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Old Dec 12, 2012, 10:08 AM
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Well, it wouldn't be a fun hobby if there weren't a slug of projects worth dreaming about. On the other hand, you are well along with the NYP yet still have some enjoyable building ahead. You did a great job with the landing gear struts. It seems nearly all of the personality of this plane happens at the front end and getting the gear right is a hurdle. The dummy engine and turned finish for the cowl are pure cosmetics but the landing gear has a job to do. You'll get back into it. FWIW, I would be surprised if you go past the 5-lb mark. While there are a lot of pieces, none are very big. Even at 5 pounds though, you will have a modest wing loading. I can't think of a good reason to go more than 350 watts on this model. You won't need it and having more only means carrying more weight. Not that this design wasn't about carrying weight...
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