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 on: March 22, 2017, 11:42:43 PM 
Started by Walter Hicks - Last post by Brian Massey
Maybe you're just not authorized to see a picture of yourself on the cover?   Layingdown


 on: March 22, 2017, 11:38:04 PM 
Started by David Zwolak - Last post by Howard Rush
Brodak kits an earlier T-Bird with upright-mounted engine that is not the prettiest of Palmer's designs...

Yes it is, assuming it's the original Veco kit. 

 on: March 22, 2017, 11:20:40 PM 
Started by Shug Emery - Last post by Howard Rush
I thought Brodaks was tautening. Wonder if I'm using the wrong stuff?! Does the can of dope specifiy?

I base that on only one airplane.  I covered an All American with silk and used Brodak clear.  It was wrinkly and baggy.  I called Windy, who recommended putting on some Sig Supercoat, which tightened it up.

 on: March 22, 2017, 11:11:19 PM 
Started by Wolfgang Nieuwkamp - Last post by Chris Wilson

............ on a Canard, the CG is way ahead of the wing ............

Not always, on full size and non control line aircraft the center of gravity must be ahead that of the Neutral point by factor called static margin which should be between 5 to 15 % of the mean aerodynamic chord.

 on: March 22, 2017, 11:04:43 PM 
Started by Horby - Last post by Horby
What's up with no N30 at the regionals?
I was hoping to see some of the planes.


 on: March 22, 2017, 10:54:46 PM 
Started by David Zwolak - Last post by Mike Scholtes
I don't know if this answers your question but Palmer built many versions of the Thunderbird, including a round-cowl one he traveled with internationally. I held in my own hands his actual 1957 round-cowl T-Bird, in England in 2007 so know it is real. Brodak kits an earlier T-Bird with upright-mounted engine that is not the prettiest of Palmer's designs, while RSM kits the later version of the Thunderbird with inverted engine and bubble canopy that is the better-known T-Bird and most often built (at least in California, Palmer's home state). Check the stats on those two for wing area.

There is a discussion of the "differential flaps" T-Bird over on the Nostalgia 30 board right now, have a look. Universal consensus is not to build it that way. Even Palmer gave up after a short run of using the concept.

 on: March 22, 2017, 10:36:56 PM 
Started by James Holford - Last post by Joseph Patterson
 Disregard this post I didn't view J Holford's video which is self explanatory. Very well done James!
              PIC#1 - Steve Millet's "NEMESIS" -  his spin off of the NOBLER W/ OS32F
              PIC#2 - John Blanchard with Allan Perret firing up his beautiful Ringmaster Deluxe w/ Aero-Tiger 36, or did he change out to an Enya?
              PIC#3 - L-R- Nick Iiaussa, Gil- "Bootlegger", and Brent Rogillio
              PIC#5 - James Holford wounded RM
              PIC#7 - Steve Millet and John Blanchard getting ready to put up Steve's Nemesis I guess - In the line behind the Nemesis is Allan Perret's SV-11, followed by  
                         John Blanchard's Steve Moon prototype ULTRA HOBBIES IMPACT W/ DISCOVERY-RETRO 60, and the last plane is a WHO DAT? Don't know the name
                         of the plane nor the owner. Maybe the bootlegger or Perry Rose can clear this up.
              PIC#8 - The Bootlegger w/ Nick's Pathfinder?
              PIC'S#9 & 10 - Perret flying the Ringmaster Deluxe
              PIC'S#11 &12 - Perry Rose putting in a flight on - that just might be that "WHO DAT" plane???

 on: March 22, 2017, 09:32:48 PM 
Started by Serge_Krauss - Last post by Matt Spencer
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 .

Any suggestions?

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 .  Sad Layingdown )
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 . Lips Sealed

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 .  Stir the pot

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 .  Cool

*  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 .  Angry

 on: March 22, 2017, 09:31:21 PM 
Started by Wolfgang Nieuwkamp - Last post by Brett Buck
On aircraft, the CG is a plus or minus measurement covering a designated area designed into the aircraft to allow for what you mentioned.

   No. The CG is where the airplane balances, period, and it is a point, not a range. Sometimes an allowable range of CG positions is specified, and it moves around in flight, but at any instant in time, it is a single point.


 on: March 22, 2017, 09:27:02 PM 
Started by Serge_Krauss - Last post by Matt Spencer
Just a quick  Tongue harrassment ! .

The Wings fall off ;

on 20 / 22 Oz solid foam wing peacemakers covered in cardboard with silver swallows that want loop unless you whip them for 5 laps climbing ,
Dive and whip hard . Then theyve got a 50 % chance of not bellying in coming out off it !  Layingdown Layingdown

18.5 & 16.5 ounce Peacemakers arnt bad , with a OS 20 , but dont fly too well .

14.5 Oz ones fly well , but the WINGS Come Off .

But , wonders await ! Theres a Solution !

SLOT the Fuse for the T.E. solid Flap things , And BUTT JOINT them ( maybe pva ) on the centerline , and glue in fuse .

This Makes a MARVLEous differnce if the ground location is unstable , and hits the aeroplane .

The Odd KIWI has been known to fit False Ribs between the ribs in front of the spar , too . Wink

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