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bogusbandit56
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Ran across this will playing with ground effects.

Or you could do this for young kids.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=rK-KAO5R8HI

With the landing gear in place and a small motor set up, I think this model could be used for a GEV.
To keep things simple I would enlarge the V-Tail shorten the span and give it a go, unfortunately I broke both of my tiny turnigy motors that I used for small models. I also don`t have anywhere to fly one
Wot, no Depron?
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Nightswatch
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With tip dihedral and 2 v- tail elevon servos one could get a plane that flies.
It is very unlikely I will be pursuing this particular build beyond this stage as I don`t have an indoor gym to fly it.

but what about getting it to the stage where you could throw it like a paper plane . I hope someone takes lead on this even fixed landing gear with similiar concept possibly covered and aerodynamic angles etc
If you think you got your flying under control, Your not going fast enough
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Nightswatch
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YES! If we could get away with twin motors (let alone twin EDF) for the masses we would!

Shannon we know you can do it
If you think you got your flying under control, Your not going fast enough
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bogusbandit56
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but what about getting it to the stage where you could throw it like a paper plane . I hope someone takes lead on this even fixed landing gear with similiar concept possibly covered and aerodynamic angles etc

Why don`t you give it a go yourself, it doesn`t have to be a complicated build.
I did an initial test glide and it does fly.
If the weather in the UK continues as it is , I may just have a tinker with this build, along with the 4 other builds in various states of progress.
Wot, no Depron?
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Nightswatch
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Why don`t you give it a go yourself, it doesn`t have to be a complicated build.
I did an initial test glide and it does fly.
If the weather in the UK continues as it is , I may just have a tinker with this build, along with the 4 other builds in various states of progress.

If i had no plans i probably would but will have my hands full shortly with Su kit construction
If you think you got your flying under control, Your not going fast enough
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Shannon
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I do agree it may not be suitable for a first time builder but it would probably be perfect for the intermediate , to experienced builder..
Shannon i do realize you all leaned to making RC planes for the beginner something affordable easy to put together and as cheap as possible yet with decent flying characteristics. Time and time again .
I always wondered what percentage of people purchased your plans if you were to break them down in categories would it be the beginners that purchase more then another category or intermediate . to experienced ? like people on here sure i see every so often a new member posting a issue or problem with build on one of your versions

Anyways all good i just thought would this be something cool to put together. For RCP to open there horizons and to cater to the intermediate to experience flyer or the ones that supported them through out and today which they do i know , But i think you know what i mean i personally think that this thing would seriously fly nice way it is designed .. that even a beginner would find it easy and exciting it probably would fly excellent at very low speeds as well as high speeds

The majority of people that purchase our planes are at the beginner stage, yes.

But more than that what we see from most people in this industry is that they like to stick to the parts they already have. So if they are already an "EDF guy" then it's no problem... this is why we have built our planes around the same power system. It allowed for people to get used to owning and accepting the largest investment that they would need to make (price wise and learning curve wise) and then be able to grow with our planes from there. If we started EDF's we would most likely need to keep building in that directly with a whole new series of planes for it to be worth it for our customers... and the amount of planes that we've been able to create from the same power system has just been so rewarding, we've never looked side to side for something else.

But personally... Dave and I prefer 2 motor planes. Airflow makes some really cool modifications that if I had more time, I'd probably go in that direction for my own personal planes.
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