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Nov 15, 2009, 08:11 PM
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Foo Fighter 48 Maiden | Ground & Air Vid

The maiden went very well & the conclusion is that this is a very slow bird. Below are the ground and air vids. My Dad, who is severly illiterite when it comes to technolgy , did the ground video. He's improving! Be on the look out where I almost loose it in a tree. Thought I was going to clear it...


Foo Fighter 48" Clark Y (3 min 3 sec)

Foo Fighter 48 - Onboard Panasonic FX37 (1 min 53 sec)
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Nov 15, 2009, 08:34 PM
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Congratulations on the maiden
She is a wonderful aircraft
Looks marvelous floating thru the sky
Nov 15, 2009, 08:41 PM
That sure is interesting! Plans? What power system are you using? -Tyler
Nov 15, 2009, 08:41 PM
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Nice job. This one looks like a winner! Nice and slow and very stable. I wish I had a larger vehicle.
Nov 15, 2009, 09:16 PM
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Thanks guys.

flyboy, The basic disk plans are here: I'm making things up as I go along with the fixed wing. Motor is an AXI 2820-12 - 12x6e Electrifly 45 ESC

Last edited by troynh; Nov 15, 2009 at 09:23 PM.
Nov 15, 2009, 09:26 PM
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You kind of have an E 2 C Hawkeye thing going on here...well maybe sort of

just add another engine... I hope you go full bore FPV on it ...and paint the whole thing black

Good job looks like a winner

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Nov 15, 2009, 09:42 PM
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Oh, Tim! You've really got something there. Talk about a slow moving AV plane and steady. Wow! Congratulations! Just think, now a bunch of guys are going out to buy the materials for one more plane! Great job!
Nov 16, 2009, 02:59 AM
Ozzie Express wiggy pilot
Luv it mate...sure got a nice stable flight.....luv the power off glide , it doesn't fall out of the sky either.....its a bit of a noisy bugger tho.....can you move the supports rearward a bit away from the prop

Watch out for that tree , George

Good one
Nov 16, 2009, 05:50 AM
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That is pretty amazing. Looks good up there tooling around.
it ought to make for a good camera platform at those speeds.
Nov 16, 2009, 09:30 AM
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its a bit of a noisy bugger tho

I was waiting for that comment... It's the motor. This AXI took a 350 foot nose dive around 7 or 8 months ago when one of my wings folded. It was on one of my F-Planes and never did hit the ground technically but the impact did something to it. Visually it looks fine and you can't feel anything out of wack spinning it by hand but it's got a growl to it now. I use it now for maidens like this and smaller non AP related planes.

Good ears.

Nov 16, 2009, 10:22 AM
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Do you think this would scale down to a 36" OK and keep the stability?
Nov 16, 2009, 10:49 AM
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I think it would. I'd like to try one of Mike's LoRyder wings. Maybe 1-2 degrees of + incidence.
Nov 16, 2009, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by troynh
I think it would. I'd like to try one of Mike's LoRyder wings. Maybe 1-2 degrees of + incidence.
That's a coincidence. I have one of those wings The positive incidence would be to make the plane fly at the correct angle or would it have something to do with the disk? Is the incidence in relation to the disk?
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Nov 16, 2009, 12:40 PM
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I'm just putting a little + in for low idle cruising. I'm sure it would be fine at 0 as well.
Last edited by troynh; Nov 16, 2009 at 12:53 PM.
Nov 16, 2009, 01:22 PM
I have to say im not much for the slow stick planes but you have me hooked i love what you have built and its so sweet in the air i think you have open my eyes i love this plane, is it for FVP flying? i just built a 747 that will be set up for FVP flying passenger and cockpit views allmost like a flight sim thats what im going for, well good job on your work its very nice and it looks so cool, w747

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