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Offline Flypaper 2

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Combat Inspiration
« on: July 04, 2012, 06:40:30 AM »
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 Here's something to get you guys cranked up. I wonder if  we'll have separate WW1 and WW2 combat events?? Would be cool if you like the slower combat of WW1. What are the plane dimension limits, rules, etc. Looked around but couldn't find anything. OK, what are you guys building without giving away any military secrets??.  ;DI have an old GWS Zero kit out in the garage somewhere, I'll have to put together. Maybe a little scratchbuilt DR1 if we have a WW! event. Couple of little things, after having built and flown a few combat missions. Don't spend to much time on fine details, etc as the mortality rate on these things is very short. :(You can build two almost as fast as one, as it's nice to have a backup. The EPP foam planes are much more rugged than the built up balsa or beer cooler foam. Bring lots of hot glue.Again, what's on your building board.??
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Re: Combat Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012, 04:28:27 PM »
Sorry I have not had much time to post. I think the only rules that we came up with are it must be a warbird.  Be 500g or less and a maximum of 36" wing span.  I think the Idea was less rules =  more fun.  I know that Coy has a bunch of those P40's

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Re: Combat Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2012, 05:32:12 PM »
Did you get yours together yet Jeff?
Mine is ready....just need to maiden it.
Started life as an American P40 but then was captured by the Germans  ;D
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Re: Combat Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2012, 06:31:46 PM »
I am working on it now how much does yours weigh

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Re: Combat Inspiration
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2012, 07:15:14 PM »
565g ..... maybe we can up the weight limit a little

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Re: Combat Inspiration
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2012, 07:24:10 PM »
What motor and battery are you using.

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Re: Combat Inspiration
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2012, 04:25:52 AM »
Motor is that stick mount one that I had, battery is 3cell 1350mah

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Re: Combat Inspiration
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2012, 05:10:11 PM »
we will have to see about the 500g   I think you are the first one to complete one.  If more are coming out over 500 we might have to change

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Re: Combat Inspiration
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2012, 05:14:56 PM »
I'll never tell. ;DI doubt if anyone will even bring a weigh scale.
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Re: Combat Inspiration
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2012, 04:34:59 PM »
OK guys, couple of questions. Are you allowed to use fat profile planes and how about twin engines like the Lightning.?? I'm in the middle of designing something and I need to know.
Help, help!! :D
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Re: Combat Inspiration
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2012, 05:24:36 PM »
Works for me.....the more different planes the better

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Re: Combat Inspiration
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2012, 06:26:03 PM »
Thanks Shawn. Blowing up a 3view dwg of the Hellcat. Might not be fair with two big humongous props hanging out front on the Lightning. Maybe for backup :laugh:
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Re: Combat Inspiration
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2012, 09:49:01 PM »
glad to see the p40 fly.  Looks like it will be fun to fly combat with.  I am trying to figure out how to mount my motor on the front of this thing because I cant stand stick mounts. I think I need some long bolts to make stand offs

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Re: Combat Inspiration
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2012, 06:57:31 AM »
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1012551
 For those of you who would like to scratchbuild, here's a great thread on building some combat planes. They're a little small but not hard to extend the wingspan a bit. Combat planes need to be built pretty tough as you see how these are built. Need to take a swat and keep on truckin'. :D
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Re: Combat Inspiration
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2012, 05:32:25 AM »
flew my p40 last night. I tried two different power options.  First was a 2212-6 2200kv on 2s 1000mah with a 8x4  the plane flew ok but after a 5 min flight the battery was warm and at the voltage cut off.  Second was a 2212-10 1400kv on 3s 1300mah with a 8x4.  both options should have been about the same thrust, but the 1400 seemed a little bit faster and had more climb. after a five minute flight I still had some power left in the pack. I thought that the 2s setup wold have been better because it was lighter but was wrong. Not sure of the final weight of the plane but it was fun to fly.