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Oct 10, 2004, 04:18 AM
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Sneak Peak At NEW 3D Plane from Dick Rankin

Just a quick sneak look at a new plane Rankin Productions should be releasing soon. Just need to hook up some pull pull and get him over to video some extreme flying. Ailerons are 30% of the wing, with a 40" W.S. It should be much more of a 3D plane than his Proud Bird (nearly world famous).....but we shall see. You might want to get in line for one of these. I hear he is getting a rather large shipment of colored foam in any day, and should be able to kit up a few shortly. Will try to post a video and flight report, as weather permits....well actually, weather wont matter, will still go fly in the rain!
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Oct 11, 2004, 12:43 AM
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Well, weather didn't cooperate....but didn't stop us. All I can say is it is unbelievable!!! Thing hovers hands off in the rain with a 10-15mph wind. INCREDIBLE. The plane is stable as a rock. Loops, knife edge....will do it all with the greatest of ease. Dick will post some video's in the morning. Will let him put it in his own words. Guess I might weigh it and get some more specs. By the way Dick, whats it called????????
Oct 11, 2004, 10:45 AM
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Looks pretty familiar.
besides the size and shocky type fuselage.

Everybody abandonded the design after they learned how to hover, and went on to more advanced planes, like insane foamies, shockflyers Etc. Good luck with it, hope they sell like hot cakes.

Oct 11, 2004, 10:51 AM
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Oh yeah, you should call it the Hovering Cobra.
Oct 11, 2004, 11:13 AM
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You are a "smart " guy. You know, they all look alike in shape or form, and we call them planes.That being said, I would like to thank the Wright brothers for their dream, for which none of this would be possible without! Kind of like calling all flying wings "zagi's", which I would like to thank the folks at Trick r/c (Jerry&everybody) that all have so quickly COPIED!Thanks for your input though, but was leaving that up to Mr. Rankin .Need to turn the heat up, room temperature is too low in mesa
Last edited by thechosen1one; Oct 11, 2004 at 12:11 PM.
Oct 11, 2004, 02:27 PM
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Credits are due Dylan. The Hovering Cobra made a good impression on some of us. It was a great hovering plane. You did good bud, that is why we wanted to start with that, and just make a few simple mods like shocking it, scale up to 40" WS, increase alerons to 30% of wing, and counter balance the elevator and increase the size a little.
I like the name myself. How about Hovering Cobra II ?

Here are some phone videos clips

It's all fun!

Dick Rankin

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