Dec 17, 2011, 08:47 AM
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totally off topic that idea...but when I went over to my flying buddy today. he had made a small Xmas tree... two bits of depron at right angles interlocked ..and my thought was ..bigger, motor in the middle, or at the nose...VTO.. I could even put lights on it
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Dec 17, 2011, 09:28 AM
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Dec 17, 2011, 12:40 PM
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VTOL Christmas tree.... I think SR71 fan beat all of us to many of these flying oddities , and with his superior flying skills was able to Hover them in a closet ... Quite remarkable really !!!
Happy Christmas !!!
Dec 18, 2011, 06:06 PM
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Every idea has been done... never mind.... merry Xmas all..
Dec 20, 2011, 03:44 AM
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.and my thought was ..bigger, motor in the middle, or at the nose...VTO.. I could even put lights on it
Good plan Dave, I'm on the case..
Jan 19, 2012, 03:27 PM
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Thanks Dave !!
Jan 28, 2012, 07:48 PM
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21 in version build


Hey Dave , here is the 21" version I cut out the parts on my
"PhlatPrinter3" from the PhlatBoyz.com. I made a jig so I could build on to for proper alinement.
Still need to finish, this is 1/4" fan fold / blue core, span 21" and I used
fiberglass tape on the leading edge and wing joints. Almost done. Hope the angles are right.....
Thanks again Dave!!
Last edited by blindflight; Jan 28, 2012 at 11:44 PM. Reason: correction
Jan 29, 2012, 02:16 AM
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110 under and up the middle of the model 135 on top for each tip.... yours looks good

The jig idea is good...I wish I'd thought of it... I was forever measuring , trimming and adjusting before gluing.. I needed a few pairs of hands....
Jan 29, 2012, 01:28 PM
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Has anyone tried mounting a ducted fan under the center section? It would look and sound cool, but I suppose thrust wouldn't be adequate for aerobatics.

Jim R...
...none too aerobatic himself
Jan 30, 2012, 06:18 AM
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I am not a great fan of fans... they are best for fast jet types.. The W is a slow to moderate speed flier and performs best with a high thrust setup..using bigger props..

Use a similar setup to what is used on the Nutball and you wont go wrong
Feb 05, 2012, 05:46 AM
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We had 6 in + snow last night so it was ideal to try out the floats I made for the W wing KFm4 heart shape... They are velcro'd on using two strips below the wing...

Nice,but too cold for me..The model is going great.. unfortunately the camera cut me short, missed the hovering and more chuck about antics..
Now I need a defrost... Brrrr.... roll on summer...
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Snow! trying out the floats on a W wing (2 min 41 sec)
Feb 05, 2012, 07:54 AM
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nice job!
Feb 06, 2012, 07:54 AM
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If you like Nutballs this is better.. I had been trying to make a model that has the fun factor of the NB but with improved roll and inverted... this does it.. but its a more complicated build...
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Here is another video of the W wing heart.. I hadnt flown this for a while so its nice to re evaluate its performance...
This is one of my best.. stable but maneuverable.. it is super
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snow day 2 W wing heart on floats (6 min 5 sec)
Feb 06, 2012, 10:49 AM
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Dave:

Your 'W' wing only has one more bend than a NB and with Blindflight's jig it should be a snap to build. It's on my list as soon as I get back to building.

At least here, the added weight of the skiis are not a problem.........no snow. Although, I did love to fly off the frozen lakes before I moved out here.

Frank


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