Aug 29, 2013, 05:16 AM
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Interesting. A bit smaller than my 23" version and it uses twin props for steering with probably no servos like an Air Hog? Hopefully Otto snagged some credit along the way since it's very similar to his construction but with a completely different control scheme.
The credit goes to Greg Tanous he was the originator of the Rc Superhero.
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Sep 08, 2013, 07:59 PM

Savannah, GA


Is anybody close to the Savannah, GA area? I'll be there and intend on flying in early October.

Thanx, Otto
Sep 11, 2013, 08:00 AM
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Just this quick note:

The WEB SITE and E_MAILS all seem to be Back to Normal !

Thank you all for your patience.

Bob
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Oct 04, 2013, 11:16 AM
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Hi there, Just thought I would share a small mod I made to my 62" flyguy. My problem is space, both for storage and transport. Flyguy is WIDE and those arms are delicate. so I thought about detachable arms then I thought why detach? just let 'em swing. So now I have a swing wing Flyguy.
As can be seen in the pics I first had to saw off the original arms. Then I made two more from 6mm depron as shown and bolted them to the shoulder plate with nylon wing bolts. The forward wing bolt , up near the neck, is the pivot and the other to hold the arm in place. Under the shoulder plate are spike nuts mounted on 6mm balsa "hard" points. When the hold down bolt is removed the arms swing back and hey presto a new slimline superman
Oct 04, 2013, 12:12 PM
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So who is gonna try mounting the swing wings on a servo to swing in flight!
Oct 04, 2013, 12:20 PM
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So who is gonna try mounting the swing wings on a servo to swing in flight!
May be ok in a dive ....but not for long
Oct 04, 2013, 01:18 PM
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I got tossed and Gig'd for stating in only ONE POST in that "other" thread.

something like ...
Otto has had a similar model out for a yr and a half and
you could make whatever superhero you wanted from that.
Nothing derogatory IMHO.
Wammo !!! Pulled and Gig'd

For that I was deemed as over advertising. sigh ...

Yeah sure Hoosier Cutout Service was down there but no URL's

Thin skin and greed will not win the day, but I suppose some have to learn that themselves.

The rest of us ( ok me ) need to remember "just keep you mouth shut and sit down" !
Oct 05, 2013, 08:20 AM
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So who is gonna try mounting the swing wings on a servo to swing in flight!
jascar did, on a 46" Flyguy. Skip to the 01:44 mark ...

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Oct 05, 2013, 10:24 AM
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Bravo !!!

Good show !
Oct 05, 2013, 12:48 PM
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Flew my Superman today with the retractable wing/arm. No problem loops rolls. inverted just the same as one piece arms
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Oct 05, 2013, 02:24 PM
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Brave man
Flew my Superman today with the retractable wing/arm. No problem loops rolls. inverted just the same as one piece arms
Thanx for the mod info. Glad he still flys well. I have on my list some flyguy experiments, if I ever get to them.
Oct 05, 2013, 05:24 PM
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Brave man
Flew my Superman today with the retractable wing/arm. No problem loops rolls. inverted just the same as one piece arms
It's more than the same - it's *drastically* cool.

And so the obvious occurs to me... Have any of you folks with the retractables put a servo on a dial control to make an arm wave?

I think that with arms extended evenly, that one arm moving further forward should cause that side to pitch up, causing roll and possibly yaw. And opposite behavior as it moves backwards.

Perhaps a mix from the dial to the 'footievons' (that's what they're called, right? LOL!) to minimise the pitch/roll/yaw effects and maintain straight/level flight.
Oct 07, 2013, 02:37 AM
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I think once you get the arms facing even a little forward they will start to act as a foreplane which will be very sensitive. IMHO I don't think the arms could be made rigid enough to keep them from flexing up and down, giving unwanted pitch or roll inputs. But , Hey I've been wrong before :-)
Oct 08, 2013, 12:24 AM
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I think once you get the arms facing even a little forward they will start to act as a foreplane which will be very sensitive. IMHO I don't think the arms could be made rigid enough to keep them from flexing up and down, giving unwanted pitch or roll inputs. But , Hey I've been wrong before :-)
Oh no I didn't mean any -more- forward that they -currently- move to. Even moving as much as they do I'd expect it to get more pitch sensitive. It's one arm fully forward, and then the other arm moving maybe halfway back to the retract position and then forward again that looks more like a human waving than 'just' a retract wing. Yeah it might be cooler to make it wave further forward but the pitch-up and stresses would both be enormous and outrageous.
Oct 08, 2013, 02:55 AM
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Sorry, I misunderstood. From what you are saying, that could work. It has to be worth a try


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