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Scratch-Built RC SKY-1

demondriver

Alphans
Hello to all you great British Sci-fi model-masters! I wanted to share my latest RC creation straight from the mind of Mr Meddings the the man who created S.H.A.D.O.W's Sky-1 submersible fighter jet part of Skydiver. I'm dedicating my two hand made Sky-1's in honor of Gerry Anderson and Mr Meddings.

I'm almost ready for the maiden flight.
Here are some pics of the finished birds. . . . This build thread will begin in earnest when these little babies get airborne.
 

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demondriver

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Three models. . . :D
 

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RCnut

Alphans
Mine was going to have a 90mm fan inside.
 

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RCnut

Alphans
Alas no, She hangs on the ceiling in the garage :) One day, you might inspire me to go for it :D
 

demondriver

Alphans
Alas no, She hangs on the ceiling in the garage :) One day, you might inspire me to go for it :D

I saw your 6foot-Skydiver build but sadly never saw your Sky-1.:cry:

I'm nervous as heck with the turbulence the flat rear of fuselage is going to create in flight.

But the space shuttle seemed to do o.k.
 

demondriver

Alphans
Rcnut here are pics of the 64mm fan unit that's in my Sky-1.
 

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RCnut

Alphans
Well it looks light enough to fly. As for the flight performance...I built a foam core version back in the 90s as a straight glider (2 foot wingspan) and it flew straight and level :) so dont fret too much about the flat back.
 

demondriver

Alphans
Well it looks light enough to fly. As for the flight performance...I built a foam core version back in the 90s as a straight glider (2 foot wingspan) and it flew straight and level :) so dont fret too much about the flat back.

Thanks for the reassurance Sir.:D. She weighs in at 1.2lbs and her 64mm fan puts out around 1.4lbs of thrust.

Trust me Mate once I move that throttle forward she's gonna go somewhere lol:mrgreen:
 

demondriver

Alphans
Finishing touches. . . .

I've now installed the two Sky-1's nose-gesr retracts & fixed rocket pod wheels.

The maiden flight is the next step.
 

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demondriver

Alphans
Sky-1 is airborne!

Another great piece of British Sci-fi takes to the air once more!

She flies like an American toaster oven lol. . . She needs a TON of work to stabilize her in flight.

Most likely less scale larger wing.
 

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Howard

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Great vid!

No so great English accent. :D
Seriously - superb work, looking forward to more, and how you overcome stability problems so she can take to the air.
Oh and a lovely part of the world, Charleston - was there many years ago.
 

demondriver

Alphans
Great vid!

No so great English accent. :D
Seriously - superb work, looking forward to more, and how you overcome stability problems so she can take to the air.
Oh and a lovely part of the world, Charleston - was there many years ago.

Cheers Howard!:mrgreen: I get my accent by watching Terry Thomas movies lol:wtf:

I have got to almost redesign the Sky-1 without changing her appearance to much. . . If I'm not careful ... . I'll end up with a Eurofighter typhoon lol:mrgreen:
 

yarvelling

Alphans
Just seen the video... great work there! :)
Just a thought on the stability issues you're having; could the rotational torque generated by fan be having an effect to through SKY-1 off balance?
I agree about moving the batteries etc to a lower position too - should help :)
Any way of using two smaller fans to counteract rotation torque? Maybe one in each wing pod, instead of the fuselage? :)

Whatever you have to do, I wish you success... :)
 
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