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View Poll Results: Which type of combat do you prefer?
One design (same plane shape/size) with common and battery) 1 4.35%
Similiar planes (Kens single motor combat planes) and common motor and battery. 14 60.87%
No limits except battery size (900 mAh 2S) 3 13.04%
Anything that flies....no limits 5 21.74%
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Jun 09, 2018, 03:20 PM
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Great find. Herr has been around a long time and still sold today. Great basic kits.
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Jun 09, 2018, 06:08 PM
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Howdy All, sorry it's been awhile but life been nuts around here. Something new though, not sure if anyone has heard of Excel Drones in Garden City or not but I have a new position there starting very soon. Been awhile since I have flown anything but here is yhe newest toy. It's a EMAX Baby Hawk R Racing Drone,had to a racer. Talk to you all soon.
Jun 09, 2018, 08:38 PM
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Congratulations and great to hear from you John. Yeah, I think my brother in law has stock in that company. LOL!

Ken
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Jun 09, 2018, 09:34 PM
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hmmm, no tall mast on it???

It's good to have a semiretirement job!
Jun 09, 2018, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by XDmToter
I also have my eye on this F-14 that Bimo should be selling plans for soon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvCN4PrS1mc

The build techniques look slightly easier than Steve's model.
Keith,
Are you familiar with the MDC F-14? https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...plans-and-pics

Ken
Latest blog entry: Mini H Quad Project
Jun 09, 2018, 11:32 PM
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I sure am. Been pondering that one for years. Just never got around to it.

I like the full fuselage of Bimo's, and his uses two servos to drive the swing wings directly.





I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing... The few people who've built the prototypes seem to be having good luck with it.
Jun 10, 2018, 07:18 AM
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I had built the MDC version and was always impressed with the stability of the CG through out the wing sweep geometry. I used to fly mine with the radio in helicopter mode. This allowed the wing sweep to be controlled in conjunction with the throttle. Wings fully extended up through ~60% throttle to 50% sweep at 75% throttle and full sweep at at 90% and up.

The full fuselage version looks even better and no prop in the slot is positive as well. Dual servos on the wing sweep adds more power, which was a weakness in my MDC as the sweep tended to stick under higher G loads. I believe though that a higher power single servo would be safer from a failure standpoint. I would not want one wing getting glitchy.

Looks like your kit is well on its way. I got lazy and bought Bird of Play's cut depron kit when I did the MDC version.

Ken
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Jun 10, 2018, 08:01 AM
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Oh, Those are not my pictures. I stole them from Wildthing over on rcpowers.

https://rcpowers.com/community/threa...t-g1r-s.22375/
Jun 10, 2018, 06:58 PM
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Oh, Those are not my pictures. I stole them from Wildthing over on rcpowers.

https://rcpowers.com/community/threa...t-g1r-s.22375/
Oops, pardon my assumption.

Anyway, I've seen another interesting way of linking the wings together using gear teeth. It was on a plastic kit of the F-14. It was quite robust and would be a snap with 3D printing.

Ken
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Jun 13, 2018, 02:42 PM
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Hey Mike, whats the winds look like tomorrow? This week has been brutal windy. I hope it’s good, I have a new member to introduce to ya’ll.
Jun 13, 2018, 03:04 PM
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Brutal now here for sure, but they did predict 35 mph gusts this afternoon. Friday looks to be marginally better than tomorrow. 6mph versus 9-10. I also have a granddaughter graduation from elementary to middle school at 9:30 AM (of all times! Don't they know that's flying time???) As usual you guys are welcome to come out tomorrow, but I will be flying Friday. So who's the new guy?
Jun 13, 2018, 03:18 PM
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New guy is a friend of mine from Romeo Skyhawks. Wanted to come check ya out as I have always sang ya’lls praises.
Fri is workday for me so may be a wash this week all together.
Jun 13, 2018, 04:46 PM
AKA Larry
I think The Friday wind predections are for me. If 9 AM is good for you Mike, I will come by.

Larry
Jun 13, 2018, 09:51 PM
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New guy is a friend of mine from Romeo Skyhawks. Wanted to come check ya out as I have always sang ya’lls praises.
Fri is workday for me so may be a wash this week all together.
I suppose you're working Sat as well, eh?

Well, if your buddy wants he's welcome to join us Friday am!

Larry, 9 sounds good to me!
Jun 13, 2018, 10:13 PM
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So, I picked this up at a Garage sale for a couple bucks.

35.5" Wingspan!
Rubber Band Powered!

That seems like a big model to be rubber band powered...

I should be able to find some room in there somewhere for some electronics.
Herr Engineering were always very nice kits.

Ken
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