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"Laugh it up, fuzzball." --Han to Chewbacca 189 19.48%
"I am your father." --Vader to Luke 173 17.84%
"Mos Eisley Spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy." --Ben 44 4.54%
"Try not. Do or do not. There is no try." --Yoda to Luke 217 22.37%
"I got a bad feeling about this."--Han Solo and others 110 11.34%
"Apology accepted, Captain Needa." --Vader, after strangling Needa 53 5.46%
"I'd just as soon kiss a wookiee." --Leia to Han 29 2.99%
"Don't worry, she'll hold together . . . You hear me, baby? Hold together!" --Han to the Falcon 126 12.99%
Other (post it in the thread) 29 2.99%
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Jul 28, 2005, 05:50 AM
The effect is sadly temporary
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I just tried it, and the DXF (which is actually the same as the PDF, but for those guys who prefer CAD) tried to open right there in the browser. A right-click, and Save Target As... solved the problem.


Since the plane has no other vertical stabilizers at all, I would highly recommend keeping the fins. I would expect the plane to go into an unrecoverable "death spiral" spin without them.

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Jul 28, 2005, 08:56 AM
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What thickness foam did you you use? Is this FoamCor?
Jul 28, 2005, 10:14 AM
Have Bluecore....will fly
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Hey guys,
Glad you are enjoying the plans. Thanks again for your help Dan!

The prototype was built using Dow BluCore Foam. She could be built using 6mm Depron for the struts and 3mm for the panels. This should drop the weight quite a bit.

Below are the specifications of the prototype:
Span: 27.5 in
Length: 35.5 in
Weight RTF: 22.2 oz
Motor: Hi-max HA2025-4200 w 4.4:1 gearing
Battery: Thunder Power 11.1v 1320 mAh lipo
Prop: APC 9x7 SF or GWS 9X7 SF
ESC: Castle Creations Phoenix 25
Receiver: GWS R4P
Servos: HS 55 (3)
Controls: Elevon mixing
Throws: 3/4 in

The brushless motor I used was more than enough power. At one point she hovered for a period on it. I recommend a speed 400 or better for best performance.

NOTE: The plans were drawn from the completed prototype so most likely you will need to do some triming and adjustments. Please if you come across one let us know so we can modify it on the plan. Enjoy!
Last edited by GO-RC; Aug 31, 2007 at 08:45 PM.
Jul 28, 2005, 10:19 AM
Have Bluecore....will fly
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Originally Posted by LaCroix

Are the transparent Fins needed? Have you tried without them?
The fins did help quite a bit. They may even need to be enlarged some.
Jul 28, 2005, 10:50 AM
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Wow, i didn't realise how big yours was (actually i forgot), mine is tiny compared to yours and it were intended for sp400 or more. Hope to see some progress from all you guys over the next 2 weeks (I'm not here for two weeks). Good luck,

Jul 28, 2005, 10:58 AM
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Thanks Go-Rc and Hippo.

Off to Kinkos.
Jul 28, 2005, 11:50 AM
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Wow. GO-RC, this totally rocks! Following the progress of both your Falcon, and SnakeX2s has been awesome. Thanks for taking the time to release these plans!
Jul 28, 2005, 12:18 PM
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Just got back from Kinkos.Their printer was down and it wont be fixed until middle of next week.How can I tile these plans??
Jul 28, 2005, 12:37 PM
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Thanks for posting the plans. Unfortunately the 3rd dxf link appears to be defective. Clicking (or roght clicking) on

Gives a file not found AND a 404 error.
Jul 28, 2005, 02:19 PM
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Thanks for releasing the plans, you guys put some work into it.
Great Job!
Thanks, Alan

I could'nt get the last dxf file to download either.
Jul 28, 2005, 02:50 PM
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You do realize, the next step is adding some sweet LED or fiberoptic lights, right? hehe! I guess the trick is to keep the CG aligned. If I can pull it off, I'll send some pics.
Jul 28, 2005, 03:08 PM
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Very nice plans and build manual

Thanks Go-rc and Hippo for your efforts. I almost feel guilty getting these for free. Note the key word is almost.

This will be my next project after I get my 55 inch Birddog in the air. Looking forward to lots of build pictures and flight reports from others.
Jul 28, 2005, 03:36 PM
The effect is sadly temporary
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My Mistake. The 3rd DXF file should work now.
Jul 28, 2005, 05:29 PM
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Found someone to print the plans, and they only charged $1.47 sheet(Kinkos charges $8.50)
Jul 29, 2005, 12:03 AM
Have Bluecore....will fly
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Your all very welcome for the plans. I would love to see some build picks. Please post as any of you began to make progress!

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