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1.JaVA_LGorrit

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Boomerangs
« on: January 11, 2013, 05:49:58 AM »
Hello all,

The passion of creating miniature aircraft is still burning inside me.
I should really play less video games and do more creative stuff!!

One of my new hobbies is making boomerangs.
You know, those wooden sticks that you throw and that are supposed to come back.

After some experimenting I was able to create some nice returning boomerangs.
I will be posting some pictures of the paintschemes I use.
They are all based on existing aircraft paint schemes:

1.JaVA_LGorrit

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Re: Boomerangs
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 06:02:36 AM »
Here is the CAC Boomerang.
The Boomerang type is called "Admiral's Hat", originally designed by the Janetzki brothers.

I have made it out of 55mm triplex Birch Plywood.
It has a nice circular flying pattern and returns to the spot on a slight wind.



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Re: Boomerangs
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2013, 11:34:37 AM »
How far does it travel. My son sent me one from Australia, but it need more space than my property could give it. It kept hitting the house, the trees and never did do a complete return.

Lou
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1.JaVA_LGorrit

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Re: Boomerangs
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2013, 02:55:00 AM »
Hi Lou,

When I throw it, it will stay within a 20-25 yard radius.
I also made some tri-blade boomerangs who have a smaller radius (10 yrd).

How big is your property?
Did your son bring you a returning boomerang?
I have heard a lot of stories where people bring "display"boomerangs from Australia that don't actually fly because of the lack of a carved airfoil.

Thanks.

Jorrit

1.JaVA_LGorrit

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Re: Boomerangs
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2013, 08:11:02 AM »
And a tri blade boomerang with Russian camo-scheme a la MiG-29.

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Re: Boomerangs
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 06:33:33 PM »
Nice scheme.

Lou

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Re: Boomerangs
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2013, 12:20:25 AM »
I made a few boomerangs in 1988 or so. I had my best results with aircraft ply. One notable experiment involved a clear boomerang made from polycarbonate. I had to wait until a cricket match ended, so it was twilight before I could give it a throw on an athletic field. I quickly discovered that an invisible boomerang is a truly terrifying instrument!  I could hear it coming back, but couldn't quite see it!

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Re: Boomerangs
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2013, 11:28:41 AM »
It sure must  have been, Garet. And did you try it again?

Cliff.

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Re: Boomerangs
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2013, 12:55:20 PM »
I made a few boomerangs in 1988 or so. I had my best results with aircraft ply. One notable experiment involved a clear boomerang made from polycarbonate. I had to wait until a cricket match ended, so it was twilight before I could give it a throw on an athletic field. I quickly discovered that an invisible boomerang is a truly terrifying instrument!  I could hear it coming back, but couldn't quite see it!

That's a great story!!!
Hope nobody got hurt.