"1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes These are the small ones...more popular now than ever.

Oh, those '60's again!

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Old 03-30-2009, 01:39 AM
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From a helicopterfield deep into Norwegian woods.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSPgRvnqvkM
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:24 AM
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ORIGINAL: ArildDJ

From a helicopterfield deep into Norwegian woods.

Enjoy!

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

Ha ha! I have never done one myself - that's great!

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Old 03-30-2009, 08:12 AM
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I smell a new event for the reedie race
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:13 AM
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Sweet!

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Old 03-30-2009, 08:57 AM
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Gotta try one with a disposable SS on 35 and bladder pressure in a little pod screwed behind the backplate, and a rubber duckie 5-3.

Fun fly Event: Being a SS or other reedie with a fuel tank of your choosing fitted. Fuel allotment - a syringe with 5cc of fuel. Materials: A ply firewall and screws, a bit of a handkerchief, whatever odds and ends woul be needed otherwise. Start the timer, start building, launch, last one down wins, or combined speed build score with flight duration score, whatever. No mechanical timers or the like, strictly, engine, fuel, tank of sorts, and the provided materials. Score a zero for flight if not recovered but a pat on the back for thermal flyaways? Nah, maybe just time it until down or OOS.

Sounds fun to me!

Hey Vicman - what about at the speed rally? If I come, I'll bring one, plus a monocopter. Is this a big ol' field?

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Old 03-30-2009, 09:40 AM
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Methinks I just saw a muppets re-run...

OhhhhBeeerDeBeerdeBeerDeBeerDeBer, Bork-Bork-Bork!!
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:03 AM
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If anyone cares to share construction tips on the flying bandana or other whimsical unorthodox FF models, I'll glady put up the offer of a brand new sure start .049 for each design per person, up to a total of 5. All I ask is that you share the youtube clips of you folks flying these psychotic contraptions for all of our amusement.

And besides, you'll only be out a free sure start if it manages to get away from ya!

Just an idea to spread the love, I had read about how to make one of those flying bandanas somewhere, but can't remember the details offhand. Feel free to PM me if you are interested, I bought more than my share of the bargain bin cox motors than I'll ever use in a lifetime, so why not share the fun?

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Old 03-30-2009, 11:06 AM
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Who invited the swedish chef???? (or should I say SVEEDISH)

I've always loved that character, RIP Jim Henson...
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Funny vid. I'd like to try it but have never seen the plans for the "hanky flyer". Could someone describe how to rig it up?
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This is very similar, http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...mentid=2409815
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Funny vid. I'd like to try it but have never seen the plans for the "hanky flyer". Could someone describe how to rig it up?
I posted the Ken Willard article here a couple of weeks ago - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_8562668/tm.htm

Works just fine with .049's too as you saw. As to the monocopter, it is a Charybdis, goes back to the '60' and the idea earlier. William Crane has e-plans for it and I think he sent me a set when I had my old PC. I'll find 'em. Or someone will beat me to it, either way they're around somewhere. With an SS you need a small, small, Perfect Cl tank, or make a wee one yourself. Much more than 30 seconds and you're in trouble.

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Our field is on top of a mountain making off range retrieval an adventure.
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Our field is on top of a mountain making off range retrieval an adventure.

Ah, I see.. but I bet free flights get a heck of a ride, once.

How big is the field though?

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http://web.archive.org/web/200207270...charybdis.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJEoY...e=channel_page

40 size, throttle control only

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl2dl...eature=channel

15 size, throttle control, didn't have enough power, needs 25.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmlfS...eature=channel
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Ah, there you are!

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Great links guys... I just love the elegant simplicity (and quirky unpredictableness) of these contraptions...

Maybe I can get a couple going and get some videos of my own up on the Utube before I head up to the weak signals expo...

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Default RE: Oh, those '60's again!

Years ago there was a kit for an .049 monocopter called a Maple Seed produced by Daedalus Research, Inc. I built one back then and still have a kit for another due to a mixup on the order.

It was supposed to launch off of a nail in the end of a dowel stuck in the ground. It would spin like crazy but the launch stake would wobble too much for it to launch and I never made it fly.

Maybe I'll try someday with the other kit.

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Thanks, MJD.
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Hold the stick Dave, I started using an old tripod so I could just sit back and watch, and because I didn't want to be under the 40 sized one when things didn't quite work out right.

I used to do a similar one to the parachute where you used shop towels. Tie knots in the ends, tack em to a wood block and mount the engine to the block.wind the shop towels up, start the motor, launch it in an upward direction. It was pretty funny to watch and would tumble down for recovery. Then one time I launched it, it kinda hovered out about 20 yards, burped and shot back by my head running full out, ran into the 5 foot tall pit fence.

I also flew the Charybdis at a fly in once, after a whole day of flying I took it downwind, launched it and about halfway through the flight, the wind changed, brought it all the way back and then some, took it over the parking lot where it ran out. It rotated down and luckily hit the windshield of a van with the wooden end. All things being equal the blade does stick out the farthest from the CG. Well the owner of the van and I went over it with a fine tooth come and found no damage that he could find to sue me for. The showed me the rest of the van. It had been through a war zone of Hailstorms, baseball bats and rear ended. But he would have charged me all the same. I don't fly it much anymore unless I am out, away from anyone or anything I could hurt. I have chaised the Charybdis the better part of a mile to recovery several times. Once I got a lean run at night and the motor ran forever, catching a night-time thermal and finally setting down. Man, I was out in the middle of nowhere after midnight with a friendly coyote that followed me around for a while. Found it the next morning right where I thought it had gone, I had just lost my bearings in the dark.

When you see one of these silly things hook up with a thermal and take off, that's quite something. It's happened to me quite a few times.
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