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  • About Larry3215
    Gig Harbor, Wa USA
    Kitsap ARCS & E-FLAPS
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  • Last Activity: 11-14-2016 08:09 AM
  • Join Date: 03-07-2006
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  1. ve1ahm
    11-22-2009 06:39 PM
    Thanks Larry
  2. Larry3215
    11-22-2009 06:09 AM
    No plans sorry. It was TLAR all the way.
  3. ve1ahm
    11-22-2009 02:55 AM
    Hi Larry;
    Do you have any plans for the paper airplane?
    [email protected]
  4. Larry3215
    09-09-2009 12:11 AM
    Let me think on that a bit and get back to you.
  5. 09-08-2009 05:14 PM

    Do you still have your Medusa 36-60-1600? Want to sell it and hoe much?


  6. 08-24-2009 03:42 AM
    I'll bet if you took the Mega Capricorn to an air show, it would keep more attention than the giant Yak's.
  7. Larry3215
    08-23-2009 07:49 AM
    Hi RC, I have several large foamies in videos on the water, but your probably talking about the Mega Capricorn. Its my favorite plane :)

    Yeah, I saw that video before. They did a great job!
  8. 08-23-2009 06:34 AM
    Is that blue plane the Capricorn on Youtube that is flying over the water ? I got some good laughs at that video. one grabber is the slomo loop-flips. And at some angles it looks like a shrimp.
    Like to build big blue foamies ? Some people made a 9 foot wing E-Starter clone.

  9. smokejohnson
    05-21-2009 05:26 AM
    Hi Larry, thanks for entering the scratchbuild contest...good luck.
  10. Larry3215
    01-27-2009 05:54 AM
    For tricycle gear planes the general rule of thumb for main gear placement is as follows.

    cant attach a pic!

    Draw a vertical line thru the cg down to the ground. Then draw a second line from the CG point to the point where the mains sit on the ground.

    The angle between those two lines should be no more than 20 degrees max. 10-15 degrees makes for much smoother take offs. I prefer close to 15 degrees for fast flying models,

    Too small an angle makes for a plane that may rotate to soon and take off before your ready. It can also lead to porpoising on landing.

    The plane may also want to sit on its tail when the battery pack is out of the model. That drives some guys nuts but doesnt bother me.

    Gear set too far back will cause the plane to be very hard to rotate. Once it does reach flying speed it may suddenly OVER rotate and go vertical and stall.

    As with most design parameters - its a balancing act :)

    Maybe start a new thread and we could go on there?


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