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Old Aug 11, 2009, 11:52 PM
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Skycart, flying go-cart; new video! plans; free simulator model


Here is something a little different that Mike (motorhead) and I have been working on. The development work is getting very close to being complete. We hope you like it s much as we do!!

1500 kV BW or equivalent motor
9 gram elevon 5 gram rudder servo
8-10 SS esc
gws 8043 prop
3s 450 mAh battery
9mm epp and carbon airframe, 3mm epp wheels
AUW about 9 oz.



Free download for the SkyCart simulator.


Mario artwork by KenChin

Sonic the Hedgehog graphics by SoNick

Original go kart artwork by Dickeroo

Detailed plans by dz1sfb

Wheel graphic by Larry Ross

Fancy Foam's Skycart building videos

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skycart playing in the dirt (2 min 21 sec)


Skycart, Mario Kart RC that flies (2 min 36 sec)






Skycart video (2 min 37 sec)



Skycart, Awesome! (9 min 32 sec)


Leadfeathers Skycart (1 min 7 sec)
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Old Aug 12, 2009, 12:00 AM
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quick, stretch into a monster!
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you can't post a video and tell us all about it and not post plans =o
Old Aug 12, 2009, 12:05 AM
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That's great! I can see this getting even more interesting on the ground with some light foam wheels and a steering/rudder servo.
Old Aug 12, 2009, 12:13 AM
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My plans are in my blog
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This is cool. Do you have the wheels turning on the ground, or just the rudder doing the turning?
I'd like to do something like this for the school gym come winter time.
Old Aug 12, 2009, 12:15 AM
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you can't post a video and tell us all about it and not post plans =o
yeah that wouldn't be very nice.

Plans should be coming along very soon. We are working on getting some nice graphics for the profile driver/cart that you can print in color and paste to the foam to minimize the decorating effort.
Old Aug 12, 2009, 12:16 AM
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This is cool. Do you have the wheels turning on the ground, or just the rudder doing the turning?
I'd like to do something like this for the school gym come winter time.
The rudder is doing all the turning. Should turn very good on a gym floor. We were driving on artificial turf.
Old Aug 12, 2009, 12:22 AM
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My plans are in my blog
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Thanks.
Old Aug 12, 2009, 12:33 AM
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Definately got the the Think Tank working overdrive, Lead and Motorhead. Great Stuff..

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Old Aug 12, 2009, 06:23 AM
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Congratulations on yet another Strange Plane ... er , Cart !!!
Old Aug 12, 2009, 08:41 AM
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Thanks guys, I think this one is going to be a lot of fun.

Easy to fly + the ground running capability should make for some new stunts and maneuvers.

We have a couple of tweaks that should make it work better still.
Old Aug 12, 2009, 08:50 AM
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Very cool. With this and Surfer Dude, I am ready to go!
Old Aug 12, 2009, 08:54 AM
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Nice job Dan and Mike this is going to be too cool!
Mark
Old Aug 12, 2009, 10:16 AM
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It's the summer of wild flying things. Good job Dan and Mike. I like your cart!
Old Aug 12, 2009, 11:15 AM
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I have to tell you guys this thing is fun to fly er drive. To drive we just give down elevator. This holds the cart frame level and lightens the load on the rear wheels. It turns surprisingly well with just rudder on the carpet surface in the video. I cannot wait to try it on a smooth floor.
Mike
Old Aug 12, 2009, 12:21 PM
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D'oh.. Dumb Left Thumb
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Like it... another good idea from DSW.Inc or Dan's Skunk Works .


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