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Stephen Jones20/10/2010 22:24:28
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Hi ,
 
With our British weather being so bad as of late , i decided to give the indoor scene a go . 
   So i made a couple of foam models and a Shokie to take a long and have a bit of fun in the still air of a sports hall .
Unfortunately the depron edge was a bit to big and fragile for the size of hall and so was broken  .
But i did still had a lot of fun reliving my childhood days with the free flight models i made  . Here are a few pictures of the models and a video .
Do any of you do the indoor scene and wot do you like to fly .
 
Would love to see wot you guys get up to lets see your models .
in the mean time here are mine .
A Flying Flea made from pink insulation foam .
 
 
 
A Super Piper made from Depron .
 
 The Flying Flea 

Edited By Stephen Jones on 20/10/2010 22:28:53

Stephen Grigg20/10/2010 22:58:58
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Very interesting Stephen and well designed and built,I had a number of questions but you answered them all.I entered the foray of indoor flying by buying a mini J3 cub,BNF,spent the whole of a lovely summer windless evening flying it ouside the hall on some playing fields,when it became to dark out side I discovered it was to big for the hall!!!!!!!!!!
Tim Mackey21/10/2010 00:00:20
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Stephen, I have moved your thread to errr the....indoor flying section
Jonathan Lewzey21/10/2010 18:29:39
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Been indoor flying for quite a while now. Started out with free flight rubber, mostly own designs as i actually had more sucess with these! Turned increasingly towards r/c especially when my outdoor flying started to improve.
 
Had a couple of helicopters, but got increasingly into shockies and now almost exclusively fly these. Campaigned an ikarus edge 540 for ages, but upgraded a year ago or so to a clik V2.0 which is fantastic. I only have pictures of my most recent model though, the incredible Eflite Ultra micro 4-site. Unfortunately, it isn't quite as pristine any more, but its been a lot of fun
 

Re the Cub, its fine in a standard 4 badminton court hall, if your hall is smaller you may have problems. Alternatively, flying style? Lots of people fly really big turns indoors for some reason. These models are designed to fly indoors, they are agile and won't bite.
Stephen Jones21/10/2010 22:27:53
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Wow Jonathan ,
 
That looks really good nice size an all , watched the video fly`s great too.Although  i may not be up to that standard yet . Only down side for me is the radio , i`am on futaba not sure if the do receivers that small .   
Jonathan Lewzey22/10/2010 10:48:50
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No, futaba don't do anything that small. The 4-site is part of the integrated Horizon hobbies range which couples its spektrum dsm2 radio with an eflite airframe. it would be difficult and actually a bit daft to think about converting it. if you want one you should get a spektrum radio. I do maintain with the 4-site that its only really worth getting if you're definitely going to fly aerobatics with it indoors. Thats what it was designed for and for 3D fans the good news is thats what it does well
Huggy22/10/2010 15:26:04
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Love indoor free flight, and have a collection of small, mainly rubber powered things to do it with, nearly all stick and tissue built ranging from Peanut scale and "NoCal" profile - such as a Jodel Bebe and a newly build Piper Cub - to the well known Hangar Rat, with various things like the Peck designed Prairie Bird and a half-scale Achilles in between. Will get round to a picture album soon, though I can't claim most of my models are all that pretty - more functional !  Like those Depron models of yours, Stephen, very neat.
     I don't have the finesse for the real slow flying ultra-light contest things, but nice light models that don't thwack the wall too hard are all good.  Hope to do more indoor meets this winter than last, they are good fun. Am hoping to go to Wallingford this Sunday for one of the all-FF sessions, though it's a fair way from where I live; but at least you have a rough idea of what the weather will be like indoors!  Am keeping my newly developing R/C "skills" on the outside for the moment, dsafer for all concerned!

