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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:02 pm 
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i'm about half-way done with it(no engines or landing gear) and i have discovered that it perfectly immitates the real thing's reentry when gently tossed. ittl fly out, flare out, stop, gently float down and land rightside up 90% of the time. it's quite interesting, i never counterweighted it. i'll update ya'll with the flight chareristics once the engines are on it, as they'll change the C/G. heck, i may even get another one and build it up without engines specifically for flying


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:11 pm 
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I had similar results tossing a buran USSR shuttle. Different back end, but really similar. The model was, infact, derived from the shuttle (USA) offered on this site.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:44 pm 
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when i put the tail feathers 'n engines on it, it adopted the flight chararistics of a rock. all i had to do to fix that was glue one of my aunt's many discarded cig butts in the nose with a healthy dose of glue. restored it to it's original flight path :]


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:47 pm 
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Can't wait to see some pics.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 12:32 am 
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modelincard wrote:
I had similar results tossing a buran USSR shuttle. Different back end, but really similar. The model was, infact, derived from the shuttle (USA) offered on this site.


I also have an Energia I'm working on that uses 18mm Estes Rocket motors. I'll send in pictures soon


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 12:42 am 
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i'll post pix as soon as i can get them...and find the orbiter. like the real one, it glides quite nicely, and ittl stall one wing be4 the other and it darts randomly near the end of the flight. i can predict where ittl go, but not where ittl land or where ittl come to rest... also, the nose is pretty badly screwed up from all the high-altitude stalls and adopts the flight path of a bomb...aka nose-first into the ground


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 2:26 pm 
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Gemini wrote:
I also have an Energia I'm working on that uses 18mm Estes Rocket motors. I'll send in pictures soon

I can't wait to see it. Will you make it available for download once it's done?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 5:46 pm 
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Yep, but I made in about 2 hrs in MS Word. Its in the Alpha stage now.


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