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Sep 01, 2019, 05:11 PM
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Not sure how to classify this plane


Should I call it a delta, canard, or blended wing?
Got bored and did some more experimenting with making something different again just to see if it would fly....and it did, yay.
Odd style rc plane flight test (3 min 5 sec)
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Sep 01, 2019, 05:19 PM
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Nice !
How about Flying Duckbill ?
Sep 01, 2019, 05:56 PM
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Nice !
How about Flying Duckbill ?
Well, at least I now have a name for it....The Duckbill.
Sep 01, 2019, 07:24 PM
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Wow, I was going to say "Sky Sled" but Duck Bill is good as well.
Sep 02, 2019, 05:03 AM
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Pretty intriguing plane. So how does it fly? How about more info on it?
Sep 02, 2019, 07:57 AM
Danish? Don't U eat that??
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I would tend to suggest it should be classified as a Canard, partly because of the forward placement of the "elevators"........but mainly because the origin of the word "Canard" is that it's literally the french word for "Duck"


If it could be made to go fast, a bit of "corny" fun could be had yelling "DUCK!!" every time you do a low pass......
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Sep 02, 2019, 09:15 AM
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Fascinating! Looks like something from one of the fantasy sci fi movies! And handles well. The double tandem elevators really interesting.
Sep 02, 2019, 09:48 AM
An itch?. Scratch build.
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Not sure how to classify this plane


I do

But well done for trying.



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Sep 02, 2019, 11:05 AM
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the origin of the word "Canard" is that it's literally the french word for "Duck"
I had completely forgotten that.
Sep 02, 2019, 11:19 AM
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Pretty intriguing plane. So how does it fly? How about more info on it?
I'm still fine tuning it, been cutting off and gluing on pieces of foam here and there. Now I think all I need is to find the best cg placement now and it should be good to go.
I was bored at work and was doodling...the orignal concept was a little bit different than the final piece you see here. The twin elevators are offset a little above each other to limit air turbulence problems and I just did two because I thought it would look cool.
Originally it had dual rudders and four skids but it was squirrelly in the air, the single rudder fixed that. I do believe if I shorten it up a little also( I guess it would still be called the moment arm from the elevator to the fuse pod) the flight would be better still.
I'll post some measurements, motor size, etc. When I get off work.
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Sep 02, 2019, 11:46 AM
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I do

But well done for trying.



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Don't you have somewhere to be....
Sep 02, 2019, 11:53 AM
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Fascinating! Looks like something from one of the fantasy sci fi movies! And handles well. The double tandem elevators really interesting.
I had built something kinda similar to this a couple of years ago but my lack of knowledge on how rc planes fly put that one in the trash after countless tries. Thanks to experimenting on your blended wing thread with the Sprimbo gave me more insight on how to get this one to stay in the air and land in one piece.....only one minor repair so far, flew it into a chained link fence, but I wanted to add some incedence to the front h-stab anyways so it worked out ok.
Sep 02, 2019, 01:08 PM
An itch?. Scratch build.
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Don't you have somewhere to be....
There was a section in the Aeromodeller Plans Handbook labeled 'Unorthodox'.

It would be certainly suitable.

Reference the duck's bill, how about it 'The Platypus', it does resemble the front end of a Duckbill Platypus.

Ray.
Sep 02, 2019, 02:56 PM
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Reference the duck's bill, how about it 'The Platypus', it does resemble the front end of a Duckbill Platypus.

Ray.
I actually thought about that too after BOC mentioned duck bill, hmmm, how about just "Perry"....those with kids would know.
Sep 02, 2019, 05:47 PM
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I actually thought about that too after BOC mentioned duck bill, hmmm, how about just "Perry"....those with kids would know.
Just don't pull a "Dufensmertz" and put a self destruct switch on it.


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