Fluttercopter

 

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Fluttercopter  
by Doug Smith
12in span
Tags: Rubber F/F
all formers complete :)
got article :)


Submitted to Outerzone: 28/04/2017
Outerzone planID: oz8662 | Filesize: 473KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: DougSmith

   

About this Plan

Fluttercopter - Simple free flight copter model.

Hi Mary, have I got a deal for you! I know you're planing to build a model for yourself. Here's one that's easy to build and easy to fly. I've been building these for a looooonngg time, should be no trouble at all with very little expense.

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User comments

Many thanks to Doug for the Fluttercopter! Now I have no excuse to not get on and build my first model :) [Model photo & more pics 003-005 all courtesy of Doug.]
Mary - 09/05/2017
These things are a HOOT!!!! Very easy to build. Flew right out of our hands without adjustments of any kind! My wife Linda flies the orange one [more pics 006]. She just clocked a single flight of 2 minutes 6 seconds outdoors yesterday at the field. I installed the king post bracing because I didn't have any hard balsa on hand for the motor stick. More bang for the buck than anything we ever built !
RandyWrisley - 16/06/2017
Thank you Randy & Linda. I love this photo & comment! I really must get on and build one of these :)
Mary - 16/06/2017
Glad you enjoyed the Fluttercopter, Randy. Everyone who built one had success, except for Virgil Simmons, not the sharpest pencil in the box, who built two identical props instead of ones with opposite pitch. As for the name, it wasn't mine, Irl Whitten named it after he built one from my plans. Irl's sadly no longer with us, passing away from his many medical problems a few years ago. He built good flying electric models back when cheap Mabuchi motors and heavy Nicads were the only way. His last published model (Model Builder), Electric Blues, now hangs in the Southern Museum of Flight here in Birmingham. He managed to install rudder, elevator, ailerons and flaps using only two servos, all connected with non-stretch braided fishing line. I still don't understand how but it all worked. Feel free to share the Fluttercopter with others.
DougSmith - 18/06/2017
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