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Sep 05, 2002, 11:20 AM
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Design Comp Idea?


My suggestion for the next design comp is this......

To make it exciting......The model must have 2 or more fans.

To keep it inexpensive and still have good performance the design must use the Wemotec Microfan with a ferrite motor (speed300 or 280bb).

Me262?
B52?
Tristar?

Steve
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Sep 05, 2002, 03:44 PM
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Naw, those are too easy. How about a B-52G Strato-Guppy?! 12 engines!

Daren
Sep 05, 2002, 08:35 PM
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How about the Convair SeaDart? Jet plane with ski's.


David
Sep 05, 2002, 10:03 PM
Mfg of the Marauder & Oculus!
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Don't for get to put a payload in it too!
Sep 05, 2002, 10:15 PM
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Originally posted by Daren
Naw, those are too easy. How about a B-52G Strato-Guppy?! 12 engines!

Daren
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Sep 05, 2002, 10:44 PM
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Actually, Aero Spacelines did seriously consider this, and also a 707 and 747 versions. Visit my "What If We" page at:

http://www.allaboutguppys.com/whatif/whatif.htm

Daren
Sep 06, 2002, 09:14 AM
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a future view!!


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Sep 06, 2002, 09:21 AM
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Daren,

Is that you on this page?

http://www.allaboutguppys.com/aag.htm

When you click on Evolution of the Super Guppy? That model is awesome.
Sep 06, 2002, 10:47 AM
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Daren,

Is that you on this page?

http://www.allaboutguppys.com/aag.htm

When you click on Evolution of the Super Guppy? That model is awesome.
Sure is. Dan and me. Dan gets the credit for the Super Guppy design. As a side note, this model was one of the first (if not the first) RC model which used 3D Cad as the design tool. Up until then, modelers (Art Johnson, for one) used 2D Cad for model design, but not 3D.

After the Guppy was featured in a series of Art's columns and later an article in RCM by the same name (Evolution of the Super Guppy), manufacturers began touting that their designs were "CAD Designed".

The Guppy was also the first electric model to compete in the Western Regional Scale Masters Qualifer (we took 1st Place Team Scale, not quite the honor it would first seem; we were the only model in that catagory that year ).

The world may yet see another RC Super Guppy take to the skies!

Daren
Sep 06, 2002, 01:27 PM
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borabora,

I've been considering building a triple EDF50 or KP44 Colonial Viper for a while. The major thing stopping me is that I do not think I will be able to fly such a beast in my 3-court sized flying area.


Jun Nolasco
Sep 06, 2002, 02:20 PM
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Daren,

That's really cool. That was great reading to on that site. I saw it a couple years ago. Congrats on a very nice model!

Pete Hawk
Sep 06, 2002, 03:12 PM
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borabora,

I've been considering building a triple EDF50 or KP44 Colonial Viper for a while.


Jun Nolasco
How about allowing.....any fan unit speed300 size or smaller into this design competition?

Steve
Sep 06, 2002, 03:43 PM
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Congrats on a very nice model!
Thanks Pete,
Glad you liked it.

Daren
Sep 06, 2002, 03:58 PM
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bora...


you drawn up plans for that one yet?

Paul
Sep 06, 2002, 07:00 PM
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I like the idea of a "park jet" design competition as well....

Something speed 300 or under, hmmm sounds like it would make for some interesting designs.

-Mike


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