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01-18-2003, 12:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,759
Posted By Tom-RCU

Aluminum channel

Check out: http://www.8020.net/

They deliver.
Forum: Aerodynamics
01-05-2003, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By Tom-RCU

AOA, decalage for 60" slope plane


I am building the fuse mold for a 60" slope plane and want to get some feedback from the readers on appropriate AOA for the wing and angle of the stab.

Right now I have created a wing...
12-05-2002, 01:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,004
Posted By Tom-RCU

how to cut foam core Leading edge

Are you using an actual Feathercut bow? When cutting the bottom of the foil make sure the weights are at the wire end of the bow and when cutting the top of the foil move the weights to the frame...
03-19-2002, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 974
Posted By Tom-RCU

Ballast / Anviloy


Let us know what you find out about Anviloy. I've been hearing about a new ballast material to be used in a Transpac 52 (racing sailboat). It's supposed to be much denser than lead and must be...
02-27-2002, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,795
Posted By Tom-RCU

Blue foam, pink foam and balsa


In this thread folks have been asking about different foam densities. I thought the following summary may help in the discussion:

As Ollie pointed out "Blue foam" == Dow HiLoad, "Pink...
01-26-2002, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By Tom-RCU

Vacuum bagging ?

To some extent you can vacuum bag anything. Full size sailboat hulls are vacuum bagged (with very thick layup), I'm sure there are other large scale industrial uses for vacuum bagging.

One can...
01-26-2002, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,837
Posted By Tom-RCU

CNC cutter

Following up to my own posting...

I have found an incredible source of information on creating your own CNC foam cutting equipment. Software (shareware), airfoil design, controllers and simple,...
01-15-2002, 12:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,837
Posted By Tom-RCU

CNC Foam cutter


Looking for URLs to websites on CNC Hot wire foam cutters. Also looking for US suppliers for home / hobbyists.

I have seen most of the Euro websites, but can't seem to find much here at...
Replies: 36
Views: 4,819
Posted By Tom-RCU

01-10-2002, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,049
Posted By Tom-RCU

Carbon Fiber

Finding inexpensive carbon cloth is tough. Previous posters have mentioned ACP and CST, both good vendors. Another you might want to look at is carbcom.com.

You could also look for material...
01-07-2002, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,512
Posted By Tom-RCU



I've built two Terminators (and will probably build another). Both are balsa sheeted.

Some of the things I learned and you should look out for.
1. Watch the weight. Theyare very sensitive...
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