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Posted by Captain Canardly | Nov 06, 2010 @ 09:20 PM | 16,490 Views
well, Bill and I sorted out the confusion. I was pretty close, but there seems to be some factor i need to sort out- maybee--- about these gorgeous to look at elliptical shapes--
think I have a motor to mount on a Miss Stick for now- then an aileroned Crimson wing to draw/build
Posted by Captain Canardly | Oct 31, 2010 @ 02:53 AM | 16,343 Views
Thanks to Don Stackhouse @ DJ AeroTech, I now fully understand how to properly bludgeon a " poor lil renolds' number!" I will be posting of the math issue, as I now know how I goofed on the main wing incidence setup!
go down a few spots on my blog, it's right there, as plain as day!.

The 2-3 Meter Hobby Lobby High start has lots of snort! at this point, I can't quite agree with claim of stretching it 5-6 X length! That will take more muscles than this wimp!
Mr Kite's 'chute still blossoms perfectly!
Now to sort out the poor math for an eliptical wing, I think I know what I did, just need to confirm it!
Captain's contraption .mov (10 min 59 sec)

Posted by Captain Canardly | Oct 03, 2010 @ 08:23 PM | 16,577 Views
The wife and I had the Family over for dinner today, which was a perfect setup for the True Maiden flight. I have rebuilt the Canard bell crank, using a slotted drive, and fixed point of rotation instead of the previous idler arm for the 2 radi- (bell crank and Canard actuation).

Sarah Flies.mov (3 min 54 sec)

Posted by Captain Canardly | Sep 26, 2010 @ 07:40 PM | 16,177 Views
Well, finally, I got the finals-just need to move the adjustable towhook,and bump in a few turns of "down" into the linkage. Even though I was hoping to get to compete with her (today) it just wasn't worth the pressure, after all, this bird was and IS Sarah!
I took her to a flying spot with a 15 foot elevation, and gave her a toss.I eased in a couple of light turns- about 30 degrees worth, and got a feel for the canard trim.
I dialed 30 % down, and I still needed to hold a bit of down on the stick, but the glide slope was very impressive!
I watched the shadow meet the fuselage , and that transition took about 120 feet!
Posted by Captain Canardly | Aug 15, 2010 @ 02:11 PM | 15,113 Views
now we are out of the house, on 3rd floor of a spacious living room, and working on both a canard rework and settling into the changes of spacial compressions.
I am sharing the sewing, computer, and Balsa works in one room, have changed out 3 boxes of stuff so far!.
I've gone from 6 horizontal surfaces to one!
Posted by Captain Canardly | May 06, 2010 @ 01:12 AM | 15,398 Views
I had to Put Sir Regis on hold a bit, as the weather is breaking to warm stuff here minnesnooter!
finally getting to the fun parts! aliphatic TiteBond 3 for the rudder mating, down to the home stretch!
Posted by Captain Canardly | Mar 26, 2010 @ 08:40 PM | 15,046 Views
OK I'm getting very close to completion of CAD work - what a distracted year!
Posted by Captain Canardly | Jan 24, 2009 @ 09:56 PM | 14,817 Views
The smallest number I can find is 137 different layouts of things to do.
here's a photo of a couple.
As per RC Airnut's request, the Arado-- comes out to a fuse 60" long, 6" dia and 45" wingspan/463 squares
Posted by Captain Canardly | Jul 18, 2008 @ 11:46 AM | 16,535 Views
Here is the newest;
Sir Regis: A 3 meter (120") Sig Riser mod from New Zealand, Washington New York, Pennsylvania and Minnesota
fuselage to be posted later, as there are 4 types (3 types) as of 12/05/08
Posted by Captain Canardly | Jun 19, 2008 @ 02:27 AM | 12,736 Views
I'm having so much fun learning the last few weeks, I'm surprised I haven't
hurt myself!
Gorgeous new job with an Outstanding team of people! I found a new tutorial from IMSI that gave me a nudge, and an excellent explanation of groups/layers by one of our outstanding programmers in ONE sentence!
here's proof of progress
http://advancetool.com/
Posted by Captain Canardly | May 06, 2008 @ 04:25 PM | 11,927 Views
Now i have a newly cleaned building surface, and more overtime, and a new drawing--let's start cutting wood for the wing
-- and here is the first overlay of woodworks
Posted by Captain Canardly | Apr 18, 2008 @ 10:42 PM | 11,883 Views
After the explosion created by overloading a trailing, we will travel the farthest journey yet
A redraw of the leading edge joints, better rib thickness (and foil) and microscopic accuracy of vertexes has already awarded us with a more clear view. whether flying the real deal, building, designing or flying, my trying to lie to myself that a stress reducer in a stressed environment is only a difficult task at best. Let's try this again!!
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observe the drawings to start.
I will setup for laser just in case---
and now, the...Continue Reading
Posted by Captain Canardly | Jun 15, 2007 @ 09:07 AM | 12,989 Views
I got a little ahead of myself, in setting up a handlaunch size bird, but have a clue how to stuff this 40mm fan upon thus skinny kid!
Now to put gooder thinker to work!
Canard accuation like this
design has been scrapped due to not enough room to pack all the goodies!!
Posted by Captain Canardly | May 30, 2007 @ 10:35 AM | 11,786 Views
What a Pleasant surprise! My oldest daughter, Jenny showed up, and added to the collection of Family! The newest addition is Slammer, a Beagle Boxer mix who is a little faster than Lady. 33yr old camera is still neccessary for flight shots till I get really rich!...Continue Reading
Posted by Captain Canardly | May 17, 2007 @ 08:26 AM | 11,746 Views
It's a little past New Year's but here's my new resolutions"
Super fine is the new rule of the day, and the name change will now be Windey! Now that I can draw a curve properly, "Sarah" will have the looks She deserves!!
Posted by Captain Canardly | May 05, 2007 @ 06:47 AM | 10,802 Views
gettin' it figured out!
was bummin' about Sarah- my Grandaughter, made the week go slow, but ( the bird) is almost ready!
Posted by Captain Canardly | Apr 29, 2007 @ 03:40 AM | 10,530 Views
Sometimes a n item or person needs be properly shook!
1) first Turbo Cad import
2)Craig Lamasch, Hobby Lobby dealer, gettin HIS shakedown!
3)3 cell power need some adjusting- slight frequency vibes at 2 settings, will "fix" with a pair of 6-32 ny bolts
4) multi color- pilots' (hopeful view of color!