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Offline Balsa Butcher

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New Sport Goodyear
« on: July 17, 2017, 04:54:23 PM »
Attached is my version of Bill Bischoff's Boo-Ray SGY. This is the one that can be made using the Broday Flite-Streak trainer as the basis of the wing. Finish is Sig Dope, power a Magnum 15, weight 21.8 ounces. LG, tank and plans all from Bill, CF veil on wing, 3/4' fiberglass on fuselage and tail surfaces. Test flights to follow.  8)
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Re: New Sport Goodyear
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 05:37:24 PM »
Nice little plane. I've seen allot of planes, with the landing gear back like that, nose over and take out the air scoop. Someone was making Ti struts that swept forward from the "scale location" to get around that problem.

I think the landing gear coming out in the scale location rule is silly and should be changed. It really means the bottom of the fuselage location or the wing location not the exact point.  It was written so planes with wing mounted gear couldn't use fuselage struts and vise versa, so misinterpreted. 

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Re: New Sport Goodyear
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 08:45:08 PM »
Thanks for the idea but I don't think it will be necessary.  8)
« Last Edit: July 18, 2017, 08:24:07 AM by Balsa Butcher »
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Re: New Sport Goodyear
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 08:50:41 PM »
      A very nice looking plane, like it.
Eric

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Re: New Sport Goodyear
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 09:58:16 PM »
The plane looks great.  The gear should work okay with practice.  Its a racing plane and not noted for taxing around the airport.   In fact when I was setting up my planes it was so the pilot could land on the mains and roll it into the pit for me.   I too at the time thought the plane would nose over but with speed and some down elevator once the wheels are on the ground it will roll right to the pit man. H^^
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Re: New Sport Goodyear
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2017, 08:21:08 AM »
Thanks all.. As far as the gear goes, I'm not going to second guess the designer. At the, last contest I was at they all had similar gear and landed OK. The smoothest landing were wheel landings. As was stated above, it is a race plane and like race many planes ground handling is not their strong point but that's where practice comes in.  8)
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Re: New Sport Goodyear
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 12:03:21 PM »
Here's hoping you have a smooth flat circle, your pilot gently touches down to a perfect landing and your wheels spin free every time.

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