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Old Jun 02, 2004, 02:25 AM
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EAM brushless popfly for night flying...lots of pics


Here is my new popfly from www.eam.net
It's built close to stock. Here is what I did differently:
Trimmed the back to move the motor forward since I am running a heavier than stock motor.
Elevons are farther out to allow for more prop.
Moved the battery way forward for the same reason.
Installed leds in the wing bays, winglets, and under the nose.
Added some lightply at the wing joint under the TE.
Used 3mm cloroplast for the winglets.
...maybe it isn't that close to stock

Setup:
Tweety speed
7X6 or 8X4.3 prop
Ph10
GWS Rx
2 cell 1500 kokams (rather add more battery than lead)
AUW 9oz

It flys great! Plenty of power and very nice vertical, but it still slows down really well for cruising around slow and low. It shoudl be fun indoors. No problems with orientation day or night. Bottom covering is blue, and the top is clear. Blue led's on the inboard 6 bays...white in the outboard 6 and the nose. Red on the left winglet and green on the right.

Enough rambling...how about some pics? Anyone up for some night flying?

Mike
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Old Jun 02, 2004, 02:29 AM
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Tweety Speed Mount


In case you were wondering... I am using a stick mount for the motor. It consists of a GWS 280 gearbox with no shaft. The Tweety bolts right up to it after I wallowed out the mounting holes a bit. The "inlet cone" in a GWS spinner that I glued in. The motor is barely warm and the batteries are cool the the touch after a flight.

Let me know what you think.

Mike
Old Jun 02, 2004, 03:00 AM
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Mike,
Looks great!
Fly Low and Slow,
Ken
Old Jun 02, 2004, 04:38 AM
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NICE!

Got video? Love to see this UFO at night.

Good job w/ the nav lights.
Old Jun 02, 2004, 09:11 AM
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It looks mighty good! The LEDs in the tips are a way cool touch. Here's my popfly at night
Old Jun 02, 2004, 09:20 AM
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PS. now I have to come up with a new color scheme for my Strike.

-- Val
Old Jun 02, 2004, 09:38 AM
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Thanks. No video yet...I don't have a video camera.

Mike
Old Jun 02, 2004, 09:39 AM
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That's awesome! Love the blue.
Old Jun 02, 2004, 10:01 AM
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WOW!!! that's cool,,the blue is nice too nice plane mike,,,
Old Jun 02, 2004, 10:05 AM
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WOW!! nice web site too,, i like that facetmobile,,that's cool too ..man!!! where have i been ?? under a rock???
Old Jun 02, 2004, 10:17 AM
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Eam has some great stuff that you can't get anywhere else. Those facetmobiles are great and really light.

Mike
Old Jun 02, 2004, 11:05 AM
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that thing is gorgeous! GG!
Old Jun 02, 2004, 03:23 PM
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Thanks

For $40.00 you can't beat it, and it flys great on a gws 180 S2 and etec or kokam 2 1200...looooong flight times.

Mike
Old Jun 02, 2004, 03:42 PM
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Pop-Fly NightFlyer


Cool beans!!!

Here's mine along with the Strike, before I killed them.

Gary
Old Jun 02, 2004, 04:00 PM
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Hey Gary, they look real cool! Now a Strike with a 16/15/3 would be something (just kidding! A disaster would be something too)

But maybe a Razor?

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