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Old Jun 18, 2001, 01:56 PM
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Floating Cube

An article in the recent Model Airplane News by Lance Liotta describes a "radio controlled box kite", for lack of a better description. Does anyone have any additional information?

There is a teaser at the end of the article stating that "The Floating Cube will also be featured as the 'Plan of the Month' in an upcoming issue of RC MicroFlight (www.rcmicroflight.com)."

I can't wait!
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Old Jun 18, 2001, 02:27 PM
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We are Borg. Resistance is futile.

Jun Nolasco

P.S. I have the paint, and I also have the recorded message. All I need now are the plans for this flying cube.


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An article in the recent Model Airplane News by Lance Liotta describes a "radio controlled box kite", for lack of a better description. Does anyone have any additional information?

There is a teaser at the end of the article stating that "The Floating Cube will also be featured as the 'Plan of the Month' in an upcoming issue of RC MicroFlight (www.rcmicroflight.com)."

I can't wait!


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Old Jun 19, 2001, 05:38 PM
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Its a pity that I cant remember where I saw it but there is a few pics around of just such a RC box kite that looks like a die/dice/bettin' bone or whatever your choose to call it. Rudder and elevator appeared to be in the center of the rear of the cube and the dots were painted on the tissued tob, bottom and sides. Pretty clever and cool! I guess you could fly some combat with another and shoot craps at the same time!
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Old Jun 19, 2001, 06:05 PM
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It is built around a kite the is availible in many kite shops. It has a carbon fiber frame with a ripstop sail. I have one that flies pretty well but I had never thought to make it RC.
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Old Jun 21, 2001, 12:16 AM
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It appears to use the lite stick motor and is controlled with one servo and throttle.
Maybe the firebird setup would work here.
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Old Jun 21, 2001, 12:56 AM
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there is a movie of it one http://www.modelairplanenews.com/video/index.asp
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Old Jul 09, 2001, 02:11 PM
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The Aug2001 issue explains that the design is going to me marketed soon for sale. Pretty cool how he steers the thing using a servo mounted to the motor.
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Old Jul 09, 2001, 02:14 PM
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Hey. that is cute! I'll have to open my August issue and read it.

Thanks!
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Old Jul 09, 2001, 06:38 PM
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It appears to use the lite stick motor and is controlled with one servo and throttle.
Maybe the firebird setup would work here.
It uses a DC5-2.4 geared 11.8:1 and a Braun prop.

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Old Jul 09, 2001, 09:16 PM
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That is the smaller version.
The one to the right (in the article)is larger and has the tell tale orange prop, spinner, Gearbox.....
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Old Jul 09, 2001, 09:25 PM
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The cube is available in kite form from www.intothewind.com Item number 8922, $22. The info given in the article doesn't seem to provide enough info, has anyone figured it out?

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Jun Nolasco

P.S. I have the paint, and I also have the recorded message. All I need now are the plans for this flying cube.




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Old Jul 10, 2001, 09:10 AM
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I was disappointed to see that the most recent rcmicroflight does not have the article. Darn! I am ready with the carbon fiber.
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Old Jul 10, 2001, 09:48 AM
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Thanks for the link, Azarr!

I have a real weakness when it comes to on-line ordering. I just bought one.
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