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Old Nov 19, 2002, 02:27 AM
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Pictures of sky scooter Twin....FINALLY

Well i do not know how many were folowing this thread but hereare some photosof the scooter Twin.I have had 2 test flights with this so far. One ended very abruptly when a props flew off. After the second test flight i founmd out i could have just keptthe motors running and brought it back around for a landing as on the second test flight I lost a pinion on one of the Motors and i flew two More circuts before landing I was wondering why it began to pull to the right but did not figure it out until i saw the Pinion was not there. I did not think this would fly on Just ONE motor. Anyways here are some Photos I will get some close ups of how the motors are attached tommorow......Hopefully.

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Old Nov 19, 2002, 02:28 AM
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The person holding it is the Owner.
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Old Nov 19, 2002, 02:28 AM
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Last one for now
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Old Nov 19, 2002, 06:35 AM
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It just goes to show you...

"If it's worth doing, it's worth OVER doing!"



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Old Nov 19, 2002, 09:48 AM
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Great job, Kush! Wanna' make me one? : - )
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Old Nov 19, 2002, 02:05 PM
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Hopefully we will get some video of it. I do not see why this would not have some good vertical to it as well........HMMMMMM I just gave Myself a idea!

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Old Nov 19, 2002, 09:00 PM
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You guys did toughen up the wing, right? Reason being is that the scooter's wing is weak just about a 1/2 inch or so from each side of the fuse. This is the point where mine developed a crack.
It is since epoxied and taped. And this is with the scooter running a geared 280 motor.

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Old Nov 20, 2002, 12:39 PM
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we have done a little with some straping tape.Could not reall think of anything else we could do.

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Old Nov 21, 2002, 01:26 AM
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Luckyarmpit & Kushal:

You may want to do more to strengthen the wing. Check out this thread.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...025#post600025

I've spruce sparred one SS wing (broke twice after repair with hot glue and toothpicks). My modified BL SS has a carbon fiber arrow spar.
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Old Nov 21, 2002, 01:35 AM
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Hoowdid you join the two spars in the center? Can i see the top of that wing9Just curious) have youthought about sheeting the bottom side of that wing?

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Old Nov 21, 2002, 06:04 AM
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I would poke a hole through the fuselage and use a single spar. If you can't do that, they should at least overlap inside the fuse and be bonded together.

Good luck,

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Old Nov 21, 2002, 01:51 PM
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I did that on one of my scooters But the spar did not sit flatnear the root of the wing(With the single spare runnuning through.) I may have to finda piece of metal that i can slip inside the carbon rod and bend that accordingly so everything will lay flat.

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Old Nov 21, 2002, 09:50 PM
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I reinforced a Sky Scooter wing by poking a hole where the leading edge meets the fuselage, then running a strip of 1/4" carbon fiber tape through the hole and gluing it to the leading edge of each wing. The wing had previously cracked at the leading edge on either side of the fuselage, and cracked again after a glue repair. The carbon fiber tape stopped the cracks, even when I pulled the 400 out and put in a 480 and a 7 cell 1250SCR nicad.
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Old Nov 22, 2002, 02:23 AM
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Kushal:
The top of the wing is normal. So how did I get a straight carbon arrow to fit the dihedral of the wing? I gently heated the carbon fiber arrow until it weakened just enough to bend. As it cooled it harded back up. But in retrospect I wish I had used the stiffness of the spar to pull some of the dihedral out.

I plan on flat bottoming the wing that is why I have the balsa around the perimeter. I just wish I had time to finish it and my TJ and my new MSW, and my kids Push e-cat.
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Old Nov 22, 2002, 03:21 AM
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WHat do you have to do with your TJ to finish it? I gatrher that is just one arrowshaft then Eh?


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