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Old Jun 25, 2008, 08:07 AM
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Flyingfoams 83" Mothership

hi, im seeking info from anyones whose flown a Flyingfoams 83" Mothership " http://www.flyingfoam.com/products.html " ,photos would be cool too. the all EPP version interests me, i bet this sucker make a nice AP setup huh? info on what motors an battery size be nice also. Thanks , rc
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 09:11 AM
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Got one & love it... It's got an AXI motor setup with a 40A speed control. It takes 10 C cell batteries in the nose and a little weight to get the balance point correct. It sure likes to fly high so IMHO would be great for AP.
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 01:46 PM
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Got one & love it... It's got an AXI motor setup with a 40A speed control. It takes 10 C cell batteries in the nose and a little weight to get the balance point correct. It sure likes to fly high so IMHO would be great for AP.

hi, cool, got any pics? what all differant kinds of battery packs you reckon work with it? or packs your useing most likely better than other set ups ? Thanks for letting me pick yer brain bro im interested in one, seems cooler than a ritewing 50 that i was thinking about rc
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 02:12 PM
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hi, cool, got any pics? what all differant kinds of battery packs you reckon work with it? or packs your useing most likely better than other set ups ? Thanks for letting me pick yer brain bro im interested in one, seems cooler than a ritewing 50 that i was thinking about rc
What about the TL60 from what we have seen they do real good for AP.. and before you ask.. Nope i have no pic's just reporting on what i have read
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 10:05 PM
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I have had the Mother ship for a couple years now. It is a great flying plane(wing), using a Fun500 geared motor,12 cell batery pack, 12x6 folding prop. It climbs out at at about 35 deg. and will be out os sight in no time on 450 watts. AUW is 6 lbs.
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 11:21 PM
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I have had the Mother ship for a couple years now. It is a great flying plane(wing), using a Fun500 geared motor,12 cell batery pack, 12x6 folding prop. It climbs out at at about 35 deg. and will be out os sight in no time on 450 watts. AUW is 6 lbs.
Not bad...
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 12:08 AM
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Whoa that thing is huge! I'd love to see some video!
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 10:22 AM
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Here are some pics of jimklein (my dad's) mothership...
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Old Jun 27, 2008, 06:26 PM
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hi, nice plane, thanks for the pic's, i bet it was lots of FUN to fly, probley freaked the birds out . rc
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Old Jun 29, 2008, 02:55 PM
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Love my MotherShip! Here's some pics and a link to a vid I did a couple yrs ago, when I was running it on 3s2p. I run it on 6s1p now and it's a rocket at 100 mph level flight. I did away with all the above surface mounting hardware and buried everything. It's a very good floater also. Oh..did I mention that it's built the RiteWay?

Mando....

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ndo+mothership
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Old Jun 29, 2008, 08:53 PM
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That is beautifull !
That must have taken a few rolls of Henry's and a case of 3M 90, ( $$$$ )
What motor/prop are you using ?
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Old Jun 29, 2008, 09:36 PM
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Thanks for the comps!
* 6 lbs. 7 oz.
* 6s1p 4800 bats
* Mega 22/45/3E
* 12x6 APC prop
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Old Jun 30, 2008, 06:30 PM
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Here's mine:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=208

Look at my later posts, as I changed the motor/prop combo
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Old Jul 02, 2008, 12:36 PM
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hi, thats UBER COOL brothers, LOL. both you guys have COOL Motherships, hows yours fly Mando? did you get yours going Karakoram? you guys put a lot of work into your paint jobs, i bet they "turn heads" when you drag those outta the truck,LOL. id sure like to fly a Mothership, just might get me one,beings i got my 'stmulus tax 'check,LOL. what size servos you guys useing?

THANKS for pic's Mando, rc
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Old Jul 02, 2008, 05:16 PM
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Mine is flying well, however, I think I have a motor thrustline issue. I am porpoising too much. Its a bit hard to tell because the Mothership reacts much slower than a 'standard' size wing.

I recommend you go with a large prop and slow kv outrunner. Don't go 4s like I did (I only did that because I had a lot of 4s batteries I couldn't use for anything else).

I was originally going to do 4 servos -- HS 225 (I think they are MG), and go with a crow flap type of deal, but I did not do that. Instead, I just went with 2 HS225 servos standard Elevon arrangement. The MS glides forever, and doesn't need flaps, and it can fly slow. Mine is setup very light, and my power system is designed to fly it slow but with lots of thrust (climbing power), and low amp draw. I was using it for Aerial Photos.

I still have 2 HS225 servos new in box, if you want to buy them.

My paint job is actually super light/thin iron on on the bottom (the red, and the silver) and iron on on top at the center section (silver). The patchwork colors are regular wing colored tape. This was easier/quicker/cheaper than using iron on to get that color scheme.

I designed my MS to break down into 3 big parts.

This is because I never make large multi piece wings as 2 pieces-- always 3, because the center joint has the highest stress, so its much lighter/stronger to leave the center intact and make the wings come apart futhur outboard.
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