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Old 08-11-2006, 02:12 PM
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If i get another AA bipe, im going to take lower wings, and put them on the top wing with some dihedral and then im going to take another set of bottom wings from my lost AA and then add those! But first, Ihave to save $30 for another AA[][:@][&o]
Old 08-11-2006, 04:45 PM
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why dont you get posterboard. soak it in water for about an hour. scrape off the paper. and then make a big 48 inch wing :] i personally like making my own wings. {not saying that i put wings on my arms and jump off a roof!}
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ORIGINAL: monstermaker13
{not saying that i put wings on my arms and jump off a roof!}
my dad did that once...lol
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Well i think im gonna get another AA to day and im going to try it out! Ill post back with results on sunday possibly
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ORIGINAL: monstermaker13

why dont you get posterboard. soak it in water for about an hour. scrape off the paper. and then make a big 48 inch wing :] i personally like making my own wings. {not saying that i put wings on my arms and jump off a roof!}
I found a sign at work that has the foam pressed between card stock and it's
been soaking now for 12 frigg'n hours and that paper still won't come off.

monster! I'm finding you a nice tall roof![>:]

edit: Finally managed to scrape all the paper & glue off this thing. Ended up with
a tub full of glue and moosh. [sm=drowning.gif]After straining all that gunk out I had a nice piece
of foam. Worth it-

so I'll look for a nice small roof [sm=biggrin.gif]

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Well i tried it out. it was a little breezy so it was almost impossible to fly good. I launched it into the wind and it started climbing faster than i thought an AA ever could! It was preety much uncontrolable and i almost lost it a couple of times[X(] As of now, it only has one set of bottom wings on the top wings and it flies awsome! I might try to build a delta wing because i want to go fast and handle the wind better[>:]
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ORIGINAL: monstermaker13

why dont you get posterboard. soak it in water for about an hour. scrape off the paper. and then make a big 48 inch wing :] i personally like making my own wings. {not saying that i put wings on my arms and jump off a roof!}
I found a sign at work that has the foam pressed between card stock and it's
been soaking now for 12 frigg'n hours and that paper still won't come off.

monster! I'm finding you a nice tall roof![>:]

edit: Finally managed to scrape all the paper & glue off this thing. Ended up with
a tub full of glue and moosh. [sm=drowning.gif]After straining all that gunk out I had a nice piece
of foam. Worth it-

so I'll look for a nice small roof [sm=biggrin.gif]

was the board skinny or thick? i use the thick kind. i just soak it and scrape the paper off with a dish scraper.not as hard as you say it is. cheaper that buying foam from depron usa. really worth it. im going to make a big "ornithopter" soon. one wing is going to be made out of one sheet of posterboard foam. its gonna be big.like a 6ft wingspan!
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I think this was manufactured different than what you mentioned. I believe
what you have I've seen at hobby shops with the thin paper covering.
This thing had thick glossy card stock on both sides and under that there was
a plastic film that I also had to peel off. After all that the foam was 4mm.

If it wasn't for your post I would've chucked it, so at least I did end up with a
good piece of usable foam.

Post some pics of your ornithopter when you get it did'
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i tried this myself and you definetly need some struts or something to hold the wing. Whenever i flew it the wings curved up so much it looked like i was flying a giant U. Then when i tried to turn it would go into a death spiral to the ground. for this plane to work you'd need fins in the wing or a tail that is bigger and farther out.
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ya, it did seem real tipsy on the pitch axis.

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