Thread: Cool R/C Soaring History
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 02:06 PM
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Maybe Frank or someone will tell what happened to his design that should have won best original design at the 74 SOAR Nats.
That must be his and Milt's Windsong 1500 (for 1500 square inches). Big, big airplane. Super-thin undercambered crescent of an airfoil. I think it fluttered at something like 15knots of airspeed...

He had the radio fail in it a year or two ago and damaged it pretty badly, but its still in the basement awaiting rebuild. The wing was so thin that it needed three separate I-beam spars to handle the launch loads. He's talked about reengineering the spar system with more modern materials, don't know if he'll get around to it or not.
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