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Feb 04, 2010, 10:17 AM
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Flying Squirrel - Depron


As posted earlier in other threads, i am really not sure and i did think a couple of time before i decide to post my build thread on the Flying Squirrel. Yeah, squirrel don't fly, they glide from tree to tree, but this one (hopefully) does.

Here's some photos of the building process...

I am currently away in a small town, training some Un-employed Graduates on IT Networking stuffs.

Will be back by the weekend, hope to maiden the little furry flying thing...
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Feb 04, 2010, 10:34 AM
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Cool
Feb 04, 2010, 10:38 AM
You know how we do
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Haha nice! I have an small paperback book on how to make unusual paper airplanes, and a flying squirrel was one of them. Your model looks very similar to the glider in that book. Good luck, let us know how it flies.
Feb 04, 2010, 01:24 PM
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It flies really good! I have seen the Squirrel on many exhibitions
The plan author is Lutz!!
http://www.vth.de/foamie-0904-30.html

Toby
Feb 04, 2010, 09:51 PM
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Yes, Lutz if that his name... I have yet to maiden this squirrel.

Toby, how does it fly? Easy?
Feb 05, 2010, 06:09 AM
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Flies really easy! At the exhibition in Bremen (last year) there were 3 of them flying!
Good luck for the maiden!

Toby
Feb 05, 2010, 07:01 AM
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downloadable plans


Hi,
i meet Lutz from time to time and we share some airtime. When i saw his squirrel (A-squirrel) for the first time i was totally hooked. Lutz authorised me to publish the squirrel on my homepage and made my B-squirrel.
Click and scroll down:
http://www.stephanb.rchomepage.com/e-experiments.html
Pics, plans videos...
Have fun
Stephan
Feb 05, 2010, 10:41 PM
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Hi Stephan!

It's just me! I love weird flying stuffs... especially those you can make yourself and enjoy. Great website... getting ideas! Hahhaa...

Thanks.
Feb 24, 2010, 06:15 AM
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Here you go guys.. Thanks to a good buddy for the amazing photos.

She flies good on the first launch but requires a little up trim to fly/hover. Turns are big, rolls are not quite possible but loops are just amazing!!
Feb 25, 2010, 06:01 AM
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Kenchin,
congrats for the successfull maiden.

Try bigger throws on the "feet"
A-squirrel and B-squirrel are rolling like hell and are very responsive. Maybe try to bring the c/g a little bit back from the actual position. May help, but be carefull.
Have fun
Stephan
Feb 25, 2010, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by StephanB
Kenchin,
congrats for the successfull maiden.

Try bigger throws on the "feet"
A-squirrel and B-squirrel are rolling like hell and are very responsive. Maybe try to bring the c/g a little bit back from the actual position. May help, but be carefull.
Have fun
Stephan
Thanks Stephan,

Everyone loved it on the field... Quite an amazing 'thing' to see rather than the regular planes.
Feb 25, 2010, 09:29 AM
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Kenchin,
i know what you mean, it makes the people smile.
Stephan
Mar 05, 2010, 05:46 AM
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my need some paint but flys good

50cm wing span

Latająca Wiewiórka RC Poznan Cyrax_ojz (2 min 27 sec)
Mar 05, 2010, 06:08 AM
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Hahahahaha

Very funny! Put a scary face on it and post the video!
Mar 05, 2010, 07:40 AM
Good Better Best quest.
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I had a farm with quite a few sugar gliders living in the trees but i never thought of building a model one
they are very necessary as they eat the grubs that bore into the gum trees
and their winter food is the sap from the sugar gum,wich ignorant farmers cut down.
nice effort on the model


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