|Jul 19, 2008, 08:11 PM|
Smokin Whizzz Arc-110 by TxSac (or maybe Hank)
Dream Flight - Alula
Wally World / ToysRUs - Superman
GP ElectriFly L-39 Albatros
Wattage Phase 3 EF-16
Multiplex FunJet with thrust vectoring (supposedly)
Thunder Tiger Velocity
Adrenalin 400 (Hid it good, but not good enough!)
Ok... Gimme a prize!
|Jul 21, 2008, 10:38 AM|
So close Steve..
Since you had the "I was there" advantage, I probably wouldn't give it to you, but alas you also made a mistake..
The hidden pylon racer is infact the Baudis quick, not an adrenalin 400..
(enter wrong buzzer sound here)
SOOOO close.. but no cigar.
|Jul 21, 2008, 01:03 PM|
The superman flies surprisingly well. Real good for a laugh.. !
It is originally an RC design, with 2 motors for diferential thrust for steering/climbing.
I removed all the insides, mounted a home wound CDrom motor and some 4 gram servos and cut a couple of ailerons. Runs on a 2S-1320 (big but required for balance). He has over 1:1, so climbs like superman.. (he definately is not made of steel.)
It is pretty stable, but once inverted it has a high tendency to flip over to upright again, due to the molded in dihedral. This creates some cool muliple roll characteristics, not exactly axial.. lol It also tends to wobble a little in higher winds, so I added a clear plastic vertical fin right down the centre of his cape (top). made it quite a bit better.
I'll was meaning to post a few more pics on my blog, just never got around to it..
Will do that soon.
|Jul 21, 2008, 02:57 PM|
If you want to get really technical..
The EF-16 is by Global hobby, not Wattage..
So actually you got 2 wrong..
When you go for your pilots licence, do they allow a "couple" of mistakes ?