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May 16, 2007, 02:26 AM
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RC Aircraft design book

I'm looking into getting into designing and building my own r/c airplanes, could you guys point me in the direction of some good reading material on this subject.
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May 16, 2007, 02:48 AM
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Here and also the scale and vintage forums. For balsa type stuff anyway.

Foamies and glass fibre planes have their own places.

Suggest you download someone's free plans, and start by just building something that works first, and develop your own ideas from there.
May 16, 2007, 10:04 AM
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Check out Amazon.com for the Andy Lennon book RC Aircraft Design. Lots of good info.
May 16, 2007, 10:34 AM
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What Flying Wing Nut said. It is really not a book, but rather a compilation of Andy Lennon's magazine articles, so the figure numbers do not always match, but it is a wealth of good information.

May 16, 2007, 10:55 AM
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Martin Simmons has the high end equipment
May 16, 2007, 01:27 PM
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What CC said, but it's Martin Simons. Great data on aerodynamics.
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May 16, 2007, 06:10 PM
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Andy Lennon's book is: Basics Of R/C Model Aircraft Design. I found it in a Backyard Flyer magazine ad. It's a great book filled with lots of technical stuff and math. I am in the process of building a plane of my own design. This book says a lot about many different kinds of planes and why things work the way they do. Kevin
May 16, 2007, 07:33 PM
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R/C Sports Aircraft from Scratch by Alex Weiss
May 16, 2007, 07:42 PM
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Hadn't seen that one electrotor. That one's on my list now.
May 17, 2007, 02:07 PM
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Thanks for all the info guys, nice to find a forum where I don't get flammed for asking silly questions. Even though I did search for a while and couldn't find anything.
May 17, 2007, 09:42 PM
who has rabbit ears down
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The only silly question that is asked was the one that was never spoken! Keeps the parts from scrapbins, and solid airplanes in possesion!

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