# Recent content by vtul

1. ### Aileron balance

Okay, definite waste of time.
2. ### Aileron balance

Nope, not just that, and not just "perfecctly balanced". As I mentioned above, I have a number of questions about the effects of this linked weight and pivot as a system. And if I personally knew the answers, I wouldn't ask the questions.
3. ### Aileron balance

Me. too. I call em like I see em, just like the rest of the gang.
4. ### Aileron balance

There were no "offensive" remarks made. And understand the report function.
5. ### Aileron balance

In this system in a dive the mass inertia plus weight will oppose an aileron's flutter displacement upwards, and the mass inertia minus the weight will oppose it in the other direction. Thus a dynamically unbalanced force. How will this play out in this design?
6. ### Aileron balance

In a rigid connection to an aileron of a mass balance weight, they both behave as a single object. In a linked connection between a weight and an aileron, they don't. If there is any play or flexibility in that system, there can be a resonant response created. How will that play out in this...
7. ### Aileron balance

Okay, thanks for that straightforward answer. The amount of balance mass isn't the only thing I don't understand about how this design will behave yet, but I accept that as true.
8. ### Aileron balance

ya know, I was askin a straightforward question because I didn't know the answer, but I guess that's impossible without gettin' smartassed remarks. I understood the mass balanced part of balancing ailerons, what I was wondering about is the effect of the weight, anyway, since both the weight...
9. ### If you love aircraft-- "Doc"

Thanks for that Pops. My stepfather was a B-29 navigator-bombardier out of Saipan.
10. ### Aileron balance

I've got a question re. an aileron balance design I saw in a build thread here. The balance weight was put on the end of a pushrod near an internal horn. Q: What happens in a dive?
11. ### Decalage angle

note: "bottom of foil" + stick is probably back now to fly at all.
12. ### Decalage angle

Ayup. Maybe he should have moved the wing forward instead. Like right over the seats. Might need to move that big engine to the front, too, to balance.
13. ### Decalage angle

Decalage is a pretty aero word. But, individual wing and tail incidence carry more information than simply the difference between the two. Unless it's being applied to a biplane's wing rigging, it's kind of useless to generalize about it.
14. ### An alternative to flat wrap

edit: deleted.Out of sync -- answering question one page back. Nevermind........
15. ### Decalage angle

I trained on a Drifter. It's a tandem 2 seater. Easy to balance a load. Apples and oranges, again.