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Taco - FAT FREE

Old 03-21-2003, 06:28 AM
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Hey check this out... Been working with a buddy to simplify the building of the taco... Here's what we came up with.... The FAT FREE Taco!! I built this thing in literally 4 hours....... All the parts are CNC machined and just fall together... Very little fitting of anything.... We stiffened up the fuse with a 1/4" fiberglass rod running down the center of it....

Weight of bones: 10 oz.
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Old 03-21-2003, 06:31 AM
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Old 03-21-2003, 06:34 AM
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That is killer. Are you going to keep and fly the prototype?

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Old 03-21-2003, 06:51 AM
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Paul,
Are you selling Taco kits?
Old 03-21-2003, 07:00 AM
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Thanks Jess.

I'm gonna cover it and fly the snot out of it... If all goes well, and it holds up... I'll kit it...
Old 03-21-2003, 12:06 PM
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If that isn't that strong, you might try running another rod at the top of the fuse.
Old 03-21-2003, 01:30 PM
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Paul,

How does the "Weight of bones: 10 oz." compare to the Taco II?

Ken
Old 03-21-2003, 01:58 PM
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that looks like its begging for a hacker brushless up front with some lithium batteries.

then you can show off in front of gator and his profile.
Old 03-21-2003, 02:18 PM
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the Taco II came out to a little under 13 oz with the landing gear...
Old 03-21-2003, 03:27 PM
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You've got this Taco thing down to a science. Looks awesome man!
Old 03-21-2003, 06:53 PM
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I think the main advantage, besides ease of building will be a stiffer fuse at the TE of the wing.
Old 03-21-2003, 10:14 PM
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CNC,
Looks great Paul !!!
You'll have to tell us how it compares to the Menace Plus!!!

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Old 03-26-2003, 03:48 AM
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Just finished covering the wing.. Check it out:
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Old 03-26-2003, 04:20 AM
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Hey man looks GREAT!...is that the top?...G
Old 03-26-2003, 04:24 AM
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Yup... Because the base is clear I decided to do the flag on the top and leave the bottom alone.
Old 03-26-2003, 04:50 AM
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Thats beautiful Paul! how do you lay down your stripes and covering over covering so that its wrinkle free and bubble free too?

I like the Windex trick, but am also up for something new
Old 03-26-2003, 05:13 AM
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Thanks Shortman, I used the windex trick.... I still have to seal the edges in the morning. I'm gonna let it sit over night.
Old 03-26-2003, 05:24 AM
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WOW that looks awesome! Great job; can't wait to see the final product! Whatcya gonna put on the nose?
Old 03-26-2003, 05:30 AM
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I want one!!

That is awesome.
Old 03-26-2003, 05:31 AM
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I'm going to leave it mostly clear with some red stripes on the tail... and a canopy.

Irvine .25 is going in the nose.
Old 03-26-2003, 05:33 AM
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You want to make me a scheme for my topcap? (a hell of a lot easier though lol)
Old 03-26-2003, 05:36 AM
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I've been thinking of a "Blaine Austin" style covering scheme for my next bird... This flag design is from Gator... I just desided to put it on clear instead of white for a little variety.
Old 03-26-2003, 07:29 AM
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PAUL
Love your trim scheme. Looks like it's waving in the wind. What do you use to seal the edges with?
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Old 03-26-2003, 08:10 AM
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Trim solvent or a iron on low heat.
Old 03-26-2003, 05:11 PM
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Default Taco - FAT FREE

you guys really raise the bar for covering...instead of just throwing on some cool stripes like I used to , now I have to sit and stare at it for a week to come up with a cool cover job
Awesome job Paul!
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