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Old Sep 06, 2006, 05:34 AM
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Thanks for all the compliments! The Groups have become so big, it's easy to miss out on nice threads. I sometimes stumble upon great threads that run for ages...

I'll have to try the inverted parachute, Gene. Should be an easy figure. (important with my limited piloting skills) Thx for the explanation.
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Old Sep 06, 2006, 01:24 PM
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thanks Gene for the video repost! this thing has power!
you know, in the air it looks like a flying star, pretty cool!
(maybe a nice idea for a christmas foamy ).
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Old Sep 06, 2006, 06:11 PM
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Yea, Jerbear commented that it looked like a 6 pointed star... Jewish, not Christian, so not Christmas
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Old Sep 06, 2006, 11:53 PM
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Don't forget that the Jewish star is good for every day of the year!

Robert
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Old Sep 07, 2006, 04:18 PM
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stars -irrespective of the number of points- have no religion, so that would not bother me .
but probably the jewish guys will enjoy it on more days of the year *LOL*
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Old Sep 07, 2006, 11:11 PM
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Jerbear has his about ready to maiden... I personally think he's dragging his feet, scared to try it without me there to blame! I now they were getting together tonight to fly, but I'm now 400 miles south or so...
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Old Sep 10, 2006, 10:19 PM
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I can't believe more guys aren't trying this one. It's sooo simple, and a great flyer!

My current favorite for a windy-day plane!
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Old Sep 10, 2006, 11:02 PM
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had my maiden .... dorked it in and broke a prop got cg straightened out and switched to propsaver set-up. 2nd flight flew well but .............. quick solder job didn't hold up, lost prop and propsaver
3rd flight .... flies well but neighbors are complaining because it sounds like a slimer plywood firewall mount and hollow nose ..... noisest electric i have ever heard. sorta like a flying kawasaki don't know what i'm gonna do about that !!!!!
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Old Sep 11, 2006, 01:28 AM
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Congratulations with your maiden!

It sounds like your prop / propsaver gives you a lot of trouble.
Sound originates from vibrations. Probably from your prop.

Try to eliminate all prop problems by balancing it, and make sure it can't go anywhere but make nice revolutions in front of your firewall...

To all the others, please have a go at this nice little model. It's free, ya know..
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Old Sep 11, 2006, 04:11 AM
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Prop-er,

Thanks for sharing this swell design. I downloaded the letter version but the full size PDF (with information) came out blank. I don't know what I did wrong. Is there another source for it?

Gene,

Your video clinched the "sale". I noticed that you have nice clean edges on your foam. Its possible that I would pay a huge amount for the secret. Whatcha think?
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Old Sep 11, 2006, 05:54 AM
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Mmm...try again with this link please:

http://www.rcplans.nl
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Old Sep 11, 2006, 06:53 AM
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Ray. I just cut it with an Xacto, and I did round the LE's with the tip of the hot-glue gun, melting it quickly (one of GPW's tips).

Jer's the one who makes the good looking ones. Mine are always prototypes

The original and the alternative full-sheet plans both came up for me fine.

TIP: If you want to do the hatch on the top, like I did, leave the bottom wing off and mark the fuse inside lines on the top wing before gluing things down. Much easier to find the edges before it's all glued together.

Jer: All that power has to produce a little noise. It can't be as loud as some of the multi-motor DD stuff, can it?
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Old Sep 11, 2006, 09:03 AM
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LOUDER ...... LOUDER !!!!!!!!!
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Old Sep 11, 2006, 08:36 PM
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Ok, right on, and 24-skidoo - I got the full page downloaded and I'm gonna study it and absorb all the wisdom therein.

I thought the hot tip (heh, heh) about the glue gun tip was only to seal the film covering down to prevent it peeling up. But since the last batch of FFF I bought only has the film on one side I figured it was time to strip it off of all my future models and use "naked" FFF from now on.

I have tried toughening the bare FFF with the heat gun and a coat of Future Floor Finish (Hmmm, another FFF. So I had put FFFuture on FFFoam.) Sorry. Anyway the FFFuture stuff is a little heavy but does produce a shiney/tough finish in one step (but dries slow). So it may be useful for some small areas. I use Floral spray exclusively on my FFFoam creations so I may end up using the FFFuture over high abrasion areas, which usually are any place on the airframe that I can scrape along the ground somehow.
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Old Sep 18, 2006, 06:06 AM
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Spent about 2 hours in 10-12' tall corn this weekend searching for my current favorite plane

This was our club's 21st annual fly-in for Diabetes. We put on a 2 day airshow to raise donations.

One of the events has alw3ays been the glider bash. A 4' Wally-World Chuck glider is fitted with gear and towed up about 500'. Then other planes go after it I decided to try to go after it with the Duplex Delta this year.... After some rather high-G manuevers, I lost control. I believe the battery pack came loose from the velcro and slid to the back of the fuselage. It was all I could do to try bringing it a little closer as the wind was carrying it further out in the corn.

After a couple of hours with 2 of us in the corn, we found my plane and one of the gliders that couldn't make it back upwind to home base. There are still more planes out there! Most of them were found, like the 1/4 scale Stearman! It was a carnage-filled weekend!

Anyway, I thought it went in pretty flat, and expected to find it still sitting on tp of the corn, but it made the ground, and luckily the battery was ejected and disconnected No apparent damage anywhere Once back to the field (~1/2 mile), I plugged in the pack and flew it again!

I was already figuring what, if any, changes I was going to make on the new one!
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