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Posted by N925WB | Oct 02, 2010 @ 10:11 AM | 4,416 Views
I recently sold an inexpensive AP setup that used a PicoSwith from Dimension Engineering, but forgot to include the instructions...

So, here they are. Maybe this will help someone out one day.

-Wayne
Posted by N925WB | Nov 09, 2007 @ 09:45 PM | 7,008 Views
I've received several requests over the years for copies of plans and instructions for certain models. Some of these I've scanned into the computer and added to my personal website, www.taildraggersinc.com.

I don't have too many to post at this time, but I figured I'd go ahead and share what I do have. If I get more requests in the future, I'll add more links.

House of Balsa Pietenpol Kit
Wingspan: 65 in.
Wing Area: 715 sq. in.
Flying Weight: 4.5 - 5.5 lb.
Wing Loading: 14.5 - 17.7 oz./sq. ft.
Engine: .19 - .35 cu. in.
Radio: 2 - 3 Channel

Modeltech Nutten Special ARC
Wing Span: 66.5 in.
Wing Area: 820 sq. in.
Length: 52.375 in.
Flying Weight: 9.25 - 10.25 lb.
Radio: 4 Channel
Engine: .90 - 1.08 2-Stroke, 1.20 - 1.60 4-Stroke, or equivalent power gasoline engine


Enjoy,

-Wayne
www.taildraggersinc.com
Posted by N925WB | Nov 06, 2007 @ 11:03 PM | 14,674 Views
Wow! 450 Views so far! I'm impressed!

Well, I don't have too much to say about anything today. It's the start of another midnight sift, and I have a big day tomorrow. I have a guy coming down from Baltimore to buy my Sig Kadet Senior (pics below), and I'm a little sad about it. I put alot of work into that plane, and even though it's an ARF, I am really proud of the end result. I've seen others converted to tailwheel, but I like mine the best (go figure).

When I first bought the Kadet, I knew I wanted to convert it to a taildragger, but I wasn't exactly sure how I would make the changes. After much searching here on RCGroups.com, I found a couple of people who had already done the conversion, and pooled what I thought were the best of all the different ideas.

The landing gear I used is from a Hangar 9 model. I think it is for the older .40-size Cap 232, the grey one with the teeth on the front. It is a nice aluminum gear with the grey matte finish, not polished. The specs for the new gear almost perfectly matched those of the stock main wire gear provided with the ARF kit. I found these at the LHS by accident. I didn't "engineer" the landing gear placement, but I remember reading some books and articles on the subject the gave a degree sweep in front of the center of gravity that seemed to always fall near the wing leading edge. So, I set up the Kadet with the wheel axles falling just behind the wing LE, but far enough ahead of the CG...Continue Reading
Posted by N925WB | Oct 30, 2007 @ 06:27 PM | 8,191 Views
Oooh... A BLOG???

I really don't have anything clever or interesting to say here on my blog, so I'll just introduce myself a little bit.

I've been flying and building R/C airplanes since I was 14 years old, so as of today, that would be 15 years. I have built and flown probably 50 models or more in that time, and am constantly buying new ones and selling off the old ones. I've found that with careful flying and good workmanship in building/assembling, I can normally obtain a reasonable return on my modeling investment. This makes it much easier to convince the wife to allow me to keep buying new planes!

Anyway, welcome to my blog. Don't get upset if I don't update it again for another year or more!

-Wayne
www.taildraggersinc.com...Continue Reading