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May 25, 2012, 03:28 AM
It's all in the Blades!
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They are to the beat of the music!! you just have to have a bit of imagination

In the raw video you could hear me laughing hence the music


Rich
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May 29, 2012, 03:32 PM
It's all in the Blades!
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Just waiting for the sun to go down and I can test fly the 'night version'

Did a bit of different blade testing Sunday, I made a high aspect ratio set up and tried those on a new 2 bladed hub. It took off hands free almost and climbed away into wind. As soon as I turned down wind it just went in at about 45 degrees with me pulling back on the stick as hard as I could. Both blades were destroyed but I kept at it and fitted 2 standard blades. To my surprise it flew fine, just a little quick. So I will stretch a set of standard blades and try again.

Regards

Rich
May 31, 2012, 02:09 PM
It's all in the Blades!
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Here is a 'bits and bobs' video taken over the last couple of days.

The 2 bladed version you will see uses some Aerobalsa blades (2.75" wide jobs to 18" length) I had to add 2 grammes of lead to each tip but they work well as can be expected.
Need to somehow remove the carbon boom as its seems cracked inside the fuselage after a crap landing in the dark as you can see

Fire Fly blade testing (4 min 51 sec)



Regards

Rich
May 31, 2012, 02:49 PM
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Official Soundtrack


Hello Rich,

sorry to read about Your mishap with the broken tail boom.
I always thought that the firefly is a little bit to bright to be flown in the dark.......

I found the perfect solution including the according soundtrack:

Sunglasses At Night (3 min 18 sec)



Bye
Mike
May 31, 2012, 04:24 PM
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Nice one Rich, I like the way the lights reflect off the bottom of the blades
May 31, 2012, 04:39 PM
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Ya Rich I like that aspect too, The 2 blade set up worked well too didn't take long for them to spin up at all. You could make a tin can fly.

BILL
May 31, 2012, 05:18 PM
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Awwwww Rich!!!! That roll at the end made my heart stop for a sec. What a cool video, it was very interesting seeing her in the dark. Job well done sir!!!!

Dave
Jun 01, 2012, 10:22 AM
It's all in the Blades!
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Cheers Gents,
The UC track is 2" less on the night flier, that bit makes a lot of difference. Yes the other one does roll over and has done but not nearly as many times as the night flier. I used an UC I had spare off an ST Discovery, time to make a new wider one me thinks!


Regards

Rich
Jun 01, 2012, 10:24 AM
It's all in the Blades!
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On another note I have been asked about a supplier of Fibre Glass sheet in the USA as the Fire Fly uses 1/32" sheet for the head.

Can any of you guys over the pond help out with a link or two to assist the gent in question?

Many Thanks in advance

Regards

Rich
Jun 01, 2012, 10:35 AM
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source of fiberglass plate


go to www.mcmaster-carr.com look for Garolite G10 ,even better than fiberglass, but be forewarned, that site has more stuff that you didn't know even existed.

Gary
Jun 01, 2012, 03:51 PM
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True Oh so TRUE

BILL
Jun 01, 2012, 04:29 PM
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hi


Jun 01, 2012, 04:32 PM
It's all in the Blades!
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Thankyou Gary
Jun 13, 2012, 07:01 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dutchman3
go to www.mcmaster-carr.com look for Garolite G10 ,even better than fiberglass, but be forewarned, that site has more stuff that you didn't know even existed.

Gary
What's the difference? It seems Garolite is just a brand name.
Jun 13, 2012, 10:24 AM
It's all in the Blades!
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LG,
The bits of Garolite i have seem to be a bit stiffer than FG but I am sure Gary will be able to tell us for sure?

Anyone started building yet? if so how is it going?? I flew both of mine the weekend and have been trying to practice spot landings, sounds easy but it isn't! well not for me



Rich


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