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Jul 20, 2008, 01:08 AM
The King Moonracer of balsa.
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So I woke up this morning and figured I would go out and try to fly the Riser 2M again. Just so you all know, since my maiden flight with Captain Canardy, I have had a few situations which have left my launching confidence a bit low. But today after rechecking that some kindhearted person had not reversed my elevator servo again and doubble checked that my CG was sufficiently correct so there would be no 30 foot high pop offs I launched her again.

I had some very nice flights today. I still mainly have up and down flights but they are getting a little longer and I figure this way I get a lot of practice with my landings. I think I am getting better at noticing thermal lift but I have a dificult time keeping it in the lift and getting that free ride. The best I have done is a lift stalemate a few times where it was not coming down but not going up. Just wanted to let you know that this new pilot had a very good day today.

Bob - I am looking forward to your maiden flight next weekend. I will be with you in spirit.

BCS - The insurgency has been quiet for too long. I am sensing a major offensive coming just prior to Bob's maiden. Don might be planning on sneaking out to Seattle to replace Bob's tail on the Riser with a v-tail. Watch yourself Bob.

Wayne
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Jul 20, 2008, 08:01 AM
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Glad you got some flying in wind.You have to watch these guys as they can be sneaky,a few months back I needed some jbw for a repair to the transmission on a harley,I was told by the guys at the perts store that it had all been bought by a guy in a blue plaid shirt.I figure that Bob hitched a ride on one of those airplanes he builds and bought up all the jbw from here to washington.scottie
Jul 20, 2008, 09:40 AM
Yes
I hope I didn't scare Don off. Sometimes my incredible feats of logic can be overwhelming.
Jul 20, 2008, 12:51 PM
who has rabbit ears down
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Tom! Sorry dude, but I had to retake one of my airframe tests over the name (ruddervator) yes, it is an FAA recognized title!
Dogfly! Yes shaping up quite vividly! short moment arm when you skootch the leading edge of 'canard' back a bit, should do 6 foot loops!
Jul 20, 2008, 01:17 PM
sKrude up, Rejected!
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Jul 20, 2008, 01:42 PM
Yes
Please, Captain, I'm having trouble deluding myself as it is. Don't cloud everything up with facts.
Jul 20, 2008, 06:03 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Korn
... Don't cloud everything up with facts.
That's my job.

However, I certainly do not mind some help!
Jul 20, 2008, 07:16 PM
who has rabbit ears down
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my goodness, kids now adays----
Jul 20, 2008, 08:08 PM
The King Moonracer of balsa.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Korn
I hope I didn't scare Don off. Sometimes my incredible feats of logic can be overwhelming.
If you have read any of the posts by Don on the Chrysalis thread you would know that Don's logic and knowledge of aircraft design is almost unending. He is the most informed, able to back up what he sais guy I have had the pleasure to meet. Trust me when I say he has not been scared off. My guess is that he has gone to find a more challenging discussion. Don is always welcome here.

Wayne
Jul 20, 2008, 08:33 PM
The Lone Blue Plaid Flyer
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Hi Guys,

I just finsihed my Riser 112 I have been building for 120 days. The last thing I did was to proudly place our Logo on the plane. See photo. Maiden to happen on the 27th.

Bob in Seattle
Jul 20, 2008, 08:37 PM
Yes
No one has answered Skycruiser, so It's a good thing I'm here.

That Aircraft has a V Tail. It will not fly.
Jul 20, 2008, 08:45 PM
The King Moonracer of balsa.
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Bob you have indeed set the bar for all Blue Plaid Squadron members, be them v-tail or not. I have my bottle of toasting wine chilling in prep of your maiden flight. I will pick up some gourmet cheese before Saturday and will be waiting for the report.

Wayne
Jul 20, 2008, 08:48 PM
The Lone Blue Plaid Flyer
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Thanks Wayne. I too bought a special bottle of Pinot Gris and some great cheese in prep for the after maiden party. Thanks for designing a great logo for us.

Bob in Seattle
Jul 21, 2008, 09:55 AM
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Not sure which costs Bob more - this hobby, or the supporting cheese-and-wine habit..
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Jul 21, 2008, 10:16 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Korn
...That Aircraft has a V Tail. It will not fly.
I have built hundreds of models that most definitely could not fly, that did NOT have a V-tail. Some had T-tails, but the vast majority had conventional tails. They were kitted by major companies with excellent reputations (Monogram, Airfix, Revell, Testor, Hasagawa, Tamiya, etc.), but the best they could manage was "falling with style", if that much.

OTOH, the percentage of models I've built with V-tails that could fly (and fly well) is far higher.

That's the hard data. Statistically speaking, V-tails fly better than other tail types. Read it and weep.

Q.E.D.


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