FRCFoamies Boeing X - 32 "Guppy" Parkjet

Discussion in 'FRCFoamies Plans' started by F1wanabe, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. F1wanabe

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    Lars, that really isn't funny if you think about it, but I was cracking up while reading that! In fact, I reread it when I got to a customer because I wanted to make sure I didn't miss a detail, haha! Only video would have made it better. Too bad about the Guppy, but it flew OK for the wind! Without any meaningful TV its a struggle to fight the wind. SO, all I could think of is why thqat guy didn't run into the pole to bring down the power line! That thing is a menace!
     
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  2. TomMonton

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    I was trying to wrap my mind around this guys vehicle. If he's taking out mailboxes with this much regularity. ... his poor truck must have been beat to death.

    Easy to identify.
     
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  3. CeeKay

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    Thanks Dave. I haven't programmed low rates in yet but I'll use your suggestion as a starting point.
    Cheers Greg. I'm quite pleased with it. It's all done with hobbyking wing tape and car detailing stripes. You can't really see in that photo but there are some pretty cool "squadron" markings on the inside of the fins and on the sides of the fuselage.

    I've been searching my local toy stores for a droid figure but there's nothing around at the moment. My droid is made from the top of a Kinder Egg toy container.
     
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  4. CeeKay

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    "Squadron" markings :D[​IMG]
     
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  5. jacktores69

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    Im in process of building the "Guppy" myself. Cant wait to get it up and hopefully it wont crash like my SU 34 did, still haven't gotten it up and flying again, its done but it taking a break. I've wanted to do the guppy when I started scratch building but there was no pans till now. it looks like a winner. I wonder if I put a 1100 kv motor on it, will it fly? hmmmm, may have to try it. Anyways, Ill post some pics up when its done.
     
  6. jacktores69

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    thats an idea, I have some of those myself. I have two a 700 mm 12 blade EDF engine.
     
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  8. Baufritz96

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    Imagine a 700mm ducted fan :O
     
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  9. Airflow

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    Yeah, achilles A good idea! Or maybe I need to change my attitude to "how to" fly a foamie ... with more respect and less "it's just a piece of foam" ... kind of ... Attitude ... This never happened back in my Balsa era
    ...Simply an attitude problem, my lack of fear of crashing things made of foam ;-)
     
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  10. Airflow

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    Haha yes! and it will probably take me a few more. before I find the right setting, suitable for my style :)
     
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  11. TomMonton

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    Lol. I'd like to see that one. An EDF the size of a small lawn mower.
     
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  12. Airflow

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    Greg,

    The Guppy is in fact very stable, but its low weight (15 oz) and my inexperience in flying without rudders, making it all very exciting! hehe!! I have also tested it with a 2000mAh 3s. (increased weight to 19 oz) It did the trick when it's gusty! But I need to activate the rudders pretty soon before I crash it completely.:eek:

    "SO, all I could think of is why thqat guy didn't run into the pole to bring down the power line! That thing is a menace! " .. Yeah! Agree, strange.., he just seems to like mailboxes ...

    As you mention Greg, That mailbox marauder was a threat to everyone, especially the children... So I'm glad it's over ... hopefully!
    a former security officer at F7 Wing ... The same air base where I once served.
    But the bottle took over his life and that marked the end of his Air Force career.
     
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  13. lysle42

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    Darn just the paint booth is more of a good Idea than I could come up with great job!
     
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  14. Flybyknight22

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    Gorgeous paint job man!
     
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  15. CeeKay

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    Thanks a lot.
     
  16. Flybyknight22

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    WHAT? No Paint? Just Tape?
    Man CeeKay, I'm thinking about throwing my airbrush in the trash after seeing your tape job. I never would have guessed it wasnt painted. Amazing CeeKay, I surrender to you!
    Love the look of your X-32.
     
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  17. CeeKay

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    Thanks a lot. It's really down to a nice clean design from the boys at FRC. It made it so easy to create the scheme. It's the second model I've used the car stripes on- previously tried it out on my Bixler 2 [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  18. Airflow

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    I DIG IT!
    That Bixler is sharp. I like flying those kinds of planes. I like the low stress flying, slow flow and glide of the large wing. I modified a SkyHawk with all new electronics and Grayson out runner. I added ailerons to it and extended the elevator and rudder surfaces then added a KFM2 airfoil. I have been flying it for several years. I have been trying to decide what to do on my X-32 stabilizers and your "Chevron" look is amazing. I might try something similar on the tail of the Guppy.
     
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  20. Flybyknight22

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    Guppy flies pretty well even without rudders, that's interesting. I thought you flew it very well, especially without the added control surfaces. You are a superior pilot than I am as I need "ALL" control surfaces and sometimes even that's not enough ;)
     
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