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Old 02-19-2008, 01:53 PM
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Default SWING WING SPEED BABY!

Found some old pic's of my swing wing project back in 87'.[X(]
Thought you all would get a "KICK AND A LAUGH" at a view from the past.[sm=lol.gif]
I am the good looking one!
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:18 PM
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THANKS SJ. Did get a real kick and a lot of laughs out of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Will not say more, you are much too close in distance, and I am getting too slow to outrun you. Must assume you have lost most of that overlapping stomach in picture 1. ENJOYED
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:52 PM
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What happened to it? The plane, not the stomach!
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:53 PM
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Awesome! [X(]!
Especially for such a youngun'!
Tell us more about this contraption!
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:49 PM
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Wow thats a cool plane!
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:04 PM
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I'd love to know more about how you engineered that on a plane this size and whether you had any strength problems or not.
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Speed Junkie revives his swing wing in 2008!
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:44 PM
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nice- haven't seen a blonde mullet in quite a while
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....that is known as a West Coast doo......
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That looks like the 'now' Golf Hole #9 at Mile Square Park in the background. Very cool!
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Back in the day "Before the Doo" when I was less learned in this world of physic's I built this beautiful chrome swing wing speed plane. It did fly for a bit then Stalled hard due to a severe c/g problem!
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SJ, I looked at the idea a couple of years ago and figured that the tank and battery would need to be able to move aft with the sweep mode. In regular wing mode, the model would end up being flown as tail heavy as possible. I drew up a fighter for 1/2A power and didn't think I could make it light enough for the plane to be flyable in full sweep. I think the size you picked was a good one to make the idea work.
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:43 AM
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I was so young my #1 engineering rule was "That Look's About Right"![X(]
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I have a BSME in T.L.A.R.
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