Originally Posted by mixer421
Thanks for the detailed math John. My old maths master, 'Spider' Beck, would be proud to know that I understood all of it.
And he wouldn't even let us use a slide rule or 'guess stick' as he called them, calculators would have given him apoplexy!
I have seriously thought about adding ailerons and I think it would be possible to do it with a single servo in the fuselage but I'd like first to see how it flies with just rudder / elevator in case there is a weight issue. I could build a second pair of wings later with ailerons and the possibility of using them as flaperons to more closely simulate the STOL performance of the full size.
I'm feeling a little sad as I'm in the last stages of serious balsa bashing - just a few more bits of 1/8"square to complete the elevators then it's all down to sanding, doping, ironing and wire bending.
Mixer - Your doing a beautiful job on a wonderfully obscure project; it just oozes personality! Like my Fleester and Champion projects, I also really enjoy getting away from the mainstream birds. A 2nd wing with flaperon capability is a great idea.
I'm also always a little sad when I move beyond the framing stage; that part is always fun while presenting unique challenges, all good for the brain cells
. What keeps me going is knowing how great it's all going to look during an overhead flyby with the sun shining through that translucent/transparent covering you put on.
Hang in there; covering always goes faster than you think. We're all with you in spirit and looking forward to the video, pics, and flight report