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Old Aug 29, 2009, 08:13 PM
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Cool

Thunderbird Formation Foamie


So i went to the Selfridge Airshow and they had the Thunderbirds there.

So i was inspired.

I once found a simulator model that was something like this but i thought i just needed to get here on RCGroups so i made my own.

I need some help with the graphics though. Anyone know where i can find Full Color 3 views of a Thunderbird?? I found the one side view and it worked great. Now i just need the top and bottom to match it. No dice with the Google searches..

So check it!
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Old Aug 29, 2009, 08:23 PM
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My plans are in my blog
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I once saw a flying formation in a r/c plane magazine a few years back. The guy used c/f tubes to connect the four together. The jets- left and right- used only their outside ailerons, and the rear plane's elevator, for control.
I'd like to see how your's turns out. I bet others will want plans, too.
Old Aug 29, 2009, 09:04 PM
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Yeah i saw those pics. I was really hoping to find a 3 view of the whole plane all together so i can use them as decals on my parts.

I saw that one too. I think this will be a bit easier to put together with the foam links and by making it a pusher/prop in a slot style i think it will be very stable.
Old Aug 29, 2009, 09:20 PM
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Your designs never cease to amaze me!! Keep up the good work!
Old Aug 29, 2009, 10:15 PM
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Dennis,

That looks really great! I am sure that you will get this flying, given your previous experience.

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Old Aug 29, 2009, 11:00 PM
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Here's a set of decals for a plastic model, maybe they can be scaled up? http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/ki...am_61102.shtml
Old Aug 29, 2009, 11:16 PM
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Just looked at the screen shots. I can't imagine the load on the lead aircrafts wingtips.

Yikes!

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Old Aug 29, 2009, 11:20 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rusty-Gunn
I once saw a flying formation in a r/c plane magazine a few years back.
Yup. I remember when Ken Willard did a construction article for a slimer formation in the AMA magazine back in the late '70s. (Probably still got it in my library somewhere...)

Here it is from their website:

http://www.modelaircraft.org/plans/images/1978/239.jpg

December 1978 "Blue Birds": http://www.modelaircraft.org/plans/plans78.aspx
Old Aug 29, 2009, 11:35 PM
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Wasn't this posted somewhere else, or am I having deja vu?
Old Aug 30, 2009, 12:12 AM
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I was already thinking about that. Part of why i went with the fuse links like i did. I am probable going to put in some carbon tubing or something.
Old Aug 30, 2009, 12:19 AM
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Wasn't this posted somewhere else, or am I having deja vu?
It does look familiar!

Talon I will try to find the graphics files I made, shoot me a PM if you're still looking.

Cool design!

-Matt
Old Aug 30, 2009, 12:38 AM
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That looks great Espirit! I remember seeing some like that before. How did it fly? Do you have any videos or anything?

I was looking for a way to do it that had less carbon tubing. I was very worried about how to get the prop in there so it was clear of all the other parts and i like the idea of getting them in there really tight!

Yours looks great though! I am hoping to get the paint in there as nice as yours. I usually don't even bother with paint on my designs =)
Old Aug 30, 2009, 12:46 AM
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Thanks Talon,

It flew ok but was underpowered and a little "flexy" with the thin carbon rod.

No paint on there, just graphics printed on paper and stuck on the depron - wasn't fun doing everything four times! I'm still trying to find my graphics file but not having much luck.

Good luck with yours!

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Old Aug 30, 2009, 02:22 AM
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Fun stuff guys.

Personally I find that the F-16 is the prettiest fighter ever made. It just looks the part.

Now with all the stealth considerations airplanes have to be uglier.


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