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Amphibious FC40 - If you can't laugh... UPDATED now TWICE+1

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by IflyinWY, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. IflyinWY

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    The Silver Bullet - Redneck Amphibious FC40 PROTOTYPE

    Anyone want to do the weight & buoyancy calculations on this. I don't have a scale. :rolleyes:

    I know it flies... :p
    It floats as pictured with a 2700 mAh battery (in the bathtub) at about 3/4" above the bottom of the landing gear... :eek:

    Materials List: = 113.0 grams
    4 Pint cans, (drink contents first) then rinse and dry
    2 feet 2" Packing tape
    40" Bell wire (20 awg, I think)




    Disclaimer:
    Just because I gave you the idea doesn't mean I'm responsible for your actions. :)
    It's meant to be funny. Trolls please use the back button.


    UPDATE:

    Why didn't anyone try to save me from myself?

    I said I knew it would fly because I did so for 3 seconds this morning. This evening, I took it outside.
    This video makes me laugh like hell because I was there trying to keep it flying in a normal manner. I was able to keep it off the ground with almost full throttle for another 50 yards, downhill, before it refused to fly anymore.

    Here's the test flight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGWgu_4 ... e=youtu.be

    UpDaTe #2

    OOOw, :idea:

    I'm gonna go to Wahoo Likkers tomorrow and see if they have any 12oz cans with a screw on top.
    The pint cans were too bulky & heavy.
    Anybody know where I can find a skinny aluminum can that's got a screw top and is at least 14" long? :cool:



    And, on a more serious note, I have started to collect "what I find to be" very informative posts and will be plagiarizing them at http://www.wynotweb.com. I'll be rich and famous and won't speak to any of you folks anymore. :lol: At the moment there's just this experiment. And the stuff I've added since.
    So, smart gals/guys, shoot me your stuff if you think it's already refined and ready to publish.

    Thanks
     

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  2. eagleseye

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    Re: Amphibious FC40 - If you can't laugh, don't open this

    I believe your material list should have read:
    4 Pint cans, (drink contents first) then rinse and dry. :D
     
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    Re: Amphibious FC40 - If you can't laugh, don't open this

    I love it!!! :)
     
  4. IflyinWY

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    Re: Amphibious FC40 - If you can't laugh, don't open this

    :cool:
     
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    Re: Amphibious FC40 - If you can't laugh, don't open this

    Nice!
     
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    Re: Amphibious FC40 - If you can't laugh, don't open this

    Okay so now I have an option to overcome my fear of flying over water LOL :lol:
     
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    Re: Amphibious FC40 - If you can't laugh, don't open this

    umm this sounds like a good idea for those of us who fear flying over water

    now if someone could make a parachute that would deploy if the battery fails in flight
     
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    Re: Amphibious FC40 - If you can't laugh, don't open this

    Lick o' paint on the cans--------very professional.
     
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    Re: Amphibious FC40 - If you can't laugh... UPDATED now TWIC

    Yep, I'm gonna be famous and live in Hollywood. My video has been viewed 100 times. So there. :roll:
     
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    Re: Amphibious FC40 - If you can't laugh... UPDATED

    Wow. That's one of the worst condition Phantoms I've ever seen, lol
     
  11. IflyinWY

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    Re: Amphibious FC40 - If you can't laugh... UPDATED now TWIC

    I have new data, Wahoo

    My floats weighed in at 113 grams, so I am "Absolutly Positive" FOMM that the weight was not the issue in my amphibious FC40 video.

    I was having serious issues with something else. I'm going to have to try that again. :lol:

    Stand by for another episode of "As the prop turns".