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Post  duke.johnson on Mon 8 Feb 2016 - 23:08

Ok, so maybe and action figure is just a category of dolls, like GI Joe.  But can GI Joe jump out of airplanes like mine? This is what I've been working on lately.








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Post  Oldenginerod on Tue 9 Feb 2016 - 1:58

What are you building for him to jump out of?
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Post  cox24711 on Tue 9 Feb 2016 - 2:35

that reminds me of THUNDERBIRDS they were puppets too!
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Post  cox24711 on Tue 9 Feb 2016 - 2:37

you have got to give him a name!
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Post  akjgardner on Tue 9 Feb 2016 - 4:13

Thats worth a greenie or 2 . very cool.
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Post  pkrankow on Tue 9 Feb 2016 - 7:30

That is AWESOME looking!

I do want to know more too.

He does need a name.

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Post  duke.johnson on Tue 9 Feb 2016 - 8:15

Oldenginerod wrote:What are you building for him to jump out of?
They jump out of RC planes with about an100" wingspan, like a 1/4 scale Cub or Champ. My son has a 1/4 scale Champ framed up and we need to start installing motor and gear soon.
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Post  duke.johnson on Tue 9 Feb 2016 - 8:19

cox24711 wrote:you have got to give him a name!

His name is el Duque, at our RC club they all have a mexican sounding name. Juan is the first guy at our club to have one, he's been flying them for years at the NATS. And in honor of Juan and lil Juan most get mexican names.
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Post  duke.johnson on Tue 9 Feb 2016 - 11:36

pkrankow wrote:That is AWESOME looking!  

I do want to know more too.  

He does need a name.

Phil
They are alot of fun. Their arms move up and down, which controls direction and speed, (right, left, and stop. basicly). They are called 1/4 scale, because they are 18-20" tall and have a servo to deploy the chute. The airplane pilot drops you from the location of your chose (hopefully) and at your requested time. You then free fall a short time and deploy your chute with a switch on your Tx. Rudder usually controls left arm and ailerons the right arm. Then hit the bulleye in the middle of the runway. We have 12-13 of the lil guys at our club now, with 4-5 jump planes.
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Post  pkrankow on Tue 9 Feb 2016 - 11:56

Where do you get the parachute? That looks pretty elaborate.

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Post  duke.johnson on Tue 9 Feb 2016 - 11:59

Juan buys the fabric and ships it to a guy he knows.
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Post  fredvon4 on Tue 9 Feb 2016 - 12:18

Interesting and looks like a lot of fun

I see a LOT of ballast weights...and they seem strategically placed is there some CG or logic at work here that is not obvious to me...I would tink if that much weight was needed perhaps the legs made from Iron pipe may save all the lead every where...just curios not a critical observation

Is there a plan or recipe?

Can we get the chutes?

I have all sorts of RC gear doing nothing and this looks like a cool project
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Post  duke.johnson on Tue 9 Feb 2016 - 13:43

I'll have to try and get an contact for the chutes.

As for the weights and CG, for that chute you need to weight 2 1/2-3 pounds. If I remember right the CG is on the battery. The weight is placed so the jumper releases from the plane and free falls properly.
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Post  fredvon4 on Tue 9 Feb 2016 - 13:50

Makes sense, you desire the guy to fall belly first and horizontal like a skydiver.... cool...anyone try webbing the arms and legs to make the guy glide and dive or other antics....

the ideas are endless as I used to skydive and this sound like a real lot of fun....

Like how close to the ground before opening contest....ha ha ..... in real life I ...OH well never mind, humans bouncing was always tragic....doing it deliberately with a model would probably be just morbid
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Post  getback on Tue 9 Feb 2016 - 16:08

Duke That's Badass , you got any video we could see ? sounds like ya'll got a competition going on there too , Fred you are the only one in this bunch that sky dived that I know of I can see where your HI-jenkizes' come from now  <<< goggle don't know country and I cant spell Laughing >> never seen anything like that done I can remember. Eric This Site Rocks! Well I couldn't wait and didn't post yet this is cool  
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Post  Cribbs74 on Tue 9 Feb 2016 - 16:26

Nice work Duke!
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Post  RknRusty on Tue 9 Feb 2016 - 20:39

That's fantastic, it never ceases to amaze me, the sorts of things modelers think up. Please get some cameras pointed at this thing in action.
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Post  duke.johnson on Tue 9 Feb 2016 - 21:55

That video sums it up. We strap the jumper to the bottom though. I missed out on jumping today. Had to work late. I want my son to video and mount a camera to el Duque. My son flies fpv too, so we plan to fpv the jumper too.
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Post  Oldenginerod on Wed 10 Feb 2016 - 4:00

duke.johnson wrote:

He looks a little like Sheriff Woody, only with a few extra pull-strings.

(My wife's idea- She looked over my shoulder and commented "What have they done to Woody?")
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Post  duke.johnson on Wed 10 Feb 2016 - 8:40

Let me asure you, Sherif Woody was not harmed in anyway in the making of this Jumper. But some of the guys do get their head, hands, and boots for other toys, we might have a Buzz Lightyear. I thought about a skydiving Santa or Elvis.
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Post  Marleysky on Wed 10 Feb 2016 - 15:56

Oh Man, we just sold out of our Star Wars storm troopers and chewwie backa from the new movie. Hah, those would have been cool!
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Post  roddie on Wed 10 Feb 2016 - 19:29

That's a really neat thing! I would definitely like to see more action.. the airplanes.. the release-mechanisms. Very cool!


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Post  ARUP on Wed 10 Feb 2016 - 19:38

His name should be 'DDT'... Dirt Diver Tim!
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Post  RknRusty on Wed 10 Feb 2016 - 20:43

I showed this to my multi-hobbied flying buddy, only to find out... again... that he's done this. Rolling Eyes Had one named Charley and dropped him at targets.

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