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May 01, 2013, 12:19 PM
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The FMP (Five man plane)

So, the FMP was an idea I came up with a few weeks ago. One plane, 5 pilots. Each pilot gets one control on the plane. So, I designed and built this 52" span airplane from EPP, powered it by a Eflite Power 25, Castle Phoenix 80, and put in a Castle BEC Pro to power the 5 recievers necessary to make this happen.

With Crash Hancock on throttle, Bill Sorrell on ailerons, Mason Sorrell on rudder, Tim King on bomb drop and myself on elevator we did it! In fact, we did it so well, that we were asked to fly it in the noon demos at SEFF on Friday and Saturday! There are various videos and pictures of the flights around you tube and RCG.

Well, on Saturday during the demo, we added a loop, a roll, and a touch and go to the mix. All went off without a hitch. The plan was if the plane survived, we would call out Mac Hodges himself and a group of professionals to give it a go. So, we did just that. 3D Hobby Shop, Extreme Flight, Castle Creations and Futaba all sent out a professional to join Mac in flying th FMP in the demo.

They did an outstanding job of it too! Here is a video of thier flight.

The 5 man plane at SEFF 2013 (2 min 13 sec)
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May 01, 2013, 08:40 PM
No worries... it can be fixed.
That's awesome.
May 02, 2013, 02:06 AM
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Way cool... Glad to see yer still CrAzY!

May 02, 2013, 08:00 AM
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Thanks guys. It was tricky and there was a 2 crash learning curve for us, but Team Cobra pulled it off!
May 13, 2013, 02:49 PM
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Knew you could...

I knew you could do it... Saw pictures and figured out what they were before i found your blog. Looks like the pro's did well too....
You're such a hero for coming up with this idea... in fact I think I've got the next big thing...

The posable Lmopar Action Figure....
May 13, 2013, 03:24 PM
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LOL, I like him! Very sexy action figure indeed!
Jul 18, 2013, 09:06 AM
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The maiden flight video

FMP 5 Man Plane (4 min 46 sec)
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