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Nov 04, 2019, 01:14 PM
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So you are proposing a slight INCREASE in Size to offset the extra weight of the
thicker foam ?

I suppose I could fit a scale up on the same size sheet of MPF ( Sticking to 1 Sheet ).
But, it wouldn't be much more than ~10% bigger ...
And I already have submitted larger 33" Jupiter version WAY up above .

L8r

Bob
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Nov 05, 2019, 09:30 AM
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We are going from what 3mm to 5mm?

Scaled up gets you to about 36.7", so 33" is certainly close enough.....
Nov 05, 2019, 11:51 AM
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Bob, I would love a 33". I've built two of your 3mm kits of the Jupiter (and gave them away to flying buddies). I honestly don't think the weight increase from 3mm to 6mm on the original would be horrible. It is pretty much a floater in 3mm.
Mark
Nov 05, 2019, 10:06 PM
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Scott in NH;
when my supply of 3mm depron drys up I will either have to
1. DROP the original 3m 22: span
OR
2. do the MPF version that I asked about earlier, and see how it go's.

Bothering with something between 22" span and 33" span seems a little silly IMO.


I hear you , buzzltyr !

The 33" Jupiter is now available,
here ...
https://www.hoosiercutoutservice.com/planes/thomasb.htm

Thanks for your patience,

Bob @ Hoosier Cutout service
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Jan 11, 2020, 12:54 PM
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Today first flight of the Jupiter with floats.
Super nice and pretty to see flying.
Soon a video.
Philippe
Jan 11, 2020, 01:54 PM
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Looking good Philippe !
Jan 11, 2020, 02:18 PM
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Yes, it looks great!
Feb 12, 2020, 11:18 AM
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Jupiter Fleet


Just finished another addition to my fleet of Jupiter Aircraft. I built a Junior last year and just finished a Jupiter Rocket version. Both nice flyers. Both use a Suppo 2204-1400kva motor and 7x6 prop and 2S500mah lipo. Pulls about 52 watts. Weight is 5.6 ozs.

So far, I have built 2 Jupiter Ducks, one a 150% version, a Jupiter Shrimp, Jupiter Junior and Jupiter Rocket. My version of the Sikorsky S-39 was inspired by Thomas' S-39 and I built it before any plans were available.

All fly nicely! Thanks, Thomas!

Joe
Joe's Jupiter Rocket (1 min 41 sec)

Jupiter Junior Indoors (4 min 18 sec)
Last edited by jpgilbert; Feb 15, 2020 at 06:29 AM. Reason: Wrong Lipo
Feb 12, 2020, 01:36 PM
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Joe, it is a great joy to me to see your models. Thank you for building them and posting the pics and videos.
That is why I make the plans - to see people enjoy the models.


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