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Feb 19, 2018, 10:47 AM
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My 40th anniversary 1977 Aquila project


My Aquila project is moving forward at a slow and steady pace. I was able to get a 1977 kit from one of our club members who passed away. Lee Renaud gave this fuselage to my father when he was writing the soaring column for RCM. This model has the upgrades that Tim Renaud and I have deemed necessary for the classic design. We both agreed that this Aquila needs to have Carbon fiber spar caps .375 x .060 on the top and .375 x 040 on the bottom. We changed the joiner rod to be a Dave Squires Falcon 880 ejector pin to handle the wind flying with ballast. The rudder has been swept back more and another .375 has been added to the trailing edge to prevent the dreaded Aquila wobble. Another improvement to mitigate that was to use carbon push rods. Spoilers now have one more bay added to them and are directly powered with an HS 45 servo to remove the dial code nightmare. I still have the canopy to dye and radio to install in the fuselage.
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Feb 22, 2018, 12:42 PM
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Excellent job!! Can you tell me the color of the silver/grey covering used on the leading edge of the wing?
Feb 23, 2018, 10:42 AM
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The color is Monokote Metalic Charcol Gray.
Apr 10, 2018, 03:19 PM
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Did you and Tim decrease the wing incidence ?

Ray
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May 18, 2018, 06:36 AM
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No we did not.


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