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    My 13B engine configuration (tentative)

    Lest anyone infer anything from this, John Slade died of cancer.
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    Molding your own engine mount isolators

    Try the homebuilders store..... McMaster-Carr
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    I guess if everyone involved can sleep at night it doesn't really matter.
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    So I guess the moral of this story is that Peter had a viable business model after all.
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    None. The canard configuration is a compromise to allow more effective packaging/styling, at the cost of higher "stall" speed and some other quirks.
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    Uh huh....

    Years ago Gordon Baxter wrote a column about doing aerobatics in a aerobat, Then trying the same thing in a standard 150. Both doors popped open at the bottom of a loop.
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    "Beast One" - the next generation Microjet

    I would love to see a "cartoon" looking single seat version of a B-70 with a 6 pack of the RC turbines... I wonder if I can fit them on my E-racer
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    Sidestick control vs control yoke vs panel-mounted control wheel

    The forum is populated with better mousetrap types. I am slightly surprised that there hasn't been a thread on the pros and cons of control helmets.
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    How does this wing work?

    With the proper sensors, you could tune the handling balance of the car by adjusting those, they might need 4 slots for the proper authority. I was unaware that they could not optimize the downforce for all conditions, sounds a bit WWF to me ;) When I was doing track days we used to just...
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    Valley Engineering PRSU info needed.

    Might start here McMaster-Carr
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    Yamaha Apex internal gear reduction.

    The more custom parts you have the higher the cost. Most alternative engine programs are trying to leverage the production volume and field experience of a "consumer volume" powerplant to reduce costs and maintain a certain level of perceived or actual reliability and performance. At some...
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    Elon Musk being Elon Musk

    From what I have seen, it has 2 descent modes, controllable and uncontrollable.
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    Elon Musk being Elon Musk

    Agreed, there are plenty of aviation related divisive issues right here. I prefer my drivetrains soft, my airplanes fiberglass, and my spin training optional! To the lumberyard!
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    Core materials for resin infusion with best strength to weight ratio for use with compound curves

    For this application I think stall behavior might not be relevant. I am just going to leave the unmeasurable gains on the table, I guess.
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