|Mar 03, 2003, 07:41 PM|
Joined Mar 2003
some opinions please - x32
This is my first post, but I check in here regularly and have to say, I find your interest, enthusiasm, and technical ability a real motivator and very refreshing. It is fun to come in and just read the posts to see what you all are up to.
Anyhow, I have embarked on a scratchbuilt x-32 program. I chopse to model the conventional tail version, which was never flown/built by Boeing because the v-tail variants were already under construction. As of now, the bird is planned at 38" wingspan (approximately 1/12 scale). I used Boeing 3-views to generate a model in Solidworks 3D cad and it is coming along real nice. (I will post pictures tomorrow). Construction will be laser cut lite-ply and balsa.
- The real plane has anhedral (opposite of dihedral) and I am unsure as to whether or not I should incorporate this into the model or just go with no-hedral (??)
- As of now I have a flat bottom airfoil...everyone think this is ok?
- What sort of wing loading should I be shooting for to keep this plane from being a handful to fly?
- Any thoughts as to which fan to use? i am thinking Wemotec 730 with Jeti phasor 15-3.....any thoughts?
I have never designed a plane before so this should be interesting. I plan to make my 'chuck' glider this weekend. I will report back how it goes.
|Mar 03, 2003, 08:01 PM|
There are TWO of us that like this aircraft!
The one that I had planned was about 1/12 scale too. You could go with a little anhedral. I built a AV-8B with anhedral and had no problems with it.
The PWSC F-32 was to have a thick wing so I would stay away from a flat bottom. A semi-symmetrical type would be in order.
HW730 in a 47in airframe sounds like a winner to me
|Mar 03, 2003, 11:34 PM|
I can't say that I'd build one, but you never know what the future holds in store.
|Mar 03, 2003, 11:54 PM|
I guess I'm old school, It is an UGLY airplane , Give me the early era jets...
Ben & Kevin, Good luck in your indevors a 90 mm New Schubi might be a fan to try
|Mar 04, 2003, 02:26 PM|
Ben, the last front view not only looks like a Canadian goose on landing aproach, but it,,, its,,,, smileing at me! .
Good work,,, keep going!
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