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Jun 10, 2012, 02:25 AM
I think I'm Mode 2
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Originally Posted by Flying Beagle
ready for maiden

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Jun 10, 2012, 03:35 AM
I think I'm Mode 2
Bakkie's Avatar
Hey FB why not leave the engine nacelle's open? Won't that give you more stability in flight?
Jun 10, 2012, 03:41 AM
Stirring the pot
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Originally Posted by Bakkie
Hey FB why not leave the engine nacelle's open? Won't that give you more stability in flight?
No, it won't....
The increase in surface area induces drag!

(The other wizards say so!)
Better to close them up. I know it sound strange, but hey, if you toss it off in good lift.....
It will fly!
J
Strange but true!
Jun 10, 2012, 04:07 AM
I think I'm Mode 2
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Originally Posted by johannlochner
No, it won't....
The increase in surface area induces drag!

(The other wizards say so!)
Better to close them up. I know it sound strange, but hey, if you toss it off in good lift.....
It will fly!
J
Strange but true!
so opening them will cause more drag than closing them?

mmm... well I have googled and youtube this topic and I can't believe that no one has actually tried to put an toilette roll in a wind windtunnel

anyway i will conduct my own test and will submit my findings
Jun 10, 2012, 06:29 AM
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They have! They call it the A-10
Jun 10, 2012, 07:08 AM
Stirring the pot
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Originally Posted by Bakkie

anyway i will conduct my own test and will submit my findings
That's the spirit!
There are quite a few references....

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Originally Posted by KiwiKid
It would be a bit of a drag bucket, but should fly OK. General consensus regaring PSS jets is that it is better to close the jet intake/s off rather than leave them open as air passing through the fuse creates more drag than if it just hits a flat surface. You can close them off inside the inlet and it won't be that noticeable.
But then the intakes are not directed thru the fuz on the A10
So,
Let's have your findings!
J
Stirring the pot!
Jun 10, 2012, 01:45 PM
...missing the PE Slope Rebels
Flying Beagle's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bakkie
so opening them will cause more drag than closing them? mmm... well I have googled and youtube this topic and I can't believe that no one has actually tried to put an toilette roll in a wind windtunnel anyway i will conduct my own test and will submit my findings
just got back from dinner......thought I saw a white combi- on Cape Road with some oke's arm out the window holding a TP roll.........
Jun 10, 2012, 02:50 PM
Stirring the pot
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Originally Posted by Flying Beagle
just got back from dinner......thought I saw a white combi- on Cape Road with some oke's arm out the window holding a TP roll.........
Hehehe
Was there one out the passenger window too...??
Just to balance things up!

Nice work FB!
Are you gonna fly it before you leave?
Jun 10, 2012, 04:04 PM
Crikey never leave beer behind
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I have a big Bearcat that has a huge frontal area the cowling is closed at the front ,and the aircraft in flight is not exactly what you would call a drag bucket Nice work on the hog as well
Jun 12, 2012, 02:12 PM
.....till the wind drops.
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Originally Posted by Flying Beagle
ready for maiden
She will geta color scheme before though!!.....??
Jun 12, 2012, 02:32 PM
...missing the PE Slope Rebels
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to be honest, I am thinking of just leaving it white....the base color WartHog is a light grey anyway

tho maybe paint a Hog mouth and some rockets hanging under the wing !!!
Jun 12, 2012, 03:32 PM
Stirring the pot
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Originally Posted by Flying Beagle
to be honest, I am thinking of just leaving it white....the base color WartHog is a light grey anyway
White and grey ain't the same colour!
Oh, and it just won't look the same without the Hog mouth and rockets!
Last edited by johannlochner; Jun 12, 2012 at 03:34 PM. Reason: Perhaps it's the Russian winter look!
Jun 12, 2012, 06:25 PM
I think I'm Mode 2
Bakkie's Avatar
Hey Beagle

What is that "yoghurt" dip called we shared with the buffalo wings last night?
Jun 12, 2012, 06:57 PM
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very cool FB!!
Jun 14, 2012, 06:29 PM
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I wonder how far these would go if the ends were closed in?
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