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05-31-2007, 11:39 PM
05-31-2007, 11:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,975
Posted By SoCal GliderGuider

RE: Kinko's , Uugghhh!

"Kinkos digital copies" are actually a tiff file of a raster scan at a given pixel per inch setting. I strongly suggest calling around your area to other graphics services (formally blue print shops)...
04-18-2007, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By SoCal GliderGuider

RE: CA shelf life

Get a large plastic jar full of mixed nuts. Eat the nuts. Go to the crafts store and get some of the fine grain silica gel crystals for drying flowers. Clean the jar, put about a half inch of the...
03-26-2007, 08:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,745
Posted By SoCal GliderGuider

03-22-2007, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 478
Posted By SoCal GliderGuider

RE: difference in wing shapes

Wing area distribution (shape) and dihedral on rudder/elevator sailplanes does have various effects on maneuverability. Too much polyhedral can make the sailplane too stable. Not enough and you can't...
03-20-2007, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,339
Posted By SoCal GliderGuider

RE: How to secure these wings?

Make a 'T' handle out of 3/32" music wire that has a small hook at the base of the 'T'. Stick the hook through the slots. Put one wing on and triple fold a large rubber band between the hook in the...
03-20-2007, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,140
Posted By SoCal GliderGuider

RE: Spectra ARF Wing Joiner Needed

Replace the whole thing with a steel rod, brass tubing and plywood or hardwood wedges.
03-20-2007, 07:25 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 17,498
Posted By SoCal GliderGuider

RE: 400 feet limit?

The only pure sailplanes I've seen over 200 are dynamic soaring on remote ridges with just a few spectators besides the pilot. Hotliners are NOT sailplanes.




And ignore the 30 plus years...
03-10-2007, 12:32 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 17,498
Posted By SoCal GliderGuider

RE: 400 feet limit?

Gee, you care! I was not the one that started the permit process. I was not the one that wanted to fly 55 pound power planes at over 60 mph in the middle of an open and totally accessible public...
02-19-2007, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By SoCal GliderGuider

RE: Designing a non-powered glider, any ideas?

Look in the freeflight section of this web site and on rc groups.
02-15-2007, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,656
Posted By SoCal GliderGuider

RE: How to 'slice' a DXF file?

Zip the file then change the extension to one that the file upload will take. Remind us in the posting to change the file extension back to Zip.
02-11-2007, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By SoCal GliderGuider

RE: copy of mag srcm usa

Wonder if she got a sunburn during the photo shoot.
02-07-2007, 02:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,093
Posted By SoCal GliderGuider

RE: Assistance needed for flying site

There is a blanket misdemeanor violation for any of the cities codes. There is no direct mention of any punishments within the ordinance itself.

The county has a blanket coverage for it's parks...
02-07-2007, 01:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,093
Posted By SoCal GliderGuider

RE: Assistance needed for flying site

Costa Mesa's new permit system ordinance has such a wording.

"(a) No person shall bring, land or cause to descend or alight any radio controlled model aircraft within the City without first...
02-06-2007, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,087
Posted By SoCal GliderGuider

RE: Scale Gliders

Take a look at www.tmrcsailplanes.com
02-06-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,093
Posted By SoCal GliderGuider

RE: Assistance needed for flying site

So one has to join a private organization to use a public park.
02-06-2007, 11:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,093
Posted By SoCal GliderGuider

RE: Assistance needed for flying site

No mention of adapting the AMA codes. Reference "does not compromise the safety of or interfere with activities of other visitors to the park", so there is no weight limit. No speed limit either....
01-25-2007, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By SoCal GliderGuider

RE: Batch Airfoil Coords Input in AutoCAD?

Get ConCord from Martin Hepperle's web site.

http://www.mh-aerotools.de/airfoils/index.htm

Can take most any data file format and make a DXF file out of it.
01-22-2007, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By SoCal GliderGuider

RE: CoCreate OneSpace Modeling - Any Experience??

Could you post the direct links to the downloads? I don't like to send my e-mail address out.
01-14-2007, 02:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,678
Posted By SoCal GliderGuider

RE: Come try Delta Cad? It's great!

A lot of those that supposedly know about Xref's don't know how to use them either. About two thirds of the cad drawing packages I get don't have the Xref's included. Can take days of back and forth...
01-12-2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,716
Posted By SoCal GliderGuider

RE: Using flaps... how much elevator??

Using the five point adjustment for elevator to flaps I pull in a lot of down elevator at first, then back it off as the flaps go past the 45 to 50 degree point then take most of it out.
01-10-2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,131
Posted By SoCal GliderGuider

RE: Scanning 21" Ribs to DXF format

I would do the rib in sections and stitch it back together in Acad.
01-10-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,131
Posted By SoCal GliderGuider

RE: Scanning 21" Ribs to DXF format

Most scanners will have distortion on one or both of the axises. I lay two flat rulers X,Y on critical scans, take the scan into Acad, do the outlining, scale it on the axis that is closest to the...
01-09-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 17,498
Posted By SoCal GliderGuider

RE: 400 feet limit?

Depends on how many trees are in your forest.
01-09-2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 17,498
Posted By SoCal GliderGuider

RE: 400 feet limit?

Malvey:"One other thing that gets lost here is just how much danger are we really in?"

Statistics can be bent to answer most any question. When the necessary precautions are taken to promote...
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