Wing joiner rods finally in now able to assemble the plane. Next steps final sanding and covering.
I keep calling this plane a “Pegasus”- Because I used Stan Watson’s plans to build the wing and stab. But the fuselage is Dale Folkening’s “Dynasoar”. I didn’t realize this until I tried to put the wings on the fuselage. There was considerable difference in the angle of the wing at the point where it would mount on the fairing protruding from the fuselage. Another difference was the airfoil. Stan’s airfoil was more like a Clark Y and the airfoil on the Dynasoar fuselage was more like a Eppler 193, which was what used for the wing. The E 193 is much thinner, creating a bit of challenge in mounting the 3/8” rods at the proper angle for some dihedral. All of these little things made the project go on and on.
Posted by Thermalflyer |
Mar 16, 2013 @ 05:09 PM | 2,546 Views
The Spirit 100 was built 2 years ago and came out on the heavy side. Ruder - elevator. ailerons and flaps. Easy build but you have to watch the weight! I don't have a winch - which I think will be needed for launch.