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Old Dec 24, 2009, 05:56 AM
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I've had that one on my wish list for quite a while. It's the $45 shipping from China that has kept me from ordering it.
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Old Dec 26, 2009, 09:22 PM
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I've had that one on my wish list for quite a while. It's the $45 shipping from China that has kept me from ordering it.
I've got several planes from china/hongkong and everyone one was damaged in shipping, even EPP planes.
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Old Mar 02, 2010, 12:56 AM
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Hi Guys,
Incase anyone needs a new fuselage or has a WildWing they were planning on converting into a WW Boomer, I have some old stock and I'm making up some wider(1.9") soon. The old stock are 1.5", 1.75" wide, in EPP.
I also have some Blue, Multiplex Elapor type foam, 1.75" wide.
And if anyone wants even wider(2's+), for crash survivablity, let me know. Butch
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Old Mar 20, 2010, 10:50 PM
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Anyone tried out this boomer? "The PHOENIX TB" at http://www.screamingfoam.com/index.shtml
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Old Mar 21, 2010, 03:04 PM
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Looks like a perty large plane for sheet EPP. I wonder much they had to reinforce it?
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Old Mar 21, 2010, 04:28 PM
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This picture of the bottom side seems to show at least some of the reinforcement...

http://www.screamingfoam.com/phoenix_8lg.jpg

Looks like a big carbon spar and then carbon strips along the front-to-back fuselage runners.

I wonder if it is really standard EPP. They say 10mm "extruded foam", but by the looks it looks more like depron.
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Old Mar 21, 2010, 06:11 PM
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Yea, doesn't sound like EPP.

I'm trying to finish up a couple planes and a WW Boomer for a member.
While I'm cutting out parts, I'm making a EPP Cessna Skymaster/Boomer.
Its 28" with a 10g outrunner, pusher only. With the light 10g motor, I may be able to get it to ballance with the batt in the nose. I'll post some pic's here when it gets closer to lookin like something.
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Old Mar 21, 2010, 09:14 PM
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Cool! I'm still flying the pocket boomer you sold me a while back. I upgraded it to the 10g outrunner... works great. I love it.
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Old Mar 21, 2010, 09:28 PM
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Hey Butch, Tram over at Superflyrc.com is cutting some new planes and experimenting with some new ideas. I think a Superfly or similar boomer would be pretty cool. Maybe you and Jeff could put your heads together and come up with a platform as good or better than the Wild Wing to turn into a boomer.
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Old Jun 09, 2010, 07:09 PM
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One of the few real Boomers in the world is called a flying car. Made in Russia.
Looks nice, but I couldn't find out much about it. Theres a video in the link.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0..._n_604611.html

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Old Jun 10, 2010, 04:41 PM
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More photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/3310418...993883/detail/
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 11:19 PM
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Wow, Jet Fighter type visability!
And 300kpm is not too bad, but I bet the price is up there.
Thanks for the link!
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Old Jun 20, 2010, 11:57 PM
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I want to get back into another EPP Boomer project, so I've been drawing some ideas.
It will probably be a 28" slightly tapered, lifting airfoil like the E-starter or MiniMag.
I should be able to run it on a 10 gram outrunner, 2 or 3 cell, with 6g servos. I'm shooting for under 5ozs. If I keep the tail light and motor close to the trailing edge, plus the batt under the canopy out in the nose, I may be able to swing it. I may have to use a 3 cell for the extra weight. On a 3 cell, you get more power, but if you don't use it, then you get more indurance!


I've also got the real flying fever now and then, but no bucks! So I've been looking at some ultralights to see whats out there. I ran across a BD-5 Boomer!
I had a couple real BD-5's in the old days, but never got one flying.
I even have most of a fuselage hanging up in the garage for one.

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Old Jun 21, 2010, 03:58 AM
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It would be easier to balance if you swept the wing a little, but the long nose should do the job...

Are you going to hot wire cut the wings?
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Old Jun 21, 2010, 09:04 AM
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Just thought I'd share a cross-link to the AirHogs Titan bash thread... looks like it would make a nice boomer.
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