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Old Dec 13, 2002, 03:54 PM
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Sam, thnx for info. Near as I can figure I have about 492 sq inches of wing @ 5lbs AUW gives about 23.4 oz/sqft. So to save money I want to try the 400 size first. One thing confuses me what do watts have to do with things - I know VI = watts but now what does that have to do with motor I choose and gearing choices. So at 7 cells that is about 8 volts but now where do the amps part of equation come from. BTW I just purchased an Astro Watt meter - haven't tried it yet.
I've emailed Guillows to try to find out about airfoil. I've built the in board portion of wing and it is thick and flat bottomed - TLAR but what do I know. So I am probably going to try it.

Since I started this I discovered Top Flight has a DC 3 model - does anyone have the plans and can provide me the template for their wing both root and tip.

jim
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