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Reply #10 - Nov 7th, 2017 at 3:29pm
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Oh I see that administrators created new category for ultra light mylar or ultrafilm covered airplanes. The problem is that I am going to cover my airplane with tissue and it will not be ultralight. Also, worth mentioning is that people have to scroll and scroll, so no one will really get here. So it does not make any sense to continue this build here. Guys, you can remove this thread, sorry for inconvinience ;P
  
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Re: Indoor stick and tissue rubber model
Reply #9 - Nov 7th, 2017 at 2:13pm
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LRF - I have some really old model airplane books and some of them discuss micro film, basically a liquid plastic solution and they poured it onto standing water. It cured there and was lifted out on a coat hanger frame and deposited of the model. Your method seems a whole lot safer.
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Reply #8 - Nov 7th, 2017 at 1:58pm
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Yeah those builds can be indeed pretty delicate, especially those contest class. Some push it to insanity. For my fun project I would like to have outcome around 1g without rubber for a 7" job. That is more that twice that ministick minimum weight. But should be enough for around 2 minutes flights at home. I started off with a motor stick and the bearing. The plan has the bearing made from the aluminium can, but I want a wire pigtail adjustable bearing that will allow prop removing. The wire I guess is around 0.12. Same for the rear hook. The stick I made a bit bigger, might sand it down later, but I want a lot of torque there Wink Motor stick was sliced in front and bearing was glued in with around 4down,2left thrust.



  

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Re: Indoor stick and tissue rubber model
Reply #7 - Nov 7th, 2017 at 1:04pm
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That looks like great indoor fun!  Cheesy

I'm a bit worried I'd mangle such delicate building materials...but I guess I'll never know unless I try it out.
  
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Reply #6 - Nov 7th, 2017 at 12:08pm
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Unfortunately my ceiling is not flat, my appartment is kind of just below the roof Wink That is one of my old models flying, they just jump back bouncing off the walls and keep on flying Smiley

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Reply #5 - Nov 7th, 2017 at 11:30am
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Those little fragile birds amaze me. Do you turn it with a stick to avoid collisions while air borne?

Looks like good indoor winter fun!  Cool
  
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Reply #4 - Nov 6th, 2017 at 1:15pm
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Haha yeah ok, thinner than 1/16 square, something like 1/32.
Since I have around 2 years of break I will go for a simple to trim one:

https://www.google.nl/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&ved=0ahUKEwi4xbqm...
  
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Re: Indoor stick and tissue rubber model
Reply #3 - Nov 6th, 2017 at 12:08pm
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OH! you are talking VERY LIGHT  construction which my fingers usually break. Cheesy
  

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Reply #2 - Nov 6th, 2017 at 11:50am
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Bob, I am talking model that can fly in the room, no need for a venue Wink My personal record is almost 5 minutes in my 4x4 room, but this one was ultrafilm covered. Tissue covered should do around 2 minutes.

  
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Re: Indoor stick and tissue rubber model
Reply #1 - Nov 6th, 2017 at 11:46am
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Sorry for the bad weather in your area Cry. If only there was an indoor venue here in Austin, I would love to try some indoor builds.

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Indoor stick and tissue rubber model
Nov 6th, 2017 at 11:36am
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Hello party people,

My two new outdoor models, tipsy s and stinson 105 from comet are hanging sadly on the wall for over a month never being flown, the weather is so bad in the Netherlands now. So I decided to build a indoor model for flying in a room in a meantime Smiley Well, I am not sure if topic of such a build really belongs to this forum since we build outdoor scale/sport models mainly here. But from the other hand it will be a rubber powered model, not sure if fully covered with tissue, but at least partially, either real mini stick or something similar. So please let me know in case this place would not be a right one to publish such a model's build!
  
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