|Jul 17, 2003, 11:29 PM|
6'4" indoor flyer with less than 1 oz per sq foot loading
I just had to go big. Wing is made from two 96" carbon rods from here http://www.acp-composites.com/ . 76" wingspan and 3' cord. 17 square feet of wing with a Razor 400 geared 5.33:1 with a 13X6.5 prop on 2 cell 1200etec. Around 14 ounces all up with over 16 ounces of thrust. It flys, but has a problem with tucking. Once I get that resolved it is going to be SLOW! Gary Jones was helping me during flight testing and was walking along beside it. Thanks Gary. OK...on to the pics.
|Jul 17, 2003, 11:51 PM|
Mike, when you shaved your head, I thought "the boy has finally lost his mind." Now it is confirmed
Make one a little bigger and you can sell rides.
|Jul 18, 2003, 04:24 AM|
I've heard that Texans like things to be big but this takes the cake. How many places will be big enough to fly it?
Good luck, it looks like a great project, you might even be able to interest some sponsors. Imagine half time at a basketball game when Michael Connally and his Pepsi/Gatorade/Coolade Indoor Insect start some stunts for the crowd. Only problems would be finding covering material light enough to print sponsors logos on and still use for the plane. Would also need to shroud the prop in case of glitches/brain fade/red mist to protect spectators.
What about one that has a hole in the middle of the wing to really challenge the NBA guys with a moving basket?
If it comes off give me a call and I'll give you bank account details....
|Jul 18, 2003, 06:10 AM|
This proves the Forum name is perfect!!
That is the funniest thing I have ever seen!!!!
Although perhaps you are just a midget.
|Jul 18, 2003, 08:01 AM|
Perhaps you would be served better with a longer boom to get the tail surfaces away from the wing. I suspect that wing produces a lot of turbulence and may be interfering with the tail causing the tuck that you mentioned. But I'm no engineer so I could be wrong.
Also, I think you need to equip it with an RFFS-100 to make it lighter and fly longer and slower.
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