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Old 04-04-2006, 04:58 PM
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i dont think i trust zip ties on something like that LOL
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Old 04-04-2006, 05:20 PM
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I hear ya!! I wouldn't be surprised if someone actually did pull this off. It won't be long. Does anybody remember the name of the guy who got it to kinda work with the UCD last year? I remember the video, it was absolutely priceless. If you're out there, please come say what's up!
Hey Max,

His name is Graham, something, I'll look it up. He is from Ireland, and I think it was a Hype 3D. He's on here, i just don't remember his screen name.
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Old 04-04-2006, 05:22 PM
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Eddie, that's an impressive looking setup. Got any video of it in action?
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Old 04-04-2006, 05:35 PM
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No video yet.. First flight was a few weeks ago. Its works fine, just does not
take the plane strait up like it needs to.. I need to make a few new parts
to get more pitch.. that may help..

Anyone near Baton Rouge want to test fly it..

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Old 04-04-2006, 05:37 PM
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Eddie,

If I was even in the next state, I'd drive out to fly that plane, in a second!!!

Very nice, I'd sure like to see it in action.
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Old 04-04-2006, 05:45 PM
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Eddie, I knew I recognized your name from somewhere, just wasn't sure. I remember reading about some of the projects listed on your webpage, all very impressive stuff for sure. If no one has said it yet, welcome to the FlyingGiants site. Glad to have you aboard.
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Old 04-04-2006, 06:16 PM
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that was a ggod one. even the monkey joke was good...corny, but good.
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Old 04-06-2006, 05:14 AM
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Damn...finally!!!!!
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:03 AM
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UMMMMMMM - OK we pull a joke 4000 people respond and go nuts..

Eddie posts the real thing mounted on a DA 100 (or 150?!) and no one says anything!

GUYS... thats not a JOKE!! Check out the dudes site, he has MANY unique and intelligent designs... I expected a lot more! Give it a peek, April fools was 5 days ago, Eddies picture is real!
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:11 AM
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I'm with you Sleepy,

I want to see vid!!

I told Eddie, if I was closer I'd be there in a second to fly that sucker!!! That's no joke...
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Old 04-06-2006, 09:41 AM
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Here is the only video I have.... Its not of the plane flying its just a CNC mill making the parts..

www.corpcomp.com/weeks1/movies/Mill.wmv

I need some help.. I am a jet guy and don't know a lot about DA100s.. Do get this thing to work
right I had to make my own props with no twist, no problem, but when I flew the plane
its just did not pull it should. The prop is about 30" long tip to tip and it soulds like its turning
fast enough, but once it gets in the air its has no speed... What prop should a DA100 use.. ?
What happens if I have a prop without enough pitch... what will it fly like.. ?

Once this is working I can mass produce these things but it will not be cheep.. There are
$200 worth of bearings in that thing.. hahah

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Old 04-06-2006, 10:30 AM
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Eddie...

90% of the guys that would have amazing answers to your questions are at the Toledo show this weekend. Make sure this stays up near the top of the list early next week, you will get more input than you know what to do with.

i would say a DA - 100 does well with any where from a 26 - 10 to a 28 - 8, 28 - 10
- 2 blade.

But there are many more opinions and some that REALLY know the DA 100 well.

Like I said, early next week... you will get tons if info.

PS: thanks for sharing your design... and your web page - you have some very creative ideas! Good luck!
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Old 04-06-2006, 02:02 PM
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Hey Eddie,

Ten out of ten for effort. That is a simply stunning attempt at vpp, and certainly destined for success. I look forward to flight video.......Damn, I'm impressed!


Good luck with it,

Graham.
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Old 04-07-2006, 03:41 AM
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sweet........ you probobly just need more pitch and less diameter. I think you need to get in cahoots with a prop manufacturer
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Old 04-07-2006, 04:47 PM
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HI Eddie..
Very nice work... please keep it coming... it's a very interesting issue..

Abraham
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