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Old Dec 22, 2012, 05:24 PM
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Se5a

I thought I'd try a biplane. The SE5A has a slab-sided fuselage and parallel wings so its an easy shape. This one is all in 2mm correx with 3mm ply formers. span is 33 inches with 7 in cord (3.2 sq ft) and weight is spot on 32 oz so it has 10oz/sqft wing loading. Target was under 10 but its close enough!. motor is OS10la which should (just about?) manage it but I'm waiting on an 8x3 prob to make sure I get the thrust / rpm. There's .15 under the bench just in case...Wings are built thin (7/16 deep spar) and about 3 deg incidence. Now all I need is the weather - it driving rain and flood warnings here!
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