Edited By Huggy on 22/10/2010 15:27:11

PETER BRUCE - Eastchurch Gap04/11/2010 20:18:19
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Went along to see what it was all about this week and I was truly amazed at what I saw. I did take my trusty FlyCamOne V2 along and as its so light stuck it onto a model.
Looks so good - have a look at it.
Also did a bit of video and if you want you can see that as well
Eck04/11/2010 20:46:26
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We had one of our regular indoor meetings on Saturday, where good fun was had by all. In response to a previous challenge to build something original for the event, I built a 50% scale model of my Maricardo.

Does this qualify as large scale?
Stephen Jones04/11/2010 20:52:20
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Hi Peter,
 
Spot the guy who wants to be in on the video lol .
What size are the models flown in that hall and are they made out of depron .

Edited By Stephen Jones on 04/11/2010 20:55:02

Stephen Jones04/11/2010 20:56:31
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Hi Eck ,
 
Very Nice is that a scratch build of youre own ?
simon burch04/11/2010 22:10:40
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Could always build one of these
 

My Stunt Monkey was a free plan in RCM&E. Test flew it in the gym on Tuesday morning, brilliant fun. Treated myself to a cheap 2s motor and some 350mah 2s packs to get the weight down into that magical 140-150g mark. 
 
Been trying to learn to hover better to start practicing rolling harriers etc. Managed to hover one entire pack infront of myself and my first few multiple torque rolls.
 
Can't recommend the model enough, flies much better than the Dual Sky Breeze it replaced.
 
Cheers,
 
Simon
David Ashby - Moderator05/11/2010 05:47:41
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Posted by Eck on 04/11/2010 20:46:26:
We had one of our regular indoor meetings on Saturday, where good fun was had by all. In response to a previous challenge to build something original for the event, I built a 50% scale model of my Maricardo.

Does this qualify as large scale?
 
 
That's nice Eck, I do like that.
Eck05/11/2010 12:33:31
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Yes, it's a scratch build. Just took the measurements from the full-size and halved them. The fuselage and tail (empennage?) are from 3mm Depron, and the flat-plate wing from 6mm EPP, with a 3mm carbon spar. The canopy and forward deck are carved and sanded from insulation foam. Power is a cheapo "Blue Wonder" pole and stator motor, with a 10A Robotbirds ESC and 330mA/H 2S LiPo. Next project (for the February indoor meet) is likely to be a Wot 2. (half size Wot 4).
Jonathan Lewzey05/11/2010 15:03:26
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that photo makes that maricardo look really fast! you hit any walls with it yet?  Make it out of 3mm depron and then mill it, you might get somewhere close to shocky speeds  
 
that stunt monkey looks cool, but for indoor freestyle i reckon there's better now. neeeeeeeed a sultimate.....
Eck05/11/2010 17:11:48
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Yes It survived though. According to my ace cameraperson, it looks fast because the shutter speed on the camera was slow, because of the indoor light. Nice tracking on her part, though! 
Jonathan Lewzey05/11/2010 21:27:17
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lol  good on you eck for doing something different.
 
i find taking photos indoors almost impossible, video gives far better results
 
as for walls, the only way to contact them is to stylishly land on them
Stephen Jones31/12/2011 19:14:11
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Hi ,
 
Just thought id share one of my designs with you all .

I think i will call this Easy Flea .
Gaz Elliott31/12/2011 22:57:15
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I just built the stunt monkey but mine weighs 180g I do have a 500 mah lipo on it though . I also put the fillets on all edges , flush finish with the nose. The used one of the futaba circle servo plates as a motor mount( sanded the raised centre of. ) the fillets gave extra strength and adhesion area for the mount plate.
Stephen Jones01/01/2012 11:54:13
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Hi Gaz ,
 
180g , That`s a 40g increase may not be the stunt monkey you would hope for .
 
Even a small increase in weight on such a small plane can have a dramatic effect to its performance .
 
My Easy Flea is 20g heaver than the free flight Flea , So i have no idea how well it will fly .
 
I hope to test fly it at Rochdale indoor flying meeting soon , it has an AuW of 80g and has a 20" wing span .
 
P.s
Sounds like you have put a servo disk to good use
 

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