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Old Jun 10, 2012, 02:25 AM
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 03:35 AM
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Hey FB why not leave the engine nacelle's open? Won't that give you more stability in flight?
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 03:41 AM
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Hey FB why not leave the engine nacelle's open? Won't that give you more stability in flight?
No, it won't....
The increase in surface area induces drag!

(The other wizards say so!)
Better to close them up. I know it sound strange, but hey, if you toss it off in good lift.....
It will fly!
J
Strange but true!
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 04:07 AM
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No, it won't....
The increase in surface area induces drag!

(The other wizards say so!)
Better to close them up. I know it sound strange, but hey, if you toss it off in good lift.....
It will fly!
J
Strange but true!
so opening them will cause more drag than closing them?

mmm... well I have googled and youtube this topic and I can't believe that no one has actually tried to put an toilette roll in a wind windtunnel

anyway i will conduct my own test and will submit my findings
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 06:29 AM
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They have! They call it the A-10
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 07:08 AM
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anyway i will conduct my own test and will submit my findings
That's the spirit!
There are quite a few references....

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It would be a bit of a drag bucket, but should fly OK. General consensus regaring PSS jets is that it is better to close the jet intake/s off rather than leave them open as air passing through the fuse creates more drag than if it just hits a flat surface. You can close them off inside the inlet and it won't be that noticeable.
But then the intakes are not directed thru the fuz on the A10
So,
Let's have your findings!
J
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 01:45 PM
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so opening them will cause more drag than closing them? mmm... well I have googled and youtube this topic and I can't believe that no one has actually tried to put an toilette roll in a wind windtunnel anyway i will conduct my own test and will submit my findings
just got back from dinner......thought I saw a white combi- on Cape Road with some oke's arm out the window holding a TP roll.........
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 02:50 PM
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just got back from dinner......thought I saw a white combi- on Cape Road with some oke's arm out the window holding a TP roll.........
Hehehe
Was there one out the passenger window too...??
Just to balance things up!

Nice work FB!
Are you gonna fly it before you leave?
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 04:04 PM
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I have a big Bearcat that has a huge frontal area the cowling is closed at the front ,and the aircraft in flight is not exactly what you would call a drag bucket Nice work on the hog as well
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 02:12 PM
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ready for maiden
She will geta color scheme before though!!.....??
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 02:32 PM
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to be honest, I am thinking of just leaving it white....the base color WartHog is a light grey anyway

tho maybe paint a Hog mouth and some rockets hanging under the wing !!!
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 03:32 PM
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to be honest, I am thinking of just leaving it white....the base color WartHog is a light grey anyway
White and grey ain't the same colour!
Oh, and it just won't look the same without the Hog mouth and rockets!
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 06:25 PM
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Hey Beagle

What is that "yoghurt" dip called we shared with the buffalo wings last night?
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 06:57 PM
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very cool FB!!
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 06:29 PM
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I wonder how far these would go if the ends were closed in?
Throw the X-Zylo 600+ feet! (1 min 15 sec)

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