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Peter Miller21/03/2017 08:48:45
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I found this by accident.


But once you have wondered at this look at some of his other creations

Ian Jones21/03/2017 10:10:22
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Well, in the first few seconds I thought he was a crumb or two off a fruit cake but he's making long abandoned ideas actually fly, as Peter said, it works!

Thanks Peter.

bouncebounce crunch21/03/2017 10:14:18
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I love it. not a lot of money or risk involved but giving us insight to another aspect of rc flying. brilliant and thank you for posting Peter.


Former Member21/03/2017 10:20:27
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Simon Chaddock21/03/2017 10:20:42
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Being a bit cynical it is really more a tribute to the wonders of modern electronics, LiPo batteries and brushless motors than a practical aerodynamic solution nevertheless it certainly works.

Former Member21/03/2017 10:40:18
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Nigel R21/03/2017 11:00:49
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"A lot of unconventional shapes and surfaces will fly not only surprisingly well"

e.g. lifting body type craft, the 117, or the facetmobile... all look unworkable at first glance. And then off they go.

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avtur21/03/2017 14:28:45
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Has anyone followed the original link and found the two aircraft that fly tethered together (about 25 feet apart) and flown from a single transmitter. They fly in two modes, in parallel (along side each other) and around each other (yes in a 25 diameter circle.

Look for the link to "Twofer", an amazing mix of aerodynamics and technology.

Former Member21/03/2017 15:35:00
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Gordon Whitehead 121/03/2017 18:44:47
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Posted by Peter Miller on 21/03/2017 08:48:45:

I found this by accident.


The way this looks in flight reminds me of the RAF's irreverent nickname for the aircrew observer brevet:


cymaz21/03/2017 19:41:03
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I like this...He is a clever guy

Martin McIntosh23/03/2017 20:15:31
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Thanks Peter, those videos in the link are brilliant. Always been interested in the unusual stuff so my thinking cap is back on.

KiwiKid24/03/2017 01:48:54
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Yes, it's quite amazing the things that can be made to fly. I have been flying a couple of hydros for years and they never cease to entertain me. They do not so much fly as surf on the air and are kept aloft by a touch of up elevator and their air speed.



Some of you will be aware of the Inter-Ex meets in Europe where like minded tinkerers meet up to exchange ideas and show off their latest inventions - great stuff.



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Edited By KiwiKid on 24/03/2017 02:02:17

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