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  1. Art, I'm sorry if my post came across with a bit...

    Art, I'm sorry if my post came across with a bit of "my idea is better than your idea". That certainly wasn't the intent. I was just tossing out my own concept that has fluttered through my own...
  2. Art, something I've always thought could be fun...

    Art, something I've always thought could be fun is a GL but with the AG airfoils used on Mark Drela's Allegro Lite. It's still all balsa that way and the builder could opt for Mark's hella strong...
  3. One thing to keep in mind with the GL or Electra...

    One thing to keep in mind with the GL or Electra is that the airfoil used and the way the covering sags between the ribs does not like a heavy wing loading. On the other hand the airfoil and wing...
  4. I'm not up on the latest radios so I won't even...

    I'm not up on the latest radios so I won't even go there.

    On the motors you've got it right that outrunners tend to have lower RPM and more torque. And in fact they are sort of like having a...
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    No where near far enough. That style only has...

    No where near far enough. That style only has around a 15 to 20 degree angle. And on a larger size model I'd worry about the air drag possibly popping the ball out of the socket.

    What you want...
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    Jan, the AMOUNT of wind is not the issue. As you...

    Jan, the AMOUNT of wind is not the issue. As you say it's still flyable. But perhaps there's something going on with the flying site you're using which causes some nasty rotors to form downwind of...
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    If I had my druthers I'd set the cuts up so the...

    If I had my druthers I'd set the cuts up so the hard dark rings are parallel to the wide face.

    But as you say we typically over build and there's lots of reserve strength in spars of this size.
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    If you can keep the weight down you can even get...

    If you can keep the weight down you can even get away with a flat plate.

    Because the wing is pretty much a delta wing with a forward canard I'd consider using a bit of a modified flat plate...
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    On a big project of this sort it'll weigh you...

    On a big project of this sort it'll weigh you down something terrible if you don't focus on the small steps. Break it down into a series of small and well done sub projects and just carry on with...
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    Wen-Mac/McCoy parts are just about impossible to...

    Wen-Mac/McCoy parts are just about impossible to find so unless you get lucky and find someone willing to part with a NIB assembly I'd suggest using a needle and spraybar from a Cox "product" engine....
  11. I think it becomes a "be careful what you wish...

    I think it becomes a "be careful what you wish for" sort of deal if you modernize it too far.

    The whole point of using many of the sailplane airfoils these days is to expand the speed range. ...
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    Hmmmm ? Oh, sorry. I was looking at that toe...

    Hmmmm ? Oh, sorry. I was looking at that toe nail sander again.... :D

    You guys are all more than welcome. And yeah, it was nice to see that they pulled the first post ads. Those were simply...
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    The notice of my resignation might have been a...

    The notice of my resignation might have been a trifle premature. For the time being I'm going to hang on.

    I raised the issue of adverts directly in the first post of each thread and how it...
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    Even with light motor and radio a 60 inch span...

    Even with light motor and radio a 60 inch span model really needs 1/8 wire for a single leg style main gear. If you make up a match front and rear set so the legs for a "V" then you could likely as...
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    You're in for a challenge. To aid your...

    You're in for a challenge.

    To aid your project you will want to find the article and plans that were published in RCM magazine. It's been a whole lot of years ago but I do seem to recall that it...
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    I'm not at all surprised. They were a floater...

    I'm not at all surprised. They were a floater and great flyer back then. No reason why they won't fly well now.

    Why hang it up? There's no reason why an RC glider can't hang from a "thread...
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    You may want to check the last post date before...

    You may want to check the last post date before you reply to these things. You just dragged an 8 year old thread out of the archives. Especially when you want to post a comment that is rather...
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    I'm no longer going to be your moderator

    Sorry guys but the RCM staff and I don't see eye to eye on the present advertising volume and the selection of services that are presented. As a result I've just posted my resignation.

    I'll still...
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    What prop is on the model now? Looking at the...

    What prop is on the model now? Looking at the pitch angle will tell you if it's a clockwise or anticlockwise rotation prop.

    If it has no prop then your options for a "pusher" or reverse pitch...
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    Sal, no problem at all with first names. ...

    Sal, no problem at all with first names. Besides, if you called me "Mr Matthews" I'd be looking around for my Dad! :D

    Have you tried a small scale glider to get a feel for the CG location yet? ...
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    In going back over the past postings I ran into...

    In going back over the past postings I ran into the simulator video and subsequent replies.

    First off is that I noticed that the simulator was flying quite well with just aileron inputs. And in...
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    Yep, copper and brass both quickly tarnish to a...

    Yep, copper and brass both quickly tarnish to a medium brown. If left in worse conditions you might even find either one developing some bluish green verdigris in the nooks and crannies.

    Sal, the...
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    That's sure going to be a pretty looking thing. ...

    That's sure going to be a pretty looking thing. Any hint on what the final weight is going to be yet? I'm also thinking that at 24 inch span that it's going to be quite over powered with the...
  24. By the way I hope you don't mind but I edited the...

    By the way I hope you don't mind but I edited the title to make the topic more accurate to what's now in the postings.
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    If it were me making a gas powered version with...

    If it were me making a gas powered version with an engine of that size I think I'd scale up the plans to make the size suit the engine more. A 15 to 20cc gas engine will easily fly a 120" version of...
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