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Old Nov 27, 2006, 08:26 AM
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Congratulations for prioritising uni and completing your Aero class. The plane looks in good condition still, but the wing LE looks a bit too square - I would profile it before attempting to fly the beast.

Neil.
He allready basically has. It was just about to lift off when the belt split/shredded/broke. The account is around page 80 IIRC.

~Sam
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Old Nov 27, 2006, 08:35 AM
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The leading edge is rounded on most of the wing. For some reason I left it square near all the wing joint areas. I cant remember why.
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Old Nov 27, 2006, 09:09 PM
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So, a wasted opportunity. It looks like the next available window is summer '07. In addition, I dont think the motor is ready yet. One of these days I should really try to build a single big outrunner and solve the motor problem.


hans
I was looking in some of the RC Mags and there are some HUGE BL Outrunners out now. I saw two (One was a Plentenberg I Bleieve) I am sure one of these Two(If not More) Companies would donate one or two to the Project. I am sure others know more about these than i do as i did not buy the Mag..Just looked through it at the Shelf...Ya know?

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Old Nov 28, 2006, 02:18 AM
What...me worry?
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Ya' know, Hans....
As I remember, you were running about 6 kW @ 1,100 RPM and Big Floyd was well up on its tiptoes when the teeth sheared off the belt.
I was thinkin' of building a 30 kW outrunner for a trike project to replace the little red Honda and a 6 kW motor would be a nice test-build. Getting the kv low enough might be a stretch, but you could still run a belt reduction...maybe even reuse most of the one you have.
A guy I know was gonna' experiment with some 8-inch stator laminations. I think he plans on cutting them himself...he runs a motor building/refurbishing shop. I was gonna' see if I could mooch some lams from him....maybe even use a corner his shop.
I'm a little weak on controller design, though. You know anything on that?
Scott
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Old Nov 28, 2006, 10:39 AM
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Scott, you might want to look/help here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=603147

Do-it-yourself motor homepages, manuals/tutorials, checks and tests in the first message of this motor builders tips and tricks thread. The checks and tests may save you from frying your controller or motor. Thread is active, bookmark it for future reference and subscribe to it:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=240993 (sticky thread, at top of subforum)


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Old Jan 17, 2007, 10:46 AM
3...2...1...See'Ya!!!!
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"Kachunk"... Hit'em again!!! Don't let him die on us!!!

--jeremy (the kachunk is the cound of a defib shocking this thread...)
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Old Jan 17, 2007, 11:06 AM
SCAMMERS WELCOME!!!!!!!!!
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I am still subscribed to this hoping when I see new posts that there's been some progress on it. I believe!
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Old Jan 17, 2007, 11:08 AM
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It's going to be one heck of a reunion!
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Old Jan 21, 2007, 09:21 PM
Just one more plane!
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Cool! Nice to see this one come alive again!
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Old Feb 10, 2007, 12:46 PM
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I'm still here waiting too.
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Old Feb 10, 2007, 03:18 PM
From Earth to the Moon!
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I await more progress, this is more exciting than waiting for the next Harry Potter novel! (Waaay more!)
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Old Feb 10, 2007, 05:09 PM
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I just got bad news....they were transporting Big Floyd to the flying field on an open flatbed trailer, when an out of control tanker truck filled with lacquer thinner hit the trailer and spilled it's contents onto Big Floyd. Sadly, Floyd is no more
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Old Feb 10, 2007, 05:56 PM
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If that's a bad joke, which I hope it is, we're all going to hunt you down like a mad dog. After following this thread for almost two years, nobody is going to tell me something stupid like that happened.

Oh, BTW, you said you lived where? Expect visitors!

At the very least, you need to stock up on southern and western spirits (Jack and Rockey Mountain Cool Aid) to accomodate and hopefully placate your unexpected guests.

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Old Feb 10, 2007, 07:53 PM
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Party?!!
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Old Feb 10, 2007, 08:17 PM
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Usta Bee has a wicked sense of humor. However, it is not always for everyone.
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