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Posted by ddog343 | May 18, 2012 @ 11:04 PM | 7,191 Views
VTOL-3D NoobTube ScratchBuilt FoamBoard Flyer (5 min 0 sec)

The Story behind this flight!
As some of you already know, I've been actively following and building EA aircraft. EA is Experimental Airlines and is Ed's site. He has produce a whole slew of foamboard design videos that cover the entire build process along with some of his very innovative concepts. Their just a blast to build and fly...foamboard with a true airfoil wing! Anyhow, around 3 weeks ago, Ed introduced a new build contest, with one of his suppliers providing the winning gift. Tape Brothers.com is that gracious sponsor. I believe that they're in Florida. Anyhow, that's where I got my tape from. And their colored packing tape is a big part of these builds... So the contest is to build a new plane, using Ed's modular design pieces, video it flying and post it. The VTOL-3D is my version of his basic build "NoobTube" and contest entry. As you see in the video, it does fly, and I managed a VTO (Vertical Take-Off) barely. Still working on that part and a vertical Landing. We hand-launched on the above maiden into calm winds. (the lull, before the cold front came busting through) Midway through the flight, winds reversed directions and picked up to a measured 20+ MPH... Rest of the flight was consumed by loud cursing ( I believe Spydermann was laughing) and the urgency to get grounded in one piece. Success... The next morning bought marginal flying condition (wind) and 43 degrees. Decided I'd try...Continue Reading
Posted by ddog343 | May 04, 2012 @ 05:31 PM | 5,480 Views
ParkZone Mk VI Mosquito "Mossie" Moment.! (0 min 49 sec)

UMX Mk VI Mosquito "Mossie" "check out" flight after "Re-Build".... Camera's on a Tri-pod and 2 or 3 ft off the ground... realizing this, induced "a maximum rate" pull-up!