Even though its cosmetically very different, [link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_6837644/anchors_6837644/mpage_1/key_/anchor/tm.htm#6837644]this plane is an evolution of another built a few years ago[/link]
v1.0 turned out to be a bit on the hunty side but was otherwise very capable, so I lengthened the tail moment to 16" wing TE-stab hinge line. The wing area has been upped to around 560 square inches and keeps the same NACA 0023 airfoil used in the original.
I'm hoping the flat tips with toe-in at the wingtips will assist in tracking straight and smooth through hard turns. Stab and elevator area are increased a tad in anticipation of perhaps adding flaps on v3.0
All up I expect the weight of this one to be about 12oz heavier than the original putting it in the 45oz range. I plan on putting a .40-.45 size engine in it this time.
The covering is a mix of silk, silkspan and Skyloft. The wing is in Skyloft, the fuse/rudder silkspan and stab/elevator in silk. The whole thing was done with Sig Supercoat so far, since I was out of Nitrate. Hopefully its strong enough to not get twisted into a pretzel in the sun by the Supercoat.