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Posted by Thermalflyer | Jul 20, 2016 @ 05:31 PM | 2,135 Views
Wing joiner rods finally in now able to assemble the plane. Next steps final sanding and covering.
I keep calling this plane a “Pegasus”- Because I used Stan Watson’s plans to build the wing and stab. But the fuselage is Dale Folkening’s “Dynasoar”. I didn’t realize this until I tried to put the wings on the fuselage. There was considerable difference in the angle of the wing at the point where it would mount on the fairing protruding from the fuselage. Another difference was the airfoil. Stan’s airfoil was more like a Clark Y and the airfoil on the Dynasoar fuselage was more like a Eppler 193, which was what used for the wing. The E 193 is much thinner, creating a bit of challenge in mounting the 3/8” rods at the proper angle for some dihedral. All of these little things made the project go on and on.
Posted by Thermalflyer | Jan 07, 2016 @ 04:19 PM | 2,348 Views
Finally got the control cables set so I could epoxy the front and rear fuselage together
Posted by Thermalflyer | Feb 05, 2015 @ 10:02 AM | 4,666 Views
The wings and other flying surfaces are completed. Now it's matter of fitting it all together.
Posted by Thermalflyer | Mar 21, 2013 @ 10:53 PM | 4,271 Views
Here's some history on the pegasus
Posted by Thermalflyer | Mar 16, 2013 @ 06:56 PM | 3,581 Views
A shot from above. Workshop and hanger. Yep that's a Pheasant tail too!
Posted by Thermalflyer | Mar 16, 2013 @ 06:09 PM | 3,422 Views
The Spirit 100 was built 2 years ago and came out on the heavy side. Ruder - elevator. ailerons and flaps. Easy build but you have to watch the weight! I don't have a winch - which I think will be needed for launch.
Posted by Thermalflyer | Mar 16, 2013 @ 09:23 AM | 3,358 Views
Pegasus going up.
Posted by Thermalflyer | Mar 15, 2013 @ 04:03 PM | 4,002 Views
These are planes from the SOAR Great race. I'm in the middle with the Pegasus - A Sailair is on my right and the other is a sagitta XC
Posted by Thermalflyer | Mar 14, 2013 @ 09:29 PM | 4,306 Views
My Straight wing Sagitta
Posted by Thermalflyer | Mar 14, 2013 @ 09:17 PM | 4,361 Views
Bird ofTme
Posted by Thermalflyer | Dec 15, 2012 @ 05:44 PM | 3,681 Views