whatmovesyou
Background:
I have been very fortunate to test fly 3 different large ornithopters that club members purchased. Planes are easy, auto gyros are harder to learn and ornithopters take concentration and skill to fly. To me, very expensive and lots of maintenance.

So I went to the field the other day and was presented a "iFly Vamp" ornithopter from one of the members who gave up on it.

Its wingspan is 12" and 10" long. I will have to get use to it and later on will do a video if this little monster behaves. and flies. Christmas came in July.

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I like to design and fly unique planes.
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Grey
Those little ornithopters are pretty easy. They're designed to stall out under full power so they sort of bob through the air which keeps them under control for the younger ones.

They're the sort of things I got my kids when they wanted to fly back when I was flying coaxial helis. They had a bat, a couple dragonflies and a weird looking I don't know what. The dragonflies were the most fun because yaw was done with a tail rotor so you could get them to flat spin if you could climb high enough.

They've got no weight in them though so you need just about zero wind if you plan on flying outdoors.
May all your crashes be spectacular!
Planes: RCPowers X-31EB V1, F-18EB V1, F-35EB V1, F-22EB V1 x 2, T-50 V1, EzFly Bomber (e-foamy.com), FunFighter 600mm F-4u Corsair, Mig 29 V2, Mig 29 v1.
Currently working on: Mig 29 v3, F-22 v3 To Do list: Rodrigo's OV10 Bronco; I swear I will get there one day .
Grey's Youtube Channel. - Grey's RC plane blog (it's new and a bit bare!)
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whatmovesyou
Did you have to balance the wings and did you just chuck it and let it glide(power on) or did you do it after an actual flight?
I like to design and fly unique planes.
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Grey
There's a couple threads over on RC groups that are good sources of info to adjust the way they fly but they aren't like planes and there's a lot less you can do with them.

With the kids ones I never went any further than "hey that flies and that's good enough" because they are always zig-zagging around the plane anyway. Mine I put a bit of extra effort into to take out the bob at max throttle.

What you have to remember with these is that throttle is climb/descend and not speed/thrust and they aren't designed to be flown at max throttle. They are designed to fly level at somewhere in between and this is one of the biggest problems that experienced RC guys have trouble wrapping their head around.
May all your crashes be spectacular!
Planes: RCPowers X-31EB V1, F-18EB V1, F-35EB V1, F-22EB V1 x 2, T-50 V1, EzFly Bomber (e-foamy.com), FunFighter 600mm F-4u Corsair, Mig 29 V2, Mig 29 v1.
Currently working on: Mig 29 v3, F-22 v3 To Do list: Rodrigo's OV10 Bronco; I swear I will get there one day .
Grey's Youtube Channel. - Grey's RC plane blog (it's new and a bit bare!)
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