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Old Dec 10, 2004, 10:11 PM
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That looks like a nice subject Billy. We chose the Dime/Walnut scale size to increase the chances for good flying planes. But, you're Peanut is welcome as far as I'm concerend.

I'll be attempting a Peck-Polymers Corbin Baby Ace in Walnut Scale. The first thing to go will be the kit sheet wood. Three sheets with densities of 8.48 lb/sqft, 13.89 lb/sqft, and 14.18 lb/sqft. Obscene! It dosen't make it look good for the strip stock either. The tail begs to be wet laminated and I'll do the wing tips too, as long as I'm laminating.

A couple of online density calculators:
http://www.indoorduration.com/BalsaCalc.asp
http://www.nclra.org/Programs/BalsaDensity.php

A number of things to decide before I begin. I have a set of Falcon 1.7g servos and JMP servo combo on the shelf. Falcons or actuators (also in stock)? I'd like to do it full house too. 4th channel and 2-cell are in stock options too. Then, what to power it with?

Full house Falcons on 2 cells with a N20 based GWS LPS power system may get heavy fast. My gut tells me that this would be a great setup for 2 to 2.5 oz flying weight.

Single cell rudder/elevator on Falcons would prob. be the lightest option, but I'm wondering if a geared M20 would power it. I think the N20 based LPS would be too heavy or low-power on a single cell. No alierons also make the dihedrial more critical. Something a NoCal Corsair taught me..

Thoughts??
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