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Posted by Zman713 | Oct 15, 2015 @ 01:15 PM | 4,932 Views
I recieved a request for these plans from a member and figured I'd put them here for who ever else might want a copy
Posted by Zman713 | Oct 08, 2015 @ 11:13 AM | 3,785 Views
This is my current project. Its a Nomad 100 that is almost unrecognisable. I completely changed the fuse to be more scale-like salto-ish. It began as a cheap original nostalgia bird but when I built the fuse the formers were not square, silly me assumed that it would be as square as a kit from the 80s or 90s. it looked more like a banana....so I trashed it and started from scratch.
1st I decided to make it more narrow and a little less like a bus. Then I cut half the tail area out to lose some weight. Then it began to look more like a Salto, so I added some rod exit covers, rounded the bottom and imbeded a piece of spruce for more strength.
Now as I look to the wings I dont like the fact that its not sheeted over the first few bays to disperse stress from the rods ands ribs 1 and 2 to the spar and rest of the wing. I already decided to straighten the polyhedral about 90% and add ailerons and flaps. With that in mind Im debating on Dboxing the front of the spar and am going to enclose the 1st 2 bays to stiffen the wing up in hopes of making the ailerons more effective given the steep dihedral from the rods.
As always, I encourage and would appreciate any ideas, thoughts and or comments on how to improve upon ongoing projects. I enjoy the evolution of it all. A plane for me seldom ends up looking like what I originally had intended, but the final product is ALWAYS satisfying.