Luke, I am your father, and this is my ride - RC Groups
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Oct 09, 2004, 09:21 AM
Evil Plane Doer
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Luke, I am your father, and this is my ride

Coalescing in the Westport Design Skunk Works.

Posting early to gauge interest in developing this to a kit.

Will be in the 5 oz range with CDR power.
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Oct 09, 2004, 09:27 AM
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OMG if you get this to work I'll call you daddy lol! No really it looks awsome you have to try this!!!!!
Oct 09, 2004, 09:50 AM
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Thats the kind of motivation I need!
The Daddy part was wierd though
Oct 09, 2004, 10:05 AM
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The only thing I noticed is, It would be hard to hand launch (for me anyway lol). Oh yea the controls shouldn't be split by thouse verts? I suck at building and to link the controlls through the verts would be hard.
Oct 09, 2004, 10:18 AM
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The center vent/vane is fixed. The outer two are the rudders which ride on the elevons. THe elevon linkage is straight forward, the rudders will use flex cable to a single rudder servo. The motor and prop are inside the sphere/cockpit.
This arrangment should provide vectored thrust.

The center section will be strong enough to grip from underneath to hand launch.
Oct 09, 2004, 10:27 AM
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if you get it to work count me in... This would be the best kit ever even if it flew like a Zagi, I would still have to say it would be my favorite plane. (my Zagi is my favorite plane overall untell I get this kit lol)
Oct 09, 2004, 10:35 AM
one game away...
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I want one NOW....but what about the cool laser and motor sounds? Guess I'll have to make those myself just like when I fly the rest of my planes. Maybe that's why parents call thier children back so quickly, the funny looking guy in the wierd hat making airplane sounds.

Oct 09, 2004, 10:40 AM
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Lol Lol I Do That Too Eeerrrroooounnnnnnn <-- Jet Sound
Oct 09, 2004, 10:51 AM
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This is a small one 12" wide 14 " long.

The big one will be done if this one works 24X30 with Hacker Power
Oct 09, 2004, 10:58 AM
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In the realm of "Novelty" models, I think this one would be pretty unique. I would certainly love to see one fly!
Oct 09, 2004, 12:16 PM
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The Force is strong in this model I would love one too, I always thought the Tie Fighters were the coolest looking sci-fi ships.
Oct 09, 2004, 12:37 PM
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This could get my kids interested in r/c planes, though it doesn't look beginner friendly. It would have to be the carrot after getting some experience in other parkies. Is the x-wing fighter far behind?

I too would like to see one fly

Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try. ~ Yoda to Luke
Oct 09, 2004, 12:47 PM
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From what the picture looks like I see a airflow problem, the control surfaces look to be inside of the wings. If this is the case you might get vortex effect against the wings and may cause a death spiral. I saw a helicopter with the same problem in a hobby store. Getting airflow back off the shelfs caused it to sway back and forth. I maybe wrong, but it looks that way to me.

Oct 09, 2004, 12:51 PM
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matt: it will be flying in space, no sound at all!
Oct 09, 2004, 03:10 PM
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you might get vortex effect against the wings and may cause a death spiral
Suck that would, Yes, Mmmm

I am planning lasercut Balsa and CF construction, but may whip one up from Depron to check airflow and such.

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