View Single Post
Old 01-06-2009, 02:28 PM
Joe Nagy
My Feedback: (3)
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Wickenburg, AZ
Posts: 513
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default RE: Sterling Spitfire

Hi Everyone;

Hey; another good thread and read on the old Sterling Kits and incidence settings.

Re Incidence Settings: I am no expert at all, but you can learn a lot about these settings from almost any of the late Hal deBolt's many design articles, especially on his aerobatic/pattern designs, and pylon racers. He usually recommended +11/2 degrees for the wing, and +2 1/4 degrees for the stab, reasoning that once you rolled inverted the stab setting would almost automatically drop the tail and raise the nose. I don't know for sure, but I build all my ships to Hal's formulas, and they fly straight and true, and track like they are on rails. So dig into your magazine piles/archives and read Hal's design works.

Will close, just my contribution to a really great thread, best regards from Phoenix,

Joe Nagy.