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Posted by SierraSam | May 23, 2017 @ 01:21 PM | 2,643 Views
4.8 ounce build using blue-core foam and MonoKote pattern from CTH Scythe. Foam did not melt with iron on highest setting. Covering worked and plane flies well.
Posted by SierraSam | Mar 08, 2017 @ 06:02 PM | 3,764 Views
Built with the same motor, ESC, servos and battery as used in the "Assassin".

Scythe: Bob Flying, Mac Videoing (3 min 6 sec)

Plane weighs 12.6 ounces. Unlimited vertical climb. A bit 'squirrly' on roll control, rolls almost too much. Fun and fast. Great for limbo and will add lights and FPV.
Posted by SierraSam | Aug 04, 2015 @ 11:29 AM | 4,353 Views
Rocket plane worked!

See video and isolated frame from video showing the flame in the exhaust.
Rocket Plane (0 min 46 sec)

Posted by SierraSam | May 12, 2015 @ 08:16 PM | 4,476 Views
Scratch built with poster board colored packing tape. 1300 mAmp lipo and 64 mm EDF. Flew 4 min on battery.

EDF "SunJet" Scratch-Built Wing (2 min 28 sec)

Posted by SierraSam | Apr 28, 2015 @ 01:21 PM | 5,225 Views
Sharing an unedited GoPro video of me flying my EasyStar "wing". Recently added a larger motor, and 2.4 Rx, 1,800 mA lipo. After balancing and and tweaking the controls, she flew maybe better than my Radian. Currently building several versions of this type of flying wing. Think I'll call them Franking Flyers since most are constructed from old airplane parts.

April Fools Day Flight (13 min 27 sec)

Posted by SierraSam | May 03, 2013 @ 07:41 PM | 4,999 Views
The plane was made from a single sheet of Adams foam board purchased at Dollar General for one dollar. It is covered with packing tape. Flies well with thin wings that give little drag. All of the electronics are accessible. My plans are to use the plane for combat since it is inexpensive, has great performance and is quick and inexpensive to build. Also I may use it for close range FPV with FatShark goggles, a 100 milliwatt Tx and a pico camera for piloting and a keychain camera for recording in 720 HD.

The build should be obvious from the two images attached.

Watch a short clip of the "Dollar General" flying.
Flight of My New Design Named "The Dollar General 2" (0 min 23 sec)

Posted by SierraSam | Jul 14, 2012 @ 09:08 AM | 5,454 Views
This flying wing is working out well. It has proven damage resistant along the learning curve, but is flying well as a stable aerial photography platform. Yesterday, Friday the 13th, I flew my new keychain 'spy' camera (808#16) on it at altitude, just before dark. Hope to mount my GoPro FPV equipment soon.

This post may be redundant since I just made an entry, that was "Submit New Thread". Haven't caught on as to how RCGroups works yet. Hope this post is of interest to some of the other members.
Flight of the Easy Star Wing Scratch Built (2 min 43 sec)

Posted by SierraSam | Feb 08, 2011 @ 07:15 PM | 5,006 Views
Joined today, Tuesday, February 8, 2011.

Also flew my two FPV planes, the Eagle Wing, and the Hawk Sky. More wind than I wanted, but it went well!