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Way OT: Creating a RC Flappin burd from scratch!
show user profile  Mad-Dog-Bomber
Hey guys, just thought id take a lil break from 3d and challange myself on creating a rc flappin burd. I have an RC component from a micro Helli i ripped out and gunna reuse it as a rc part etc.
This may fly and it may not, but im hopin it does lol

My remote control flapin machine work in progress lol

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4/10/2008 10:54:07 PM (last edit: 4/10/2008 10:54:07 PM)
show user profile  Mad-Dog-Bomber
Drive_Gears and scale :


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4/10/2008 10:55:04 PM (last edit: 4/10/2008 10:55:04 PM)
show user profile  Mad-Dog-Bomber
RC fitting and wing drives



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4/10/2008 10:56:05 PM (last edit: 4/10/2008 11:02:28 PM)
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
pretty ferckin cool
i have a real bird
if you need any reference photos let me know
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4/10/2008 10:57:59 PM (last edit: 4/10/2008 10:57:59 PM)
show user profile  StevegeK
nice will follow this =)

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4/11/2008 9:08:51 AM (last edit: 4/11/2008 9:08:51 AM)
show user profile  STRAT
wow, most awesome. definitely going to follow this one :)


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4/11/2008 9:28:29 AM (last edit: 4/11/2008 9:28:29 AM)
show user profile  maxwin
nice, very Da Vinci :)

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4/11/2008 10:07:55 AM (last edit: 4/11/2008 10:07:55 AM)
show user profile  Boomer
Looks good. Might want to think of a steel collar inside the wood holes, I worry that the Balsa Wood will be too soft to take the strain.


  Mathew Kaustinen

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4/11/2008 4:16:53 PM (last edit: 4/11/2008 4:16:53 PM)
show user profile  Mad-Dog-Bomber
Boomah: hey guy how goes :) yah as for that what you says about steel sleeves. I aready installed trasparent plastic housing around da holes inside the caseing there ehheh :)

sooon I hope tis sucker flies! Ill be posting the wing membranes over those carbon rods hehe

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4/11/2008 6:45:07 PM (last edit: 4/11/2008 6:45:07 PM)
show user profile  Mad-Dog-Bomber
Everything is fit into place, I added wing stabilizers using peices of thread, the plastic wing membrane will fit on top of the wings like a kite on its sticks. I think also I might add a elevator Stabilizer aslo that will serve as a rudder. Im also gunna have to biuld a crash cage protecting the front there. see how that goes hehe

Ill post a vid of this flapping tommorw.

Wing Stabilizers:

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4/12/2008 2:05:49 AM (last edit: 4/12/2008 2:05:49 AM)
show user profile  TimTamFin
Brilliant !

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4/12/2008 2:45:16 AM (last edit: 4/12/2008 2:45:16 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
This looks pretty cool but Im having a hard time conjuring up any belief that this will actually do any other than just flap and fall straight down. Please prove me wrong! :)

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4/12/2008 4:48:02 AM (last edit: 4/12/2008 4:48:02 AM)
show user profile  kusayballin
does seem a bit top heavy

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4/12/2008 7:10:15 AM (last edit: 4/12/2008 7:10:15 AM)
show user profile  $$T-bone$$
sweet MDB...there's a little engineer in us all. i love building stuff like this. even if it doesn't fly, building it is really where all the fun is.
can't wait for the vid

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4/12/2008 8:04:19 AM (last edit: 4/12/2008 8:04:19 AM)
show user profile  Mad-Dog-Bomber
hahah glad u like it guys, yah it may seem front heavey but will calculate the C of G when i get the rest of the stuff on there.

In this vid I tested the flapping on low speeds, I can crank this sucker real fast but not now, gunna wait till the plastic is on the wings.

Flap you stupid bird FLAP!

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4/12/2008 9:48:59 AM (last edit: 4/12/2008 9:48:59 AM)
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