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Feb 08, 2020, 11:58 AM
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Looks nice , Dave. And seems to be a good indoor flier. What is your weight with 3s baterry?
Feb 08, 2020, 03:00 PM
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2s =248g ......8.75oz
3s =261g ....9.2oz
using 450 nanotechs
2s didnt have good vertical although it flew nice enough
3s looks to be the way to go ..ok for vertical..

flight report.... last session..

The KFm2 version is flying well, I like using 3s best, it gives better performance and a stable COG..
Surprisingly its a very neutral flyer, more like the various extra types of 3D foamy..
Slow flying is good, very controllable, steady..
Last edited by davereap; Feb 22, 2020 at 12:48 AM.
Feb 16, 2020, 12:49 PM
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Trotteldecker in windy weather


Trotteldecker Testflights (3 min 39 sec)
Feb 17, 2020, 04:44 PM
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Hi, How much wind will it tolerate, thank you.
Feb 18, 2020, 01:54 PM
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Heavy wind.
Feb 18, 2020, 03:51 PM
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Thank you, i built the original Trottel flew great.
Feb 19, 2020, 10:45 AM
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Hi, What flight times are you getting with the 600mah li-pos. Love your flight videos going to get some depron and build this one as well.
Allso will 1 sheet 1000mmx 700mm be enough to built this model. Thank you.
Last edited by glenbees; Feb 19, 2020 at 11:16 AM.
Mar 07, 2020, 02:23 PM
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When I first saw this one 'PANIC' screamed out, I used to like the Avicraft Panic. Actually, I think that it was 5 - 6 of them in the end between the mid 80's and mid 90's, four kits (I think) and a couple of copies including the 2/3 sized one below and ordered another 5 - 6 kits for various FB's. Flew 'em with banners, flew 'em with lights, flew 'em with several mates, burst balloons, cut toilet roll and streamers, flew above tapes, below tapes and through slaloms, can't really think of anything that we didn't do with them and I LOVED 'em.....



My local (around various flying clubs) nickname was 'Panic Paul' for years.

Not many photos from back then, however....
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Mar 07, 2020, 02:32 PM
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So I was thinking Vector Board but a couple of days ago I got hold of some foaming filament for my 3D printer (ColorFabb LW PLA) which seems to be good stuff.

Loads and loads going on so this will take a while but did a quick test last night.

Total disaster, stiff and strong as a wet rag!!!!!

However, Work In Progress, see what happens.
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Mar 07, 2020, 02:43 PM
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PS, thanks to Thomas for allowing me to mess with his design, up front, NOT trying to infer that there is anything that needs changing. I just want to play with new materials and would love a 21st Century miniature electric Panic.
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Mar 08, 2020, 12:46 PM
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Almost finished mine, then wait for the weather to calm down, roll on spring,summer.
Mar 24, 2020, 05:34 AM
If it flies - I want one!
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Hi Thomas,
About to start on my Trottledecker - one quick question. Where did you put the aileron servo(s) and how are they linked?
Cheers,
Pete
Mar 24, 2020, 03:57 PM
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Hi Pete, the servo is in the lower wing, links are skewers with heat shrink tube.
Mar 24, 2020, 04:57 PM
If it flies - I want one!
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Ah, sneaky - thank you! I spotted the rudder and elevator servos in your videos, but could not see how you had done the ailerons.
Onward to glory!
Pete


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