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Posted by Old_Pilot | Jan 20, 2018 @ 06:44 PM | 3,514 Views
Bloody Hell III (3 min 43 sec)

Sorry about losing her on the vertical climb, but I was laughing so much I forgot what I was doing....she's a beast
Posted by Old_Pilot | Jan 18, 2018 @ 04:36 PM | 4,035 Views
Forgot to put this one up.....

Version 3 of the Bloody Hell....1/2" pink foam fuselage, Elmer's board built up wing and feathers, covered with 1.5 mil Doculam, painted with rattlecan.

I've flown her 3-4 times, but no video yet......been too cold and now snow........Continue Reading
Posted by Old_Pilot | Jan 16, 2018 @ 10:10 AM | 3,713 Views
Another variant........27" WS x 43" OAL with a 90 mm fan and fabricated nacelle....Flew her about a week ago.....she's a bullet...need to turn the throws down and the expo up......video when the snow melts and it gets above freezing

SS 12 (2 min 6 sec)

Posted by Old_Pilot | Jan 01, 2018 @ 06:28 PM | 3,580 Views
Fun with nacelles....decided to form one instead of depending on Wendy's and McDonalds for my thrust cones...two layers of heavy construction paper laminated together with Tite-Bond....inlet fairing is a piece of 5/32 vacuum hose split lengthwise ...outlet is 3.0625" diameter (7.37 sq-in, which is 95% of FSA for this 90 mm fan)

And then I built a test stand......(2) cross pieces, (8) Verticals and (4) Spacers