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Old May 15, 2003, 06:14 PM
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Post Pics Of Your Fan-Fold Planes Here!!


Hey everyone,
I've been thinking of doing my own fan-fold design; but before i start buying blucore, i was wondering what some of your other designs look like! pics/links/movies are all good! thanx guys! EDIT i'm now considering which design to build. go to page 3 or 4 to see!!

mike
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Old May 15, 2003, 06:25 PM
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Old May 15, 2003, 06:27 PM
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Old May 16, 2003, 11:23 AM
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Since we use Depron where you use Fan-Fold and vice versa I thought I would include this.

Fuselage, tail feathers, wing tips, ailerons and ribs are all foam, little bit of 1/8'th Balsa elsewhere.

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Old May 16, 2003, 12:19 PM
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EXTRA 300 AND 320,,,, depron


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Old May 16, 2003, 01:54 PM
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You guys are so conventional...


Here's mine,

I get 15 minute flights, and full vertical. Inverted flight leaves a little to be desired, but It sure attracts attention!

www.FoamFly.com


Seriously though, it's a fun plane. But I'm working on a more conventional 3D design too.

-Dan
Old May 16, 2003, 01:56 PM
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Cool Hippo! Looks great

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Old May 16, 2003, 08:25 PM
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yeah i guess the rest of us are fairly 'conventional' compared to that plane... lol

quick question: when doing fan fold wings (non flat plate), do you make normal ribs and then sheet them with more foam? all these designs look great! i might post a screen shot off my design program (proDESKTOP) of my new design some time today or tommorow.

mike
Old May 16, 2003, 11:13 PM
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It's simpler than that


Guys, when I want to do a full airfoil (top and bottom) wing, I just use a single spar running the length of the wing. No need for ribs unless you're trying to force the wing into a very specific airfoil. I find that the one that forms naturally works great for most applications. And, you do have some control over it after all...

-Dan
Old May 16, 2003, 11:49 PM
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thanx a lot that pans out a bunch of other questions... here is a pic of my own design; but this one isn't done yet. still refining the lines. i was also wondering if you thought the control surfaces were large enough for really good 3d. thanx. also, keep the pics coming of other aerobatic fan fold planes!!
Old May 17, 2003, 12:35 AM
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Very Sleek.


Picture ???

-Dan
Old May 17, 2003, 09:22 AM
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HEY it didn't attach!! darn... here it is (sorry i shut down my computer just as i pushed the submit button last night). so what'd you think?
Old May 17, 2003, 11:26 AM
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Nice shark hippo! What kind of motor are you running? eps 300c?
Is there a spar running through the body? Whats the wingspan and chord? is it a full airfoil? Thats is a really cool plane!
Thanks,
Alex
Old May 17, 2003, 01:04 PM
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which is better, Bluecor Or Depron?
Old May 17, 2003, 05:32 PM
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hey hippo can that take off from water? it looks like it could with tip floats.


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