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Old 01-14-2011, 06:41 AM
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Huffy01
Huffy01
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 587
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I've finally gotten to the computer to post.
Just to point out I'm only doing this because I don't have the money to buy new parts and have another sailplane almost finish which I think will take over from the Radian.
What I planned to do and what I have already done is to change the angle of attach of the main wing,( making a new wing saddle ,cutting out foam for the new position) changing the angle of incidence of the horizontal tailplane and for the time being covering just the fuselage in 0.8mm balsa wood.
First thing was to mark a datum line to take measurements.
holding the plane at an angle that it would be if it was flying and marking a line from the centre of the motor along the fuselage, my guesstimate just above the rear landing skid.
After that I worked out the chord line of the wing and made the changes to it's placement on the fuselage.
I did some balsawood bending with some ammonia to make the wing saddle from 3mm balsa.
I then traced the outline on the fuselage and removed the excess foam.
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