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Old 03-09-2010, 04:03 PM   #1
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Default Real Flying Eagle

Someone out there has created an actual flying Eagle... pretty cool, I want one!

http://vimeo.com/14575124
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:01 PM   #2
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That surely improves on the permanently tethered Mattel Flying Eagle that I got as a boy in the '70s.
http://www.space1999.net/catacombs/m...bottomside.jpg
http://www.space1999.net/catacombs/m...mmemattel.html
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:06 PM   #3
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That surely improves on the permanently tethered Mattel Flying Eagle that I got as a boy in the '70s.
http://www.space1999.net/catacombs/m...bottomside.jpg
http://www.space1999.net/catacombs/m...mmemattel.html
LOL... was thinking the same thing. Still have that flying Eagle under my bed... haven't tried to fly it in decades. This one is so much cooler...
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:53 PM   #4
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Pretty cool flying Eagle.
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:58 PM   #5
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I bet'cha that Eagle is not made with 10 lbs of brass.
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:49 PM   #6
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Realistic downwards blast as well.
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Old 04-09-2010, 04:56 AM   #7
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Wow, I was wondering how long it would be before somebody tried this. The use of four brushless motor lift fans is amazing, although I bet it guzzles battery power like a hog!

A couple years ago after purchasing my Blade CX2 twin rotor coaxial heli, I did toy with possibly seeing if I could cram the main hardware into an Airfix Eagle pod to try and make a model Eagle fly. But I never got around to it. It could all fit, but the pod would need to be a little taller, the foot pads would need to be lengthened and beefed up and the resulting weight of the contraption likely would only fly for maybe three or four minutes at most, assuming it was stable enough to leave the ground. Still, considering I've moved on from my CX2 to other things, yet still have it, I may just try it.
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:14 AM   #8
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Next eagle should look a bit more like it but that's as good as it gets making these bricks fly. 10/10
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Mmmmm - I wonder about fitting ducted fans into a light-weight 44"? Or, more extravagently, build an eagle around an RC model jet engine, and duct the output to the various bells a la Harrier...
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:18 AM   #10
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That is pretty cool. I'd be willing to bet some ducted fans could be placed in the craft to give it a better looking profile. I'm new here (More fo a UFO fan, actually. Don't hold that against me, m'kay? ), what nomenclature do the boxlike structures on the Eagle that hold the rcs thrusters go by, anyway? Seems like ducted fans could go in them...

T70, I think an elaborate variable duct system for a jet may be weight prohibitive on this scale. I'd love to be proven wrong though because an Eagle lifting on jet thrust would be lots cooler than props.

As for the Mattel Eagle, it was a re-dress of the old Vertibird, which I coveted as a child but never owned. For fellow enthusiasts of that tethered flight helicopter, I submit the following: a Vertibird flight sim!!

http://www.peterhirschberg.com/vertisim/index.html

Cheers, and don't kick the capsule across the kitchen floor trying to hookup at max throttle!

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Old 11-09-2010, 05:13 AM   #11
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T70, I think an elaborate variable duct system for a jet may be weight prohibitive on this scale. I'd love to be proven wrong though because an Eagle lifting on jet thrust would be lots cooler than props.
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Yeah, it would tick all the boxes for me.

I haven't done any calculations as I don't have the readies to consider something like this at the moment - light weight would be the key. If I was to nut something out it would be based on a carbon / kevlar eagle, except for the pod (housing the engine) and other areas that would get very hot, which would be fabricated aluminium.

Of course, a structure light enough to work would definitely fold on impact!

Fun to think about, though.

PS - the structures with RCS thrusters are commonly called side pods here, but there may be a more correct technical term somewhere.

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Old 16-09-2010, 05:45 PM   #12
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That was awesome!

Now I have another project to think about
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Old 18-09-2010, 09:55 PM   #13
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You could allways fit it with four miniature turbines, these colibri ones are palm sized with a lota thrust.

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Old 03-10-2010, 10:55 PM   #14
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I was thinking about an eagle rocket engine powered... but turbines are much better, it is more safe than put rocket fuel and launch it, especially when i remember that will be much heavy to fly and can explode.
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Old 05-10-2010, 02:42 AM   #15
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Beats the Pee Wee or Cox 0.49, crikey.

10 minutes of flying that and you'd be ready for a smoke eh Mamas?

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