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Posted by Number_6 | May 21, 2020 @ 02:34 PM | 5,444 Views
Lately been putting together kits and adding LEDs.

But with kits you need to inspect parts and get creative.

Limits are ribs, bulkheads, servo position, etc.

Today, I am adding some strips to a Valiant 10cc kit.

Came up with a method to add strips. Here's a few pics of Valiant, also others done recently.
Posted by Number_6 | May 20, 2020 @ 08:33 AM | 11,439 Views
'Simitar' styled, home built, EPP foam, film laminated,
pusher-motor plane.

Always liked the Simitar style. BUT, know not much
about balsa construction
, or fuel/gas motors
, so I built
an EPP foam plane that had a pusher motor, and was
launched by hand, and belly-landed on grass
... no landing gear.

I borrowed, and blended the build techniques from
CTH foam wings (Lee), and the style of
Bill Evans Simitar.

I was, and still am surprised how easy it flies.
This plane is 4 years old, and is still my favorite
for unique style, tight turns, and big presence
in the sky.

I have since built many Simitar styled foamies,
both tractor and pusher motors...yet the most
durable, has been this particular yellow version
because of the rear prop and rear skid.

Great blend of styles borrowed from Bill and Lee.

Simitar Style Flying Wing Maiden (0 min 30 sec)


Tight Turns 6ft Plank Simitar style EPP foam flying wing with elevons only (1 min 13 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by Number_6 | Apr 27, 2020 @ 01:04 PM | 9,415 Views
Dug up some old info about the killer of flying wings... flutter.

Interesting. Check out the info in the attached PDF.

Problem is finding a good battery position.

Will hotwire a test EPP wing, long ws, high aspect, tapered to test this idea.