My Revolver was delivered today! Trulypsychedabout getting her setup and ready to take to the air. Not a Christmaspresent, my birthday, which is actually Christmas eve, but celebratedusuallyone week early.
I have, however, been reading this thread vociferously. When I read about the LG issue, my decision is to use a combination of @microdon2's suggestion (the Dubro one piece LG) and @ wjc's suggestion to beef-up the exterior and the interior with ply, as
I do not understand why this is still being mfr'd this way? I do love the original LG looks, but being split in two-halves, with bolts going only in one direction, seems to be the proverbial "failure looking for a time to happen". Additionally, on the aluminum piece, I totally agree with the lack of a "weak-point" premise that has been pointed out. I am sure it will serve the structural need, but upon a hard landing, or something else, your going to rip a lot of wood out that fuse and possibly the firewall.
On another point:
@wjc: I also read that youbelieve, as I do, that a good, strong (and hopefully fast) servo would be best for this plane,especiallywith it's speed andmaneuverability. I was thinking along the lines of:
You also wrote that you calculated the required amount of torque needed (for the rudder @ 38* @50mph. Where can I find those formulas and more like them, as I love engineering stuff. Thank you for all of your help, previously and now.
BTW: @ Microdon2: Great looking LG.... nice paint or cover job.... I may steal your idea
Thank you in advance to all who reply. I appreciate it greatly.