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Old Sep 18, 2012, 07:51 PM
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Forward swept flying wings (with Video).


I have been doing some forward swept planes lately. From 24" up to the newest 8 feet, and dang they are fun! The little 24", The Cuda, is a hoot! I even have one with LED's now.

I made a handful of them and took them to a fun fly up in Tennessee a week ago. The guys up there are having a ball with them just flying, doing some racing and some combat.

The little 24" span ones are CNC cut EPP with Castle Creations T-Bird 18s, low cost motors, APC 7x4E props and use 1300 to 2200mah 3S lipos. I really need to get some video. I guess if anyone wants to see it I can. Speed is around 50-60 MPH and they have enough thrust to go straight up as long as you dare.

So far I have just been free-hand shooting spray paint on the for color, so dont critique my quickie paint jobs!

What ya'll think?

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Old Sep 18, 2012, 09:24 PM
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Those do look like a blast. I, a while ago, built a small fleet of cheapo micro EPP wings and let anybody & everybody fly 'em at the field. You inspire me to do that again
Old Sep 18, 2012, 11:14 PM
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Sweet...! do you have plans?
Old Sep 18, 2012, 11:49 PM
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Hey all my paint jobs are just like that and I have no problem finding the plane in the sky when it is crowded. I have one plane with very big eyes on the bottom of the wing, people say it creeps them out.
Old Sep 18, 2012, 11:58 PM
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Thanks, they are a hoot to fly. If I get a chance to do some flying this weekend I'll put up a video. There is a little bit of video of a couple of them on You Tube from the T.E.F.F. fun fly at Tullahoma last weekend.

As for plans, sorry, Im not a plans kinda guy. In fact I dont like plans so much, I make these planes " RX ready". That way if someone wants one, just slap in an RX and a lipo, check the CG and controls and go fly. Easier that way.

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Old Sep 19, 2012, 01:38 PM
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I still want one! I've been kicking myself in the butt for not grabbing that one from you at SEFF.
Old Sep 19, 2012, 08:33 PM
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Shoot me a PM Murman... you wont be disappointed! I have a couple sitting here RX ready right now.

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Old Sep 20, 2012, 09:17 PM
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I flew one of these in the combat at SEFF this year and it was sweet! Got Laine painting me one up like a Fire Truck!

Look out!!!

Now if I just figure out how to put a siren on it!
Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:01 AM
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Here is a video shot yesterday of the original Cuda. This poor plane has been through many rounds of combat, multiple crashes, and hard landings. This is the plane I hand to anyone at anytime to "try it out". Sometimes it comes back in more pieces than it left in. A little hot glue, and its back up in seconds.

Lmopar69 24" EPP Cuda (3 min 46 sec)
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 12:20 PM
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Beats taking the dog for a walk
Old Sep 23, 2012, 12:59 PM
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For sure! Hemi LOVES to go fly! We have to take lots of water with because she will NOT stop running. Sounds like she's gonna have a heart attack some times.

Heres another video, this one has LED's on it. It was a bit tail heavy (due to the LED placement) but still flew fine. They make great night flyers too.

24" Cuda with lights (3 min 7 sec)


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Old Apr 18, 2013, 02:29 PM
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I leave for SEFF in 4 days and mine still isn't finished. I need about an hour to cut the battery bay and wire everything up and I should be ready to maiden it on Saturday. Wish me luck!




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Old Apr 18, 2013, 07:35 PM
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Dude! Looks kick axxx! Nice work. Can't wait to see it in person.

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Old Apr 21, 2013, 11:24 AM
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Here are some daytime shots now that she's finish. It balances about 1/2" in front of the wing root. Hopefully the wind will die down here this evening so I can maiden her before leaving for SEFF in the morning.
Old Jan 27, 2016, 10:00 PM
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Sorry to reboot an old thread, how was the yaw stability on these little guys? Both high and low speed. Looking to build some scratchers of similar design.


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