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May 05, 2017, 04:12 PM
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Joe Nall 2017 Community Build: Joe Nall Goes Full Scale R/C

Hello everyone. Have we got something special for you for 2017! We're doing another community build. Everybody remembers the fun and smiles the Valkyrie brought us. Well this year's community build will make you grin from ear to ear. The theme: Full size RC built entirely out of foam board! That's right, you read correctly. We're going full size this year. And our model of choice: The Stits Skybaby, the worlds smallest full size plane. To give you some perspective as to size, here are the dimensions of the full size aircraft:
General characteristics
▪ Crew: 1
▪ Length: 9 ft 10 in (3.00 m)
▪ Wingspan: 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
▪ Height: 5 ft (1.5 m)
▪ Wing area: 36.5 sq ft (3.39 m2)
▪ Empty weight: 452 lb (205 kg)
▪ Gross weight: 666 lb (302 kg)
▪ Fuel capacity: 5 U.S. gallons (19 L; 4.2 imp gal)
▪ Powerplant: 1 Continental C85 four cylinder, four-stroke, aircraft engine with water injection, 112 hp (84 kW)
▪ Propellers: 2-bladed aluminum
▪ Maximum speed: 191 kn; 354 km/h (220 mph)
▪ Cruise speed: 143 kn; 266 km/h (165 mph)
▪ Stall speed: 52 kn; 97 km/h (60 mph)

So come on by and bring your smiles, your glue gun's, and glue sticks. Cut a part, sign a part, and glue a part no matter your skill level. Anyone can build and this will be the greatest build ever!

See you there.
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May 08, 2017, 04:23 PM
Sippin' on Kool Aid
Hell yes I am gonna be involved here.
May 15, 2017, 11:17 AM
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Has this begun?
Pics please
May 15, 2017, 08:32 PM
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I'm assuming it will not go the scale speed of 220 mph? If so, you might need to consult the legend of speed wing Nerdnic.
How do you plan on building it, flite test fold style? Really interested!
May 16, 2017, 08:53 AM
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I know this thing is in process already, how about a pic or 2?
May 16, 2017, 02:56 PM
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Here's the progress as of Tuesday afternoon
May 17, 2017, 06:16 AM
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Thanks, that looks like a lot of fun. Keep the shots coming.
May 17, 2017, 07:41 AM
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I think I heard them say they have 35 pounds of glue sticks and 2 boxes of foam board from flitetest. With wings and cutting out formers they are still on the first box. Wings do have a plywood spar and foam ribs.
May 18, 2017, 12:50 PM
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Thursday morning
May 18, 2017, 10:56 PM
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Thursday morning
May 18, 2017, 11:04 PM
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Thursday night at 11:30pm. Last of my pictures, I'm heading home in the morning
May 19, 2017, 06:21 AM
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Thanks for the shots. Wish I could be there to see it fly. Also kind of hoping they will publish the plans, though I don't know where I would put the darn thing if I built one, lol.
May 19, 2017, 07:03 AM
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When will this take flight (estimate)? We're leaving Saturday morning.

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