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Old 04-11-2015, 06:40 PM
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Finally replaced all the JST connectors from my stuff with HK Deans style. Brought that foamy above from 115 to a hair over 150 watts. Should have done that a long time ago.
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Old 04-11-2015, 10:37 PM
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Finally replaced all the JST connectors from my stuff with HK Deans style. Brought that foamy above from 115 to a hair over 150 watts. Should have done that a long time ago.
Mr BD

This will probably start the debate all over again.
But complaints about Deans that they are to hard
to make & hard to break!

And that is why I use them, because of the tight
connection!

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Old 04-11-2015, 11:38 PM
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The TwinBat flies! It's under-powered though, which is surprising as it's got twice the motors. I'm gonna prop it up and see if that doesn't help a bit.



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Old 04-12-2015, 08:20 AM
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Hi Mark .... just looking at the twin bat, first thoughts are drag .....

That's a lot of wing / tail area plus the blunt nose. Must have quite a large 'frontal area' creating a lot of drag when coupled with the large area ?

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Old 04-12-2015, 09:44 PM
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I never thought of the Funbat as a draggy plane. Just the opposite, in fact.



My single engine Funbats of the same dimensions are lithe, quick and plenty powerful.
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
The TwinBat flies! It's under-powered though, which is surprising as it's got twice the motors. I'm gonna prop it up and see if that doesn't help a bit.



WTG Mark looks great,nice photo's
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Old 04-13-2015, 02:16 PM
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Hi Mark --- yes looking at it nose on, seems strange to be slow etc.

What prop / kv etc. with single and with the twin ? Maybe you are just hitting terminal pitch speed ?

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Old 04-27-2015, 11:21 PM
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Default My New SlowStang

Here she is ready for the maiden in the morning if its not too windy.
Should be a good one , we will see in the morning maybe.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:47 PM
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My latest is a clone of the Mugi Evo. Made mostly from a single sheet of Dollar Tree foam.



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Old 05-13-2015, 12:56 AM
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Well done!
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Old 05-13-2015, 02:38 AM
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Thank you, sir.
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Old 05-13-2015, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
My latest is a clone of the Mugi Evo. Made mostly from a single sheet of Dollar Tree foam.



Lookin good Mark!
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Old 05-15-2015, 10:58 AM
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Default My Visionare Build

Ok here is my version of the Visionaire by Eflite. I had no plans of course so I just eyeballed it and used some of the techniques used in other builds I have done.
Anyway here it is
Wingspan 40inches
Length 33.5
Weight 13oz
Did the maiden yesterday and it flew ok with a few adjustments.
Second flight better yet.
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:02 AM
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Another nice looking plane, sir!
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
Another nice looking plane, sir!
Well thanks Mark, i appreciate your approval.
Hope to keep it for awhile.
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Crashalott View Post
Ok here is my version of the Visionaire by Eflite. I had no plans of course so I just eyeballed it and used some of the techniques used in other builds I have done.
Anyway here it is
Wingspan 40inches
Length 33.5
Weight 13oz
Did the maiden yesterday and it flew ok with a few adjustments.
Second flight better yet.
Crash

WoW! Another nice one!
Is that from DTF, if so is
the paper left on?

Jimmy
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:55 PM
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Crash ... I thought I was 'afflicted' - but you take the prize !

I get a new model and quickly start looking at next one !

Today I'm sketching out a 58" span Aerobat ... itching to get the laser working ... with my Katana only having had TWO flights !! My Yak less than 10 !! My Extra after rebuild is only on #3 !!

Question : Do you FOLD your wings to create L/E or do you use two sheets pulled together for it ?

I bow to you Crash ... guys like you and Quorneng really show the way !!

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Old 05-15-2015, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by solentlife View Post
Crash ... I thought I was 'afflicted' - but you take the prize !

I get a new model and quickly start looking at next one !

Today I'm sketching out a 58" span Aerobat ... itching to get the laser working ... with my Katana only having had TWO flights !! My Yak less than 10 !! My Extra after rebuild is only on #3 !!

