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Old Jul 03, 2008, 05:38 AM
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I think the shape of the fin should correspond to the wing planform.

And I like straight LEs very much, it is a sign of purity to me, sort of.

But anyhow, it's your design, go by what you think is cool.
I will like it either way, be it straight or moderately wavy, because the basic design is just right.

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Old Jul 03, 2008, 05:53 AM
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I am with biber. As much as I like the curvy tail, if wing trailing edges are straight, fin should be straight, too.
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Old Jul 03, 2008, 05:56 AM
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That had been my original aim... Glad you guys concurr now.

There's actually a little blip at the tips.. I'll see if we can get that on the tail too...
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Old Jul 03, 2008, 09:13 AM
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Very nice concept, and I like the wing a lot. But why does the canopy overlap the fin? I think it would look better if it ended in front of the fin...
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Old Jul 03, 2008, 11:16 AM
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On the pics I posted yesterday the canopy doesn't cut far enough into the tail. If It's going to do it it will be with commitment... not in a manner that suggests a botched oversight. We've tweaked it once more. I'll post pics tomorrow.

Have a look a the plug I made for the first stab at this project years ago. This has a deeper blend... I love the lines... (apologies for bigness of photo)
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Old Jul 03, 2008, 08:03 PM
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Chuck couldn't wind up a round house kick fast enough to catch that baby! Nice work Nick!

The only suggestions I'd add to the profile view would be to:
a) add a little "droop to the nose"
b) a little more tuck behind the wing.

It also looks very Jarty - and kwalifies for a PNF designation
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Old Jul 04, 2008, 12:57 AM
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A little more tuck? - meaning?......
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Old Jul 04, 2008, 01:10 AM
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Squeeze in the bottom profile of the fuz a little towards the tail.
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Old Jul 04, 2008, 05:34 AM
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If you mean that the "low point" should be more rearwards... I've done it
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Old Jul 04, 2008, 06:28 AM
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Mmm, kinda like this. Removed because of a marker faaarker
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Old Jul 04, 2008, 06:52 AM
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mmm erm... not sure about that... She wants some meat in the back... I reckon it'd get too skinny otherwise...


*Stifles a giggle*
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Old Jul 04, 2008, 06:59 AM
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you have to post the picture you just sent me. Otherwise I won't be able to control myself. I give you 8 hours...
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Old Jul 04, 2008, 07:23 AM
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Hey.. give me time to get it right... What you have there is a "seconds" quality picture...
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Old Jul 04, 2008, 07:35 AM
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So...?





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Old Jul 04, 2008, 08:10 AM
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Tomorrow Biber... Tomorrow...

For now though have a look at the canopy line now that Peter kindly has passed on some coordinates to one of his un-published tail 'foils.....

EDIT: Having posted this I realised that there was a limit to PNF... I've just shortened the nose by 20mm... Makes a lot of difference IMHO... What do you rekon? (see second piccy...)
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