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Veco Sioux

Old 05-28-2002, 05:56 PM
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Can anyone tell me the wingspan of the old Veco Sioux free flight plane from the '50's?

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Old 05-29-2002, 08:04 PM
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Thirty six inches.

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Old 05-31-2002, 10:39 AM
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Thanks George. Attached is a pix of a soon-to-be electric powered R/C version of the Sioux. Wingspan in this one is about 64".

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Ron,

Looks great! You might consider sending the picture to Randy Randolph at FM for his "Small Talk" column and/or to Joe Wagner (designer of the Sioux). Both together formed the SMALL (Small Aircraft Lovers League) group.

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Yes it is - to get the weight down for electric flight I redesigned the fuselage from the outline in. Doc Mathews' plans call for a lite ply fuse - as you can see I did the whole thing in 1/4 balsa. I had some glueing problems with the framework due to the tension on the uprights from the swayback of the upper and lower longerons.

From the wing forward is inset 1/8 balsa around the framework.

I also changed the nose to hide the electric motor and it looks a little different from the orginal. There is a hatch on the bottom behind the landing gear to get to the battery.

I also put a flat section in the middle of the wing simple because I prefer the looks of it. That stretched the wingspan to about 64".

I've completed the covering and am in the process of final assembly. Hopefully first flight sometime this week. I post pix of it when its done.

Ron

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