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Mar 31, 2011, 11:59 PM
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need a new project.

anyone got any good pics or doodles of a pterodactyl that mite actually be doable ?....
"dd" (just thinking)...
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Apr 01, 2011, 12:43 AM
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Apr 01, 2011, 12:45 AM
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I'm thinking.... if you let the feet hang just a bit, you could use them as small fins ?
Apr 01, 2011, 12:54 AM
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Here ya go
Apr 01, 2011, 12:57 AM
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Hi Dutchy, wasn't sure if you were serious about the pterodactyl, have you seen these threads
Apr 01, 2011, 12:58 AM
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Apr 01, 2011, 01:04 AM
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Apr 01, 2011, 01:15 AM
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something like this.

with the claws turned down for drag/stability. basicly I want it to work, not just fly.
Apr 01, 2011, 07:30 AM
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Would be great to see one of these get the DD treatment. I have had a hankering for one for ages, but have kinda put it down the build queue a bit as vids I have seen indicate that the models are pretty limited in capabilities being basically restricted to just cruising around and, whilst looking cool, I think I would lose interest pretty quick.

Did you see this thread: I am not sure if this one was a home brew or one of the RandR supplied ones.

There seems to be a fair bit of interest in pteros. If someone was to come up with a shortish sort of kit at a fair discount to the RandR ones (some of which are so unstable they need gyros to make them fly passably) there could be a reasonable market.

Here's a link to some of the RandR type models and some vids:
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Apr 01, 2011, 08:18 AM
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This should be good!

What about including a sound system for the occasional primordial screech!
Apr 01, 2011, 03:32 PM
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It has been done:

Unfortunately Momo got a bad case of lock jaw which made the landing a bit tricky
Apr 01, 2011, 06:16 PM
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I think you should try the Banshee from Avatar.
Apr 01, 2011, 07:17 PM
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This creative fellow has made models of a Banshee and a Great Leonopteryx. They are ornithopters:

I think the Banshee is a bit more doable as a ridge soarer from an aeronautics point of view.
Apr 01, 2011, 11:05 PM
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