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Old 12-22-2005, 12:37 PM
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Would it be IMAC legal to use use helium in your plane as to lighten it?

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P.S. I'm not an IMAC pilot, but I want to join when I have time to compete.
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Old 12-22-2005, 01:18 PM
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If it is legal, its probably not worth the effort. Helium atoms are very small and leak out of things that will hold air. Then it doesn't lift all that much.
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Old 12-22-2005, 01:52 PM
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Hey Woops - just a suggestion:

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! If you are offended by me saying MERRY CHRISTMAS, may God Bless you and Merry Christmas

Doubles the fun.....
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You are very correct. They weight of adding a bladder inside the plane to hold the helium would negate any actual weight savings. I have found that unobtainium in gas form has large enough molecules that it won't leak through monokote.

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If it is legal, its probably not worth the effort. Helium atoms are very small and leak out of things that will hold air. Then it doesn't lift all that much.
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ORIGINAL: IShootSharpStix

Hey Woops - just a suggestion:

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! If you are offended by me saying MERRY CHRISTMAS, may God Bless you and Merry Christmas

Doubles the fun.....
Thanks[sm=thumbup.gif]
I was planning on taking off the don't sue part and just wishing a merry Christmas starting tomorrow afternoon till after Christmas. I hadn't thought about what to write yet so thanks, I'll use your suggestion.

Back to the topic,
I guess that there wouldn't be a problem with it if I could find a way to do it so that I could save the weight.


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Old 12-23-2005, 03:00 AM
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Try some "Flubber Gas" !!
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Old 12-23-2005, 11:49 AM
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Try some "Flubber Gas" !!
I don't want to fly in the rain, but then again, it might make the balsa trees grow faster.

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Old 12-23-2005, 03:54 PM
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Also, Helium is very expensive. But, today is your lucky day! I have two bottles left that I would be willing to part with for say...$999.99 each (that is shipped, of course).

Let me know, I also have a bridge for sale, and some swamp land with a great view.
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Old 12-23-2005, 07:06 PM
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I just want to say "Happy Holidays"!
I also want to wish you all a "Happy Budda's Birthday"!

If you are offended, you probably voted for the Ayatollah and/or watch a lot of the Fox channel....
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See this is what happens when people play with AFP Deluxe, they want a real plane filled with helium like the ones on the sim.

Woops,
If you are more concerned with quick fixes than lot's of practice, competitive aerobatics may not be for you.
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Old 12-23-2005, 09:50 PM
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ORIGINAL: BasinBum

See this is what happens when people play with AFP Deluxe, they want a real plane filled with helium like the ones on the sim.

Woops,
If you are more concerned with quick fixes than lot's of practice, competitive aerobatics may not be for you.
Actually, I don't have AFPD. I wanted to test this out on a Cub and see if it would be competitive without as much of the weight on top.(wing) I'll practice when I have time and won't fly IMAC until I can practice.


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Old 12-23-2005, 11:51 PM
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I have a video of a very fat foamie indoor model -from Germany which has a fuselage filled with -- you guessed it
Got it off a European site
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The pros would probably get all of the competition grade helium and then we would be back to square 1 again.
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Here, fly IMAC with this RC helium filled model.
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I'll bet that will fly like AFPD.
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