Of all the replies in this thread, the only one I consider well considered is the following quoted one by Bob K. Almost all the rest are yearnings about a time long gone and never to return by aging old farts with nothing to do but complain about how rotten kids are now.
Thank you Bob...
You don't know what that big box on the front (under the empennage) weighs. It look fairly massive. Also, no telling what else is in the box.
The CG of the plane is somewhere near it's main wheels, so it's not that too far back on the trailer. The trailer probably weighs several times what...
I realize you're probably replying to cblink.007 in post #19 but a GFCI will protect you like an isolation transformer but the hot wiring stops when tripped. Albeit with a potential mild shock as it trips if you're in the circuit.
Is everyone's minds here stuck in the century BEFORE GFCI's...
Nobody commented about my post:
I remember the Rutan zig-zagged method. I don't think you're a maniac, if you're reasonably careful.
Can anyone dispute why a GFCI wouldn't protect you? If you're careless.
A light bulb (incandescent type) in series to let you know if you've somehow...
Anyone know where ROM went? His last post was on April 21st, 2012.
In particular I wonder what progress if any he made on his build as documented in his build journal
The strip method or other?
Thanks in advance.
Surprised no one has considered these creations of Craig Vetter with some wings, hanging an engine and prop.
and this one
Wind in your hair and face after a while can be tiring. The Vetter fairings of the 2nd would help a lot.
Bicycle landing gear like the motorcycle with legs...
Re: May 27th, 2009, 01:28 PM post "What software do you use?"
Overall, my question about Google's Sketchup is "How do I draw accurately sized shapes such as long tubes, make copies of them, and move them accurately to another location, such as 24 inches left? ...
Hi Hot Wings,
Thank you for not attacking me in my initial (maybe last) forum post (Wooden ribs and composite skin wings).
The reception by some of the others has put me off from posting on the forum. After having spent many, many hours reading the "Aircraft Design / Aerodynamics / New...
Re: Yet another axial engine
I know this is an ancient thread but my favorite axial engine design that seems to have been consistently overlooked is the 7-litre Bristol axial engine of the mid-1930s, designed by Charles Redrup.
Instead of wobble plates or cams, it uses a "Z" shaped...
Re: Composite skin wings
What you're saying is opposite of what a number of others are saying about cored skins and/or solid core wings.
I'd like hear from the opposition camp. I'm not trolling. I want to have this debate so we (specifically myself) can reconcile the difference of opinions...