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Aug 08, 2008, 02:01 PM
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RC Flying Trucks w/ Plan!

hey guys did any1 see these? I saw this on youtube and wanted to post this on rcgroups because they are sooo cool!! the plan or template is on google sketch. you have to download the template and then the free version of the google sketch.

the video on the info:

Flying truck Controls- Check out the Vid Info- (0 min 40 sec)

flying videos:

i hope people can build this here that would be awesome!
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Aug 08, 2008, 03:26 PM
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Did you build it????
i think Kram242 made plane for it....

Do you have a close up picture of the motor mount???
Last edited by totalywicked; Aug 08, 2008 at 03:45 PM.
Aug 08, 2008, 04:04 PM
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heres one, post #40>good link with a couple of pics

then there is this one
Aug 08, 2008, 11:07 PM
My plans are in my blog
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Slick, slick, slick. Dang cool.
Mar 06, 2009, 06:43 PM
Gelei Imre
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Here is the plan! I try built it soon.
Mar 06, 2009, 07:46 PM
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Oh gosh... I built one last year and I only had one crash-free flight (total of 5)

This is the maiden:
Airrace Truck maiden and crash (0 min 21 sec)

Be prepare to go thru a lot of frustration to make it fly properly. Keeping the weight down is very important and you need to be careful with the CG - too far back and your truck will take off all in a sudden, nose straight up, stall and crash.

The only successful flight was after I made a variable pitch motor mount and link it to the elevator servo. As a matter of fact, I think the size of the elevator on this truck makes it so ineffective, you may as well just rely on the thrust pitch for elevator control.

Then again, it is still very difficult to fly in even moderate wind. It lacks the aileron controls and I just gave it up soon after.
Mar 07, 2009, 06:07 AM
Gelei Imre
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Hi saotome,

Thanks for help. I want built it for variable pitch too. Where is the right CG? I want fly with this only indoor. I hope can landing without breaking!
Mar 07, 2009, 12:17 PM
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I built this one as well based on Kram242's plans but I had to guess at the CG and I guessed way wrong.... The remains are sitting on my "to be repaired" shelf.

I put the CG at the rear of the side should have been about 3 inches behind that....
Mar 07, 2009, 03:46 PM
"Fly, yes... Land, No"
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what if you made the truck as more of a RAID style truck?

Might give you more wing surface and more room to have an elavon set up too. just an idea
Mar 07, 2009, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Gelei Imre
Hi saotome,

Thanks for help. I want built it for variable pitch too. Where is the right CG? I want fly with this only indoor. I hope can landing without breaking!
Base on my (crashing) experience, the "correct" CG is as forward as you possibly can.

On the other hand, it doesn't run well on the ground unless you go for steerable front wheels, which adds quite a bit of weight and complexity.

I think it makes more sense to build this truck with EPP cuz you know you'll be crashing a lot with it.
Mar 07, 2009, 06:48 PM
Gelei Imre
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I think so, your model is nose heavy, because in 3D flying must the CG setting a little back, so can aeroplanes flying in Harrier-style. You must in Harrier flying, with nose up about 45degree, so you can landing without breakking the truck. See original video. I make my Truck for 5mm depron (green floor underlay). Some pictures about built:
Mar 11, 2009, 05:14 AM
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By special request here are the a4 tiled plans ...


Edit ..... again by special request Letter size tiled plan
Last edited by frank48; Mar 25, 2009 at 09:42 AM.
Mar 13, 2009, 12:04 PM
Gelei Imre
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Now is ready my truck for maiden flight, I posted some photos:
Mar 13, 2009, 12:22 PM
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Good luck with the maiden.
Let us know how it goes.

Mar 23, 2009, 12:34 PM
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Hi Guys, I am going to be building one of these soon, what is the best CG position for it?


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