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Posted by mudman1959 | May 10, 2016 @ 06:30 PM | 9,164 Views
I have been trying to figure out how I am going to launch my Cuda Para-noia safely without loosing my bits and pieces... So I did some searching and found the X8 bungee launching catapult. I was able to source out the 2 inch square and the 1 inch square aluminum tubing from a local metal manufacturing business, it was leftovers from previous jobs. I got a good start on the assembly of it but I need some additional hardware... Bearings or small roller blade wheels from the shoe skates. The rail is 8 foot long and split into two 4 foot pieces with a hardwood plug to join them back together held in place by two latches. The legs are 1 inch square stock. Looking at using a old Bow that I picked up for $10 and attach it to the front and run the bungees from it to the cradle. Still lots to do so stay tuned....

The "FAD" (0 min 42 sec)


https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ht=x8+catapult

Mudman1959

Oh ya... "FAD" is short for "Foam Airplane Destroyer"
Posted by mudman1959 | May 04, 2016 @ 08:34 AM | 9,474 Views
I saw this beauty on the Flite Test articles forum and decided I needed one. Looking at the plans it looked like a fairly easy one to build but the wing needed to be a bit bigger... How about 90 inches bigger. Planning on splitting the wing in the middle to make it easier to transport as it is rather long. Hoping for a good powered "Floater" for some thermal action this summer...

Mudman1959

http://flitetest.com/articles/it-s-not-a-radian-but