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Old Jul 02, 2012, 07:29 PM
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Typhoon or Hurricane - whats the difference?


In the west they are Hurricanes, in the East, Typhoons - in the lower lattitudes, Cyclones.

But whats the difference?

Quite a lot I can tell you...at least between a Typhoon and a Hurricane.

Well we all know the Typhoon right? I designed it a few years ago and there are by now literally hundreds flying, or broken.

In that time it has, and still is given/giving a lot of fun to many flyers.

But like any Evil designer, I always look at my creations and think: what if...
  • The Fuselage was Lighter, stronger, and stiffer.
  • The nose was longer so I did not need to use so much (parasitic, useless) weight to balance, and I could have quite a bit more room to put in my radio.
  • The bellcrank had a bearing and was completely slop free.
  • Maybe I could have the option to put an elevator servo directly in the fin.
  • Maybe the wing joiner was a "no worries" monster, as big as that...whats it's name...? Oh Yeah..Schwing.
  • Maybe the tails were just a bit lighter...
  • Wings could be moderately DS proof...maybe to 300MPH?
What if we then called it the Typhoon II..or beter yet...THE HURRICANE!

Look here for a (Not so good guys, sorry - but we will make it better!) preview.

http://www.sloperacer.blogspot.tw/

YES! Evil Deeds Ltd, the infamous and Dastardly Team of Hammond and Fu Strikes again!

Typhoon just got Sloperaced!

Hope you like it...

James.
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 07:41 PM
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Looks interesting. Any estimates yet as to how much weight will be saved relative to a Typhoon?

Looking forward to the development
Old Jul 02, 2012, 09:44 PM
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stick with Hawker,
hurricane, typhoon, tempest!.....
Old Jul 02, 2012, 09:58 PM
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Might confuse things. There is already a moulded 2m Hurricane- https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1379196
Old Jul 02, 2012, 11:25 PM
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Might confuse things. There is already a moulded 2m Hurricane- https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1379196
Crikey - thanks for the heads up Hambo...

I'll consult with my partner in crime, Dr Fu on this one!

Cyclone maybe?

Hmmm...

Cheers,

JH
Old Jul 03, 2012, 12:38 AM
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How about Katrina?
Old Jul 03, 2012, 12:45 AM
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Reduce the drama...
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No one can afford a Katrina...
Old Jul 03, 2012, 12:53 AM
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Old Jul 03, 2012, 12:56 AM
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Old Jul 03, 2012, 02:33 AM
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If you like the Japanese wind themes, you could go with Fubuki (吹雪) which means blizzard or if you dissect the kanji it means "blow snow". Basically a snow filled windstorm aka "blizzard".

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Old Jul 03, 2012, 02:49 AM
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All you need:

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_...inds#section_3
Old Jul 03, 2012, 03:04 AM
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Wind of change.

Typhoon what a great model - well almost.

Hopefully a sea change with this version.

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Sea change (transformation), an idiom for broad transformation drawn from a phrase in Shakespeare's The Tempest.


So how about Tempest
Old Jul 03, 2012, 03:11 AM
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Or a spoonerism for a hot wind



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Old Jul 03, 2012, 04:27 AM
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Any plans for an electric version for those of us with no slopes around (Texas)?
Old Jul 03, 2012, 06:33 AM
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Longer nose? - that'll be Pinocchio then

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