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Feb 05, 2012, 08:55 PM
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Bald Eagle Project


I am starting a new project for those interested in RC birds.

It is a 1 to 1 scale Bald Eagle and will incorporate a fiberglass fuselage using hard shell molds along with silicone molds for the feet. The wings will be built up from balsa with composite tip feathers. It is planned to be a tailess design. No vertical cheater fin if it can fly without it.

It is based on Bob Hoey's Turkey Vulture and on another gentlemans bird designs from Japan. Both have done extensive flight testing with "birds" and have had success with them.

If interested I will post the progress of the project on my blog page. I would do a thread but I am not sure how long the thing is going to take getting it off the building board, flight testing included.

Anyways, here are some pictures of the fuselage plug being built right now.
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Feb 05, 2012, 10:20 PM
Launch high. Fly low.
I would love to see this project soar!

Soar!
Jun
Feb 06, 2012, 04:53 PM
Will fly for food
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Are you going to have a clear plastic vertical fin?
Feb 07, 2012, 07:47 AM
Egads! It's a GIRL!
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I like the glass eyes. Nice touch.
Feb 07, 2012, 01:46 PM
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O man the eagles are thick at my home site, they would go crazy over this thing.... Steve

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I am starting a new project for those interested in RC birds.

It is a 1 to 1 scale Bald Eagle and will incorporate a fiberglass fuselage using hard shell molds along with silicone molds for the feet. The wings will be built up from balsa with composite tip feathers. It is planned to be a tailess design. No vertical cheater fin if it can fly without it.

It is based on Bob Hoey's Turkey Vulture and on another gentlemans bird designs from Japan. Both have done extensive flight testing with "birds" and have had success with them.

If interested I will post the progress of the project on my blog page. I would do a thread but I am not sure how long the thing is going to take getting it off the building board, flight testing included.

Anyways, here are some pictures of the fuselage plug being built right now.
Feb 07, 2012, 02:04 PM
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Feb 07, 2012, 07:25 PM
Mongo like wind. Wind Good.
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There will be no vertical fin if things work OK.

Here's a Youtube post of the Japanese Birds being tinkered with. This guy has built countless birds and control systems. All without vertical fins.

Oiseau rc bird type glider "condor" (1 min 22 sec)


Feb 07, 2012, 07:28 PM
Mongo like wind. Wind Good.
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Here's a link to Bob Hoey's Bird page:

http://www.twitt.org/1partdrib.html
Feb 07, 2012, 08:10 PM
They call me Maj. Sink!
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Does this mean I will finally be able to thermal like the birds?! Interesting project, look forward to the progress.
Feb 09, 2012, 08:53 PM
Mongo like wind. Wind Good.
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Making Progress...
Feb 10, 2012, 10:20 AM
DIY Mania from Taiwan
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Making Progress...
Nice pic.love it
bald eagle too
cheers
Sam


PICT0266
Feb 10, 2012, 11:17 AM
life long racing nut & modeler
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Hi V1

That bird in the video flys real well without a rudder, looking forward to watching your eagle come to life.

Do you tune in to watch the real eagles on the live feed , google ' Eagles videocam from Decorah '. They are just about ready to take to the nest full time and get the babys going.

I like you sleek looking T tail sloper too.

G Don
Jul 20, 2012, 06:03 PM
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Finally have some time to work on finishing the Eagle project.

Finalized the detail carving and spent HOURS sanding and priming the body plug getting it ready for the next stage of pulling molds.

The wingtip feather mold plugs are finished and will have molds pulled at the same time.

Pictures attached of the primed body ready for setting the parting plane fixtures.
Jul 20, 2012, 06:05 PM
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Someone has mad carving skills!!!!! Hat's off to you, that looks amazing!
Jul 21, 2012, 10:20 AM
Egads! It's a GIRL!
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When you are finished, would you be willing to make another body and set of wingtips? This is amazing!


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