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Old Sep 28, 2012, 01:29 PM
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Yep!!!!
Last night, was going to take a pic with them and my girl and post.....

They are perfect, I had no idea they made the kind you can write on.

THANKS 110%%%%

DAG
Yeah the ones you can write on are great except for the fact that I can't read my own handwriting.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 09:32 PM
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A copilot is more than a second pair of eyes as your B25 copilot demonstrated. He must understand what information you need as well as when and how to tell you. A copilot giving me information I donít need is frequently worse than no help. I learned this long ago when I first started fly pattern contest and later scale, pylon racing, and sailplane contests. Donít tell me how to fly but what maneuver is next, when the flagman signals the turn, or what lift the other sailplanes have found. My pylon caller would not be much use at a sailplane contest. I am sure you will give your usual careful planning and training to the copilot for your B36.
Spotter, copilot, whatever..... the job takes training and practice so that the right information is obtained and transferred at the right time without a lot of miscellaneous chatter (distraction).
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 10:39 AM
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I am already on the dark side.....

Clue..... T-Rex 700=S58 Electric Design!!

DAG
Not to derail... but consider Trex600 upgraded to 700 gearing/shaft.. mechs make smaller footprint (IE more room inside) but strength is just as good..

we'll talk...
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 04:09 AM
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Not to derail... but consider Trex600 upgraded to 700 gearing/shaft.. mechs make smaller footprint (IE more room inside) but strength is just as good..

we'll talk...
Good point. I did this for my 700 Jet Ranger.

The S-58 manuals should arrive shortly

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Old Oct 01, 2012, 02:16 PM
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Has the OP thought about putting a parachute in the bomb bay doors tied to the inside fuselage? In an emergency, he could deploy the chute and let the plane come to the ground with minor damage (5 pieces instead of 300). You'd be smart to do this before the first flight. It's best to be safe with this sort of machinery.

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Old Oct 01, 2012, 02:51 PM
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Think the bomb bay doors are spoken for...

Robert
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 04:10 PM
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That might be the silliest suggestion I have ever heard.

(Oops, I think I just fed a troll.)
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 06:47 PM
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That might be the silliest suggestion I have ever heard.

(Oops, I think I just fed a troll.)
Perhaps you are not aware that an emergency chute has been certified for some light single engine aircrart. It is likely an actual photo of one test.To call someone a troll may be in style now,but just maybe he was sincere.The suggestion could be implemented on R/C aircraft. .It works on full scale.

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Old Oct 01, 2012, 06:57 PM
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nvm..
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 07:28 PM
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Hey all,

Been meaning to post, but I am traveling......

Got a bit more soldering done last week but work has me slammed again.

About a parachute recovery system, I do know a bit about it as a friend had me design a system for a drone he was playing around with 10 years a go.

There are 2 types, BRS ballistic recovery system ( a rocket motor pulls the chute out of its free bag and extends the line in less than .5 seconds. And the DRS, which we all called drag recover system. Basically a drogue chute that is spring activated will pull the free bag out that then pulls the cute and lines to full extension. Also the main chute needs a slider (this is the small chute on your lines that slow the opening depending the the speed of deployment) to maintain a constant G-load will deploying.

Sadly many think that these system are cool, but on a model adds a ton of weight, and stress on the airframe, and most BRS are for loss of control in IFR conditions, and on a model would just never work. And there is just about zero chance to get it work coming out of the bomb bay as the support lines have to live in small groves hidden in the fuse that then is attached to hard points that will support the entire airframe at about 5 G's.

Working my guts out in Dallas for a few days, then back to the shop...

DAG....
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 02:06 AM
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On top of that, you'll need quite a bit of altitude, to give the main chute time to open, and slow down the descend.

However, I remember seeing a model glider a few years ago, being advertised with a chute in its' tail.
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 08:09 AM
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Hey all,

Been meaning to post, but I am traveling......

Got a bit more soldering done last week but work has me slammed again.

..........

Working my guts out in Dallas for a few days, then back to the shop...

DAG....
Didn't know you were in the neighborhood. Only about 250 miles away? In Texas, that's like almost right next door!

Safe travels home.

McD
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 11:56 AM
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Realize that with over 900 pages this has probably been posted before but I don't recall seeing it here (or even indeed on tv)
Discovery Wings Great Planes - Convair B 36 Peacemaker (47 min 47 sec)

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Old Oct 02, 2012, 12:07 PM
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Hey all,

Been meaning to post, but I am traveling......

Got a bit more soldering done last week but work has me slammed again.

About a parachute recovery system, I do know a bit about it as a friend had me design a system for a drone he was playing around with 10 years a go.

There are 2 types, BRS ballistic recovery system ( a rocket motor pulls the chute out of its free bag and extends the line in less than .5 seconds. And the DRS, which we all called drag recover system. Basically a drogue chute that is spring activated will pull the free bag out that then pulls the cute and lines to full extension. Also the main chute needs a slider (this is the small chute on your lines that slow the opening depending the the speed of deployment) to maintain a constant G-load will deploying.

Sadly many think that these system are cool, but on a model adds a ton of weight, and stress on the airframe, and most BRS are for loss of control in IFR conditions, and on a model would just never work. And there is just about zero chance to get it work coming out of the bomb bay as the support lines have to live in small groves hidden in the fuse that then is attached to hard points that will support the entire airframe at about 5 G's.

Working my guts out in Dallas for a few days, then back to the shop...

DAG....

no problem Dag take your Time we are all here for the Entire build!

Dallas my home town!
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 02:15 PM
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...Working my guts out in Dallas for a few days, then back to the shop...
We all hate the way Real Life gets in the way of the important stuff.
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