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Old Jan 06, 2009, 12:48 PM
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Here is my main plans page. These can be flown as pusher parkjets or as rocket boosted gliders. I have personally built and flown all of these. All but the shuttle and dynasoar have flown as pusher jets, and all but the Hustler have flown as rocket boosted gliders. These are primarily profile designs which I like because you have very low frontal area and increased wing/lifting surface which gives them both slow speed landings and high speed flight.

To build them as a pusher, you just need to fit and install a motor mount for your motor, ply plate etc, and recess it as desired or mount it right at the end, just keeping in mind prop clearance. The Grayson microjet v3 and an apc 6x4 with 800mah 3s is a good power setup for all but the B-58, on that I use a grayson super parkjet with 6x4 apc prop and 2100 3s pack.

For rocket boost you need to fit and install a 24mm rocket mount in the tail. For rocket gliders since they don't use much current, you can get by with a very small battery in the middle of the body and just add nose weight as needed for CG. I prefer the Aerotech RC 24mm case and E-6 RC rocket reloads exclusively as this gives an 7 second burn time, gentle boost, and they are very controlable. I do not have to shift any weight for the CG shift, I use a slightly tail heavy launch condition and slightly nose heavy glide and it works perfectly. Use of higher thrust motors may lead to overspeed and flutter. I use a launch rail as it doesn't flex, if you use a rod, you would need a minimum 6' 1/4" rod to give proper liftoff speed. Remember that your placement of the launch buttons or launch lug needs to allow clearance for the wires/servos/motor.

Reminder that these were scanned full size, but printers normally cannot print to the edges, normally a printer will shrink the image and put some border around it, this will yield a smaller than original print and may cause mis-alignment, make sure you turn off page scaling in the printer before printing, and that there is no scaling or auto-expand or fill to the sheets and that you print without borders.


**Notes for cruciform fuse models, or models with tabs/slots:

When cutting slots and tabs, it is better to cut the slots on the side with slots only, then overlay it on the other fuse side and mark the tabs and slots, that way you are sure they line up perfectly. The plans show what I did but it's better to rely on your cut pieces for perfect alignment.


**General Notes

Build light, I've included carbon where it is needed for flight loads. I use velcro to hold the RX and bec/esc in place, as it allows easy changing out if needed. I don't use double back tape for my servos any more as one hot summer in the garage and many of my planes servos started to sag, I now CA+ the servos in place. I don't use clevis connectors, but use .039 music wire and Z bends that fit tightly. Less to fail or go wrong. there is zero slop and it is light and simple. Most of these will fit onto a single sheet of 27"x39" 6mm depron, a few may take two sheets. If you have to splice your sheets, use blenderm tape on both sides to reinforce the joint if needed. For landing protection I put strips of .03 or .04 styrene sheet where the model would contact the ground and this has held up well. If you are landing on something smooth, you can also use great planes or dubro wing skids that have two prongs, I put one or two on the bottom of the fuse and this works fine as well.


Please feel free to send me PM feedback on any issues or success you have.

I'm doing a few kits on demand, prices are here:http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2369689

SR-71 kit : http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2083332

X-15 kit: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2275757

F-106 delta dart kit: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2070504

V-1 Buzzbomb: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2065112

X-2 Rocketplane:http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1#post26344459

InteR/Ceptor kit: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...0#post26259262

For some notes on the components I use you can look here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...2#post30825101

A listing of older build threads that may apply to some of these if not covered in my blog: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...8#post27398116

A bunch of pictures of the planes I've designed/built: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1754552


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Old Jan 06, 2009, 07:49 PM
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Awesome! Subscribed and bookmarked!
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 10:46 PM
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Fascinating models! Someone even posted about them over on "Ye Olde Rocket Forum" (see: http://forums.rocketshoppe.com/showt...2303#post62303 ).

The Quest Aerospace Q E-Z boost-glider (see: http://www.rocketreviews.com/reviews...t_glider.shtml ) would make an interesting scaled-up R/C profile model--literally a profile model *of* a profile model! Its canard glider could have an electric motor and pusher prop (perhaps of the "folding-blades" variety) and be launched by a proportionally-upscaled version of the booster powered by "D" through "G" rocket motors.
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 05:45 AM
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Love it!!!

I gotta know, what do you use for the shiny silver paint and the build material?
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 10:28 AM
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Hi, I'm using testors Chrome, it works pretty well and dries quickly and really gives a shine. For material I use depron, and for most markings I'm using sig stars and bars, coverite vinyl lettering and the rest is usually trim monokote cut to shape.

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Old Jan 08, 2012, 07:53 AM
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a lot of x-planes from the 50īs,60īs & 70īs!!!!!!!!!!!!
exactly what I really enjoy!
congrats from Brazil !!!!!!!!!
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 04:36 PM
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a lot of x-planes from the 50īs,60īs & 70īs!!!!!!!!!!!! exactly what I really enjoy! congrats from Brazil !!!!!!!!!
All I can say is Ditto! Lots of nice builds and inspiring.
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Ok where are you hiding the details on the Battleship Yamato!?!

Very nice planes. I think i have considered building most of those!
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 12:25 PM
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I've updated the bomarc plans to just double the ramjets and not use an x-form structure. I think it is simpler to understand, allows some rounding of the pods and looks a little cleaner.

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Do you recommend any of them in particular for a first time rocket glider user? I'm finally getting good enough at RC to want to give the rockets a try.
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Old Jan 02, 2014, 12:43 AM
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They boost quite nicely and not too fast, if you are comfortable with a quick aileron plane you should be ok. The x-15 is a pretty good choice.

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Do you recommend any of them in particular for a first time rocket glider user? I'm finally getting good enough at RC to want to give the rockets a try.
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your stuff is amazing. Thanks for sharing the build info as well as pics and plants etc.
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Old Sep 02, 2014, 09:30 PM
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Wheres the CG of the spaceshuttle when in gliding mode?
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Old Sep 03, 2014, 12:39 AM
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The cg should be marked on the plans,that is the boost cg with loaded e6 rc motor, post burnout cg will be 3/4"-1.25" forward of that approx but you should set the boost cg, that is the most important. If you are looking for a pusher flight cg I'd start with 3/4" forward of the plans and go from there.

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Old Sep 11, 2014, 08:36 PM
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Hello Frank

I was quite impressed by their models of rockets and also by construction techniques, simple and effective. You could solve me a question?
How do I transfer the design of the rocket to the Depron? Is there a special technique so that the design is good precision for cutting?
Thank you so much

Marcelo
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