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Old 11-04-2002, 11:30 PM
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Default Something I can fly in the livingroom?

Does anyone know if anyone is working on something like those Microsizers that you can fly in the livingroom? Would be really fun, till you hit the ceiling.
Old 11-05-2002, 12:56 AM
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Default Something I can fly in the livingroom?

I fly a modified Mini IFO in my Basement I have 9' ceilings and a 40x20 space even my sons fly it down there.
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Default Something I can fly in the livingroom?

I think I have seen them, I don't mean a big putt around plane, I mean like a tiny extra, or something like that. I know it is not there yet, but eventually, I am guessing the tech will be there to have them that small. Would be fun.
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Default Something I can fly in the livingroom?

It is there... Visit http://www.rcmicroflight.com,
and http://www.mentornet.org/Sky.htm
Some neat stuff listed.
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Default Something I can fly in the livingroom?

Looked at the mentornet one, the other didn't load. Thanks.
Old 11-05-2002, 05:05 AM
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Default Something I can fly in the livingroom?

How about a Vectron. Not a true RC, but it will fly indoors.
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Default Something I can fly in the livingroom?

This is the plan of the month in RCMicroflight:
http://www.rcmicroflight.com/nov02/index.asp

It is not a pattern plane. If you would like to fly patterns in your living room you are asking for alot. What you will find is very slow floating type of flying.

Alternate to looking like a plane:
There are also IFOs, IFOs and now Leo Kaas has resized that and calls it a gnat 17 grams (little over 1/2 Oz) and 7 1/2inch wingspan. You will need small equipment (ie RFFS receiver, magnetic actuators, and liPoly batteries). This also takes some patience putting together as it is so small. Weight is the enemy in this arena.

Later,
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Default Something I can fly in the livingroom?

That is actually more of what I was looking for. Pretty cool. Thanks. Might check that out. Would be fun to just put around the living room on those stormy days.

Thanks.
Old 11-09-2002, 10:21 AM
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Default Something I can fly in the livingroom?

Try
http://www.aeronutz.flyer.co.uk

They fly under 13" less than 20 gram r/c and remote control stuff
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Default Something I can fly in the livingroom?

Santa brought one of those helium blimps to use in the living room. I fly it all around the house but getting near the kitchen is real touchy with the heat from the stove making control kind of difficult. Give it a try its a blast.
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Default Something I can fly in the livingroom?

Got my Sukalyn3D a couple of weeks ago. It's been a real fun indoor flyer.

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Old 03-02-2003, 07:59 AM
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Default Something I can fly in the livingroom?

an idea i've been toying with is a small Moogallo type plane (kite as the wing) they fly pretty slow and i I use Lithium ions i reckon it could be good indoor flyer!
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Default Something I can fly in the livingroom?

Here is one I finished yesterday. Blue foam / GWS equipment.

Short Indoor Hover Video

Old 03-26-2003, 07:38 AM
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www.wes-technik.de
Ther's some good stuff!
The easiest to get something fly slow is to make a pizza-box with a slight heavy tail and a underfed engine......................it ´should wotk out!
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Default Something I can fly in the livingroom?

where can i get one of these micro planes at a reasonable price. i want something that i can be able to fly in my living room
Old 03-26-2003, 03:27 PM
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Get some plans from www.rcmicroflight.com.
I think that you can get the TINY for free, the plan i mean!
Ang get the accesories from www.wes-technik.de or you can get the whole thing there!
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Default Something I can fly in the livingroom?

how much do one of these actually cost with everything needed to fly?
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Default Something I can fly in the livingroom?

Here is a breakdown

Pico Servos - $18 each (2 to 3 needed)
Pico Receiver w/ crystal - $26
ESC - $15 to $18
Motor - $17 to $22
Battery - $12 to $35 or more depending on what you want.

Take a look at my site. www.av8hobbies.com

I have most if not everything you need

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The tiny is actually quite an expensive plane, together w radio and servos/esc/motors/props etc it would cost bout; 400 euros........im too lazy to calculate into USD
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Default Something I can fly in the livingroom?

I got a GWS micro rec, 2 micro servos and a battery for about $110. Parkpal charger was about $50 from what I remember. Had the GWS tiger moth. Is a fun plane but not what I wanted. Did fly it in the hangar a few times. pretty cool to do on a rainy day. Haven't found anything really tiny yet to fly in the house but someday. Wouldn't a pitts or lazer off the kitchen counter be a blast? I can just see flying it through the center of the 60" TV. Opppsss.
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EHEH!

That would be a nice site allright!
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Default Something I can fly in the livingroom?

Hi flyboy,
Have you seen the mini Gee Bee.
It uses the stuff from the tiger morth.
I have flown mine in rooms as small as
15' x 20' with a 7' ceiling.
Good flyer too.

Mike
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Default Something I can fly in the livingroom?

There is a lot of information, news, technical articles on this subject in RCMicroFlight. You might want to start with the Nov '99 issue. Two articles of interest: Flying at Home, The Future is Here, and Electric Aircraft Design by David Lewis which discusses essential parameters for weight, size, speed to develop a practical "living room flyer."
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Default Something I can fly in the livingroom?

Unless you've got a living room large enough to hold a hockey game complete with spectators, you're not going to build a living room flier out of commonly available components like GWS receivers and servos.

A practical living room (15' x 15' with 8' ceilings) flier will have to be very small and light indeed, probably weighing in at less than 10 grams. It will have to be light enough, with enough wing area to fly slowly, but it will have to remain small enough to maneuver. There are very light sub-1oz R/C planes out there that fly at a literal snail's pace, but they're too big, and take too much space to turn. By the time the plane starts turning, it's already flown into the wall. What fun is that? There are also very small sub-1oz planes out there, but they fly so fast that by the time you realize it's time to turn, the plane has flown into the wall. Again, what fun!

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