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Posted by SGTalon | Jul 24, 2008 @ 08:31 PM | 56,356 Views
So I have been having a lot of people in my normal life (not online) asking me why i am not selling these things.

I have been talking to some people about kitting these out. They are definitely unique! I can't think of a single kit out there that is a Star Trek or Star Wars ship.

I may have to really look into doing this and distributing them somehow. What do you guys think? Would you guys be willing to pay money for a complete SGTalon Summer of Space Kit?

Maybe buy the whole set!

I remember seeing some of the early 3D kits in the local hobby shops. They were selling for $20-$30 or so with everything except electronics.

Anyways...

I had some extra time today Check this out!

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...4#post10210574

BTW... How do you get your Blog to be "Featured"?
Posted by SGTalon | Jul 23, 2008 @ 09:10 AM | 56,454 Views
So i think the Summer of Space is catching on. There are several people building my designs now. Kwinters is building an Enterprise-D and the Bird of Prey 2 to take to Oshkosh this year www.eaa.org

At least one person is building a Tie Interceptor. And Someone went and built my Imperial Star Destroyer before I did!!!!

Of course now i have some catching up to do... Can't let someone else be the only one to build my designs!!! But man does that SD looks awesome.

So my latest project besides flying the Enterprise D is the Babylon 5 Star Fury. I have it all assembled now and i will be putting on the electronics tonight. Probably fly tonight or tomorrow. It just looks great though.

I have to say I am really unhappy with the Pink FanFold though. Turns out that it is much heavier than the Blue Protection Board.

I weighed a sheet of each last night. The Blue was a bit over 4 oz the pink was 6.5 oz!!! that is more than 50% heavier!

It looks like my flying weight for the Fury is going to be around 20 oz.... I am not happy about that. I really wanted to have a 1.5:1 or better thrust ratio and i am going to be just a bit over 1:1 now.

I think i am going to peel the skin off the whole thing and see how it does that way.
Posted by SGTalon | Jul 19, 2008 @ 09:56 PM | 57,962 Views
So the Summer of Space has taken a very nice turn to success!

I finally got the Enterprise D all built, tested and flying! Only took 2 tries to make it fly =)

I had a bit of trouble with my control throws on the first flight. I had Dual rates off and i NEEDED it!

After a few days in Space Dock it was ready to fly again and it was great!

This thing is a total floater! WAAAAAAYYYY better than the Reliant (my previous best floater)

Anyhow I revised the design a bit to add a bunch of reinforcement to the main fuse. You can see in the video that it is a bit wobbly but man does it fly nice!

It floats so well that i don't doubt that in a slight wind it will look like it is hovering. Excellent landings are easy with this thing! Heck i don't even need my hay field... good thing too. The farmer cut it all down!

Anyhow here is the thread for the Enterprise

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...39#post9984716

Video
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...4#post10181221

And the Youtube version... if i can get the darn thing to upload!!!

RC Foam Enterprise D Maiden (4 min 0 sec)

Posted by SGTalon | Jul 09, 2008 @ 08:29 PM | 56,413 Views
I have not had a lot of time for building lately. My company sells equipment to the car companies and we are in our busiest time during the July shutdowns. I am spending a lot of time in the plant but my project is going so well that I had a bit of extra time the last few days.

So i started up my 3D design program and whipped out some new designs.

Introducing....
The Millenium Falcon, https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...8#post10116191 <----More pics there

B-Wing Fighter,
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...0#post10116233 <--- More pics and details there

and Babylon 5 Fury!!! I have to say that the Fury is exceptionally cool.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...9#post10116293

Pics and details on the thread.



I have the Enterprise-D just about done. Will glue the main saucer on tonight and be ready for CG testing tomorrow.
Posted by SGTalon | Jul 01, 2008 @ 09:22 PM | 56,487 Views
The Summer of Space continues!!!

I got my Enterprise D cut out and started putting it together tonight. Man does it look cool. I think it may be the best flyer yet. Can't wait to get it in the air.

I have an order on the way from United Hobbies with some new batteries and servos so i can keep more spacecraft in the air.

I was working in the plant today waiting for the electrician to run the conduit to a conveyor panel and decided to put together a new design. Of course it is a spacecraft. I refuse to build anything this summer that is not a spaceship of some type.

So here it is. The Imperial Star Destroyer. 4' long 30" wide. Same 23oz thrust motor i am using on all the others. I think it may be the coolest one yet.

Check it out!

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=887870