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Old 01-14-2007, 05:33 PM
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What is the best airplane to pull banners with, I have a Hangar-9 alpha 40 and would like to pull some banners but have no clue.
Old 01-14-2007, 10:44 PM
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From the smaller plane point of view, I was thinking of a Sig Kadet Senior but use a 61 two stroke or a 91 four stroke engine.

It will have plenty of wing area and the big engine will give you plenty of power.

Why not try some crepe paper behind your existing plane at first and get the feel of it?

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Does anybody sell banners or the hardware needed to rig one up? I've thought about trying to make my own, but a little unsure how to best rig one up and best stuff to make it out of.
Old 01-15-2007, 07:08 AM
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just somthin im unsure about.. how does this play into cg?
Old 01-15-2007, 09:33 AM
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This is an old article I've archived from the AMA website. It should answer your questions:

EDIT: RCU won't let me upload pictures this morning. I will try to find the link to the thread that I posted the pictures in before.

Edit #2: Found it! It's the last three posts: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_16...tm.htm#1665265
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I made and pulled one with my Great planes Tri-plane. It read, "Pattern Sucks!" The pattern flyers at the field got a laugh, and said it was ok because they knew better. I DO NOT recomend the Tri-plane to pull banners. And make sure it is attached to the center line of the aircraft. even just a bit off line and it pulls hard to that side. I was glad I knew how to use a rudder. Jeff
Old 01-28-2007, 09:20 AM
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ORIGINAL: Flying freak

just somthin im unsure about.. how does this play into cg?
Attach the banner near the airplane's Neutral Point and it "doesn't play into the cg".

You can find out where your NP is quite easily. Geistware has an application online that'll tell you exactly where it is. All you gotta do is make a couple of measurements with a yardstick or tape.


It says it's a CG calculator. It is. It also gives you a bunch more info than that, and one detail of that is the NP. For attaching a load, the NP would be the place that introduces the least torques on the aerodynamic balance of the airplane.
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Pulled by the tail. No problem but you have to use rudder in the turns.
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