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Offline Motorman

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« on: May 19, 2020, 05:42:30 PM »
Re-building an old Nemesis 2 and the lead out seem to be way back on the tip. I probably followed the plans but maybe not. Does anyone know where they should go.

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Re: Tether Point
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2020, 08:24:00 PM »
Back in the day, rearward leadouts were in vogue.

Later on they moved forward in the interest of speed and smooth flying.

Then came adjustable leadouts.

I think, given the massive power of modern engines, the leadouts can move forward and still have more than enough line pull.
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Re: Tether Point
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2020, 09:24:43 PM »
If you're building a Nemesis II, build it per the plans. It was one of the best flying combat designs of the era. Some designs moved the leadouts rearward when lines went to .018". Many of the "Nostalgia designs were designed to fly on .015" lines. When you build one now and intend to fly Nostalgia you want the lead out rake (especially at 75MPH) and a little extra tip weight (.018"=more drag and more weight)
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Re: Tether Point
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2020, 01:51:16 PM »
Didn't keep the plans from 45 years ago but found them on eBay and zoomed in. Looks like I built it to the plan.

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Re: Tether Point
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2020, 05:58:04 PM »
The tip on my VP Nemesis II. Made from Howard’s plan.


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Re: Tether Point
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2020, 03:07:40 AM »
Leadout position moved aft 1/2" or so when line diameter changed from .015" to .018".  Here's a drawing.
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Re: Tether Point
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2020, 07:37:01 AM »
Off topic, but something I have always wanted to know - where did the tail shape come from?

I have one in my study from the 1976 Nationals finals (junior) and got to thinking about that when looking at it.

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Re: Tether Point
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2020, 06:02:32 PM »
Off topic, but something I have always wanted to know - where did the tail shape come from?

I have one in my study from the 1976 Nationals finals (junior) and got to thinking about that when looking at it.

I don't know Howard's excuse, but the shape is a highly eccentric ellipse(i.e. not symmetrical).
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2020, 10:05:17 PM »
It's two half ellipses with the quarter chord a straight line: a ratio of 3:1.  An earlier version had a 2:1 ratio.  I guess I thought the 3:1 was aerodynamically better.  I kinda enjoyed carving them.
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