Thread: Discussion Two 144" long T-38's
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 06:00 PM
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Looks really nice on the lake bed, Andy! Still hoping you can get it in the air tomorrow. Maybe try the trick of heating up your packs under the sun a bit?

Don't know about swapping the fan out for a turbine yet. It will of course be a great candidate for turbine. Don't know about you, but I'm quite a bit more stuborn before I give in.

Been doodling a bit with some numbers & just using bits of info on this thread, I figure your hav a good chance of taking about 3-lbs off your model; assuming you used the lay-up schedule your father posted for the wings? An 8% weight reduction can help your accel.

It shud be safe to go fly as it is, but being more anal, I wud probably do some static load testing before hand; as it will give some indication of your wings strength. A quick stress analysis will also give an idea.

Cheers,

Phil
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