Mar 25, 2018, 06:01 PM No fuse too fat Amazing work, Owen! It's looking fantastic! Latest blog entry: Amigo Racer
 Mar 26, 2018, 06:13 AM Slow builder That's going to look killer. I can't wait to see it. Al
Mar 29, 2018, 03:14 AM
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Made some good progress on the fuse ready for the Long, long weekend. Turns out I had exactly enough resin to finish the fuse. Not even an ounce left, other than fresh stuff that arrived this week.

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 Mar 29, 2018, 03:41 PM No fuse too fat Ha! That tint kinda gave it a weathered look. You should just go with that! Latest blog entry: Amigo Racer
 Mar 29, 2018, 07:48 PM Entropy is happening! Fantastic work Owen! I have just discovered your thread. What basis will use for the CG calculations?
Mar 30, 2018, 02:26 AM
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 Originally Posted by slopeiron Ha! That tint kinda gave it a weathered look. You should just go with that!

Nah, but one day I will go with this and put some clear over it.

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 Originally Posted by Jim.Thompson Fantastic work Owen! I have just discovered your thread. What basis will use for the CG calculations?
I'm using this calculator Jim. Finding this is partly what facilitated taking on canard.

https://static.rcgroups.net/forums/a...20Planform.png

Here are the dimensions used

CG was validated with this model

Got blanks and hot wire templates cut out today

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 Mar 30, 2018, 03:30 AM Slow builder Just remember the lessons learned from the Curtis-Wright Ascender, or Descender as they were known. The canards need to stall first or you may find it flying backwards. Al
Mar 30, 2018, 04:33 AM
Entropy is happening!
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 Originally Posted by Owen Hedger .......................... I'm using this calculator Jim. Finding this is partly what facilitated taking on canard..........
That all looks good!

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 CG was validated with this model .............................................
That is a thorough way to go about such a project. Very impressive!

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 Got blanks and hot wire templates cut out today...........
Great progess. Makes me look and feel like a lazy old slouch! (which I am really............)

Jim.
 Apr 02, 2018, 01:27 PM the occasional flyer Yes, I've flown a canard backwards. Can't wait to see this one go forwards. -David
Apr 06, 2018, 05:51 PM
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 Originally Posted by _AL_ Just remember the lessons learned from the Curtis-Wright Ascender, or Descender as they were known. The canards need to stall first or you may find it flying backwards. Al
Yes, the Ass-ender. From what I have read that is mostly a CG issue. You end up in a stable nose up attitude (mushing forward) when both the wing and canard stall in that order. With no elevator control you cannot bring the nose back down. I will have flaps that are usually omitted from canards so I may be able to restore (some) lift to the main wing, which will bring the canard back down. However I will be positioning the CG forward! The scale test was pretty CG tolerant.

I was getting worried that it was going to take a lot of lead in the nose to get the correct CG. After a test fit of the wing last night I am not sure if the weight to balance it will need to go in the nose or tail. So that is good news. I am thinking it may be the tail!

Still working on my least favourite part. So much waiting for glue to cure between the steps.

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 Apr 06, 2018, 06:16 PM Living on the Dark Side. Thumbs up Owen, looks great. You are making good progress.
 Apr 06, 2018, 07:05 PM Entropy is happening! That is a good use for old computer hard drives and batteries!
Apr 15, 2018, 01:44 AM
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 Originally Posted by guitarcher Thumbs up Owen, looks great. You are making good progress.
Working on the wing and control surfaces is grinding me down, but they are nearly done.

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 Originally Posted by Jim.Thompson That is a good use for old computer hard drives and batteries!
I find it useful to have boxes containing gravity of various amounts

Lots of cut, glue, wait and repeat getting the wings done. Started work on the plug for the lower cockpit window and frame and that looks good.

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 Apr 15, 2018, 01:51 AM Just Toss It !!! I'm beginning to think maybe I should bring my camera.
Apr 15, 2018, 02:07 AM
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 Originally Posted by MATIN I'm beginning to think maybe I should bring my camera.
You have a camera?