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Apr 17, 2009, 09:26 PM
SG Talon... Super Genius.
Maiden in the morning!!!

This thing went together really fast and the test glide was extremely encouraging. CG ended up right at the front of the flat piece on the bottom so balancing it should be pretty easy.

It glided very well too. Almost perfectly straight and very stable.

I will post a video tomorrow.
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May 23, 2009, 11:58 PM
SG Talon... Super Genius.
Well version one was a failure. It was too heavy and not enough wing area.

So i built a second one at 150% scale. So it is now 40" Long x 27" Span.

It flies like a champ!!!

It flies a lot like my Tie Fighter. You have to yank and bank it. A little bank and it just flies at that angle until you pull up. But man is it beautiful to see flying.

I had 2 maidens today too. This one was the second and both were successful!

I am putting together a video now. But here are some pics. I still need to put some paint on it too.
May 24, 2009, 01:28 AM
SG Talon... Super Genius.
Here is the video.

I need to have a training session with my videographer. She is only 8 but i think she could do a little better!

Springer's friend Bob has some video he is going to send me too. I think it may be a bit better. I will post it when i get it.

Man this thing flies nice!

I am shocked that Nstaller hasn't started building his yet.

Viper Maiden (1 min 57 sec)
May 24, 2009, 02:40 AM
building building building!
aerophilia's Avatar
You have been busy!! Well done again.
May 24, 2009, 10:17 AM
Where'd The Wise Men Go?!?
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looks like she flies great! DiD i miss the plans?
May 24, 2009, 12:42 PM
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Looks like a winner!


So say we all.
May 24, 2009, 01:33 PM
SG Talon... Super Genius.
I need to tweak them a bit. I just blew up the plans to 150% so all the slots and gaps are wrong now. And i had to add some fins on the bottom to keep the thing from breaking off the wings.

Plans will be posted soon.
May 24, 2009, 01:53 PM
Where'd The Wise Men Go?!?
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kewl ... can't wait to see em..
Now we just need to get a cylon raider to fly and do some aerial combat!!
May 24, 2009, 08:59 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SGTalon
Here is the video.

I need to have a training session with my videographer. She is only 8 but i think she could do a little better!

Springer's friend Bob has some video he is going to send me too. I think it may be a bit better. I will post it when i get it.

Man this thing flies nice!

I am shocked that Nstaller hasn't started building his yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZcEuhuozA4

Who says I havent Still having a ball flyin the SD
May 25, 2009, 09:01 PM
SG Talon... Super Genius.
Ok here it is all painted!!

Turns out that my orange paint is really bad for foam.

I had the whole thing painted with a couple layers of acrylic paint and when i put on the orange it melted the foam!!!

So up close it is not looking so good.... oh and i totally choked on the tail stripe from the right to the left side. They are off by almost a whole inch!!!
May 25, 2009, 09:47 PM
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Tail stripe off, yeah, I picked right up on that! 8^) nah, I couldn't tell, she looks great. did you get Bob's email with link to the picasa location he put the pics? He gave me them on a flash drive, so I got to see the vids - very good. Congrats on a great design!

Now, don't they look better with a little color??????
May 26, 2009, 02:06 AM
SG Talon... Super Genius.
Come on Mike, do you think i would actually take a picture that SHOWS my errors?!?!?!

I have not checked my e-mail tonight so i have not seen a link. I was hoping he had some more zoomed in shots. I think it will be cool.

I am going to do another video now that i know it flies and I have paint

May have to get Karl to bring out his expensive camera for it too!
May 26, 2009, 03:21 AM
If it flys,I can crash it
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Dag nab you Sgtalon,


Now I have another one on my build list. When you do the plans it would be cool to get them in gcode as well but I may end up having to get one of the PhlatPrinter guru's to work it up for me. I still haven't goten your SD to work out well in gcode. It keeps wanting to add lines.

On a side note, ver 2 of your SD is ready for flight, just waiting for a calm day to test her. This one has the motor more forward than the first model. My only worry is where that will end up placing the CG.

Still working on the enterprise as well. Last flight really broke it up but it does hot glue back together rather well. Then again, I seem to be able to fly them better AFTER they have been crashed a few times.

Tony
Jul 03, 2009, 12:37 AM
SG Talon... Super Genius.
Plans are finally up!

CG is right at the back end of the cockpit window. Maybe a little bit ahead of that.

Now go build it!!
Oct 06, 2009, 10:29 PM
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Hi SG,

What battery would i use?
What motor?
Set up config please


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