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Old Jun 28, 2008, 11:40 PM
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The Summer of Space


So i have been a member here on RCGroups for 3 years or so. I stumbled across the site when i was looking for some information on electric planes.

I saw the stuff on scratchbuilt foamies and was totally shocked at the coolness i found.

So my first plane was a Steve Shumate Saab Gripen. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=505535

It was quite ambitious for a first project but it turned out great.

From there i built a Cool Turbo Raven 3D plane. Had lots of fun with it. Then i built a 3DBatix Extra 330... Holy crap is that a great plane design. I put over 300 flights on that plane before i had to retire it and build another one.

Over the past 3 years i have built about 30 planes about 20 of them were Designs from other people and i learned a lot about how to build them right. I have been working on my own designs from way back, before i knew what i was doing.

My first design was a Star Trek USS Reliant
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=507126

It was a VERY scale design and rather small. WHat can i say i didn't know. Many people (like GPW and Gene Bond) told me to start with a Profile and see if i could make it fly. I scoffed at such negativity and went on. Hahaha i was such a fool! Needless to say it never flew. I could never get a decent glide out of it.

Then i did a 3D design of my own. It stunk. Terrible design, too heavy, flimsy, etc. So i started working on some other designs.

Over the years i have designed a Hydroplane that flew great but wouldn't float.

My first really ambitious plane was a V-22 Tiltrotor. All ready to fly but i didn't have extra ESC's to power it. But it was really cool!
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=558024

I have a bunch more power systems now so i may pull it out and fly it someday.

I built a couple other of my own designs, a B-58 Hustler that i built over the winter and still have not flown.

A canard design of my own destined to be a Heavy Lift plane

Then Kwinters posted his design for a Klingon Bird of Prey. It was soooooo cool. I got involved with his thread and decided to resurrect my Reliant.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=856221

So i designed a new LARGER profile version of the Reliant and it was really cool Flies awesome!

THen Kwinters had trouble making his BOP fly so i gave it a go. Mine was also a dismal failure but i would not be deterred! I designed a new one using some new ideas and it was a HUGE success!

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=843143

Now i was hooked. I started designing all kinds of new spacecraft.

A Romulan Warbird
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=859143

A Star Wars Tie Interceptor
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=871840

Everyone said it would never fly... i have a video to prove it does!

I have been working on a design for an Enterprise D
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=881739

I've got a few others in mind too.

This is going to be the summer of SPACE!!!

Gotta do more Star Wars!! An X-wing for sure, Maybe an A-wing, Millenium Falcon for sure. Definitely a 4' long Star Destroyer! Maybe a B-Wing.

THen i am thinking of doing some Battlestar Galactica ships! How about a Battlestar! Viper, Cylon....

Maybe some Babylon 5 ships? the Fury would be really cool to build.

Anyhow. I am kinda geeked about the whole space thing. Keep watching!
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Old Jun 29, 2008, 09:22 AM
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nice desines! nice planes too!
Old Jun 29, 2008, 09:22 AM
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sorry put the comment twice
Old Jun 29, 2008, 09:30 AM
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The Bird of Prey is way cool !!! How does she fly?
Old Jun 29, 2008, 10:26 AM
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I have a great video of the Bird of Prey here.

RC Bird of Prey Foamie - Flight 2 (3 min 0 sec)
Old Feb 13, 2013, 08:41 PM
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This a real treat to see a klingon spaceship fly , and you are making a romulan too .I'd like to see in the sky .
Old Mar 04, 2014, 02:00 PM
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Dennis,
Check out the article in the May 2014 issue of Fly RC magazine called Franken Project. Mike Lee the author has USS Reliant featured there

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