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View Poll Results: OK, Place your bets for fun. WILL SHE FLY?
"The force is strong with this one." 196 54.60%
"She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts" 102 28.41%
"Negitive.... It just impacted on the surface" 24 6.69%
Pull up! Pull up!! Ba-da-boommmm! 37 10.31%
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Old Apr 15, 2005, 07:22 PM
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Old Apr 16, 2005, 10:14 AM
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even if this thing doesn't fly it's one heck of a show piece. the thing looks great! i think it will fly, tho.

is it me, or is that a left-handed falcon back on post #205?
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=205
Thanks lowdive and Skypoet! I made some small changes to help a little with the aerodynamics but all in all she’s pretty close.
Ya the falcon in the photo was a scan, when it copied the image flipped The original has the cockpit on the right side. I thought the paint job Looked cool though.
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Old Apr 16, 2005, 10:23 AM
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> when it copied the image flipped

The text in the scan was a bit of a give-away. (althought I thought it was supposed to be some cool sci-fi alien font for a second or two...)
Old Apr 16, 2005, 10:30 AM
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A falcon that could take off and land vertically! Now that would be scale and too cool!
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Old Apr 16, 2005, 10:32 AM
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...Or we could just wait for anti-grav propulsion, bet we will all be playing with them in ten years, the falcon could only be the beggining, how about a Death star ?
How about a land speeder or a pod racer using a clear flat plate to connect the engine and the pod?
Old Apr 16, 2005, 11:29 AM
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A falcon that could take off and land vertically! Now that would be scale and too cool!
It could be done. Check this out.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=226893
Old Apr 16, 2005, 04:36 PM
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VTOL - wow nice those guys are getting it done! very cool! Seems like if there's a full scale plane built that flys, there's got to be a way ta do it RC.

Falcon motor mount - staying with the 'Keep it simple" idea I built the motor mount using some light ply. Its very strong and should hold up well.
Old Apr 16, 2005, 08:39 PM
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Old Apr 16, 2005, 09:51 PM
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GO-RC is from Arizona?

Im starting to think Arizona is the capital of R/C innovation. Must be all that sun!

Great project, you gotta post the video when complete. Just remember lots of thrust and she will fly no matter what!
Old Apr 16, 2005, 10:49 PM
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VTOL - wow nice those guys are getting it done! very cool! Seems like if there's a full scale plane built that flys, there's got to be a way ta do it RC.

Falcon motor mount - staying with the 'Keep it simple" idea I built the motor mount using some light ply. Its very strong and should hold up well.
I don't know which Himax Motor/Gear combo you got but I have one myself
and they are hard to beat . Real Happy with mine .

BTW which Himax is it with what gear and prop please Thanks
Old Apr 17, 2005, 08:08 AM
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Demon, while your plan is easy to understand, the language isn't! I could easily make some errors building it but it may be possible. I have used a translator, and it looks as if there are small holes along the wing to limit the amount of air going into the fal blower, is this true?!
The french have a knack of using their own language for things it isn't made for - like flying machines
actually it says that the holes are for sucking in the boundary layer, which delays stall and improves controllability and performance.
That said, this only makes sense on some kind of airfoil where there is a decent boundary layer to start with...
May the force be with you all
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Old Apr 17, 2005, 10:18 AM
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This is the set up I'm going to use. Not 100% sure but I believe it will give me around 28 oz of thrust. My Motocalc trial is over but if someone could run this for me I would apperciate it.

Motor: Hi-max HA2025-4200 w 4.4:1 gearing
Battery: Thunder Power 11.1v 1320 mAh lipo
Prop: APC 10x4.7 SF or 9X7.5 SF
ESC: Castle Creations Phoenix 25

I goanna be over my target weight a little it looks like. Total flying weight is going to be about 20 oz.

LuftAdler - Its beautiful here today(as you know). No clouds, no wind and 80 degrees. Perfect maiden weather. I got to "Get er done". By the way your White knight Project is very cool!
Old Apr 17, 2005, 12:56 PM
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couple pics of the motor installed
Old Apr 17, 2005, 01:28 PM
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Looking good. Glad to see you didn't cut into the mandibles, and have the prop on the outside.
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Old Apr 17, 2005, 02:12 PM
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The manible cutout really bugger up the strength in that area. For me, it was very noisy as well. That option is far more desirable.
GO-RC, how are you gonna paint it? You could print some paper graphics off and stick em down onto the falcon. It would probably look much better than a direct paint job.

I batter get a new falcon built soon. I know the first one works, but i want to try the paper graphics, they would aid with strengh on a polystyrene frame like mine.

BTW, with that big prop, i bet you will hover. We said VTOL, not prop hang!

Go, GO-RC!!



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