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Old Jan 10, 2009, 05:43 PM
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PbF ...* Indoor Flier * videos, plans


Here is a little PbF I desinged for indoor flying. I just finished it and then test flew it in my basement.

18" x 18", KF airfoil, 1500 kV Blue wonder, 3 ea 5grams servos.

A couple of neat features of this design are:

The recessed motor and prop. This lets the air frame take the bumps. Should be good for combat.

The virtual retractable landing gear with a high nose angle for quick take offs.

I tried to make a PBF that looks good. With the way the recess in front made it look I decided to go with a fighter look... ready for combat!

This is also my first attempt at airbrushing.

I test flew it in my basement (barely) Mrs. Leadfeather ran the video camera.

I'll get to test it more thoroughly tomorrow and hopefully more video.

The most up to date plans are now shown below in this post.

Original plans: PLANS

components: Post #23

PbF all epp pizza box flyer (1 min 29 sec)
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Old Jan 10, 2009, 05:49 PM
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Dan... Not another new plane You have too much time on your hands Paint job looks good
Old Jan 10, 2009, 06:05 PM
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Another good looking design LF, looks like it flies real nice too.
Old Jan 10, 2009, 06:16 PM
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Nice one Lead. Definately wont lose it with the color scheme

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Old Jan 10, 2009, 06:21 PM
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Brilliant!


Bravo! Author! Plans! (I know it looks simple, but you have a bunch of clever ideas melded into a very neat package)
Thanks for putting in the effort to show what can be done,
Peter
Old Jan 10, 2009, 06:39 PM
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So, does the b stand for box, or basement? (Pizza Basement Flyer)?



Looks great Dan!!!
Old Jan 10, 2009, 07:09 PM
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First of all there should be a law against having a nice basement like that. Second of all nice nice little floater! I like that design.
Old Jan 10, 2009, 08:31 PM
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That might just be the ticket. Finish those tests and put the design on paper, better yet PDF tiled. A great gouping of the right stuff!!
Old Jan 10, 2009, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by NumbSkull
So, does the b stand for box, or basement? (Pizza Basement Flyer)?



Looks great Dan!!!
I assume it's "Pb", meaning lead; and 'F" for feather; like his username. Regardless, very cool design!
Old Jan 10, 2009, 09:49 PM
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Awesome as usual! Thinking ahead as I mentioned on the land line lets get some floats on it before summer!

They don't call me TM for nothing!
Old Jan 10, 2009, 10:09 PM
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Old Jan 10, 2009, 10:47 PM
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Just finished watching the video. Nice work as usual Dan! The PBF sure gets alot of milage.

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Old Jan 10, 2009, 11:26 PM
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No rear bracing?

Been wanting to try this tail wheel. It could easily be done for a weight penalty of about 2g. http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXMRK6
Old Jan 11, 2009, 06:01 AM
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I go to bed and come the morning ...... the LPBF (Leadfeather's PBF) is already on its second page


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