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Mar 19, 2020, 05:44 PM
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"Working" From home....but on what?

Here's my 1st entry.

48" x1" pink insulation fiberglass. 60A ESC, 4S motor setup for a 13" pusher prop. Have a gyro out of an old RMRC Recruit for balancing mode.

Idea is to eventually add paratroopers and bombs once I prove it flies.

Also have plenty of FliteTest plans to work on, and there is NO shortage of DTFB.
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Mar 20, 2020, 12:19 PM
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Are you going to put vertical stabs on it, or just fly it Horten style?
Mar 20, 2020, 01:37 PM
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You'll have to let us know if it flies. I highly recommend vertical stabilizers on the wing tips.
Mar 20, 2020, 02:36 PM
An itch?. Scratch build.
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"Working" From home....but on what?

You mean it hasn't already been "planned out for you" ?

All those house jobs that you 'promised to do', but don't have time for and go out to work

I foresee some friction in some households

Mar 20, 2020, 04:59 PM
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Ha, ha, we all need to hobby work to keep sane.
Housejobs can wait.
Nice build, it will probably fly wery good?
But what is "DTFB" ?? (Excuse a Swedish noob ??).
I work on this one:
And this:
The net is full of inspiration.
You just have to stop yourself from starting to many projects.

// Mats W (Asked to work from home….:-)
Mar 20, 2020, 05:18 PM
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Working on my "Fatty" P-40 of "The Legendary Fat Fighters"
Reunion of the Legendary FAT FIGHTERS (4 min 40 sec)
Mar 21, 2020, 03:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Mats W
But what is "DTFB" ?? (Excuse a Swedish noob ??).
I think it's a kind of cheap paper-covered foam-board made for posters. It's sold in a shop in the USA called Dollar Tree.
Dollar Tree Foam Board
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Mar 21, 2020, 09:25 AM
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AKA Adams Foam board or ready Board
Mar 22, 2020, 05:10 PM
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Yup, the perfect time to get all the junk bits together for a plane. A little EPP from a computer package, some DTFB and a GWS gear drive I had collecting dust for 11 years. Started last night and flew today.
Now what do I do for the next month? Well, fly of course lol:
Mar 23, 2020, 05:30 AM
“There’s no place like Foam”
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Working on restoring a ‘1969 SAAB …. Still made by an aircraft company eh ? …
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Mar 23, 2020, 07:25 AM
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I don't work. At my age work hurts. Playing with toy airplanes is what I do. And now because of C-19 there is no more indoor, float flying, sloping at the beach and club sites are down.

Fortunately we have a location way out in the boonies that is accessible on the weekends ........................... and best of all there is no club, no MAAC and no DOT, just fun.
Mar 23, 2020, 11:39 AM
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I went flying at the school field. Empty except for a few people keeping their distance walking around the track for exercise.

I taped some sparkly ribbons on the back of my SSD (super simple delta; just a big flying triangle). I had a lady ask "is that a drone?" I said "no maam, it's an electric kite".
Mar 24, 2020, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by SirRexAlot

.I had a lady ask "is that a drone?" I said "no maam, it's an electric kite".
I'll have to remember that one next time I get one of those type of questions for one of my deltas when I'm at the park...
Mar 24, 2020, 02:12 PM
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You can not beat an SSD with some ribbon on it for a friendly looking plane. If you fly next to a road, people will stop their car and watch. You'll gather a small crowd at the beach. Every kid will gawk.

Don't bother building one out of the black DTFB. They look scary. Twice I had a busybody come tell me about the evils of privacy-invading drones.
Mar 24, 2020, 04:55 PM
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Ribbons , streamers … What a GREAT idea !!! We need to appear to the public as “ Cute toys” compared to the EVIL Drones … hahahaha
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