Question : Do you FOLD your wings to create L/E or do you use two sheets pulled together for it ?

I bow to you Crash ... guys like you and Quorneng really show the way !!

Nigel
Heya Nigel, Thanks for the kind words and yes i do think about the next build
very quickly. The wings i make some times with a doubler on the bottom and
sometimes i fold the foam over and use the Armin wing method for an airfoil.
The latest one Visionare is an Armin type wing.
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by riverrat View Post
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WoW! Another nice one!
Is that from DTF, if so is
the paper left on?

Jimmy
Heya Jimmy, thanks for the kind words. Yes it is DTF with paper removed.
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Default ME-109

Here is a pic. of my latest build.
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Old 09-12-2015, 11:10 AM
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Default My Latest Scratch Build

Here is the latest of my efforts. A copy of the Pulama by Techone.
I eyeballed it and it turned out ok and fly's ok.
Probably not as good as their version, theirs is made of EPP foam and mine
is made of $Tree foam.
Anyway the fun is in the Build , Right?
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Old 09-12-2015, 01:44 PM
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Here is a pic. of my latest build.
Mr Crash

I bought some DTF, & after doing some building with
it I noticed it has waves?

The waves are about 2" wide & cover the whole sheet?
Is this normal or seconds? And does it matter?

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Old 09-12-2015, 05:36 PM
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Wow, I must say I am convinced to try a foamy build now. I have been building models from balsa for almost 15 years. I have never tried dollar store foam yet. As for Crash, amazing building skills sir! I read every post from page 1 till the last. I am new to this forum. I saw the link to the modeler scratch foam plans but they are in German? Is there an English version? Also what would you say that the average cost of these things are? I am also new to electric planes as well. (i fly gas usually). I have crashed every single electric balsa plane that I have due to not knowing ESC/MOTOR combo's etc. I have a ton of questions on building foamy planes for sure. Hotglue? not foam safe CA? Were do you get the carbon rods and linkages? Do you cover with Ultracote/monocote? Or paint?

Thanks in advance and there are some great builds on here!!!
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Old 09-12-2015, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by riverrat View Post
Mr Crash

I bought some DTF, & after doing some building with
it I noticed it has waves?

The waves are about 2" wide & cover the whole sheet?
Is this normal or seconds? And does it matter?

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Jimmy
Not a big deal!
Pull the paper off both sides and most if not all of waves will be gone.
I usually cut the patterns and then pull the paper off.
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Old 09-12-2015, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by lyvewire View Post
Wow, I must say I am convinced to try a foamy build now. I have been building models from balsa for almost 15 years. I have never tried dollar store foam yet. As for Crash, amazing building skills sir! I read every post from page 1 till the last. I am new to this forum. I saw the link to the modeler scratch foam plans but they are in German? Is there an English version? Also what would you say that the average cost of these things are? I am also new to electric planes as well. (i fly gas usually). I have crashed every single electric balsa plane that I have due to not knowing ESC/MOTOR combo's etc. I have a ton of questions on building foamy planes for sure. Hotglue? not foam safe CA? Were do you get the carbon rods and linkages? Do you cover with Ultracote/monocote? Or paint?

Thanks in advance and there are some great builds on here!!!
Heya lyvewire, im not much of a teacher but i will try to give you some pointers on building with $Tree foam.
For plans i go to RCGroups to get the plans for a lot of my planes.
Here is a link http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=851608
As for cost of a plane with out electrics a couple of bucks at the most.
One sheet of foam $1.00
About glue, i use BSI glue which is a contact type of glue that allows you some working time and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Buy it at Headsup Hobby Supply http://www.headsuphobby.com
I sometimes use a little Hot Glue for Holding a glue joint while the BSI sets.
But i use it sparingly as it adds weight to the plane. I also use it for mounting
the motor to the plane.That way if the prop hits the ground upon landing there is very little damage, it just knocks the mount off. Glue it right back on. I don't cover my planes with anything,just apply your paint job and keep it light.
Have fun
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