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May 18, 2020, 10:13 PM
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Flew the 40" Nutball this evening and it flies exactly like a Nutball. Even with the big wheels it could barely ROG from the grass field which had grown long.

Here's a very NB fly-by.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1y2_...ew?usp=sharing
A thing of beauty.. I will share some engine specs when I get home.
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May 19, 2020, 01:24 AM
Mark Harrison
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyingW
Flew the 40" Nutball this evening and it flies exactly like a Nutball. Even with the big wheels it could barely ROG from the grass field which had grown long.

Here's a very NB fly-by.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1y2_...ew?usp=sharing
Beautiful!
May 19, 2020, 05:40 AM
Pass me that hammer...........
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyingW
Flew the 40" Nutball this evening and it flies exactly like a Nutball. Even with the big wheels it could barely ROG from the grass field which had grown long.

Here's a very NB fly-by.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1y2_...ew?usp=sharing


Yay - a great flying Nutball
May 19, 2020, 07:03 AM
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Thanks all.

While flying the 40" Nutball, I could not suppress thoughts of an even bigger one. But first we'd have to solve fitting it into the car.

The 40" one just fits in the back seat and rests with pressure on one side's glue joint (I'm afraid that hitting a bump in the road could crack it). It also just fits lengthwise. I do not plan to get a bigger car for Nutballs, so a bigger one would have to come apart in both length and width.

To reduce the length for transport it could have a removable tail section with a joint in front of the tail parts. This way the pushrods could remain connected when the machine is disassembled. To reduce the width for transport, it would have folding dihedral panels.

A really big one would work for me only if easy and safe to transport, and quick to set up, fly, and tear down. Can you imagine trying to explain yourself with this thing to someone who happens by?
May 19, 2020, 01:46 PM
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Strap it to your roof??
May 19, 2020, 06:44 PM
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Strap it to your roof??
The whole car might take off!!
May 19, 2020, 08:07 PM
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Hoping to get my sons plane ready to maiden tonight
Then we can fly it thursday, weather permitting

I will get first one together tonight.

Im bui;lding myself a flight test one like my sons'

One off G G original plan for at work, it will live there as we are going into winter, cold frosty mornings mean no wind

and a 34" Based og GG's plan as well

that gives me 3!! I have a spare non programmable tx I can keep at work.
May 20, 2020, 01:06 AM
Mark Harrison
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Originally Posted by felixx
Hoping to get my sons plane ready to maiden tonight
Then we can fly it thursday, weather permitting

I will get first one together tonight.

Im bui;lding myself a flight test one like my sons'

One off G G original plan for at work, it will live there as we are going into winter, cold frosty mornings mean no wind

and a 34" Based og GG's plan as well

that gives me 3!! I have a spare non programmable tx I can keep at work.
Good luck, post a photo or video if you can!
May 20, 2020, 01:06 AM
crash expert
Here is wee man's little focker...

Just attaching servo linkages
May 20, 2020, 03:20 AM
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Originally Posted by felixx
Here is wee man's little focker...

Just attaching servo linkages

That looks great!
May 20, 2020, 05:44 AM
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Thank you.
I cut my own one out tonight.
(My flite test one)

Im going with a red devil face on the bottom and a yellow smiley on top

I powered up juniors one with a 6x4 prop and idled it up and down the street for fun.

I have ordered a few different slow fly props

Will prop them the same, 1500kv motors on them..

Im trying to make it all fun for flights with my lad
May 20, 2020, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by felixx
Thank you.
I cut my own one out tonight.
(My flite test one)

Im going with a red devil face on the bottom and a yellow smiley on top

I powered up juniors one with a 6x4 prop and idled it up and down the street for fun.

I have ordered a few different slow fly props

Will prop them the same, 1500kv motors on them..

Im trying to make it all fun for flights with my lad

Best luck and fun with your son and the new planes.

First flight should start at 1/2 to 2/3 throttle, otherwise it could be a frantic beginning.
May 20, 2020, 02:16 PM
Hey, watch this!
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I finally put very light LG on my 20-incher. I had to pick it up and re-launch five times in one flight after trying to do gentle tail-touches. I was successful maybe half of the time and it's a challenge to do something different with a NutBall. I hope I haven't hurt her performance to the point that I have to remove the extra weight. (I prefer to fly sitting down and getting up repeatedly is a pain - and embarrassing.)
May 20, 2020, 02:22 PM
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FlyingW thanks for that. I have ordered some props for it, should arrive today.

Maiden her tonight
May 20, 2020, 11:55 PM
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Here is my f/t one to fly with jnr

Will sort polyhedral and mount engine after dinner

Was too windy to maiden jnrs plane tonight.

Hopefully it will be calm tomorrow


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