Originally Posted by SteveR
Hope you don't mind if I steal that great skid idea! How's the electric self-launch system coming along?
Steve, Please do! I would have added a 1" ribbon of kevlar on the peak, but didn't have any. Be sure to wax the fuse before covering with wrap to make any mishaps with resin easier to clean. Motor, etc. is installed. Just have to do the final wiring, and battery locations to get CG right. If we get replacement inner wings, I'm thinking of doing the adequate strengthening of the old ones, and maybe using them for the inner wings of a really big scratch gull-wing glider. I did the math using my 3m MiniMoa, and came up with: inner wing = 66" ; outer wing tips = 100" ; = 166 each, X 2 = about 8.4 meters, which is about 1.75 scale!!!! Root chord is about right. It wouldn't be that hard to add angular root and end rib adapters to get the "gull wing". What do you think? Too crazy, or just keep them for spares in case of an unfortunate landing? Thanks, Bob.