SMALL - Telemetry SMALL - Radio
Thread Tools
Old Jun 17, 2005, 08:10 AM
gpw is offline
gpw
Find More Posts by gpw
gpw
“There’s no place like Foam”
gpw's Avatar
United States, LA, New Orleans
Joined Jul 2002
24,468 Posts
Rave
"TRAINER One"... Sticks and Foams...

Guys , I've been working on a new trainer for a while .... really like this one , it's strong , easy to build , and flies like a Trainer should .... gave it to my FB BOB and told him to try and make it fly badly .... couldn't do it ... put it in every possible attitude , released the sticks and instantly it righted itself .... Got the plans .... ideal for a j250 or a cd motor ....
I' know everyone has gone hydro , but this ones strictly for the Noobs , dudes !!!! or the old farts looking for something really relaxing .... all you have to do really is steer it around with the rudder .... almost too easy ....

Sticks ? Why , inexpensive bamboo skewers and a 3/16 dowell fron the Wally World crafts dept (or elsewhere).... tough airframe .... I tested it in the driveway at the house , crashed into everything in the ares , all I did was pop a crystal out ...????? not even a wrinkle ...

Anybody not currently possessed by the Hydro mania , and would like plans , let me know .... CU

****Be sure to see GeneBond's wonderful PDF's of the plans on page 5 , post 44 of this thread ... ***Thanks Gene!!!

Update: If you're using the newer lighter Lipo batteries , make the nose 1"-2" longer for proper balance...


*** Plans Updated 12/1/2013 ***
gpw is offline Find More Posts by gpw
Last edited by gpw; Dec 01, 2013 at 08:00 AM.
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Jun 17, 2005, 09:11 AM
Nigelp is offline
Find More Posts by Nigelp
Brit in Bahrain
Nigelp's Avatar
Bahrain
Joined Mar 2004
610 Posts
Trainer ONE

GPW,

Love the trainer, I especially like the pusher / protected prop !!!!!! Looks like just the job for an old fart like me for some relaxed flying - if your old FB couldn't crash it, it must be good !

Would appreciate a set of plans.

Nigel
Nigelp is offline Find More Posts by Nigelp
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 17, 2005, 09:39 AM
Dave Barrow is offline
Find More Posts by Dave Barrow
Registered User
Dave Barrow's Avatar
United States, KY, Covington
Joined Feb 2003
1,545 Posts
gpw, might be just the thing for flying around the front yard. What's the AUW and dimensions? Also have a friend who's 9 year old daughter is interested in flying, might be just the thing for her. Working today, no time to play. Just checking in on the hydro build and this drew my eye. Please send me a copy of the plans, I have a few J250's getting dusty. LOL.
Dave Barrow is offline Find More Posts by Dave Barrow
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 17, 2005, 10:13 AM
ecologito is offline
Find More Posts by ecologito
Spring time, planes bloom
ecologito's Avatar
near UNC Charlotte, NC
Joined May 2003
1,787 Posts
plans plans plans...
ecologito is offline Find More Posts by ecologito
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 17, 2005, 10:26 AM
Low Voltage is offline
Find More Posts by Low Voltage
Irish Escapement winder
Low Voltage's Avatar
Troy, Michigan
Joined Apr 2005
40 Posts
You've Pushed Me Over the Edge.....

Awright GPW.......AKA the Ragin' Cajun

Plans, Plans Plans, and maybe some building tips.

Mike O'Bryan AKA Low Voltage

oaklane@wideopenwest.com

email
Low Voltage is offline Find More Posts by Low Voltage
Last edited by Low Voltage; Jun 17, 2005 at 02:06 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 17, 2005, 10:52 AM
syxxstring is offline
Find More Posts by syxxstring
Registered User
las vegas, nv
Joined May 2003
12 Posts
plans would be great
syxxstring is offline Find More Posts by syxxstring
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 17, 2005, 11:05 AM
msmith is offline
Find More Posts by msmith
Use whatcha got!
msmith's Avatar
Metairie, LA
Joined Sep 2000
2,984 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Barrow
gpw, might be just the thing for flying around the front yard...
Was thinking the same thing... Don't have to worry about prop strikes like I used to with the Pico/Lite Sticks (my current/previous frontyard flyer).


Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Barrow
I have a few J250's getting dusty. LOL.
Again, you hit the nail on the head... I've got about 60 waiting for projects.



Plans? Please? I think I might be able to get this one done before the weekend is out...

-uproar90
msmith is offline Find More Posts by msmith
Last edited by msmith; Jun 17, 2005 at 11:10 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 17, 2005, 11:24 AM
badaltitude is offline
Find More Posts by badaltitude
Suspended Account
badaltitude's Avatar
kentucky
Joined Dec 2003
577 Posts
Ditto on the Johnsons...

I too would be very interested in plans for this little bird.
badaltitude is offline Find More Posts by badaltitude
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 17, 2005, 11:57 AM
Harri3 is offline
Find More Posts by Harri3
Pan Pan Pan
Harri3's Avatar
Arizona
Joined Feb 2003
408 Posts
I'm also interested in plans. Looks like a great plane to teach my boys to fly with!
Harri3 is offline Find More Posts by Harri3
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 17, 2005, 12:06 PM
Cary Reeves is offline
Find More Posts by Cary Reeves
On patrol.
Cary Reeves's Avatar
United States, UT, North Logan
Joined Jun 2004
1,288 Posts
I'm building Gene's DC-3 twin as a trainer for my brother. I might as well build him one of these while I'm at it. My sons are starting to get more interested too. This is one they could build with a little fatherly supervision. Let's see those plans.

p.s. Looks like just half of the elevator actually moves. Is that right? Does it want to bank right a little when you pull UP?
Cary Reeves is offline Find More Posts by Cary Reeves
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 17, 2005, 12:12 PM
Johnnie_w2 is offline
Find More Posts by Johnnie_w2
Registered User
Johnnie_w2's Avatar
Humble Texas
Joined Jun 2004
281 Posts
Well GPW since I just got married. and she has a son (7 yo) I am in the need of a good trainer.



Johnnie
Johnnie_w2 is offline Find More Posts by Johnnie_w2
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 17, 2005, 12:14 PM
Dave Barrow is offline
Find More Posts by Dave Barrow
Registered User
Dave Barrow's Avatar
United States, KY, Covington
Joined Feb 2003
1,545 Posts
gpw, sounds like it's a hit. Might be a good candidate for some floats too. If it would carry the extra wing loading.
Dave Barrow is offline Find More Posts by Dave Barrow
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 17, 2005, 12:15 PM
ecologito is offline
Find More Posts by ecologito
Spring time, planes bloom
ecologito's Avatar
near UNC Charlotte, NC
Joined May 2003
1,787 Posts
I have all this guys around me waiting for a plane :P
ecologito is offline Find More Posts by ecologito
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 17, 2005, 12:23 PM
desertflyer is offline
Find More Posts by desertflyer
Registered User
Pahrump,NV
Joined Apr 2002
16 Posts
I would really appeciate the plans.

Thanks,

Larry
desertflyer is offline Find More Posts by desertflyer
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 17, 2005, 01:25 PM
MatRat is offline
Find More Posts by MatRat
Registered User
Kansas
Joined Oct 2001
267 Posts
I'd love a set of plans.
MatRat
talley137@yahoo.com
MatRat is offline Find More Posts by MatRat
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion Trainer one with X-twin electronics tann200 Scratchbuilt Indoor and Micro Models 3 Aug 29, 2007 09:47 AM