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Old May 20, 2004, 11:13 PM
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Micro flyer for very small areas?


What is a good flying, durable, relatively cheep, easy to build plane for very small indoor areas? What do you think about the skeeter or super skeeter?

Can any of these planes fly in a moderately sized living room with a vaulted ceiling? What is the minimum reasonable fun space to fly them in.

By the way, I am an intermediate level electric and slope flyer.

Any other comments appreciated, Thanks!
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Old May 21, 2004, 06:53 AM
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I have no first hand experience with these models but do not think they will fit your requirements. They are small, but relatively fast. You want something with a MUCH lower wing loading. Search for threads about livingroom flyers here and check out http://www.rcmicroflight.com/ its a magazine that will definitely show you examples of what your looking for. I know of no commercial kits that would interest you, but there are many free plans and exchange of info around that will. This is still a pioneers area to a large extent. Hope this helps some. WStrouse.
Old May 21, 2004, 09:38 AM
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Skeeters need some speed to fly. From the ones I have seen fly they tend to need a gymnasium, or at least a good portion of one (more than half court) to have enough room to fly enjoyably. Why not build yourself an indoor floater, either balsa or carbon. Here are some threads to get you started:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=210718
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55915
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201243
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ht=living+room
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...hreadid=133408
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...179#post480179

Basicly, do a search on this forum for "Living Room" and you'll have plenty of reading to do. It's nice that there is. Two years ago you would have had little reading on this subject here, since then we've had such a revolution in micro flight that the forum is full of success stories.

If you're looking for a kit, try either one of the new Micro Bugz, or a mini-IFO lightened up as much as possible. With the new micro servos you could also scale down the free Kolibri plans available for free here on the E-zone and build a nice indoor floater which could operate in half a gynmasium. My full-sized one can fly in a small school cafeteria easy enough: http://pease1.sr.unh.edu/aew/rc/Kolibri/ (videos here of flying in a cafeteria)

Read up, there's a whole (indoor flight) world out there!
Old May 21, 2004, 11:49 AM
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Look at this site, go to documents , Dave has his LR triplane plans posted
http://members.dodo.net.au/~daviddewit/
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Old May 21, 2004, 10:33 PM
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The Kotz brothers took a video of two pager-motor airplanes they fly Dogfights in their basement. See www.RoomFlight.com/Photo_Gallery

Larry
Old May 21, 2004, 11:04 PM
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The Kotz brothers took a video of two pager-motor airplanes they fly Dogfights in their basement. See www.RoomFlight.com/Photo_Gallery

Larry

Great video!


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