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Jul 20, 2009, 10:57 AM
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Flying Surfer Dude!

Here is a cool looking flying surfer that we came up with as an attempt to get the feeling of carving the skies

- You can download the plans here

We now have the Micro Flying Surfer Dude @ here:

Thanks to 3DMON for figuring out how to conver the plans into a tiled PDF for those who do not have a Phlatprinter yet
He is working on a tutorial video so that anyone that wants to build any of the Sketchup plans on the will be able to now. The PDF is below.

This is an elevon only plane. It is approx 40" long and a foot wide at the largest point. This is not really a beginner plane but with some practice anyone can pick it up as it is set up as only elevons. You want all the weight at the front for best performance.

My setup is

Motor - Blue wonder -
Battery -
Prop - 9x47 (this is the one I like the best for this aircraft) -

Here are a couple videos showing you the Flying Surfer Dude in action
Surfer Dude Indoors (5 min 35 sec)

This is the build log video. Construction in pretty straight forward

Surfer Build (9 min 55 sec)

Have fun!
Mark and Trish Phlatboyz,LLC
Last edited by kram242; Jun 28, 2012 at 11:04 PM. Reason: Updated with Flying Surfer Dude2!
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Jul 20, 2009, 11:22 AM
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This a flat plan view from sketch up.... I saved it as screen print...
I then ran it though Tile print...

I have deleted my crude PDF plan as its no longer needed
Last edited by dekan; Jul 22, 2009 at 03:06 PM. Reason: PDF plan no longer needed
Jul 20, 2009, 11:34 AM
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You ought to put the "dude" a bit closer to the heel-side rail for that drop knee turn to be effective.
Jul 20, 2009, 12:07 PM
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Totally Awesome!! Dude! I just ordered a kit. This would be fun to take to the beach.
Jul 20, 2009, 12:13 PM
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dekan, thanks for finding this out!
plasticvicar, you must be a surfer
wmcneal, Thanks for the support! we know you will have a good time with this one and lots of amazed looks from the bystanders as well
Jul 20, 2009, 12:20 PM
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For those that love surfing and flying r/c planes, they'll be on cloud nine while hanging ten.
Jul 20, 2009, 12:39 PM
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I ordered one as well.
You can't buy the foam and cut it yourself as cheaply as
PHLATBOYZ is selling the kit.


Jul 20, 2009, 12:43 PM
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No Problem Mark, I will eventually get round to building an Epp version of the HobbyKo Kit for my FB..
I will probably have to incorporate your keel ideas, as the Epp is gonna be a bit floppy without some fore and aft re-inforcement..
Jul 20, 2009, 12:56 PM
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Tim thank you!

dekan EPP would be cool! When I made the first prototype it had only one stringer and I used a carbon spar as reinforcement. But now with the final version there really is no need for it as the 3 stringers really gives it the strength. One thing you may want to do is make a hybrid, with EPP as the main board and depron or fanfold as the stringers? just an idea.

Here's a short video we did over at the lake. We would have gone longer but there were just to many people there. After the flight was over they all came running up to see this flying surfer they were blown away!
p.s. yes I'm Uncle Mark

SurfinTheLake (1 min 42 sec)
Jul 20, 2009, 12:59 PM
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Way cool, very creative!
Jul 20, 2009, 01:20 PM
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Mine will probably have to have some CF as well... even though its only 2/3 the size of yours
Jul 20, 2009, 01:22 PM
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Thats going to be cool! A super light indoor flyer
Looking forward to your pics and video
Jul 20, 2009, 01:47 PM
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Thank you leadfeather, this mean a lot coming from you all the cool designs you come up with. Thank you for sharing your designs with us! I love my pizza box flier!
Jul 20, 2009, 02:54 PM
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Very cool; added to the "must build" list.
Jul 20, 2009, 04:42 PM
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this is so cool!!!

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