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03-26-2005, 11:51 AM
Hope this isn't old news. http://www.3d-nut.com/videos/skycutter40.wmv

03-26-2005, 11:51 AM
Hope this isn't old news. http://www.3d-nut.com/videos/skycutter40.wmv

03-26-2005, 12:07 PM
Oh, but it is Old Newz! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Ready, set flame! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

03-26-2005, 12:08 PM
Well I do not know about old news here but these have been around for a long time. From the 60's when I first started seeing RC aircraft, That and Snoopy and and his Doghouse, oh of course the RedBarron chasing him also.

I still think they are great and bring a little fun to the whole thing.

03-26-2005, 04:14 PM
- flying lawnboy -

WTF?... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

03-26-2005, 04:26 PM
Well, it's old news in the R/C realm. . .but in any case, here is a link to the place to get these . . .um. . . things. . .


03-26-2005, 05:01 PM
may be a dumb qustion but is that real? i cant see how something shaped like that could even fly much less pull loops ect. but it did look real lol.

03-26-2005, 05:09 PM
Yeah, where were the control surfaces mounted?


03-26-2005, 05:12 PM
only thing i could figure was that there was some kind RC plane mounted under it and the lawnmower part was just a fake plastic or foam shell. i think some one was haveing some fun with some kinda editing programe ...... or that olge made it to fly like the KI lol j/k

03-26-2005, 05:14 PM
I'm waiting for the full-size crewed one.

03-26-2005, 10:51 PM
...with a rolling pencil.


03-27-2005, 10:11 AM
Oh its real, look at the back of the lawnmower and there are two control surfaces on it, both up and down at the same time is up and down, and one at a time is left and right, get a 19-in crt and take a F**KING LOOK! That is some cool ****

03-27-2005, 12:07 PM
For those that missed my first post, it is R/C, and info can be found here:


Detailed pictures can be found here:


03-27-2005, 12:27 PM
hehehe..... does many a show in the uk.. .try cosford and take in the museum as well... 9-10 july.. ace show....

the way it fly;s is quite simple.. it is a lifting body (the main body of the lawnmover is airfoil shaped) at the back of this is yer control surfaces.... thats why its so jerky http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif... another good one to watch out for is gromit and his plane and broomhilda the witch.... basicaly a hanglider.. (her cloak makes the flying canopy) geat fun

03-27-2005, 03:42 PM
You don't need a lifting body with the power to weight ratio of R/C model engines. My brother made a flying brick (rectangular chunk of foam stamped with ACME and painted like clay) just for fun. No airfoil at all. AOA and prop thrust produces all the lift.


03-27-2005, 03:54 PM
If I see a flying brick I duck. Always.

03-27-2005, 06:18 PM
Yep, I have seen baldie do that. . .but a good way to get him to stand right back up real quick is with one of these. . . a flying Pizza Box!!


03-27-2005, 07:20 PM
ive seen flying boards, bricks etc etc....i know u dont need the lifting body but because the lawnmowers do shows they just have to be slightly morecontrolable.. no doubt someone somewhere has already made a "normal" lawnmower fly.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

03-27-2005, 09:04 PM
I'm sure this aircraft would have went into large-scale production had the P-51 not been so successful. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

If you think about it, though... It may fly, but how well does it cut the grass? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif