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Old Jun 13, 2008, 10:31 AM
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I would think it would be heavy out of cardboard. Might not take moisture very well either, and I always seem to get some in mornings when I fly.
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Old Jun 13, 2008, 10:43 AM
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I just had to try one of these. Had a 15t CDR motor laying around that needed something to do. Hope to try it next weekend.

Just a thought...

Anyone thought of making one of these out of box cardboard?
I'll bet corrugated cardboard made the same way would be as strong or stronger. Wonder how the weight would compare?
To be fair, it would need a new/different thread..... the "Blue Foam" "design" "pattern" "plan" "form" "shape" etc is all good, but cardboard would be an entirely DIFFERENT concept from the "foams" here.... yes, some have done "plastic" "core-board"? whatchyacallit.... too.

Happy Flying,

LarryR : )
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Old Jun 15, 2008, 09:43 AM
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Cool. I haven't tried cardboard, but with the bluecor being out of the picture, then we may have to give it a try...

let use know how the build goes. You'll love it with the 15 turn. I am still flying the 15 turn on a normals sized bluecor wing, and a little screamers park jet motor on a 42 inch wing. Both are great.
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Old Jun 15, 2008, 10:00 AM
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hai all,

please help me if anybody know something, if my plane have wide 22 inches, what esc,motor, batere and RX that suit for me? i use TX Futaba 6exh.

thank alot

andre
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Old Jun 15, 2008, 06:21 PM
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wingspan? 22 inches?

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hai all,

please help me if anybody know something, if my plane have wide 22 inches, what esc,motor, batere and RX that suit for me? i use TX Futaba 6exh.

thank alot

andre
If you were the pilot IN the plane, would it be 22 inches left to right? or front to back?

LarryR : )
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Old Jun 16, 2008, 08:40 PM
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That's pretty small, I'd recommend a hot 1oz motor max. Keep'er light. If that doesn't work, go with a larger version, like the 31 or 42 incher.

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Old Jun 16, 2008, 08:40 PM
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i've used cardboard and coroplast. It's heavy! But cutting out sections of the wing and replacing w' packing tape lightened it up alot.
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Old Jun 16, 2008, 09:07 PM
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so good

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Step one:
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Old Jun 18, 2008, 08:43 PM
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Trying this picture thing again
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Old Jun 18, 2008, 08:53 PM
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Very nice, how does she fly?
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Old Jun 18, 2008, 09:02 PM
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This was my first "prototype" Flew great but I didnt really add any re-inforcing so it only lasted about 20 flights. I,m flying my second one now. I added some flat carbon and glassed in the battery bay. Has survived some major hits! Came in a little heavy though at 5.9 ounces.Fly,s great but doesn,t glide as well and comes in super hot for a landing!
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Old Jun 18, 2008, 09:07 PM
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Here,s a pic of the new one.Next one will be a combination of light and strong!
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Old Jun 20, 2008, 11:36 AM
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Still going!

I've probably had 40 - 50 flights on my 34" wing since I built it. Still loving it! I recently upgraded to a Spektrum setup and lightened it by another oz by shedding that heavy hitec 555 receiver. Now I can set Expo on it and it really makes a big difference in the controllability of this wing.

Still my biggest adrenaline rush plane! <- my face looks just like that after I'm done flying...

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Old Jun 20, 2008, 08:06 PM
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yep. I hear ya. Mine has a permanent spot in the hanger. Gotta build up a couple more for a friend.
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Old Jun 22, 2008, 10:06 AM
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C/g

Scottflite,
I may have missed it. Where is the C/G?
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