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Sep 28, 2009, 09:32 PM
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Wannabee Triple Threat (Triple Vert UFO elevon type)

Okay, this is a variant of Boxheads Wannabee (Delkan thread https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...=776091&pp=100) variation from GPW's UFO https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=553823 . Box's testing was on wedges, drag tips. My version uses three vertical stabs and elevons. It is a great little flyer and a very quick build. Foame core board, hot glue, and bamboo.

Turborix F1818, 5 g servos, 460 Rhino 2s, vampower rx and a little esc.

These posted plans are with forward swept elevons. Box also did rearward swept elevons. He had some mild flight issues with a circle and wedges but his Delkan (delta) appears to fly great with them.

My version flies so well I thought I would post modified simple plans. I did a doubler by laying a cut circle so that it just cleared the elevons (see bottom pic). Motor mount is epp and the firewall is a peice of credit card. A "tad" down thrust and no side thrust.

wannabee triple threat maiden flight (1 min 22 sec)

wannabee triple threat flight 2 (3 min 15 sec)
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Sep 28, 2009, 09:42 PM
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I did a nearly 5 minute video tonight with some hands off inverted etc... Only about 20secs was in the flight box.
Sep 28, 2009, 10:11 PM
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Good Stuff Tymbre. Flies an absolute treat... Mmmmmm...isn't that Triple Treat

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Mar 07, 2010, 05:05 PM
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A another little video trying out my kechain video hatcam. I had what I thought was several videos. This is the only one that turned out. The first one... and worst one ...

Wannabee triple threat with key chain hat cam (2 min 29 sec)
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Mar 07, 2010, 05:16 PM
“There’s no place like Foam”
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Mar 07, 2010, 05:48 PM
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6 more flights on two batteries. Just a little dirt. No damage, not as hard as it looks.
Mar 07, 2010, 05:49 PM
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Putting a heavy battery on top and it liked inverted better than upright. Missed that "recording though"

BTW, $14 or less for the video camera can't be beat especially the size of a keyless entry remote
Mar 08, 2010, 07:05 AM
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Where are you guys getting these tiny cams ... ??? Way Cool !!!
Mar 08, 2010, 07:55 AM
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EBay... Here is a thread... I also have the gumpack camera. I like the pin hole facing down like an old flycam, but it has different software that is harder to operate. Some people take the lipo out, run a servo wire to operate with the plane battery and use an extra channel to click the shutter...

Jun 27, 2010, 09:55 AM
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Retrofitted into a PiYak which will of course will diminish the ease of storage, but it gained a rudder and a little more of a traditional plane look. It flies well too.


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