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Old Nov 15, 2007, 07:22 PM
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Working on a AP plane that will fit in my suitcase

With my job I get to travel some.
After adding to this fine post it got me thing about a plane that I could take with me to place’s like this to do a little AP.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...=392100&page=7


With this post I made a wing and the tips are hinge with tape and when opened held in place with tape.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=748117

I made a plane that that the fuse was cut and held as one piece with tape to fly
The wind is blowing and a little of that liquid sunshine that we are known for was falling out of the sky.
Took it out the runway and it did well was up for about 4 min and did well in the wind. no cam on for first flight

Now I will have to make a new wing for this plane and I will use the tape trick on it too.

Tools required to assemble are a flat blade screw driver or a penny or dime to install the tail feathers.
And tape for the fuse and the landing gear.

I think the parts of the plane will do okay in a suitcase with clothes. Any input?
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Old Nov 15, 2007, 07:37 PM
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I would run a CF rod between both sides of the wing parts and the fuse. You don't have to glue them in, but they will help take the forces off the tape. Tape only would worry me greatly.

Also, for a travel rig, ditch the landing gear and make it a hand launcher/ belly lander. You can run a strip of CF along the bottom to take the landing. Just my 2 cents...

Looks good!!

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Old Nov 15, 2007, 07:59 PM
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I like it. Show some of the AP.
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Old Nov 15, 2007, 08:41 PM
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That's pretty cool Fly.

Looks like an articulated Magpie. If it flies like one you should have a real winner.

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Old Nov 15, 2007, 09:57 PM
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it can be much simpler, here is my Stryker AP
vertical fins slide in for flight and slide out to fit in suitcase
the plane is only 36" flying wing, fitted with CDP4 co-pilot and video downlink
to protect lens I power off LS70 just before landing.
Last summer I used 31"wing mini-slinger to carry Canon SD30, that setup could be carried in a briefcase
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Old Nov 15, 2007, 11:30 PM
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fmkit, the camera seems to be pointing in a direction that's not very useful.
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Old Nov 15, 2007, 11:40 PM
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fmkit, the camera seems to be pointing in a direction that's not very useful.

It is pointed stright to make show off HD movies when plane rolls fery fast and fly inverted. To shoot landscape it is also very good position as plane approach target the camera easily focused cause plane moving in the same direction. Today I flew in winds and it was very stable thanks to low profile.
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Old Nov 16, 2007, 12:14 AM
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This is a link to a wing that the tips are held on with only tape and did well. I think the fuse will be fine with tape the one and only flight with this plane was in some wind and the flight well I wanted to see if it would part and it did not
getf (1 min 47 sec)


Ira yes it does look like a magpie, I took one of my larger planes and cut it down to what you see. I like the pie its one nice plane. I have one JUst Nice

Thanks for the input
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Old Nov 16, 2007, 02:24 AM
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FYI the Carbon Prime might be a good / near-ultimate travel plane. Some AP in this thread...
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Old Nov 16, 2007, 09:33 AM
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Too Fast?

Fmkit

It seems to me like the Stryker would be too fast for AP. Do you have any still shots you could show us?
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Old Nov 16, 2007, 09:54 AM
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we have constant rain for the past 10 days
recent sunny days pics posted here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=119
it was shot from Slinger that is similar to Stryker
Stryker can be slow if needed - anyone who used the wing will tell you that, it is even classified as parkflyer. It looks great in the air and people often ask me take picture while I'm replacing battery, its funny that AP plane get photographed often , maybe because people get attracted by super bright LEDs, look at wingtips, these LEDs make orientation easy and also signal camera status -on/off/recording...
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Old Nov 18, 2007, 02:13 AM
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Old Nov 18, 2007, 11:30 PM
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Some shots From today with this plane Works for me
Now if the sun was out more

No name for the plane yet

Did a video from the plane, but it is uploading slow will post soon I hope
Well not tonight it stopped
I will try again.
Mike
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Old Nov 19, 2007, 10:02 AM
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This is a link to a wing that the tips are held on with only tape and did well. I think the fuse will be fine with tape the one and only flight with this plane was in some wind and the flight well I wanted to see if it would part and it did not
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyAlN...=733640&page=2

Ira yes it does look like a magpie, I took one of my larger planes and cut it down to what you see. I like the pie its one nice plane. I have one JUst Nice

Thanks for the input

Hey Brother... If it works for you it's all good.....
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Old Nov 20, 2007, 12:14 AM
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Just a short Flight

The first time with a cam onboard
Just a short flight (1 min 22 sec)
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