Thread: Discussion guillow's zero 1/2a conversion?
View Single Post
Old Sep 16, 2012, 03:42 PM
OkiThumper is offline
Find More Posts by OkiThumper
Closed Account
Joined Feb 2006
433 Posts
Those principles of the lightest gear possible held true even when escapements and light weight regenerative receivers were used. One thing that helped though was to keep the airframe as light as possible. Nowadays, it is made easy with park flyer type coverings such as Coverite's CoverLite and MicroLite coverings. Use a minimal amount of paint. Back then it was silkspan or light weight silk and clear dope.

Sounds like you had a blast even with your somewhat heavier plane. I imagine though due to its heavier weight, it had good wind penetration.
OkiThumper is offline Find More Posts by OkiThumper
Reply With Quote