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Aug 28, 2003, 09:43 PM
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I LUCKED OUT and made my first vertical landing today .... that didn't fall over at the end ......as you're coming down , at the last second before you touch give it full UP elevator .... it spreads out the load and enables it to "stand UP" better .... Like I'm an expert ...hahahaha, I only did it once .... so far ...but I'll keep trying ...
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Aug 29, 2003, 09:41 AM
Foam rules
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The hov myster.
Aug 29, 2003, 10:12 AM
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gpw: cool.......I'll keep practicin..got in a few more flights today....still amazed at how slow this thing flies
Aug 29, 2003, 06:11 PM
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I added a nosewheel (1) so it wouldn't "slap down " so hard on landing ..... doesn't seem to affect hovering ....regular landings are much better now...
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Aug 29, 2003, 08:28 PM
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Got to try this one...Sounds great........... of coarse in Depron. gpw, yours is 22"length by 24" width? You are using the M-100/GWS D motor right? I have lost the threads on that one. Where do I buy the M-100 motor and GWS D gear box. Aeromicro???? I have a GWS twins in 4.8 and 7.2 volts, will either of those work? Could even put a Astro 010 brushless on it. Kinda tired of my tiny-x with it.
Aug 29, 2003, 08:44 PM
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gws d gear box
(6.6:1 ratio)
use eps 100
since m100 is a direct replacement of the speed 280
available at
http://www.aeromicro.com
http://www.balsapr.com
maybe
http://www.aircraft-world.com
http://www.allerc.com
other places....can't remember....
where ever u pick it up..see if u can pick up a spare pinion to put on the m100


m100 available at:
http://www.parkflyers.com
http://www.jetsetairplanes.com/
(thats the same place...different websites....)
also at
http://www.ecubedrc.com

use with 12x6 prop for lots of thrust

u might need a gear puller if u don't have one...grab one of those while buying the gws gearbox...

why doesn't someone buy some up and sell us it all made up for a few bux more...dunno

alternative motor:
johnson 250?
http://www.toytx.com/egullmotor.html
the replacement motor for the egull
described by some as the electrical equivalent of the m100...cheaper too at only $5 a pop.
Aug 29, 2003, 08:45 PM
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shux..i typed all that?
Aug 29, 2003, 10:39 PM
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thanks.....


guyaneze, Thanks for the info.... will get it all ordered... hear it works great...........
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Aug 30, 2003, 06:58 AM
Arizona Rim Country

I must be blind


But where can I find the plan for this
Aug 30, 2003, 08:07 AM
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its on the first page of the thread!
posted by GPW!
hehe.....yup that tiny little black and white 3 view is what those of us that have built this thing have used....
hey folx have built much more complicated scale models based on little 3 views like those.

its basically just two triangles....one for the "wing" and one for the "fuse/keel/rudder"...then you round the edges

to get a little more specific...i put the little black and white drawing in a paint program, turned on the "grid" feature.....and set the grid size to 1"...scaled it up to the size i wanted, then used that to sketch my triangles on pieces of fan fold.

the only extra piec of material in mine is a motor mount stick....a piece of hardwood 3/16 x5/16?....long enough to plug into the back of the motor...and extending about 2-2.5 inches into the model. This motor stick is just glued to the joint beteen the fuse and the wing....helps keep the right angle between em i gues.
the 5/16 side against the fuse...
and thats it...hinge using your fav method..."tape" is what i used...
if you build it relatively small...like 24 inches or less...it doesn't seem to need any sort of reinforcement....like carbon fiber tape or anything..(doesn't fly fast enough or do anything wild enough to stress the structure)
Jef didn't know it at the time...but he designed one of the sweetest blue foamies....in terms of simplicity of building and flight qualities...its is a true "slowflyer" in spite of its flat plate airfoil.
Aug 30, 2003, 08:11 AM
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umm..i said "in spite of flat plate airfoil" becuz u see all these designers trying to design slowflyers..and they put these fancy undercambered airfoils on them...some even with reflex...getting so complicated..when one solution is so simple...flat...
Aug 30, 2003, 12:53 PM
gpw
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Flat is where it's at...... I never did any specific plans , cause ' I didn't design it .....didn't want to offend the real designer....
Thanks GUY for the info ..... no troubles now !!!!
mine 22" long , 24" ws .... close wouldn't matter much and a smaller A version would be cool too....
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Aug 30, 2003, 02:13 PM
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I've been thinking about a ripstop version of this -- an up-side-down IFO. Not as cheap as the foamie version though and I am eternally broke. If anyone has or is trying it I would love to hear about it.
Aug 30, 2003, 03:52 PM
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If it woulda' been a snake . . .


thanks for your patience, guys ! Sheesh

But I did learn something thanks to Guy ! I learn so much out here in the zone. Wish I could offer more back.

Thanks Guy for the lesson on how to run the drawing thru the paint program. I haven't tried it yet, but I get the concept.

That would apply to many other situations as well.

Thanks Again !
Aug 30, 2003, 04:40 PM
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I'm gonna build a DX-A version for my DX-A/qualcomms/8x300 NiMH. any suggestions on size?


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