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Old Jun 07, 2011, 03:28 PM
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Hi all,

Just a short video to show that the tree homing system that jaron designed into this plane works very well

TREE!! (0 min 52 sec)


Cheers,
Geoff
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Old Jun 08, 2011, 04:16 PM
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Thanks again Geoff for posting your video here. Although my flying wing didn't survive the last hug with a tree its spirit is still alive in your build and the builds of all the others!
Old Sep 02, 2014, 10:33 PM
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Nice plane!
This is a beautiful plane. I am using these wings on a power pod I already had, but really like how nice this looks when built exactly to plans.

I will post a picture of mine after I test fly a few times and work out kinks.
Old Sep 03, 2014, 04:59 AM
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Yes please, post the pictures of your version of the plane.
Old Mar 20, 2015, 04:26 PM
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HELP!

I need correct sizes for bottom fuselage layer, top fuselage layer, middle fuselage layer (front), middle fuselage layer (back) ,canopy side panel, canopy top panel, how long they are (in mm) ?
Old Apr 22, 2015, 02:38 PM
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Sorry for the late answer mareks, haven't been here for a while.

The first post contains a PDF (uav-flying-wing-1.2-templates-tiled-A4.pdf) and a CAD file (uav-flying-wing-1.2.dwg.zip / uav-flying-wing-1.2.dxf.zip). With one of these files you should be able to get the exact dimensions of all the parts.
Old Mar 30, 2016, 04:04 PM
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Nice built...
Just by seeing the first few second of the video, i knew that you are from Switzerland.. The landscape
Old Mar 31, 2016, 01:50 AM
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Thanks! Yes, the landscape is kind of unique and very well recognizable.
Old Oct 14, 2016, 05:50 AM
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Hi there,
i'm really interested by that design to build s a FPV flying wing.

It allows plenty of space in the central fuselage that will help to set the CoG with near watever the Lipo battery used. It looks to be rather easy to build because of the KFm airfoil, should be rather easy to repair - if needed - too.

I just wonder how stable this design is on its yaw axis compared to a "classic" plane or moto glider.

Thanks for your answer and congratulations for that great looking model
Old Oct 14, 2016, 10:36 AM
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Hi Dreamcatcher, I've never flown conventional planes so unfortunately I can't compare them to flying wings in terms of yaw stability. There are other users here that have more experience with my designs than myself like for example mr.utopia and I know that they've flown different types and are able to make a comparison.

You might also be interested in Intermezzo, another wing design. It's similar to this one and although it's more complex to build its design is more advanced.
Old Oct 14, 2016, 01:39 PM
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Thanks Jaron,
I'd seen the Intermezzo too (i saw her in your blog )

I'm looking for a very simple build as i have near no free time to cut foam (i have a 5 month old little baby at home that is a real pleasure but consume A LOT of time )

I think to try to use some EPP to create a "bumping nose" in case of crash that could protect the mobius i plan to use for aerial footage and may be to modify the wing root / fuselage junction as shown on the basic drawing here under - may be you tested this shape before ?

I was also thinking to place the wing in the middle of the fuselage's height and not on the bottom. It could help to throw the wing or to add a basic landing gear.

Have a nice Week-end and safe flights !
Old Oct 14, 2016, 04:39 PM
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The original design uses the plywood support to protect the camera as Depron is very brittle.
The tail you've drawn resembles a Horten tail. I don't know the advantages of this design but you have to consider that model airplanes have different aerodynamic laws. Maybe it'll keep the airflow more linear and therefore quiets the pusher prop down.
The advantage of a low-wing design is that you gain height for the fuselage especially if you want a flat floor payload bay. The disadvantage is that you have to land on the wing. That's ok in grass or on a lawn but with a rocky underground that's definitely subobtimal.

Launching a fling wing is no problem at all if you grab it by its left wing with your right hand, throttle up with your left hand (mode 2) and give it a slight toss 45 degrees upwards. Of course you need enough power to do so.

On my last visit to France I saw that Leroy Merlin sells the 3 and 6 mm Depron very cheap. 5 Euros for a pack of 10 sheets.
Old Oct 14, 2016, 05:18 PM
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You seen right. That's where i buy my depron too.
The main problem is that i would like to add a landing gear to be able to take off and land from a runway wearing the fpv goggles.
I'm in south of France so... grass is more difficult to find than rocks, gorse and other kind of bushes ;-)

Thanks for your answer, i will keep you informed as soon i will start the build ( i have to finish a Canadair CL-415 pss first)

If you plan to come flying in Provence one day... send me a PM ;-)

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