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The Great 2020 Quarantine Build-Off?

The Hangar

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I think on the next design I do I am gonna use wood glue. Make sense to tape it as well, should make for cleaner seams I imagine
Same - I had a some issues with the Corsair. It ended up being pretty off centered (not really my fault - the alignment marks were the score that the sbk has to fit it in the kit and it wasn't marked in the plans) so I'm kinda dreading putting it all together. I do want to fly it though, so Maybe I can work on that this weekend. Hopefully I can wrap up a couple projects this weekend...
 

Madspadder

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Here is another good f_117 from RC Powers, I built a couple of these, I will see if I can find some pictures: rcfoamfighters.com/Models/FF-117/FF-117.htm
Here are some pictures.
 

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Vimana89

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Busting out my FT brown foam and "old" B pack motor. I'm not 100% but likely will do my "big"(bigger than minnies and the like anyway) swept wing plane, with a two-step basic air foil rather than three to keep it lighter. I definitely want it to cruise slow and steady, but with enough thrust to maneuver well in rolls and loops. A decent top end speed would be a bonus, but I'm building this more as a chill cruiser. Should I prop it with 10x4.5 or 8x6 slow fly props?
 

Figure9

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Here we go with my 1st Planedemic Challenge build maiden. This is pre-flight pic. Can’t video the maiden but will post a pic of the burning wreckage.

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Hard left roll on launch. Flew it inverted for a few seconds but couldn’t roll it back over. Easily fixable, needs dihedral bad. 🤪🙃😝😂
 

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Figure9

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For my next trick, the maiden on my Bloody Baron. Remember, I’m not all that good at this. 🤪🙏😂

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Flew real nice for about 30secs till I accidentally hit the switch to high rate! Too low to recover, went inverted & drilled for China in tall grass. Of course, the ‘Easy Brake’ FT ‘C’ PowerPack prop broke. Gonna try again, not so nervous.

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Busting out my FT brown foam and "old" B pack motor. I'm not 100% but likely will do my "big"(bigger than minnies and the like anyway) swept wing plane, with a two-step basic air foil rather than three to keep it lighter. I definitely want it to cruise slow and steady, but with enough thrust to maneuver well in rolls and loops. A decent top end speed would be a bonus, but I'm building this more as a chill cruiser. Should I prop it with 10x4.5 or 8x6 slow fly props?
Try both!
 
Hi everyone

Dose this count?
It is a 36" full fuse Edge 540 build following the plans by billwhit.
It is a full Depron build with a lot of 3D printed parts like wheels, motor mount, servo trays servo horns (it is not easy this days to order something in Romania.
It is covered in coloured packaging tape.
I have to say it is my first build. I used to race rc cars some years ago, but never ever flight a RC plane till 1 month ago and it is a small 400mm WS RTF Mini Trainstar from Volantex.
 

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Madspadder

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For my next trick, the maiden on my Bloody Baron. Remember, I’m not all that good at this. 🤪🙏😂

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Flew real nice for about 30secs till I accidentally hit the switch to high rate! Too low to recover, went inverted & drilled for China in tall grass. Of course, the ‘Easy Brake’ FT ‘C’ PowerPack prop broke. Gonna try again, not so nervous.

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For my next trick, the maiden on my Bloody Baron. Remember, I’m not all that good at this. 🤪🙏😂

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Flew real nice for about 30secs till I accidentally hit the switch to high rate! Too low to recover, went inverted & drilled for China in tall grass. Of course, the ‘Easy Brake’ FT ‘C’ PowerPack prop broke. Gonna try again, not so nervous.

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I always kid my girlfriend when she asks why so many planes? My reply “ I only have 30, thats a month’s worth of flying.”😀
 

Figure9

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I won’t stop building. I need to build now because the Bloody Baron flew great! Of course I crashed it cause it was way to hot for me with the ‘C’ motor, even with 60% dual rate. 😂 I launched & had it going great but It was so fast I lost directional control, but I kept it upright. Got control back but trying to get it back in front of me I flew it right thru the blazing sun. “Blinded by the Light” I lost it again & never saw it full power face plant. 😂😂😂
Back to the bench I go. I still have my ‘Bloody Mess’ to fly & my ‘Slow Ride’. I’m good & will keep building & flying. Both my Planedemic builds were way too hot for me with only 20 or 30 minutes in the air total time.
 
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