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Old 09-09-2013, 10:39 AM
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Gossamer Albatross, working prop and canard

I am attempting to upload my modified FG Gossamer Albatross with a balsa wood former inside the fuselage, to which is attached a brass tube and brass rod prop shaft so the prop can spin freely. The boom is also brass rod and the canard is free moving. Rigging is done to the original Gossamer Albatross plans, not the FG plans, which are close but not quite correct. Also added the proper dihedral to the wing.
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:15 AM
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Still waiting for my "new member" status to pass so I can actually post a photo...thanks for looking and please check back here again!
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:16 AM
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O.k., looks like things are sorted out now, so here are a couple photos:





And a short video showing the moving prop and canard:



If the YouTube link above doesn't work, try pasting it into your browser - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SonRdyVbNYw

I plan to make one with an 8 foot wingspan that will actually fly by RC. The 8 foot version will have clear film on the canopy and the pilot will have moving legs to crank the bike - that should turn a few heads!
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Old 09-10-2013, 03:15 PM
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VERY NICE!! have always liked this plane, you did a fantastic job on the build. Can't wait to see the RC version............Rich
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:11 PM
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Altbob, for future Youtube links, you only need the part after "v="

Nice build too!
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:53 PM
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Thanks guys, I'll update with the RC build when it's done, although I don't plan to start on that until after New Year's at the earliest because I am in the process of building a house and moving. Thanks for the tip on the Youtube thing - it's too late to edit the post apparently - there must be a time limit on that sort of thing (?), but the alternative link I put in the post is active so you can at least click on it to see the propeller spinning
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:40 AM
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Just testing out the method for embedding a youtube link - thanks Legion!

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