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Dec 02, 2006, 04:35 PM
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Formation Flyer

The white version is using the Thunderbird 18 and the painted version is using a Phoenix 10

Yes Red 61, this is the plane from Backyard Flyer.
They are supposed to be publishing my plans either in the magazine or online. just ordered 50 kits to be made. (some place in New York )Not up on the site yet.
E-mail them if you are interested

The plans are easy to build from but laser cut foam is soooo nice, especially when you have to do everything four times

The white version was built to photograph the construction.
Last edited by frankenfoamy; Dec 02, 2006 at 04:43 PM.
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Dec 02, 2006, 04:54 PM
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Red 61 wanted some pics

here is a video

Here are some pics
Dec 02, 2006, 08:38 PM
Outcast outlaw
That's awesome -- thank you for sharing!

How did you ever figure out the proper CG?
Dec 02, 2006, 08:41 PM
Outcast outlaw
Also -- why do I keep seeing these strange ghost images in your photos?

For example -- look closely at the twin rudders of the aft airplane, in your first picture, above...
Dec 02, 2006, 09:08 PM
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I used a stick and paper model to get a close CG approximation.

The rear fins have clear Lexan enlargers. With the profile fuselage and fins ahead of the aerodynamic center, I needed some help to have yaw stabilization.
Dec 04, 2006, 10:39 AM
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That is sweet. Nice job and thanks for sharing. I bet the blue angels would be jealous of how tight your formation can fly, loop, roll, etc.....
Aug 30, 2008, 05:23 PM
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Very cool.

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