FRCFoamies Highlander STOL Plane

Discussion in 'FRCFoamies Plans' started by F1wanabe, May 23, 2016.

  1. Airflow

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    Well... finally! after sunset, dead calm.:D

    The Aileron video Later

    Some pics:)
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  2. I get a kick out of those wheels, just awesome and I can't believe they are still round. I would have flat tires at first landing. :D
     
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  3. Airflow

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    Easy to fix Jeff, be sure to have flexible landing gear.;)
     
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  4. Airflow

    Airflow Top Gun

    The FRC HighLander Now With Ailerons:) STOL After sunset, dead calm.
    1080pHD
     
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  5. DAMM CARS, :D :D . Very cool, just about got the post on the first touch and go. ;)
     
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  6. F1wanabe

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    Lars, very nice! I couldn't view with sound, but how do you like the ailerons?

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  7. Airflow

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    Just fine Greg, better maneuverability, as expected.
     
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  8. TomMonton

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    What fun.... doing what STOL was intended for. Well done Lars !!
     
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  9. Airflow

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    Yes Tom, it's still pretty fun to fly a conventional plane. STOL, landings etc. This lightweight plane makes it possible to do all of this at home, without having to visit RC fields or public lawns, parks, etc.
     
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  10. whatmovesyou

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    The only thing you lack is Detour signs at each end of your road so you can fly in peace.
     
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  11. Airflow

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    Haha! What if? Mostly just holiday cottages down the road, so it will be better later in the fall.
     
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  12. Airflow

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    Probably the first and last time
    I manage to do something like this!! with the wheel:D:D:D

    Video transfer is in progress.
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  13. Airflow

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    Touch and go against one of the telephone wires
    with the right wheel!


    1080pHD The FRC HL Vs one of the telephone wires. Best viewed in full screen mode
     
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  14. F1wanabe

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    Haha, I started watching on my phone but this deserves the computer. BRB!

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  15. Airflow

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    Haha! ;)
     
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  16. looks like a fun plane...
     
  17. Airflow

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    That is exactly what it is ASD! Are you going to build?
     
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  18. whatmovesyou

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    Noticed the large lake in the area. In respect to the winds(also thermals) and the seasonal temps, does it help, hinder you in terms of where you fly or is it gusty all the time due to the trees?

    Do you windsurf or kitesurf?
     
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  19. Airflow

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    The lake is quite big, but like a dwarf compared to the the Great Lakes. It is the largest lake in the EU and it creates its own weather system that naturally affects the local weather around it, such as wind, rain and snow. Also, I have the west coast up close. So the Atlantic is also a factor, frequent westerly winds... But there are benefits as well, to live next to a lake or the sea. The beach is shallow here, and great for seaplanes!


    1080pHD Even the surface of a larger lake, can be flat like a mirror sometimes.


    Windsurfing, of course! have had lots of fun down at the bay over the years... and I still have some windsurfing stuff left in the garage...
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  20. whatmovesyou

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    That's what I figured with that lake.

    Since the lakes start freezing up in mid November, still like to ride. Bought some large trucks, took a piece of thick plywood 4 ft long(no paint of course), and setup a sail to fly around large ammosite parking lots that even had light for nighttime fun.

    With the winter winds, and using my mountain bike GPS, got speeds up to 31mph. That is really flying and I got my fix. Learn to kitesurf using a 4 ft parachute and my skateboard and using the parking lot. Got to see the "X Games" in person and started skate boarding a week after.
     
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