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Old 04-20-2011, 08:30 AM   #1131
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:41 AM   #1132
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Wrong forum, but here tis, my newest build... The Bristol M1... Aint blue foam, but it's foam....
Hi Art
Nothing wrong with posting you Bristol here, the pics you sent me look real good, post them here and let us know how you're doing.
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:45 PM   #1133
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our last flying night

Well Guys, we had our last indoor session a couple of Sundays ago and had a blast. A total of 6 flyers made it out and we did several competitions. An endurance flight, with most out at around 8 minutes, I got to 12 minutes with a lightened cl*k but lost out to Jim and his single cell floater.

A couple of gym mats made a good carrier deck and that is not as easy as it looks when the mats are across the gym from where you are standing. You had to land on the mats and then take off all without touching the floor. After each round the mats were shortened.

We also did a variation on the Limbo where the top bar was set and after each pass the bottom bar came up off the floor. Not as easy as it looks!

Pylon races were 5 laps round the floor going outside of the balloons with three planes in the air at one time. Andrew had a blue foam pizza plate that went like a rocket and ran into the curtains...lol. Surprisingly there were no mid-air, much to everyone's disappointment!.

The last event was combat, complete with 5 foot long streamers. Not a cut was made nor were any planes hit. but we had a great time and everyone was the winner.

Some of the attached pictures show the crew as a before shot. We fly blue foamies and also white dollar store foamies (easy to get) as well as some store bought foamies. Most are built without modifications but we are starting to get into lightening them.

Thanks to Gaston for this thread as it gave us the inspiration to get going and get lighter.
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:06 PM   #1134
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Hi Paul
You just made my day, that is an awesome post, I like the way you guys get into some friendly competitions, I always wanted to try something similar but wondered if it could be done without disappointing anyone.
We might give that a try next season and use some of your tips.
Hi to everyone and thanks for posting...
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:17 AM   #1135
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Hey Paul... Welcome to the indoor flyers main forum... Yes, Gaston has certainly promoted the indoor flying this year..
It looks like you've had a successful season, and I can spy a Gaston model there to... FoamBalls, Nutballs, experimentals, and YAKS, that's the main thing with us..
Welcome again, looking forward to your nexty season on indoor...
Keep us p[osted eh?
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:38 AM   #1136
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Mornin All... Happy Easter to you..
I know Gaston is our "Expert" on foam cutting, but thought I'd let you know what I've been up to with my Foamy Scale Bristol M1
A lot of experimentation on my part, probably old hat to a lot of you, but, here's my ideas.....
have made a new vac board, to hold the foam while cutting... Made two new "Bows". One to cut up to 25" length, and the other 10" for special cuts... Both are Nichrome wire. One, I use an old AC stepdown transformer 13V/2amp output, the other, an AC stepdown transformer from an Auto battery charger, that I POPED, in another experiment.... Both give me the output I want for cutting foam...
Templates? Have made lots of these, one set for airfoil cutting, the others for trimming down wing tips, to save a lot of sanding, and a mess all over my workshop...
I found that extension cords, from transformers to cutter, should run in the length of at least 10' long, to give the proper Amperage for cutting, without burning the foam...
It's been a hoot so far, and have the fuse mostly done, sample wings cut and ready for sanding... Some pics of my progress attached...
If any of you have other ideas, let us know, this is an interesting part of Foam building.
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:42 AM   #1137
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:00 AM   #1138
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Hi art
Nice work, what are you using for sheeting the foam, that's quite a project, keep us posted.
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:54 AM   #1139
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Not going to sheet it with balsa, going to paint a coat of Flecto Clear Polyureathane on all surfaces, fine sand, then cover with a low heat covering... Of course, the wing will have CF rods for strength...
Like I said, this is an experiment, and want to keep it in the KISS priciple, and LIGHT..
The fuse is all cut out and sanded down now, have been experimenting with cutting and sanding the wing, and from what I've come up with, I think now I can earnestly get cutting the wing... Have all Templates I need for this and all experimenting has been finished...
Now, the main one....
Will keep you posted as to it's prigress..
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:31 PM   #1140
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GBjets where do you normally get your FFF? I have a phlatprinter coming my way and need to find a place to get foam.
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