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• The writing is on the wall for my free flight model airplane club. In 5-10 years most everyone will be dead. It's hard to get a kid to...
• imamac96 reacted to Hot Wings's post in the thread The state of our (dying) sport 2022 with Like.
The 'trick' here is to add power. This raises the legal weight from 155 for a glider to 254 for a 'powered' UL.
• imamac96 reacted to Pops's post in the thread [Cheap] 96" Leaf Brake with Like.
We bent all the 8' spar webs for 2 Bearhawks . 8'x .040 , 2024-T-3 and they came out perfect. We built it with all cold roll plate...
• I forgot to say one other thing that I just remembered now that I'm back home from a gliding lesson (\$400 for three flights makes my...
• imamac96 replied to the thread [Cheap] 96" Leaf Brake.
Pops, Yes, I have plans for the MM brake. I'd like to build one, but there are a lot of people who are unable to build one, so I'm...
• OK, I'll post a little here. If you'd like to talk about it, shoot a message. I'm trying to design a light sport that fills the role of...
• imamac96 reacted to BJC's post in the thread The state of our (dying) sport 2022 with Like.
There are jerks, a-holes and crooks in aviation, just like everywhere else. Part of growing up, is learning to recognize, deal with, or...
• I’m 25, and I have a total of about 78 hours. I started flying when I was 13. I’m a lifetime EAA member. I would’ve been in that picture...
• Did anyone else notice Mittler Bros. has a 96" leaf brake? I just noticed it: 2800-9622S I've been pricing materials to build a mac's...
• imamac96 replied to the thread Kuhn's Diagonal Tension Factor.
In case anyone else is curious: it’s Equation 5 in the text. $$k = \tanh(0.5 \log_{10}(\tau/\tau_{CR}))$$
• imamac96 replied to the thread Kuhn's Diagonal Tension Factor.
Figure 7 of report 1364 was what I was looking for. Thanks! Now, I need to read the whole report. Yes, it’s a cluttered book, but it’s...
• imamac96 replied to the thread Kuhn's Diagonal Tension Factor.
plncraze, Thanks for looking. I really appreciate it. Yes, Heintz rounds... a lot. It can be really hard to follow him because he...
• Chris Heintz's book makes many references to Kuhn's Diagonal Tension Factor. I understand that Kuhn wrote an entire structures textbook...