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Offline DICKEYBIRD

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A few of my r/c model airplanes.
« on: September 16, 2009, 10:58:29 AM »
These are all r/c models I designed & built a few yrs. ago (before I got the metal munching disease) using TurboCAD and a homebuilt CNC router to cut out the sheet balsa & ply parts.  They are all powered by modified (exhaust sleeve-throttled) Cox TeeDee .049's except for the motor-glider which has a Cox PeeWee .020 and the biplane which has a Cox TeeDee .020.












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Re: A few of my r/c model airplanes.
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2009, 11:58:21 AM »
Dickeybird

Very nice indeed. Is the Biplane a semi-scale Sopwith Camel?

The reason I ask, is a friend made one. I accused him of making the wingtips back to front.
Look a bit strange to me like that.

Way beyond my abilities  ::)

I'm impressed ..

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Re: A few of my r/c model airplanes.
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2009, 01:02:09 PM »
Thanks Dave.  Actually, the bipe (I call it the Stealth Camel 'cuz it's got see-through covering) was a design exercise to have good performance including touch n' goes, taxiing, good take-offs, etc. with an exhaust sleeve-throttled .020 Tee Dee.

It's the lightest construction/appearance package I could come up with at the time and looks closest to a Sopwith Pup fuselage & empennage with Camel wings.  I hate them backward wingtips on the 'Pup.;)
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Re: A few of my r/c model airplanes.
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2009, 03:15:01 PM »
Very nice builds Dickeybird.

All free flights right? That twin engined one is a nice piture. Took a while until I realized it wasn't on the ground.

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Re: A few of my r/c model airplanes.
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2009, 03:16:26 PM »
Very, very, nice, those planes are stunning. I'd love to try one but it may not look pretty for very long in my hands..... :lol:
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Re: A few of my r/c model airplanes.
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2009, 04:02:27 PM »
Thanks fellows.

Bernd they are all r/c.  The bipe is 3 channel; (rudder/elev/motor) the Gyro is 4 channel; (aileron [rotor tilt]/elev/rudder/motor, the BadaBing is 5 channel (aile/elev/coupled flaperons/rudder/motor); the Twin Lizzie is 5 channels (aile/elev/rudder/motor/coupled-split throttle switching) and the motor glider is 2 channel (V-tail rudder-vator, no throttle.)

Pretty pictures....yup, lotta work getting good ones but a necessity.  2 of the planes are already published magazine construction articles.  One of the others is 98% ready to go; the autogyro article is maybe 50% completed.  That was as of August 2004...then I bought a used lathe.  End of story. ::)

One of these days I'd love to finish them up but CAD plans and writing are hard for me to get excited about.
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Re: A few of my r/c model airplanes.
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2009, 11:23:36 PM »
Very very nice.... gonna show these to my father in-law... he is a RC nut.

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