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Anybody else out there prefer a light weight Shocky like me? 182g with comparatively low power dvd motor and no reinforcing structures?
I do believe you are looking for THIS. (http://skyhooks.ca/) Can't wait for it to become available. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
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I fly outside so go a bit heavier ,reinforcers i used are amzingly lightweight and make it crispy as! 3mm depron strips. http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/121933/Bw70802.jpg
Auw about 270 on last count with 3 cell etch 1200 and mega rc outrunner,handles the winds better in my circumstances.
I like it Will, I need to keep some Depron on hand just for things like that. Looks very light and very strong.
My Shockie is complete, but it's been raining all week, wettest season in 150 years, over 30 inches in a few months. But today it's dry with broken clouds, just gorgeous, so I may take her out for a few test flights. Problem is, the parks are still soggy and wet, not sure I'm wanting to fly that badly. Wish the new church gym was finished /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
Hey dont even have to touch the ground, hand launch hand landing /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif.I,m lucky as we got an astro turf cricket pitch right in the middle of the flying site and makes a perfect runway /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif.sweet as!.
when i build my next shocky i will leave the basla struts out completly as the depron used to lock the fuse as a box is way more effective and lighter again.
I agree, you're onto something there Will. Had I had some depron when I was building, and saw your idea ahead of time, I would have eliminated the balsa entirely. I only put the balsa on the bottom on mine, I'm thinking I'll add a piece of triangle depron to the top, as things are a bit wobbly at the tail, at least too wobbly for my liking.
yeah, i looked at all the mods, strings,brace everything but this the easiest,lightest,effectifenest way i have experienced http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/121933/Jh16498.jpg
That pic shows it nicely. Nice cradle too /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
3mm depron /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif,i save weight with no landing gear,it gets in the way anyway of the ground when landing /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif.
OK, been searching the web for depron and flat carbon fiber rod, found a couple sites.
Depron foam has a smooth finish, is that correct?
If so, then what's the foam called that the shockie is made from? I'd like to have some of that as well.
Shockie foam normally depron,It has a smoothish skinned finish to it(from where its been cut i guess),there is also other foams from building material source that sounds more coarse and a bit flexier(fan fold etc).
Ok, just wanted to make sure I was getting the right stuff. Depron USA sells various sizes and colors, as well as flat CF rod. Cool. Thanks.
sweet thanks for that i been looking for flat c/f rod too!:).
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