P.S. you can scale up the Aeromodelor PLAN 150 % and the mainplane will be 48 in , before the Tips .
60 ft of .012 on a Std One on a calm summers evening , with the OS 20 , is a rewarding experiance .
Oh Dear . ! .
45 Deg , unless its 60 Deg . Which allows you to run back , get the lines tight , and stall turn ( rotate ) it ( hopefully ) before it goes in .
If someone cocked up something somewhere .
The One Above , Id Initially used a 1/4 + Chord Elevator , But after the first flight , at about 90 mph , on 60's
( The 1958 Fox 59 manual says " 11 x 7 " is the correct prop .
Cut it to Std. Chord ( + 50% to match the rest .)
UNFORTUNATELY one day , in a gale , on a wingover , I Thought ' somethings a bit odd '
and gave full UP , at the top of the circle ,
60 Deg. Circuferance Later , Id Chickened out and slamed on Full down ,
simultaeneously with ' It ( finally ) started to bite .'
Now being on Full Down , and 60 Deg Later being 30 Deg. below ground level ,
There was a problem .
Ea wing Rib was in 3 pieces , either horizontally or vertically .
The Gods Relenting for a moment & a plastic bag being close to hand ,
all the ' peaces ' were quickly salvaged . All 80 + off them .
Glued together , with a full new packet of pins consumed ,
there were enough slivers to replace the wood in front of the tipweight
if I glued them together .
But I lashed out and used a NEW piece or 1/2 x 1/8 balsa there .
Thus We Deduce , a 1/4 wider chord elevator might not be a Bad Idea . *
or thrust vectoring , boost jets , or . . .
Set the Handle Up , so that 45 Deg odd is your normal comfortable ' wrist movement ' ,
then when theres a slight irregularity , you can run like stink , jump back , and hold the Handle Flat ,
( Horizontal ) So That ITS ON Full Deflection ,
The Jolt as the lines come tight often pulls out the Inertia and gets the Stall turn required to avoid the abrubt termination of progress ,
And the Wings Falling Off .
Unless youve put the flaps thru the Fuse , butt jointed .
It might pay to put the C G fwd a notch with the bigger elevator .
The Memories of over a Dozen Peacemaker are of the occasional ' Sliding on ice ' *; feel ,
after its apparently stalled , after a bump in the air , hitting the slipstream , or a seagull
had disturbed the atmosphere adjacent .
Actually Peacemakers are good for dogfighting seagulls .
* This Residual Recurrent imprint on the consiousness must have been why I initially used the wider chord on the blue & white one , 30 years later .
And regretted removing it .