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|a plane that is gonna fly well, or exceed his expectations.||7||77.78%|
|a pile of toothpicks and confetti.||2||22.22%|
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|Dec 17, 2008, 03:14 PM|
Why not to practice Slow Stick Perversion while Trippin'
No, not really- I don't use drugs (but I may want to when I fly this thing!)
Although not looking like a Slow Stick, all the hardware came from a Slow Stick. (Never throw out a wrecked Slow Stick, the parts come in handy) Looking for a new project, I was surfing the web when I found this neet little paper airplane called a "Hoopster". Almost imediately, the gears in my head started spinning and this is what I came up with. After blowing up the dimentions 400%, I was shocked to find out that the fuselage was the same size as, you guessed it, a Slow Stick! I found a coffee can for the 6" diameter hoop and a large sauce pan for the 12" hoop. After cutting my 4" strips of fan fold, I used my Monocote Heat Iron to help bend the foam around the can and pot. I glued the circles, then used strapping tape to re-enforce them.
I did add the control surfaces, not on the paper airplane. It has a functioning Rudder, and an Elevon mixer for Elevator and Ailerons. Power is a Tower Pro 2408-21 and 18 amp speed control.
I need to balence it , I think it should be real close to the paper airplane, and it should be ready to fly. I'll video it as I usually do this weekend if weather is friendly. (I don't think this will be a windy- day plane, but it could also surprise me.........)
|Dec 17, 2008, 05:54 PM|
I'm sure it will leave the ground, but I have my suspicions about that rudder being so tall. It may tend to roll the plane in the opposite direction you intended to turn, just like my rcpowers F1 hydro did before he redesigned it. Guess we'll have to wait and see.
|Dec 17, 2008, 06:20 PM|
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