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I currently have a number of RC heli's and ornithopters and I am graduate student.
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Bixler/Sky Surfer EPO foam repair

Posted on February 1, 2012 at 9:00am 5 Comments

The most recommended plane for a starting drone researcher is the Bixler or Sky Surfer (depending on what company re-branded the model).  These planes are all made of a foam material called Expanded Polyolefin "EPO".  A topic that most people that use EPO planes encounter is how to go about repairing crash damage.  I present for your consumption the boiling water method, which has been presented a few times before in RC group posts.

First, if we…


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At 6:23pm on March 3, 2012,
William Premerlani

Hi David,

You asked: "I was wondering and this has very little to do with the post.  How do you get your GPS coordinating going into google earth to produce that nice roller coaster effect where you have the lines going down to the ground ?"

The best person to ask is Peter Hollands. He is the one who created the flight analysis program used by the UDB team:


Best regards,


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