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Dec 08, 2006, 03:40 PM
Foam Floats Better
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Originally Posted by howardhughes
Thats actually how the RC one came about.

My friend at work made one of those out of paper , and we where flying it around the shop. It flew really well, especially with a good spin on it. I got to looking at it and was think "how can I control this thing?" And suddenly it hit me on how to do it. When I got home, I built what was in my head, and I be danged if it didn't work great straight of the board.

I remember the first time I took it to a indoor fly in and flew it. When I finally landed and turned around, every RC pilot there was standing behind me and wanted to see how it worked . Some actually thought that I was doing constant rolling circles, But I am not near that good a pilot

What really looks cool is to tape on some red and yellow streamers to the bottom of it. Kinda looks like flames spinning out the back as you fly
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Dec 12, 2006, 04:41 PM
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This is really fantastic Ernest, it blows away the Voltair Cube Nice work!
Dec 12, 2006, 05:42 PM
Shut up and FLY!!!!!
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I wish I had time to figure this out......

I guess I'll just have to wait for the kit
Dec 16, 2006, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by UAVPilot
I built this awhile back and have been hiding it.

With a third servo the spin rate can be controlled.


think about that

Feb 10, 2007, 12:39 PM
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It is easy

To have a rotating hull, combined with a control both must move seperately.

So you need a first part consisting of the motor, prop, a battery and a receiver. If you want this, allso a servo - controlling vanes to spin this construction faster or make it slow down (eventually stop for landing or takoff)- can be controlled by this first receiver.

the second part is a controlling mechanism ( a small plane consisting only of control surfaces) to be used as a rudder and elevator. Elevons can be used, eventually a gyro to be more stable.

This small plane "flies" inside of the rotating hill with motor and prop and is controlled by a separate receiver, but on the same transmission channel, so that a single transmitter can be used to stear the whol craft.


But if one only wants one receiver an infrared connection between the controller part (small plane inside of the ringwin) and the motor.

Both parts are connected via an axxis. So that they can move independantly.

The small plane inside the tube wil control the construction beautifully, and the illusion of a totally rotating "ufo" will be great!

Piece of cake!

I have proposed such a construction to improve Naudin's gsf uav
Last edited by meesteric; Feb 10, 2007 at 01:11 PM.
Mar 03, 2007, 06:44 AM
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thats pretty cool
but id rather build me one of these
just a 6mm depron frame and 2mm skin. it would be fun to fly at the indoor meet
Jun 16, 2007, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by meesteric
I have proposed such a construction to improve Naudin's gsf uav

Is this the one that was just featured on DAILY PLANET?

Actually i think not the Desingers Name is Geof Hatton and it is a GFS Not a GSF But the thing is Darn cool.(Flying Saucer type thing)

Last edited by kushal_22; Jun 16, 2007 at 01:22 PM.
Dec 08, 2008, 02:41 PM
RIP Azarr - "Old age is not for sissies"
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Whatever happened to this project?

Jan 19, 2010, 09:34 PM
How do I change this text?
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Is this project still being developed for the masses? I'd love to buy a flying coke can, either kit or rtf.
Mar 04, 2014, 03:01 PM
Thatsright I drankthe rum
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is there no movies of this ????? eeek

make movie!!!!!

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