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Sep 07, 2018, 11:00 PM
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Thanks Mike!
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Apr 19, 2019, 10:24 PM
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Hi Bill,

Will you and Jim be at the Sunset Fest with your latest batch of FORCE?

Some folks on Mike's JESTER thread were asking how to land a pitcheron. I think they would be interested in your successful ocilating wing landings. I posted a link to your thread.

Any updates?

Adam
Last edited by agarchitect; Apr 19, 2019 at 10:31 PM.
Apr 20, 2019, 11:34 PM
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Hi Adam - I do have a new one almost ready to go, but I donít have much time to work on it right now. If I can get it done in time Iíll show up to see whatís happening. Always nice to meet up with fellow slopers ó love to see what youíre up to!
May 09, 2019, 11:32 AM
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It's ready -- all I need is some wind!
May 09, 2019, 11:43 AM
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Looks awesome!
May 11, 2019, 09:09 AM
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Thanks ff, looks like today is the day! Forecast is WNW 15-20 gust 24 at Waddell.
Jul 04, 2019, 03:36 AM
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Good video of Bill flying the video at Waddell on a beautiful day!

The Force Pitcheron at Waddell Creek 7.3.2019 (2 min 1 sec)
Sep 05, 2019, 05:58 PM
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Guys.... what do you think of spring loaded flaps as spoliers that held by some switch/pin of some sort.
Sep 05, 2019, 06:26 PM
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Haha that thing moves! You might as well add ailerons..
Sep 06, 2019, 01:49 AM
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The problem is landing the plane. In lower winds 20 mph the plane does not stop at this site. Maybe a rocket style parachute would work too.
Sep 06, 2019, 07:35 PM
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Thanks for the comments guys, this is a problem on the bigger & heavier twisties for sure.

If I were going to do flaps, I would just put servos in the wings. It has been done before on pitcherons/wingerons, I can think of at least 3 planes that have done so. I guess I don’t like the idea much however. Kinda spoils the purity of the concept for me.

The other day at Waddell was freakish. I’ve been flying the Force there for the last 3 years and that was the first time I’ve seen something like that. 20 mph is plenty to slow it down. Today was no problem, the waggle was working well.
Last edited by BillO; Sep 09, 2019 at 11:55 PM.
Sep 07, 2019, 08:10 PM
IT'S NOSE HEAVY!!!!
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I agree with the disagreeable aesthetics of control surfaces on a twisty.

... What about a compromise? Something like a small-span speed brake like the Dynaflite Freedom?
Sep 16, 2019, 10:52 AM
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Love the design!

Bob
Sep 17, 2019, 10:42 PM
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Thanks Bob! The building season is approaching. Hope to get some more planes built this season compared to the last one...
Sep 18, 2019, 05:08 AM
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Could you do a canopy brake on this design?


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