Joe Nall 2014 (Recap)

by FliteTest | May 29, 2014 | (33) Posted in News

We had a great time at Joe Nall this year, and we really appreciate all the people that we had a chance to meet, fly with and build with!

Joe Nall Triple Tree Aerodrome is located in Woodruff, South Carolina. 

Here are just a few still shots from the event:

This scratch built F6F Hellcat was made with Flying Penguin RC's build plans HERE. 

Thanks to everyone who signed out airplane!  This is just a fun way for us to remember the event!

We loved seeing all of the Flite Test Swappable builds at this event, great job!

We had fun building when the weather wasn't too good for flying!  Thanks to everyone who joined in on the fun!

Brian's mini versa wing turned out really nice! We can't wait to see what you'll scratch build next time!  

The electric line was huge this year!  I think we heard that this area had 50% people then last year!?

It was a pleasure to meet Pat Hartness and learn more details about Joe Nall.

Thanks again to everyone we had a chance to fly with and build with and to everyone who took time to stop by and say hi!  We hope to see you at the next fly in!

If you're in the Ohio area and need to rent an RV, Neff Brothers RV is offering a gas card with RV rental.
(for the year of 2014, with the mention of Flite Test!)
Learn more here: www.neffbrosRV.com 

COMMENTS

Darkshot on May 29, 2014
Looks like an awesome time was had!

Can anyone who's built a Versa Wing take a guess at the scale that mini one that Brian built is? I definitely wanna build one small like that.
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nicktutttle on May 29, 2014
I'm guessing 50% ? I built a 75% but have yet to fly it..
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Korben1 on May 30, 2014
i built a 50% wing and spitfire, they fly great and are much less intimidating to fly. i used 1.8g servos and 9g motor (but you could go bigger) and a full scale radio but a micro one would work great to, i used 3mm foam too :) the only problem was the balance on the wing, i had to change it to a blunt nose because the front got a bit smashed in testing but their are ways to avoid that ;)
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Korben1 on May 30, 2014
there's something awesome about mini ones

in case anyone was wondering, just because their 50% doesn't mean the're slow ;)
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brian sowder on May 31, 2014
Hi, yes as guessed by other commenters here the scale I used was about 50%. I say about because I shrank the plans with a steel rule one night from plans that were printed out on a single page and actually scaled them up lol. But it is essentially a 50% model. I used 2 regular 9 gram hextronic servos a 12 amp esc the motor I used I can't remember off the top of my head here at work but I will edit my post later to give you that information. also I just used regular foamboard from dollar tree to make this kit. It balances perfectly with a 850mah 3 cell nanotech pack from HK. With no weight added into the nose. Save for a nice big dab of hot glue injected just into the nose for those not so planned abrupt stops. Oh she's also got a strip of led lights on both sides of the spar for night flyin :) they are quite zippy. if you want to know more I would be happy to share just psst me please I would love to help out. Happy flying
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brian sowder on May 31, 2014
The motor is a 2211-2300 turnigy outrunner with a 2mm shaft and a 4.75x4.75E prop. I made the motor mount from a broken sign i had found that is 3mm plastic. All I done there was shrink down the FT essentials design and hot glue it together. One last thing the ESC is a 10 amp rather than a 12 but either one will work fine. The throws are set for 50% through my radio and with 40% expo. during the build i just used the same techniques that josh uses in his full size versa build video. After I built the first one I traced the pattern out on a piece of walmart foam board it has a little bit harder covering so that I could just trace out another one quickly. Thanks for the interest Darkshot and FooFoo123 if there is anything else i can help you with please dont hesitate to drop me a line. And as crash would say "get out there and build something fly something and enjoy this great outdoor flying hobby." enjoy your flight :D
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Imaxinar DM on May 29, 2014
As always, great video and encouragement to everyone to get involved.
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Ultimate_Red on May 29, 2014
I WANT TO SEE THE GIANT PLANE!!!! please

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Willsonman on May 29, 2014
http://www.billhempel.com/triplane/index.php

To correct nearly everyone... this is not 50% (1/2) scale... it is 65%! Yours for only $4K. (plus engine and electronics)
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Corbarrad on May 29, 2014
Man, I wish we could have meetups like this in germany... Maybe we do, but what I've seen so far, strictly separated the spectators from the fliers and you'll have to be, I dunno, a minor celebrity toget the chance to fly.

The Pilatus has been available over here since they showed it at the Nuremberg Toy fair and I got mine just before the end of February.
It's more or less all I've ever flown since. Really nice finish, all hidden pushrods and hinges nice detaliling, sturdy landing gear. It's so nimble and docile at the same time I've even worked up the courage to fly it inverted and knife edge. A few gripes that I have about it is that you can't really access the center fuselage in stock form and the way the paint job rubs off very easily. Also they could have worked out a better way to support the battery...
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Flying Penguin RC on May 29, 2014
Incredible job on the Hellcat Michael, I can't believe this was your first build. Thank you for taking our design to Joe Nall, you really did the design justice. Thanks Josh and Flite Test for the shout out, you guys really made my day and also thanks for the kind comments.

http://www.flyingpenguinrc.com/
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Wilco_Lnx on May 29, 2014
Thank you very much Flying Penguin and Congratulations on your new website! Thank you Josh and Jen and to all the Flite Test crew. Me and my wife were really glad to have met you guys there at Joe Nall. This is really an awesome place to camp out even if you are not into the hobby. I 2nd that! We all met awesome people and overall awesome time at Joe Nall. To all who is contemplating of going, I say just go at least once to really experience the spirit of Joe Nall.
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Ben Presten on May 29, 2014
You guys mentioned that you might go to oshkosh. Are you still planning on going?
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BluBunnyRC on May 29, 2014
I asked the same question in an email to the flitetest crew, they said probably not this year but maybe next year!
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BluBunnyRC on May 29, 2014
Just a suggestion: can someone make a micro versa wing w/ plans?

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Korben1 on May 30, 2014
you can print at 50% and use 3mm foam if you can get it :)
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brian sowder on May 31, 2014
See up above I'll be glad to help you create your own :)
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Michael763 on May 30, 2014
Awesome report. I would love to see more info on Foamandtape's big twin. Thanks again for sharing your enthusiasm with us.
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Tetlowj5003 on May 31, 2014
a P-82? awesome!
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dktheflyer on June 6, 2014
you should release a kraken plan or speed build
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Joe Nall 2014 (Recap)