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Jul 13, 2012, 01:55 PM
Nakelp
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As for where you are flying. Why did you have to cut down all of the trees?
probably same reason you saw on my last video LOL
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Jul 13, 2012, 01:57 PM
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Thx a lot , so I see it doesnt have to be that long which is great to load it in the car :-)
My ramp is 5' in length with 14" rear legs and 27" front legs. The ramps can come out of the base so it can all load flat in the back of my truck.

I have been criticized for the height of the ramp but I feel it gives you more options where to fly especially if the grass is not cut. It will easily clear weeds that are a foot high.
Jul 13, 2012, 02:00 PM
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probably same reason you saw on my last video LOL
I'm just jealous since I have to travel pretty far to get a clear area about 400' x 700' to fly in where he had square miles of open land.
Jul 13, 2012, 02:19 PM
Nakelp
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I'm just jealous since I have to travel pretty far to get a clear area about 400' x 700' to fly in where he had square miles of open land.
hehe dont be jealous, the closest place I can fly is 45 min away, one of the reason ( main one too) I got tricopter :-)
Jul 13, 2012, 02:21 PM
Nakelp
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Originally Posted by Eagle202
My ramp is 5' in length with 14" rear legs and 27" front legs. The ramps can come out of the base so it can all load flat in the back of my truck.

I have been criticized for the height of the ramp but I feel it gives you more options where to fly especially if the grass is not cut. It will easily clear weeds that are a foot high.
Yeah , that helps.
Now if I ever finish my Zeph LOL
Jul 13, 2012, 03:20 PM
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Nice job on the bungee launcher and hook. I like the way you used the ply to spread out the load.

As for where you are flying. Why did you have to cut down all of the trees?
Hi Eagle,

Cheers bud, I was really surprised on how well it seemed to work first attempt. Still needs a little tweaking thou.

As for where I fly it's the east of the country that's very flat & the soil is really rich so all the land is used for crop farming outside the towns & cities. It also makes it ideal for full size airfields & RAF & USAF bases, WWII & current.
Jul 13, 2012, 07:34 PM
Nakelp
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I'm just jealous since I have to travel pretty far to get a clear area about 400' x 700' to fly in where he had square miles of open land.
Now if I can find inexpensive silicon tubing for bungee.
I know this glider place sells the kits but its expensive.
Jul 13, 2012, 07:41 PM
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i just bought from Hobbyking, 10m tubing for 5$. havent tested it yet tho.. but it feels good..
Jul 13, 2012, 08:06 PM
Nakelp
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i just bought from Hobbyking, 10m tubing for 5$. havent tested it yet tho.. but it feels good..
got link?
Jul 13, 2012, 08:12 PM
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got link?
here is the blue and red bungee from HK

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=10609

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=10329

I also found the tan latex tubing made by Watts on Amazon. It is 3/8" OD by 1/4" ID. I got it for about $1 a foot.

Vince
Last edited by Eagle202; Jul 13, 2012 at 08:12 PM. Reason: added amazon
Jul 13, 2012, 10:43 PM
Nakelp
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Whow, great Thx a bunch is a single tube 10 feet long strong and long enough?
or I should double it?
Jul 14, 2012, 01:07 AM
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Whow, great Thx a bunch is a single tube 10 feet long strong and long enough?
or I should double it?
I doubled over the Blue 8mm x 10M bungee to get about 12kg of tension. But I felt that was near the end of its elasticity. So I have now doubled it again to give 4 lengths. I'll have less walking to do as well when I stretch it out. Will be trying it out tomorrow.
Jul 14, 2012, 09:23 AM
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Whow, great Thx a bunch is a single tube 10 feet long strong and long enough?
or I should double it?
Right now I use 2 parallel Watts 3/8" tubing which are 10 feet in length.

I am able to get up to 20 lbs tension in about 30 feet total from front anchor to the back of my launcher. So the tubing is stretched only 15 feet or 1.5 times it's length.

I can go more but I don't have to unless I want to launch a really heavy plane. My ZII is 2kg or about 4.5 lbs and I have test launched it about 18 lb tension.
Jul 14, 2012, 04:50 PM
Nakelp
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Great thx
Man, just checked the shipping is more than two bungees LOL
got to find it somewhere else :-((
Last edited by nakelp86; Jul 14, 2012 at 07:33 PM.
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