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Dec 22, 2009, 01:52 PM
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The Ellipso Lite & The Ellipso Lite Bipe - indoor/outdoor Yard Flyers

The only thing better, showing up at an indoor flight meet with a really good model is showing up with two or three really good indoor flyers, and here is yet another design. During winter, while the weather outside is frightful for foamies, pilots thoughts turn to designing, building and also flying indoor models. Every model designer and scratchbuilder has to have an indoor blue wonder model in his fleet and here is my contribution. Staying with my trademark Ellipso Aero designs I present to you the ‘Ellipso Lite’. Maybe I should have named it the Ellipso Slow because it sure is slow. A fun to build and fly 30 inch wing span cutie.

The Ellipso Lite can be built as a RET (Rudder, Elevator & Throttle) with dihedral in the wing or it can be built without dihedral and ailerons (full controls) for the rock star pilots that want to do all the 3D aerobatics. You may fly the Ellipso Lite as is or install the wing incidense block under the LE of the RET wing for even slower flying or under the TE of the aileron wing for other effects of aerobatic flying.

The landing gear is attached with Velcro so it is easily removed to fly without LG or to install floats, skis or larger wheels for outdoor flying. The LG has a rubber band shock absorber that can be adjusted for stiff or soft gear but strong enough to handle hard landings and not damage the undercarriage.

This little profile fuselage model can be quickly built with two options for the fuselage. You can cut out the fuselage with a tail skid which may be lighter or you can have the conventional tail wheel.

Because the wing and LG are removable it is easy to pack and take with you on trips. A hotel parking lot is all you need to fly this little guy.

The Ellipso Lite can be built using EPP, FFF, Depron or many other foam choices.

The Ellipso Lite Bipe only has eight pieces to cut out of foam and this makes for a quick build. The lower wing, lower fuselage and stablizer/elevator are all cut together. The parts snap together so with a little glue you'll be flying in no time. The I beam fuselage makes for a strong design but light weight. With 4 ailerons this little bipe performs great in a small area. The wings are not removable so it may not travel as easy as the Ellipso Lite but the enhanced controls and fun of flying your very own biplane may be wroth building this great little model.

Because this is my first Sketch-Up designs and because these are indoor flyers I posted them here instead of on the Ellipso Aero thread. That thread has many other models (outdoor flyers) and can be found here.

This hobby has given me many hours of pleasure and many friends that share the same fun. If I had never posted any of my designs it was still wroth the fun but it is my desire that you will find pleasure in one of my designs and if I have past a little excitement and fun along to others then that is a good thing.

I hope you’ll build the Ellipso Lite or one of the other models and enjoy many hours of fun filled flying as I have enjoyed.

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Dec 22, 2009, 01:53 PM
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Here is a video of the maiden in the gym...

Ellipso Lite maiden in the gym.MOD (0 min 44 sec)

Another video....

Ellipso Lite by Dalton.MOD (2 min 42 sec)

Ellipso Lite Bipe flown out doors on a windy day....

Ellipso Lite Bipe.MOD (0 min 38 sec)

Ellipso Lite flown outside by Tsyken....

Home made rc plane (Ellipso) (6 min 16 sec)
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Dec 22, 2009, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by smittyplugs
Top Notch build my friend...
you have really got me excited to build this one as well as the full version.
Keep up the great work
Originally Posted by Jim Hatch
Hey Dalton,
Now this is a plane that I can get excited about. Looks as if with the blue wonder I'll
get some good slow speed flying and I'll bet it will scoot at full throttle. Thanks for the
plan. Warm regards, Jim
Originally Posted by Thermanator
Thanks, Dalton, for a simple, easy to build plan.
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Dec 22, 2009, 01:54 PM
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Airframe Type -------- Basic Trainer
Control Layout ------- 3 Channel R/E/T
Airframe Construction - Foam
Wing Span ----------- 30 inches
Wing Area ----------- xx sq. inches
Length -------------- xx inches
Flying Weight ------- 6.9 oz
Wing Loading -------- xx
Motor --------------- 1700 BW
Propeller ------------ gws EP-0843
Elect. Speed Control -TowerPro_9g_w12A_Brushless_Speed_Controller or equivalent.
Battery -------------- ZIPPY_Flightmax_500mAh_3S1P_20C# or equivalent.
Servo's -------------- 5gm
Carbon Fiber --------- Push rods only
Builders Skill Level ---- Beginner & up
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Dec 22, 2009, 01:55 PM
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Flying Information

Recommended Flying Site --- Gymnasium, yard or ball park
Pilot Skill Level --------------Beginner and up
Take off --------------------Half throttle
Inflight throttle on ----------Maintain slow flight at half throttle/full throttle like a rocket
Inflight throttle off ----------She's a floater
Wind performance -----------Mild/very light wind
Stalls -----------------------Very very gentle, no wing drop
Landing ---------------------Power off
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Dec 22, 2009, 01:55 PM
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Building Tips

Landing gear...
The tube that the LG goes through is sewed on with dental floss and covered with epoxy.
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Dec 22, 2009, 01:57 PM
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Thanks to Paul for taking the video for me
Thanks to Larry Ross for the push to use Sketch Up for drawing the plans
Thanks for all the help from so many to get me this far into the hobby
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Dec 22, 2009, 02:39 PM
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I like it.
Last edited by inline300; Dec 22, 2009 at 05:37 PM.
Dec 22, 2009, 03:16 PM
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Me second.
Dec 22, 2009, 03:54 PM
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Betcha it's got an elliptical wing. LOL! Jim
Dec 22, 2009, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim Hatch
Betcha it's got an elliptical wing. LOL! Jim
You were correct Jim! An Ellipso indoor flyer!
Dec 22, 2009, 05:10 PM
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Ok now I gotta build one of these. Your always doing this to me Dalton. Don't stop!!!

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