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Old Jan 24, 2003, 07:49 PM
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Using the technique of integral framed split F3 I built an airframe for a Tadpole, I have been messing about trying to come up with an airframe for a sub oz. Tadpole. It needs a pusher configuration, F3 material, and slow, easy flight characteristics. This one shows the most promise.

The airframe comes in at 4g on by food scale. It is only accurate to 2g, so I don't know for sure its weight, but it is radically light for its size, I think.

It has a 14" WS and a 2.5" chord

At 35 sq. in. area a 14g plane would have a 2 oz./sq. ft. wing loading.

The first gear will be a bitchar-g hack. Actually the Motor Works from Wally World is the car. That car is the one Mike Cross had success with at about 14 g, so I will start there.

Integral framed split F3 will need a name, I think.

What do you think of this airframe?

What should we call this building method? (other than sloppy in my hands.)

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