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Pumpkin drop event

Baby Baron Gotha Gaggle for Flite Fest 2016!

Just found this thread...and I would love to be a part of it! I'm bringing my wife and son to FF16 - this will be our first such family outing, and our 3-yr-old's first flight ever. Flying from California limits me to mostly just bringing flight hardware, so I have a request ... would one of you here be willing to bring some pre-skinned foam parts for me, so I can build one of these mini's and fly with y'all? I'll bring the hardware, and I can build it on-site, I just don't have the ability to print/skin&pack the foam pieces. I'm more than happy to reimburse/swap/trade whomever volunteers to help - I just want to fly in the Gaggle! :D
 

rockyboy

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Just found this thread...and I would love to be a part of it! I'm bringing my wife and son to FF16 - this will be our first such family outing, and our 3-yr-old's first flight ever. Flying from California limits me to mostly just bringing flight hardware, so I have a request ... would one of you here be willing to bring some pre-skinned foam parts for me, so I can build one of these mini's and fly with y'all? I'll bring the hardware, and I can build it on-site, I just don't have the ability to print/skin&pack the foam pieces. I'm more than happy to reimburse/swap/trade whomever volunteers to help - I just want to fly in the Gaggle! :D
I've got you "covered" for bringing pre-skinned foam. Just let Rasterize (and the rest of us) know what design you want made up and I'll get it all set for you!
 

rockyboy

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Cool find Aaron. Anybody getting one?

Or...maybe we can design our own Flite Fest version with a Gotha, Baby Barons and Baby Brits on it?
I think those look great - and I'm not a huge fan of the black t-shirt, especially in the summer, so I'll be ordering one of these. :)
 

SP0NZ

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This request is for my brother who will be coming to Flite Fest with me. I will also be putting in a request for my nephew once he finds a design he likes. You can email the skins to me when they are done. Thanks Rasterize.

Callsign: Zipper
Aircraft: Baron

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I won't be at Flite Fest until I can go by myself or somehow convince a family member to go with me, but out of curiosity how do you apply these full air frame skins? Is it just glue, or do you get them printed as stickers at a place that will do that?

Edit: Never mind I just saw LocalFiend's thread.
 
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Rasterize

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AlternateSource, Here is what I cam up with. Let me know what you think. If it's good, PM with an email to send the PDF to.
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I've got you "covered" for bringing pre-skinned foam. Just let Rasterize (and the rest of us) know what design you want made up and I'll get it all set for you!
Thanks! It's hard to find a cool scheme that hasn't been taken, but I like this one:

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Also, what power plant will you mostly be using?
 

rockyboy

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I'm planning on a Tunigy Park250 2350kv and a Power-Up 250 Slowfly 1600kv, both on 2 cell - but I haven't put either of these in the air yet. For a 1:1 or a little hotter power ratio I'm looking at 6x5 or 7x4.3 prop to start testing with.

I'd love to hear from some of the other folks who have run these what power setups and weight to thrust ratios are working for them.

The Italian Job is all ready to go! She's a 150g w/o battery, and 197g with my favorite 800mah 2cell that keeps her balanced out right.

Looking at the prop and thrust options, I should be able to get a 1:1 ratio with a 7035 prop at only 4 amps, or at 1:5 ratio with a 8043 at 8 amps for some crazy 3D hovering action.

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But that's just bench flying so far - hopefully weather and schedule will align and I'll be able to get her up in the air this weekend!
 

SP0NZ

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I'm planning on a Tunigy Park250 2350kv and a Power-Up 250 Slowfly 1600kv, both on 2 cell - but I haven't put either of these in the air yet. For a 1:1 or a little hotter power ratio I'm looking at 6x5 or 7x4.3 prop to start testing with.

I'd love to hear from some of the other folks who have run these what power setups and weight to thrust ratios are working for them.

The Italian Job is all ready to go! She's a 150g w/o battery, and 197g with my favorite 800mah 2cell that keeps her balanced out right.

Looking at the prop and thrust options, I should be able to get a 1:1 ratio with a 7035 prop at only 4 amps, or at 1:5 ratio with a 8043 at 8 amps for some crazy 3D hovering action.

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But that's just bench flying so far - hopefully weather and schedule will align and I'll be able to get her up in the air this weekend!
Please report back on how those power setups work. I'd love to add some alternate power setups to the build threads for people to have options.

Did you coat the plane with anything after you finished it?
 

rockyboy

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Please report back on how those power setups work. I'd love to add some alternate power setups to the build threads for people to have options.

Did you coat the plane with anything after you finished it?
Will do on the power setup testing - love to hear from as many people as possible on that too!

I did a full over coat of clear packing tape, which is probably the extra 20-30 grams of weight she's carrying over the bare Baby Baron weight you have listed on the build thread. I'm also tucking in an 800mah battery instead of the recommended 450mah - mostly so I can get her to balance without adding dead weight up front.

I think on my next one I'll just do a WBPU sealer spray to keep the ink from running and maybe a single strip of packing tape on the leading edge of the wing to keep the weight down.

Someday I also need to get away from the hot glue and move to white gorilla or something lighter too.