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Old Mar 15, 2013, 10:16 AM
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My favorite hump launch.

Plank 101 - More Humping (0 min 21 sec)


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Old Mar 15, 2013, 05:22 PM
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Question... do you favor the pulltruded or wrapped cf tube for wing spars?
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 05:51 PM
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wrapped for added shear
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 11:03 PM
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nice winds today....
Plank 101 - Headwind behind the cliff (2 min 45 sec)
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 03:09 PM
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Very nice Kent !
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Old Apr 28, 2013, 12:54 PM
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@miniphase: After yesterday's test flying, the CG ended up at 3 11/16" from the nose, which is a actual measurement. We probably have different methods of determining the M.A.C., so I'll leave it at that.

@EZ: Have not tried the DLG launch yet. I'll try that in Big Sur on a calm day. All the design info is in this thread. Hopefully I've encouraged you to create a spin off.
Hi Kent,

Could you please share some more details how you balance the plane with the lines.
Looks very interesting!

Thanks and regards, Tom
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Old Apr 28, 2013, 01:55 PM
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Sure Tom....Just hang the plane from a single point by placing the plane in a doubled over loop of string, then hang a plumb bob from the same point. I orient the wing at what I consider to be normal AOA for best glide.

This creates at standard method of checking the CG that can be recreated and any time after modifications are made to the plane.

I have never checked this method against other CG methods.

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Old Mar 22, 2014, 11:39 AM
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Even in light lift this plane is fun.

P 101 light lift (3 min 46 sec)
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