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Pizza Box Flyer

Old 06-08-2006, 09:37 PM
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What do you all think about it?
Old 06-08-2006, 09:52 PM
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I like 'em........but then again I may be a little bit biased.
Old 06-08-2006, 10:08 PM
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Why is that all you have? LOL
Old 06-08-2006, 10:26 PM
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How much do you think it will cost?
Old 06-08-2006, 10:56 PM
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Typically you'll spend about $5 to aquire the things you don't already own.

Obviously, you'll need a radio with 4 servos. A transmitter with elevon mixing and exponential works best, but a standard radio with an airborne elevon mixer works fine too.

Then you'll need an engine. Something in the .25 range is about perfect, or something in a lightweight bushing .40 class also works well. Probably THE most important characteristic of the engine is that it needs to run and throttle very cleanly at any throttle position.

Finally, you'll need props.........LOTS of props. In fact, your biggest expense of flying a PBF won't be the fuel costs......it will be the props.

For an answer about how and why you should build and fly a PBF, just visit my PBF web page at:
http://mypage.yhti.net/~dmcdnld/pizzabox.htm
Old 06-08-2006, 11:31 PM
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your website is the greatest! Since I watched those videos I can't wait to get into the air thanks Dave!
Old 06-09-2006, 06:51 AM
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Only one question Tyler, what kind of pilot are you?

If you are fully trained, have flown a multitude of sport planes and want to start flying 3D, then you should think about the PBF.

If you think the PBF will be the perfect step up from your trainer which you haven't soloed on yet, you are not ready.

Dave is a fantastic pilot and does things with a PBF and makes em look easy, they aren't, he's got lots of practice and broken props.

However, if you are a sport pilot lookin for something new to try the PBF is Excellent and lots of fun. You won't even miss the money you spend on props.

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