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Bush Plane Challenge III, 2022

L Edge

Elite member
I glued my wrecked twin twirl rotors on my flaps just to see what would happen. Any guesses what happened?
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Should be an excellent STOL and lifting payload if you find the right location. Suggest you put the flaps on a slider or rotary knob starting from zero. I had to change the autogyro angle on mine to get it to fly properly.

Actually, that is a wild idea that should work. Lift of twirl and lift of wing will require battery movement. Please video.
Someone built a twirl setup awhile back.
 

Scotto

Elite member
Should be an excellent STOL and lifting payload if you find the right location. Suggest you put the flaps on a slider or rotary knob starting from zero. I had to change the autogyro angle on mine to get it to fly properly.

Actually, that is a wild idea that should work. Lift of twirl and lift of wing will require battery movement. Please video.
Someone built a twirl setup awhile back.
That is what I thought too. I thought if it was controllable at all it would pitch down too much when the flaps went down and crash. I moved the battery back a little. Its very un-scale and I doubt anyone would try it manned but its fun. Actually I see things all the time I cant believe a man got in and tried to fly so who knows. Patent pending :LOL:. I just need a good acronym to really sell it:unsure:lol. Just kidding.

Video https://odysee.com/@Scotto:7/Superflaps-1:8
 
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Taildragger

Legendary member
That is what I thought too. I thought if it was controllable at all it would pitch down too much when the flaps went down and crash. I moved the battery back a little. Its very un-scale and I doubt anyone would try it manned but its fun. Actually I see things all the time I cant believe a man got in and tried to fly so who knows. Patent pending :LOL:. I just need a good acronym to really sell it:unsure:lol. Just kidding.

Video https://odysee.com/@Scotto:7/Superflaps-1:8
Patey could do it! lol
 

william Metge

Well-known member
That is what I thought too. I thought if it was controllable at all it would pitch down too much when the flaps went down and crash. I moved the battery back a little. Its very un-scale and I doubt anyone would try it manned but its fun. Actually I see things all the time I cant believe a man got in and tried to fly so who knows. Patent pending :LOL:. I just need a good acronym to really sell it:unsure:lol. Just kidding.

Video https://odysee.com/@Scotto:7/Superflaps-1:8
I can't believe it actually flew.
 

Hondo76251

Legendary member
What counts as a bush plane? Can a crop duster compete?
We do call it the Bush plane challenge, but by no means is it limited to any particular style of airframe. By the parameters set for the competition, any plane that can deliver a payload to an off airport location fits the bill. I would certainly think that would include the crop duster! Heck, the air tractor might be the best plane ever built for such a job! Lol
On that note, a lot of war birds would fit the bill as well.