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OH MY >>>>THE TAZ PLANE HAS ARRIVED

Old 01-04-2006, 11:07 PM
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Well fellow Foamy Pilots,

When I was in art school, I was viewing Michealangelo's Cistine Chapel paintings, and contemplating "What was he thinking when he finished?"
I surmised that he was probably thinking something similar to the modern day saying of "COOL".


NOPE.

That wasnt it.

After completing my small masterpiece, shown in the pictures below...Im almost positive he was thinking " THANK GAWD....ITS FINALLY FINISHED....I NEED A BEER!"

The plane below has 10 different types of colors. NO stickers, Hand-cut templates. No printed templates. and 47 hours of airbrushing and painting work.

The entire plane is painted. Both the top and the bottom.

Enjoy it. I dont know whether to frame it or fly it.

hmmmm...FLY IT!!!!

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Old 01-04-2006, 11:18 PM
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Default RE: OH MY >>>>THE TAZ PLANE HAS ARRIVED

BLOODY HELLL!!!!! nice work dude!!
Old 01-04-2006, 11:34 PM
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1 hour to build, 47 hours to paint!!!!!!!! You have way, way, way to much spare time.

looks great
Old 01-04-2006, 11:44 PM
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ROFL..Yeah....

Actually, it took me about 20 min to glue it up once the painting was finished.

Still gotta install all the goodies to make it fly, but whooooooooo ....what a relief it is to finally see it all done.
What's really psychotic is I have three more waiting in line for more painting.
You have to really love this hobby to put that much into it.

Oh yeah....
It also took about 7 cans of Red Bull to keep me awake during those midnight hours of painting.
I think my fellow employees are wondering why there's always paint under my fingernails and my eyes are bloodshot, and I reek of acetone.

Here's the real kicker for you guys....


I'm colorblind, so it makes it twice as hard.

Old 01-05-2006, 12:49 AM
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Default RE: OH MY >>>>THE TAZ PLANE HAS ARRIVED

You are going to be soooo pissed when someone mid-airs you with their Typhoon.

Great looking bird, errrr Taz.
Old 01-05-2006, 01:34 AM
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ya dude that looks amazing, i wouldnt want to even fly it. but i did manage to play with my airbrush today, still havin sum trouble with the paint shootin out at a constant, like it sprays really good then it wont spray color, and if it does, its not alot, i dunno maybe its the paint, but ill get pics of my horrible job in a bit, sry for stealin the thread.......looks amazing! i wanna know how to do that@!
Old 01-05-2006, 10:40 AM
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Well, Im gonna be very careful, and try to keep it in one piece. I wont be flying it anywhere near a typhoon. That plane is garbage in my opinion.

What fun is a airplane that you cant fly. Ive got to fly it to make it worth while doing all that work.

Ill be posting pictures of the airplane once I get it get it flying, so you can see it doing 3D. Should be finished soon.
Old 01-05-2006, 01:32 PM
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It looks a lot like the Reflection.........but AMAZING paint job!!!....congratulations on the work!
Old 01-05-2006, 03:38 PM
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Mato its funny that you say that.........because it IS a mini reflection
Old 01-06-2006, 09:30 AM
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Yup, a mini reflection.


EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTTS'S ALLLLLLLLLLIVE!!!!!

Had it flying last night. It flys pretty well. Ive got some tweaking to do to it to make it fly better. Not bad though.
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Old 01-06-2006, 11:15 AM
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Man , I tried to make it last night, but got back too late from Hodges Hobbies in Georgia. I will definately be there next time . Hopefully Monday night? The Taz plane looks awesome, can't believe you got it ready so fast. I picked up a Miss Hanger One flying boat and some carbon blades for my TRex. Hopefully the parts will be in for the bell/hiller soon and i'll bring you one.
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Old 01-06-2006, 04:08 PM
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Bill,
The plane looks great flying. Tony said he would have a hard time telling bottom from top. It didnt really bother me too much.

The plane is really touchy. I think its because of a mix of things. Im going to cut about 1/2" off the rudder. I think its too big. Im gonna dial in some more expo. I was using 40%, but I think Im gonna bump it up to 65% and see if that helps. It just seems really squirelly compared to the tom and jerry plane. Im also going to go up to a 9x4 prop. It was fun flying last night.

One of the guys brought a little megatech airplane that he got in germany. No control surfaces. Throttle controlls altitude, and its a twin engine design, so on engine will speed up to turn it. It was a rocket in the gym. Pretty cool though.
Old 01-06-2006, 04:27 PM
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bdavison,
That looks awsome. I would have a hard time flying it after all that work. My knees would never stop shaking!!

Pete
Old 01-06-2006, 04:38 PM
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What's the bottom of it look like? Looks awesome.
Old 01-06-2006, 05:53 PM
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The bottom is up there in the pics...check out the one that has flames in it.
Old 01-06-2006, 07:11 PM
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I have the plans of the Reflection V2,...........its a little bit larger than the original..........in fact is a second version of the Reflection.......if anyone is interested, send me an e-mail.


The files are in .dwg
Old 01-06-2006, 08:32 PM
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I dont know how many of you like japanese animation.....but I have Tony Stillman's Bipe in my paintbooth right now....


CAN WE SAY RANMA 1/2 Paintjob. Good, I knew you could.

Yup...first time I've ever attempted doing some japanese anime...should be a really fun project. Pics coming soon.
Old 01-07-2006, 08:09 AM
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That's the best paint job I've seen on a foamy.
It might even be the best job I've seen.
I can't decide though:
yours:

Smokin Joe's 37.5% QQ Yak:

Sorry can't decide. I hope it flies as good as it looks.

Enjoy,
Woops
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I missed that one. Looks good.
Old 01-08-2006, 11:22 PM
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That yak is impressive. I like it.

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If anyone want the plans, please send me an e-mail to: [email protected]
Old 04-03-2006, 04:37 PM
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I took some plans for the Mini and enlarged them to a 30" wingspan. It's all built, awaiting a maiden. It doesn't have near as nice of a paint job as yours do, BDavison, but it still looks alright. I'm a little concerned about the length. 30" bipe and only 26 in. long, I'm wondering how that will make it fly...

Speaking of which, looking out the window it looks calm enough to go test it out, I'll be right back with a flight report....[][sm=eek.gif][sm=drowning.gif]
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Well, it flies. It's absolutely a no wind plane though. First flight I crashed when the wind caught it. Only broke a couple glue joints. This thing flies slower than my brother's little air hog bipe that weighs less than an ounce. Second and third packs went much better. Still getting used to it though. Seems to be rock solid in hovers and harriers, and the rudder power is insane. Incredibly though it's managable even without expo. The elevator could be a little stronger, and the roll rate better, but it's alright. KE loops can be done around the wing tip. It does great anti-torque rolls. Did 4 without any other input. Hope to test it out more once the wind dies down as the sun sets.
Old 04-03-2006, 08:11 PM
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...good grief if it goes slower than an Aero Ace, that must be snail speed!

THAT IS THE BEST PAINT JOB I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!! EVAR!!!!
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You have to understand that the mini reflection plane was designed specifically so that we could do full aerobatics like rolling circles and even vertical maneuvers inside a basketball court sized room with 20ft ceilings.(see the pictures above for an idea of the gym we fly in). In order to do those aerobatics in a space that small...it has to fly VERY slow.

The mini reflection hovers really good. Torque rolls and anti-torque rolls are really good. The plane will lock into a hover very well...so good in fact that sometimes you have to literally push it out of the hover with down elevator to return to level flight.

Glad your enjoying yours, I know we've had a blast with ours.

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