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Old Jan 08, 2002, 09:14 PM
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I have seen some of those plans. They basically sell you 3 CNC formers and say "cover it with sheeting and sand away anything that doesn't look like a EuroFighter!". I can't believe they didn't tell you what sheeting or dihedral to use!

I would think that if this is for a 480 fan, i.e. it is a reasonably small plane, go for 1/16 light balsa on the fuse and make the wing out of foam with 1/32 contest sheeting. There is no need to add dihedral on a delta. The sweep performs the same function. You certainly would not want negative dihedral on a low wing airplane.

You've picked a challenging subject. I hope you are a good scratch builder and can work out all the little technical details for yourself. I think these plans are terrible, especially for the money. However, most of the designs themselves are pretty good flyers from what I have seen. But they basically leave all the engineering up to the builder - nothing is explained. I don't see how they can take your money yet give you so little in return. YOu might as well just go get a 3 view off the net and start there. Also, if they want to sell them here, it isn't like the instructions are 20 pages long. They could translate them. Good luck!

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