flyable. Though it won't look EXACTLY like the image. Transparent wings and control surfaces would suffice. Obviously you can't hide some thing such as wing structure, however if you make it bare necessity and keep it as neat as possible (IE no servo in the middle of the air/wing) it shouldn't be too obvious day or night flying.
You can provide thrust by using 8 high voltage EDF 40's (1 for each 'thruster' that can have an easy intake) and using some sort of ultra light screen over the front of the thruster section for the air inlet. With 2-3oz thrust each that would be 16-24 oz thrust you can run it off 4S bats and choose them to draw 20A (8*2.5A). Ducting would be an issue obviously I suppose adding 3 more fans might be possible but see ducting issues
I would go for a canard configuration rear wing would attach to the two visible rear sections (looks like a job for carbon fiber parts and transparent cover material), with the forward transparent control surface poking out the sides of the forward 'can shaped' section.

Well that's my thoughts anyhow.
Have fun ?

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Old May 28, 2005, 08:07 PM
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There was question in the earlier thread as to whether the Millenium Falcon actually made an appearance in Episode 3... here is the answer:

"It's tiny, but visible enough to send a warm fuzzy through the hearts of original trilogy fans. In the establishing shot of the expansive Senate docking bays, there's a tiny Millennium Falcon easing into frame. And it's not just a non-descript Corellian freighter; it's on good authority -- namely George Lucas -- that this is the infamous hunk-of-junk before it came into the ownership of either Lando Calrissian or Han Solo."
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Old May 29, 2005, 07:27 AM
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Store Wars, not Star Wars, check it out.

Store Wars
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Old May 29, 2005, 07:38 AM
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Talk about blink and you'll miss it.

First time I saw ROTS I caught the Falcon and yes I had that warm and fuzzy. Next day I went to see it a gain and missed it. You have to be vigilant and don't blink

Who owned her before Lando?

This wasa great movie but I didn't get the same feelings off it that I still do from A New Hope

CGI has come a long way. I'm just glad that 20th Century said no to Star Wars in 73 when George first pitched it at them.

I cant wait for the TV series now. Still something to look forward to

Good one George
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Old May 29, 2005, 01:48 PM
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I don't know but there's a site that had a bunch of ROTS easter eggs:

http://www.starwars.com/episode-iii/...526/index.html
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Old May 29, 2005, 02:13 PM
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Blockade runner

You can make a scale blockade runner by building a light thin foam model
shell and have helium filled bags inside. use an off the shelf remote control
unit from an rc blimp to fly it around.
It will take some work to get the center of gravity down to
keep the unintentional aerobatics from happening.
You can figure the size based on the lifting force of helium and weight of
the shell and rc unit.
Could be fun.
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Old May 30, 2005, 10:49 AM
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Progress on the starfighter, will do a profile version first then 3D
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Old May 30, 2005, 11:21 AM
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Here is the fuse added. Figure on a 17T 20mm CDR in Pusher Configuration.

Elevon control

3S 340 HD's and a 5 " prop
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Old Jun 07, 2005, 10:37 AM
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I found this on page 9...


no new news on any of the projects?
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Old Jun 08, 2005, 01:39 AM
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see ep 3 twice??? i can watch it any time i want, found a relitivly bad quality pirate dvd for sale at $0.50. in the "black market" the text in the begining isnt even english..

Did anyone know that in ep 2 there was 1 X wing and a few tie fighters in the city of corrusant, just as ankin jumps out of the speeder. il post the pic l8tr.
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Old Jun 08, 2005, 03:20 AM
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Old Jun 08, 2005, 08:15 AM
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Geez

You'd have to watch the movie frame by frame to see that

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Old Jun 11, 2005, 09:37 AM
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Old Jun 12, 2005, 05:20 AM
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i was watching star wars revelations the fan film and theres this great ship in it the emerors hand ship cant remeber the womans name
anyway i took some screen shots so if any of you guys with building expertese would like to take the project on.
i would love to build and fly it myself but i niether build nor fly planes yet im an uber noob.
from what iv read you need 3 views of the plane so that you can construct it
i tred my best to get front view and rear view of the plane side view was hard coz there is no shot of it from the side but i took a shot of it landed with the flaps tucked in sorta a top view from side
hope this helps i would love to see it built
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Old Jun 12, 2005, 10:26 AM
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Cad Plans

Hello GO-RC,

Any progress on getting a set of plans made up yet?
Looking forward to building one.

Alan
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