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Offline Deerslayer

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Pogo 2018
« on: December 24, 2018, 03:48:22 PM »
Did someone say there was a Flypaper Foamy Challenge underway? (Reg?)

A decade or more ago, my friend Gord. a.k.a. Flypaper, built an electric Pogo. It flew well but never did achieve vertical landing. I was nevertheless impressed and so I built a larger one of Coroplast, powered by a .30 or so glow engine. Like Gord's, it flew well but mine had no hope of even standing vertically long enough to take off nicely, due to engine vibration and inadequate engine acceleration compared to an electric system. Over the years, Gord produced one or two more electric Pogos, one of which even folded up for transport in the Flypaper Express. I think that Dwayne obtained the last one. Gord was quite successful in takeoffs and I witnessed the occasional vertical landing as well,

So, time marches on (too fast, it seems).

Too much idle time plus some uncommitted hardware and a new source of exceedingly cheap Depron means- what to do?
Well, a Pogo wannabe emerged and off we go to the Toyground where Dwayne was lurking beside the nice warm stove, ready to video my attempts at miniature aviation. Here is the result:

https://youtu.be/gWYAMdbAewU

At this time, the Pogo has been revamped a bit, some lessons have been learned and we shall try again in a day or two. As for the Vertical part of VTOL, well the TO part is promising but the odds are stacked against the L part. But, we shall see ...
 
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Re: Pogo 2018
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2018, 10:13:42 AM »
Nice video, me thinks your videographer should get a raise.  :P :laugh: 8) ;D
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Re: Pogo 2018
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2018, 10:35:20 AM »
He is begging for a raise for his videography?

How does BILLION PERCENT raise sound?

You would be worth every penny of it, D  :D
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Re: Pogo 2018
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2018, 03:46:19 PM »
He is begging for a raise for his videography?

How does BILLION PERCENT raise sound?

You would be worth every penny of it, D  :D

Awesome, now I can buy a pack of gum...lol
Sorry the Pogo didn't work as you hoped.
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Re: Pogo 2018
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2018, 08:33:24 PM »
He is begging for a raise for his videography?

How does BILLION PERCENT raise sound?

You would be worth every penny of it, D  :D

Awesome, now I can buy a pack of gum...lol
Sorry the Pogo didn't work as you hoped.

Well, it may not have worked as I may have hoped, but it did work as well as I expected!

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