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  1. Red Jensen

    Impulse IF-1

    It's been a little while since I provided an update. The fuselage molds are now complete. I need to trim the flanges, drill for locator bolts and build some stands then I can separate them. Looking forward to seeing what is inside. I received the canopy back from Aircraft Windshield too. As...
  2. Red Jensen

    What did you do on your airplane project today?

    I finished up half of a fuselage mold today. Red
  3. Red Jensen

    Impulse IF-1

    First half of the fuselage mold is complete! New video here. Red
  4. Red Jensen

    Impulse IF-1

    Fuselage molding happening today 👍🏻 Gelcoat is on, carbon coming up next. Red
  5. Red Jensen

    Impulse IF-1

    A pushrod mixer is the plan and what I have designed. I'll stick with normal V tail function, I don't think there will be any need for an independent sub rudder. Red
  6. Red Jensen

    Impulse IF-1

    I'm nearly finished fitting the splitter plates to the fuselage so I can make the left and right mold halves. I took a bit of a break but I'm back at it now. This will be last of the molds I have to make. Wing and landing gear are machined molds. I'm looking forward to making real parts. Red
  7. Red Jensen

    What did you do on your airplane project today?

    I'm getting close to finishing up fitting the splitter plates to my F-1 fuselage plug so I can make molds. These are the last of the fuselage group to be completed. Upper and lower cowling, canopy surround, canopy buck and the V tail molds are already done. Red
  8. Red Jensen

    Impulse IF-1

    Wow that' s gorgeous.....and encouraging!
  9. Red Jensen

    Impulse IF-1

    I finally got around to making a vid about my project. Red
  10. Red Jensen

    Impulse IF-1

    Well, the tail molds are now complete. The fuse plug has been rolled on its side and polished prior to molding the left side. Red
  11. Red Jensen

    Impulse IF-1

    Same. I've found several examples of traditional styles. They all remind me of the old DuBro ones for R/C planes. I wished it were that easy haha. I have a solid design that's adjustable, I was more just curious about the cable types. Red
  12. Red Jensen

    Impulse IF-1

    Any examples of the all cable mixers? I don't think I've ever seen one. Red
  13. Red Jensen

    Impulse IF-1

    The minimum area is 66 sq ft. So everyone is there. There has not been a modern optimized design for quite some time. Maybe my ideas will work, maybe they won’t but I’m going to try. I only plan to make one, but should there be interest I have options.
  14. Red Jensen

    Impulse IF-1

    Mike Arnold had a very large influence in the fuselage design for sure, creating the inevitable comparison.
  15. Red Jensen

    Impulse IF-1

    This was very carefully considered early on. The reality is that these planes have way too much wing area, they don’t need to generate much lift. The airfoils have been modified and tailored to suit without the weight and complexity of camber changing. Down the road if it looks like it could be...
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