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Archive for May, 2012
Posted by quitcherbitchen | May 19, 2012 @ 09:49 AM | 4,511 Views
Landing gear fairings are 90% done. Not really happy with the stock SR-10 gear angle, but for now I am just going to fly with it and see if it really matters.
Posted by quitcherbitchen | May 17, 2012 @ 12:59 AM | 4,510 Views
Finished up the landing gear extensions and very close to finishing the fairings. I also am having second thoughts about my CG location and decided to not use the SR-10 Stinson prop adapter and instead go with a lighter one. I think the CG might be a little more aft then I calculated. For now, I won't mess with the down thrust angle as -3 could be -2 depending how accurate the incidence meter really is.
Posted by quitcherbitchen | May 15, 2012 @ 06:30 PM | 4,148 Views
Norseman 2nd flight.wmv (2 min 23 sec)


Second flight and still driving me crazy with the diving like it's still nose heavy. I know the video says tail heavy but I meant nose heavy. Third flight I removed the 808 #16 camera from where it was to move it back, but the velcro wouldn't stick anymore hence no video of the third flight which went way better. CG looks good on the ground but in the air it still needs some up trim to fly level at full power. Now I think the motor has too much down thrust and the solution is to tilt it up with some washers. I'll put the incidence meter on it later to confirm the degree.
Posted by quitcherbitchen | May 12, 2012 @ 04:09 PM | 3,930 Views
Here are the pictures I promised. Landing gear fairing and center section of wing. Stock SR-10 landing gear with a small 1.25" extension will make it scale.
Posted by quitcherbitchen | May 12, 2012 @ 01:03 AM | 3,939 Views
Well I decided which paint scheme to use. I can't seem to get away from ambulance planes. The cowl will be challenging. A back up plan will be to make it the 4th fighter groups grocery getter which just has a red cowl, but same aluminum overall. This 320th group U-64s was the same group Glenn Miller went down in. I have almost finished the landing gear fairings and will post pics soon.