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Old Dec 19, 2005, 10:32 PM
Planes from 1oz to 55lb's
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I've got some "plane" in me...pics

I was sick and tired of the stock canopy blocking my servos.
I looked around to see if there was one that would fit, but could not find one.

So, I said what the heck... I'll use my plank building skill to build a custom canopy.

It took about an hour to build completely. It is covered in orange monokote and the wind sheild is grey primer.

I love the way it came out. Its got a "lowrider" look to it.

Anyway, I don't think there is a lot of people using wood on helicopters
It's like a forbidden material.

Can't wait to get a good flight in tommorow

simo10
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Old Dec 20, 2005, 05:30 AM
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Haha, I love it, it looks great!

Try and get some pics of it in flight

Duane
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Old Dec 20, 2005, 05:44 AM
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That things a beast!

Make me one!

You should do a full fuselage like that, double the size of your Trex, make it easier to see.

I am making a full big body from card so I can paint it to aid visibility.

What does it weigh?
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Old Dec 20, 2005, 08:01 AM
Planes from 1oz to 55lb's
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It weighs only .8 oz
You can probably make it quite a bit lighter, because I used 1/8 inch balsa and too much glue.

I did a quick flight this morning.
Here are the pics.
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Old Dec 20, 2005, 08:59 AM
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little bulky?
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Old Dec 20, 2005, 09:27 AM
Planes from 1oz to 55lb's
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Not really.
when you see it in person it looks about right.
Plus, you can see it very well like this.
I like it
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Old Dec 20, 2005, 11:43 AM
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Kind of reminds me of the old Schluter miniboy canopy.
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Old Dec 20, 2005, 11:46 AM
That tree again!!!!
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very nice. I like it. It seems lighter than the XL fiberglass canopy (45g)
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Old Dec 20, 2005, 12:01 PM
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Now, its a Tyrannosaurus Rex! Good job.
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Old Dec 20, 2005, 02:08 PM
Planes from 1oz to 55lb's
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Thanks guys.

I may even build a couple more so my heli looks different every time.
Now that I know how to build one, I could probably make one in 30 minutes

cheers
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Old Dec 20, 2005, 02:10 PM
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Nice!
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Old Dec 21, 2005, 05:29 AM
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I love it, awesome.

Make a full fuselage!
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