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Completely OT - Fokker!!

BotchBotch Posts: 6,464
No, not @Focker.   ;)
It's been 35 years since I got out of this hobby.  Wow.  The models have gotten bigger, and this guy's skills are killer.  
 

 
I had an old Heathkit radio that was broken more than it worked, and was never very good at flying these things.  I got really good a building them (and, RE-building them) and my masterpiece was a Stearman PT-17 (only a 4' wingspan on mine, though).  
Anyone else dabble in this?  I know @nolaegghead just got a drone, it looks like it flies itself (and I'd love to have one follow me on a ski run!).  
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Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
 
Ogden, Utard.  

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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,851
    That is pretty awesome!
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,171
    WOWSER!!! I wonder how much money he has invested in that hobby - I bet it is much-o !!!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 6,097
    Awesome.  Snoopy would be impressed!
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,831
    As was oft said during the war, "Send them Fokkers in their Messerschmitts straight to Hell!!"
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,851
    edited May 26
    RRP said:
    WOWSER!!! I wonder how much money he has invested in that hobby - I bet it is much-o !!!
    I’d hate to imagine crashing something like that, on several levels.
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 8,935
    edited May 26
    I flew for about 20 years, every weekend Sat & Sun.  I competed in Quickee racing, Scale Warbird Racing Association, and a few IMAC events.

    My race plane was a .40 size T-34, with a supercharged YS .91, with worked intake and exhaust.  Prop was so big my spotter had to hold it on the rear wheels and lift the nose.  Front wheel never touched.  Had compression adjusted so it stopped with prop horizontal (hopefully) for landing.  Deadstick every landing.  Ran 85% nitro and 15% oil :smiley:  .... clocked it at 180mph.  Lots of carbon fiber to keep the wings and stabilizers from snapping during full G turns.

    Bad picture, but all I have:



    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Mini, Blackstone, WSM
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 8,935
    edited May 26
    Not me, but same idea.

    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Mini, Blackstone, WSM
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 3,212
    edited May 26
    Awesome...i couldn't fly the ones on a string spinning in circles...pulled the motor and built an air boat...parents loved the film it made in the pool
    Visalia, Ca
  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,464
    @Ozzie, I can already tell you I've never had the reflexes to do something like that!  Those things are flying!  
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    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
     
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,851
    I flew for about 20 years, every weekend Sat & Sun.  I competed in Quickee racing, Scale Warbird Racing Association, and a few IMAC events.

    My race plane was a .40 size T-34, with a supercharged YS .91, with worked intake and exhaust.  Prop was so big my spotter had to hold it on the rear wheels and lift the nose.  Front wheel never touched.  Had compression adjusted so it stopped with prop horizontal (hopefully) for landing.  Deadstick every landing.  Ran 85% nitro and 15% oil :smiley:  .... clocked it at 180mph.  Lots of carbon fiber to keep the wings and stabilizers from snapping during full G turns.

    Bad picture, but all I have:



    Very cool man!
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,464
    edited May 30
    >BUMP!!<
     
    Rather than start another thread, had to post this "other end of the spectrum": an 8-channel P-51 Mustang, that the builder had to design a 3D stability unit to be able to fly it (its extremely fast).  See how big it is!!
     

     
    The next video that shows on EweTube shows it in flight, quite amazing!  
    I was an Aero Engineering student my first couple years of college.  There's a quality called the Reynold's Number that doesn't scale up or down like area, velocity, lift, drag, etc.  Leaving out the math, basically the larger a wing is, the slower and easier it can fly; this is true for airplanes as well as birds (watch how frenetic a sparrow flies as compared to an egret).  Note how fast this Mustang has to fly compared to the Dr-1 in the first video; fascinating!  
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    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
     
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 8,935
    Botch said:
    >BUMP!!<
     
    Rather than start another thread, had to post this "other end of the spectrum": an 8-channel P-51 Mustang, that the builder had to design a 3D stability unit to be able to fly it (its extremely fast). 
    The next video that shows on EweTube shows it in flight, quite amazing ...... Note how fast this Mustang has to fly compared to the Dr-1 in the first video; fascinating!  
    Scale speed of Mach 3!! That is insane.


    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Mini, Blackstone, WSM
  • MattBTIMattBTI Posts: 328
    Here's the piloted end of the spectrum. These things are the hot-rods of the great plains

    Pratt, KS
  • MattBTIMattBTI Posts: 328

    Pratt, KS
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