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Old Oct 12, 2005, 07:37 PM
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Blue Angels Formation Flyer

I was inspired by another gent that built a formation of thunderbirds.
San Diego is a Navy town so the Blue Angels were in order.
The gauntlet was thrown down by a friend that doubted that is could be done.

I waited until I had video before I posted.


http://one.revver.com/watch/105823

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Old Oct 13, 2005, 08:35 AM
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I've always loved these formation flyer projects. Great job with the F-18's in Blue Angel's paint and the Dymond formation!! I'd like to do one of these with an EDF unit for sound purposes
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Old Oct 13, 2005, 09:30 AM
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Model Master has "Blue Angels Blue"

Works great on depron and dries fast

I have some decal stencils that I am working on to add more detail.

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Old Oct 13, 2005, 03:33 PM
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Plans Please, Plans Please, Plans Please
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Old Oct 13, 2005, 04:01 PM
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Yes plans would be great....

But I'd like to know more about size and setup, controls motor etc please

Ben_E
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Old Oct 13, 2005, 04:07 PM
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Airage asked me to write a construction article.
In the past they let me post the plans a couple months later.

http://rcguy.tripod.com
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Old Oct 13, 2005, 04:08 PM
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Yes plans would be great....

But I'd like to know more about size and setup, controls motor etc please

Ben_E
The videos have info in the credits
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Old Oct 14, 2005, 09:43 AM
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That is terrific.
I didn't see the landing gear on it the first time, which is even better!

Just got the video to load.
It's awesome.
Is it ROG? Hard to see if it was that or bungee or something else.
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Old Oct 14, 2005, 09:51 AM
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The wheels are only 1" in diameter

you don't see them in the air

I suppose clear plexiglass would be even better

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Old Nov 18, 2005, 08:51 PM
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Here is a recent pic that gives you a sense of scale
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Old Feb 18, 2006, 08:09 PM
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Took a copy of the lead plane and made a single flyer with tailerons

video http://one.revver.com/revver/browse/...w_video_105824
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Old Mar 05, 2006, 09:15 PM
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some video of the solo bird

http://revver.com/video/106189

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Old Sep 30, 2006, 10:20 PM
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Backyard Flyer has an online construction article

http://www.backyardflyer.com/onlineo...ationflyer.asp
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Old Dec 02, 2006, 01:40 PM
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accident and repair

On landing the wind reversed and I stalled.
Used all the pieces you see here and cut a new nose for the lead plane.
Now it is ready for spackle and paint. The miracle of Depron!
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Old Dec 03, 2006, 08:51 PM
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would love to get exact plans and build this one. What back edition of Backyard Flyer is the construcion article ? In the Web link to article it says page 1 of two and cannot go to page 2. But all in all this is a great idea and videos are excellent. Are the plans in the particular issue ?

Once in a while you see a WOW factor This one is it for sure.
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