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Old Nov 11, 2008, 03:01 AM
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Aeroflyte Aries help (or replacement plans?)

Hi all.

I have, sitting on the floor in front of me, the plans for the Aeroflyte Aries, a 1.6m balsa model, which I found amongst some stuff I got from my Grandfather. Unfortunately the plans don't show the wing sections or the fuse formers. I could probably just fudge it, but I would rather have the originals to work from. I'm wondering if it's even a good idea to build a kit this old for the odd afternoons fun sloping but since I literally have everything I need sitting in old boxes, I thought it might be fun.

If anyone has any suggestions on how to go about building this thing or suggestions of any plans I could download for a similar sort of glider then I would be really happy!

You can see a photo of the kit (Google found it for me): http://www.eganfamily.id.au/Family/G...AeroflyteAries

My camera has packed it in, otherwise I'd take a photo of the plans and post it - I'll see what I can come up with in the next few days.
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Old Nov 11, 2008, 03:37 AM
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Geez i remenber the aries that was my second glider after a capella.I reacon i must have been 10years old.I have fonder memories of my capella.Sorry just remanising.Cant help you with a plan.good luck finding one

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Old Nov 11, 2008, 04:00 AM
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Wow thats a blast from the past. I think the Capella, Brolga, Trident era of wing section were Clark Y sections Yes thats right flat bottoms. Im not sure about the Aries but it too was probably flat bottomed. If you want to build it use a modern floater section, if you want to perform like it was intended or if you want a faster slope/thermal job use a RG15 or similar.
Good luck and post pics of your build if you take the build on.
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Old Nov 11, 2008, 06:16 AM
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Yeah, that is a timewarp! I had a few of the aeroflyte gliders as a young fella. By memory Swoopdown is right, they were a flat bottom. I have no idea what profile exactly, pretty basic though.
I'm wondering how something like an S7055 might take to the old aeroflyte wing plans, it might make for some relaxed sloping and field lift hunting if pottering around slowly as they used to, is desired.
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Old Nov 11, 2008, 11:22 AM
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Thanks guys. Yes the plan shows that it has flat-bottomed wings (they're a hell of a lot easier to build)
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Old Nov 11, 2008, 05:09 PM
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i started on one of these many years ago and if i was to build another id make sure i glassed the arse , as they had a bad tendency of breaking in this area......if your scratching make the fuse formers from lightply , tougher.

that sweep in the centre section always killed me , so i used to block her up and use a straight joiner . others just used the fuse and had a polyhedral wing .. bloody thing flew much better ..

also a great lectric conversion..

cheers
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Old Nov 11, 2008, 06:47 PM
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Already told you they where all Clark Y sections
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Opps sorry different thread same subject whats the odds
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Old Oct 11, 2010, 08:01 AM
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Aeroflyte Aries kit

Just found one of these kits in the op shop. attached some pic for reference.
There was NO complete plan, so if anyone has a copy of such, I would appreciate a linl to that resource. Dom.
PS: yes it does have a flat bottomed wing section.
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Old Oct 11, 2010, 03:15 PM
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Just found one of these kits in the op shop. attached some pic for reference.
There was NO complete plan, so if anyone has a copy of such, I would appreciate a linl to that resource. Dom.
PS: yes it does have a flat bottomed wing section.
I'll PM you about sending you a photocopy.
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Old Oct 18, 2010, 10:14 PM
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I have a plan somewhere, I recommend increasing the size of the rudder to assist you in turns.
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Old Oct 19, 2010, 04:38 AM
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Fuselage looks to be rectangular box, so cross sections are easy to extrapolate (work out).

For more control in turns, reduce dihedral, if you increase rudder size you're going to end up with an all pivoting rudder.

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Old Oct 21, 2010, 08:31 AM
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A reduction in dihedral may result in more yaw but will also create less roll for the turn. Adding 10 - 20mm to the width of the rudder has worked on all the airies I have had.

The last one I built has not flown yet (rebuilt about 2 years ago) reduced dihedral and added alirons)
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Old Oct 24, 2010, 07:19 PM
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Might penetrate a little better into the wind with a bit less dihedral too.
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 07:16 AM
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can I ask for a plan of the aires? I am happy to pay..
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 04:51 PM
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I will have a look when I get home tonight
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