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Blog entry by Arbo posted 1381 days ago 1106 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Years and years ago I drew up plans for a wood built model of an X-29 jet. There were issues back then and it was never successful. Recently I brought this one out of mothballs and started building a new one with needed changes.

Yeah, it’s not woodworking as one might think of it, but it is ply and balsa, which is wood. ;)

Need to cut and attach the wings, fiberglass the whole thing, cut control surfaces and put in the electronics…

-- Paul, http://www.coriannslithos.com



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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 1381 days ago

An interesting project. Have you build many planes? It will be interesting to see this one flying, looking forward to the video!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Arbo

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#2 posted 1381 days ago

Yeah, I’ve been flying radio controlled planes for over 10 years, but this is the first one I designed from scratch years ago. I look forward to seeing it fly as well, and hope it goes better than the last attempt 7 years ago.

Odd, I thought I selected ‘add new project’ but this shows up in blog.

-- Paul, http://www.coriannslithos.com

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Arbo

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#3 posted 1380 days ago

Cut and attached the wings. Next is fiber glassing the whole thing…

-- Paul, http://www.coriannslithos.com

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Arbo

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#4 posted 1380 days ago

It is set up for a 70mm electric ducted fan. It’s a WM400 MK2 fan, with a HET 2W-20 motor. On a 4S lipo pack I am getting about 625 watts (should be more, but I’m a mile above sea level, which makes a big difference).

Should go pretty good.

-- Paul, http://www.coriannslithos.com

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Rick

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#5 posted 1379 days ago

One of my Favorite Hobbies MANY years ago. 13 to 16 years old, I guess. Couldn’t afford Expensive kits so most was built from scratch.

Our Favorite was U-Control Combat! Took a couple of weeks to build them, Attach a McCoy .35 to the front of a Flying Wing, 10 or 12 feet of Crepe Paper Streamer hanging from the back. 2 Guys get in the centre, Start em up and see who could get the most of the other guys streamer.

YEP! You guessed it WHAM!! Mid Air Collision at full throtttle, Flutter Flutter down they both came. We Laughed, Headed home to Re-Build them.

My Father thought we were Totally NUTS! “You guys spend all that time building those things. 2 minutes later they’re a pile of Junk!! HA! Just Remebered AMBROID Cement always fixed em up again.

We also did “Rat Racing” talk about nuts! 4 GUYS in the middle, Pit Crew, 12” Wing Span, same .35 or a .29 and …GO! All start at the same time …....I preffered to FLY Em…got one to many in the back of the head as a Pit Crew Guy…LOL… DAMN!!! That was a LOT OF FUN!!!

Arbo: I’m familiar with the Equipment your “Playing Around With” ...LOL….With that Ducted Fan & Motor in that Beauty…That is Gonna go like STINK!!!

4? 6? Channel? Retractable Gear Or Tall Grass..LOL..

Nice Blog! Thanks for setting it up. Going into “Watch” for sure.

Barry: Think I could fly by U-Control one of them there Full Scale Aireoplanes?? HA!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Rick

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#6 posted 1379 days ago

Barry:

About 245, but I thought You’d be behind the Yoke just in case I couldn’t hold ‘er Down or Up….LOL..

YEP! That’s my new Ford GT40 and my New Girlfriend. Haven’t figured out yet which one is costing me the most Money??? (I Wish!)...LOL…

Rick

PS: I helped a friend rebuild an old, beaten up Piper Tri Pacer. $25,000 Later …Nice Airplane! Unfortunately I don’t have my Licence.

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Dark_Lightning

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#7 posted 1379 days ago

Cool jet. Are you a member of S.A.D. (Society of Aircraft Destructors)? One of my younger brothers is. I’ve seen him build a plane, take it outside to fly it, have it go into a hard wind, wing over and crash- total flying time maybe 2 seconds. The only time wood flies around me is when the LoL throws a tantrum.

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Arbo

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#8 posted 1379 days ago

Hopefully this one makes it for more than 2 seconds. ;)

GT40? They making those again? The retro thing?

-- Paul, http://www.coriannslithos.com

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Rick

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#9 posted 1379 days ago

Yep! They’re making them again. Fast as Hell and a V8 Motor that came from a Ford Truck. F150 I think.

Point Aside: I think Google is Very Well Tuned into LJ’s. I’ve been watching this for a while now. Every time I get into ANY topic an Advertising Banner appears below that has to do with the Topic at hand. Right now there is an Ad for R2 Hobbies.com.

I just got off a “Wood Topic” and the Ad was for a “Hardwood Sales Outlet” in Ottawa Canada. I live in Canada.

As I’ve seen lately on the Web. “GOOGLE is Watching You”...LOL…

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Arbo

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#10 posted 1378 days ago

Sweet car for sure. Did the girlfriend come with it? I have no doubt she will cost more than the car in the long run. ;)

I have fiber glassed the plane, and cut out control surfaces. Have a few other projects I need to hit pretty hard through the rest of the week, but hope to get it all hooked up and in the sky before long.

Will have to put up a new ‘project’ for the other stuff when I get a chance..

-- Paul, http://www.coriannslithos.com

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Arbo

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#11 posted 1374 days ago

One more control linkage to hook up, then a tray to secure the battery and it will be about time to cross my fingers and throw it into the air. That is if the rain ever stops.

-- Paul, http://www.coriannslithos.com

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Jamie Speirs

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#12 posted 1374 days ago

That IS wood.
Sexy sleek wood.
Cant wait to see it complete.
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Arbo

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#13 posted 1373 days ago

Took it out today, got about 30 feet up a hill over a big grass field and threw it… took a bit to get on step. Unfortunately I didn’t have a cameraman, so I had a camera in a fixed spot on a tripod, and it only got the launch and two passes.

X-29 maiden... from paul arbogast on Vimeo.

Killer… started the project like 7 years ago, good to achieve success.

Now I need a cameraman…

-- Paul, http://www.coriannslithos.com

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Arbo

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#14 posted 1373 days ago

Better video… got a cameraman…

PFM X-29 from paul arbogast on Vimeo.

-- Paul, http://www.coriannslithos.com

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Rick

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#15 posted 1372 days ago

DRUM ROLL !!!!!!!! Way to go Paul!! As I said before It went “Like Stink”!!!

Went to your Web Site. What the Dickens is that GNAT Shooting???

Are they using REAL Buckshot?? Never seen anything like that in my Life!! Everbody was having a Great Time though.

So? What’s next Buddy???

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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