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Jul 31, 2008, 10:11 PM
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Baby SR-71 Blackbird, pics, vids and free plans!


Here are a few pics of my new baby Blackbird. The first version glides very well with a short stack of coins taped to the nose. It needed the full fuselage built and the electronics installed, but as I was building it I realized I should have lengthened the nose a bit, thus Version 2 was drawn up, and cut out. As a wing plank with KFm glued on it glides level as-is, but not having any tails it does veres off course. I'll continue with this one, and attempt to fly it. V1 will most likely be given to a lucky little kid as a chuck glider.
It can be built as a prop-in-the-slot, or a rear-mount prop. I may go with a slot prop for quasi thrust vectoring .
I'll post more info as I learn it myself, never having done the SR-71 before.
No plans available yet, I'll keep re-doing them until I get it right. Please wait.
Edit: I inserted a pic of the plane 'junglegym' offered as inspiration. Mine is based on this, but the fuselage will not be this tall.
Edit... vids on post 39 and 46
Edit: Plans are on page 4, post 55 and Skrtchup plans on page 6, post 87 (thanks to Onkore)
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Jul 31, 2008, 10:29 PM
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very cute... uhm I mean cool, very cool!!!
Jul 31, 2008, 10:36 PM
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"Cute", "mean", "cool"... yep, the SR-71 is all this.
Jul 31, 2008, 10:46 PM
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Rusty, I think I'm gonna let the designer do the initial "does it fly?" test on this one.

- Jeff
Jul 31, 2008, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by jkarnacki
Rusty, I think I'm gonna let the designer do the initial "does it fly?" test on this one.

- Jeff
Exactly! I fully intend to prove it flies BEFORE I post plans.
Aug 01, 2008, 12:57 AM
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I got the SR-71 built to the point it needs a fuselage now. I'll build it later, got to get ready for work. It glides excellent with four coins taped to the nose.
Aug 01, 2008, 05:01 AM
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I got the fuselage done, but not installed. I still need to cut a trap door for the battery, and other electronics, too. I'll glue it on later in the morning after work (I'm working night shift). I've set up this plane for prop slot, and will mount this later as well.
Aug 01, 2008, 06:02 AM
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That sure solves the long nose problem... Cute too !!!
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Aug 02, 2008, 12:04 AM
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Version 1 with full fuselage, dry fitting. Fuselage for version 2 will be built later.
Aug 02, 2008, 06:46 AM
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I like it, my first grin of the day!

How big is this "baby"
Aug 02, 2008, 08:47 AM
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Version 1: Span is 23 in., length is 20 in.
Version 2: Span is 23 in., length is 22.5 in.
Aug 02, 2008, 11:18 AM
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Danged Rusty,

The hits just keep on coming! You've got to be the most prolific
toon aircraft designer anywhere.*G* It must be the extended
hours of light up there in the 49th state. Your latest design looks
both innovative and cuter than punch. Can't wait to see it fly.
Warm regards, Jim
Aug 03, 2008, 01:05 AM
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Thanks Jim. I didn't have enough time to continue yesterday night. I've still got to build the canopy for version 2, and hopefully will get some time later tonight. I'm off work Sunday, and can work on it then as well.
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Aug 03, 2008, 04:33 AM
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Rusty it's been called cute, cool, very cool, and my wife says looks good. Is this everyones wives standing behind them looking over their shoulders. If someone says pretty I will scream It looks great. Oh and cuter than punch is there too

Rudolf
Aug 03, 2008, 11:03 AM
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so how 'bout running it on 2 EDF. that would be pretty sweet.


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