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May 04, 2012, 12:12 PM
What could possibly go wrong!!
Shouldn't the red lights be on the port side????


Thought I would mention it before someone else does!!!!!
Chas
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May 04, 2012, 01:04 PM
The 1st Sofaman
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I know it is not correct as per the full scale. But for me.....I think "Red is right" and of course green is left side. I never understood why full scale does the marking light backwards. Something to do with nautical rules or something? Anyway.....Rich....it makes total sense to me.

Dave
May 04, 2012, 04:56 PM
It's all in the Blades!
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Chas &Dave

To be perfectly honest I didn't realise it wasn't intentional they were just the 2 brightest colours that I liked.The blue is on the underside as its not as bright, there will be yellow on the tail. It will be a lot of work for me to unsolder what I have done. I will ponder on it

I can always stand on my head when I fly it


Rich
May 06, 2012, 03:36 PM
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Spring cleaning and decorating has severely curtailed progress of the Firefly lately. The HK heads arrived the other day, I was not impressed, so decided to make my own. I pinched 'Pete's' idea from the Cranefly log and made a head out of 10mm thick Polystyrene butchered from from a cutting board from the Pound Shop.

Polystyrene is not the easiest of material to work with, but it cuts OK with a normal woodworker's tenon saw and taps and drills OK with normal hand tools.

Quite pleased with the result - see picture below:
May 06, 2012, 04:19 PM
The 1st Sofaman
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VERY nice!!!

Dave
May 06, 2012, 05:57 PM
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Nice work but what was wrong with your HK head?

Wonder if our American friends have dollar shops?


I have been waiting patiently for weeks for the weather to better, today the Fire Fly II took to the skies for the first time and it flies great
Just a couple of degrees extra needed on the rearward tilt and she was flying like a 'Good Un'. The rudder is small on this one but it still seems quite effective with reasonably tight turns being achieved. Pretty pleased with this one

Customary video is being uploaded

Regards

Rich
May 06, 2012, 06:14 PM
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Not sure which flights these are but they were made this afternoon.

Fire Fly II first flights (2 min 19 sec)



Regards

Rich
May 06, 2012, 06:19 PM
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Wish it looked like that down my way today. Do you fancy coming down south and bringing some of those white clouds with you?

Cheers,
Simon
May 06, 2012, 06:29 PM
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Very Nice Rich Is this the one with the light built in?
PS no good Model shops in NewOrleans, infact no models shops that I could find
Back home now so time to get completion on you know what

Cali
May 06, 2012, 06:34 PM
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Cali,
No, the FireFly with lights is the next one (MK III), when thats done and flying I will 'move' this one on.
At least I can move all the angles and dangles onto the plan now!

Have fun on the 'you know what', you haven't got long now


Rich
May 06, 2012, 06:44 PM
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You know where that ones going then!!!!! Yea?

Time is flying and as you say I havnt got to long!

Cali
May 06, 2012, 06:45 PM
The 1st Sofaman
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That is one sweet gyro Rich! The control you have with that bird is amazing. Great job!!!!

Dave
May 06, 2012, 06:49 PM
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Its very docile Dave, I don't think it would be too good in a wind. I will just stick to calm weather and enjoy it for what it is, a 'sling it in the boot of the car at quick notice Gyro' I was loving those touch and goes, its good practice.

Rich
May 06, 2012, 08:31 PM
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Gee Rich you and Cali seem to be talking in code and not very good code either. SSOO WHAT'S COOKING?

BILL
May 06, 2012, 08:53 PM
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G'day Rich.
I suggest that you have a look on ebay for ''2 X Bike Car valve caps flash light" I believe with a little modification that they may be very suitable for the rotors of your night flying project, and they wont cost you an arm and a leg to find out. They may even be suitable for day time use.
Chris.................


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