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View Poll Results: Which type of combat do you prefer?
One design (same plane shape/size) with common and battery) 1 4.35%
Similiar planes (Kens single motor combat planes) and common motor and battery. 14 60.87%
No limits except battery size (900 mAh 2S) 3 13.04%
Anything that flies....no limits 5 21.74%
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 08:49 AM
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And now for something entirely different.....
Got some orientation color on the OSEdge (so I can fly her in this endless gray sky), but I think it still looks too plain. Any suggestions to liven it up?
My daughter would say to add sparkles or glitter to it
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 10:45 AM
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My daughter would say to add sparkles or glitter to it
Now there's a thought!
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 11:01 AM
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I have MPF logo stickers in a word file, but unfortunately it is on my desk top in MI and I'm in FL for 3 months.

Mike, I'm sure you can make up some logo stickers to print on clear label stock. They come out pretty neat on a laser printer, as long as B&W is OK.
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 11:22 AM
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Yeah, I'm sure I could shrink one of the several pics I have down. Gotta get the clear label stock, tho. I have every other kind of printable "paper" but that, of course!

So what plane did you take?
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 11:47 AM
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So what plane did you take?
I can see him now sitting in a lounge chair with a cup holder on both arm rests, basking in the warm sun while a OSG floats in the breeze coming in from the gulf.

"Honey can you bring me another cold one? I've got another 20 minutes on this battery."

Ah Life is Good.
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 01:57 PM
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I have MPF logo stickers in a word file, but unfortunately it is on my desk top in MI and I'm in FL for 3 months.

Mike, I'm sure you can make up some logo stickers to print on clear label stock. They come out pretty neat on a laser printer, as long as B&W is OK.
I am thinking a little larger like printed vinyl.

Ken
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 08:56 PM
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Yeah, I'm sure I could shrink one of the several pics I have down. Gotta get the clear label stock, tho. I have every other kind of printable "paper" but that, of course!

So what plane did you take?
I set the Slofly that bruce gave me right on top of the cloths on hangers in the back seat. It's the one I flew at the Tues. indoor sessions the last few weeks. It only blocked view in the mirror a little.

I still have not located a place to fly it.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 01:45 AM
This is BAT country!
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Thinking about a foamie pylon racer. 30" or so. Anything already out there?
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 06:08 PM
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Thinking about a foamie pylon racer. 30" or so. Anything already out there?
That depends on what you consider a pylon racer. A few picnics back we did some pylon racing with the SEMFF Hawker Sea Fury. Since then I have done one with a full scale Reno air racer paint scheme (Spirit of Texas). I want to build one of these for myself. This one was for Pierre.

Ken



There is also this model if you are looking for something more pylonish. The Swifty.

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Old Jan 05, 2013, 08:49 PM
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almost forgot...
20.5" and 24gm

1.5mm foam we wheedled Adams into giving us.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 09:59 PM
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Hey guys,
Was looking to building a 20" Oshkosh but after some input from Don for a power system I found out I pretty much had to buy all new batteries. I do not need more then I already have so.... I wonder if the Oshkosh or Bluebaby 33"(?) would be better. I think it uses the same batts and powertrain as the combat planes.
Still haven't actually flown my first build (P64 combat) as the weather is not agreeing with me. Took it up briefly but that does not count.
How does the Bluebaby or Oshkosh handle wind? I know it is a trainer with a lot of lift. Ideas?
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 10:30 PM
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Either the 33" BB or OKspl will use the exact same gear as the combat planes so you're good with that and thr 850-950mah 2s packs. They will be fine with most winds we want to fly in. When it's really windy, we would take out the 24" BB's as they were best in it. Also, pretty indestructible...
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 11:11 PM
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almost forgot...
20.5" and 24gm

1.5mm foam we wheedled Adams into giving us.
Been wondering about this post Mike,now I got it.Very impressive numbers.Iv'e been workin on getting smaller gear,had some ordered today.Not small enough for that though,what gear do you plan on using?
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 11:38 PM
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I have no clue! it was just an exercise in doing an armin wing and tinkering with the thin foam in my favorite configuration, full fuselage. 'course it looks pretty decent, so may have to get into the really small gear. I was looking at the HK stuff that will hopefully bind with my 9x, but didn't go very far with it. I thought about taking the case off a 3ch HK rx and using the smallest servos I can find with a 10gm motor, but haven't really pursued it. What did you get?
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 11:49 PM
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I ordered 3.7g servos,but stayed at 10g motor.was contemplating the 5g motor,but I didn't want to get too small.

Also just staying with a decased orange rx.
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