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SwingWing

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Nuther project - not scratch - but TRES cool!!:)
 

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OMG what are you planning on launnching that Scissor wing Transport up with? wow I'd like to see that....coming and going.....beautiful....
 

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wow that thing is beautiful.....and huge!!!
 

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hey swingwing:
since that thing is so big, have you ever considered placeing a small camera in its belly such that when it is gliding down, it is taking a video? that would be awesome.... I'm gonna do that someday, place a small video cam in a rocket powered glider...
 

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Awesome! Doing a BT-80 SWT is something that's been on my "round tuit" list for some time now.
 

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Thats NICE! Superb finishing , what did you use ?
-Karl
 

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Well, It is made from 3" mailing tubes that have been peeled down to 1/2 thickness and lightly epoxied (No glass). The wing is 1/4" balsa and has a single layer of 2 oz glass. The NC is balsa (that was an interesting project, as it is 14.25" long and I don't have a lathe!) . The pop-pod is made from a 1.5" mailing tube with a 29mm MMT offset slightly to compensate for wing lift during boost (ala Estes F-14 Tomcat). The finish is gloss white spraypaint (cheapo stuff) with a mixture of waterslide decals and red Scotchcal vinyl. Overcoated with Krylon semi-gloss clear.
The motor I have decided upon, if I ever get the guts and if I ever have a place to launch an unguided glider of this size safely, is a G35-4. I am pushing the MLOW a bit, but a higher thrust motor would really increase the likelyhood of a shread.
I kinda doubt it will ever fly
 

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lol , ouch without a lathe , that musta took some time and skill!
Im sure it will fly , it looks stable anyway , or you could just keep it as a display item if you dont want to fly it lol !
-Karl
 

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Doubt it will ever fly??!?!:eek: It's not a true rocket, then!

Either way, looks amazing to me. Lots of patience I'm sure, but sure as heck did pay off.
 

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excellent work!

I've never seen a F-14 tomcat - how does the offset motor mount work?
 

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Well I'm simply crushed.I thought I was going to be the only one to build an upscale SWT. Oh well, guess I'll have to clone and upscale something else. Oh by the way, that looks beautiful!!!
 

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It'll Never Fly!!! OMG what a waste!!! Swing-Wing YOU JUST GOTTA FLY IT!!!
It's Awesome, Like VJP a Bt-80 3X upscale of the SWT is on the "round tu-it" list after the clustered Bt-80 interceptor, sitting idle waiting for a spirit to move me;) in the meantime I'm settling for working on a 3x +/- downscale .375" body SWT for Micro-Maxx power:) May have it done sometime this month...

Get some friends together, take that beauty out and let er rip.. should be a wonderful sight:) Pictures don't forget the Pics:D:D
Great work! wonderful looking finish!
 
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