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    10/23 Raptor Video

    May I present to you, Raptor 2.0 Hold on, guys, I expect turbulence. Here we go again;
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    That was more than a "squeal" that was metal to metal seizure, and this is all bad!
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    PM keeps 'whistling past the graveyard' Heat is slowly cooking this bird, and until he addresses this problem in a meaningful way, the bird should stay on the ground.
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    What could be done to reinvent the Affordaplane to a more homogeneous project?

    I'm considering the AFP for my first build; something about this looks promising. I'd like to see more of what you have in mind.
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Never. A few years back, I was involved in a project in a class 1 enviroment. The only viable safe solution was a manual LP-hydraulic system; I still recieve op reports to this day.
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Low-Pressure <250 PSI, uses lighter, less stressed components, it's easier to install, service, and reliable. I would submit the cable pulley system installed, re-engineered, modified, and then jerry-rigged is a cluster of epic scale; If the engine does not fail in flight, it will be a control...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Admiting defeat is more difficult for some, I've been there as I suspect most of us have been; it's time Peter admits to himself this bird is as done as it will ever be, time to start over and learn from this.
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Has anyone concidered low-pressure hydraulics instead of cables attached to an airframe that twists and flex's?
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    I also have been coding for decades, I trust my code, the hardware is more susceptible to glitches and spurious input. Looking at the haphazard tangle of wires in that ship worries me. You would think that a machine that is absolutely dependant on Electricity to operate, more care would be...
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    Wooden prop plans

    Thanks So Very Much..
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    Wooden prop plans

    Can't find it on Amazon or B&N, any recommendations?
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    propellers blade shapes, thickness , width straight ,cupped , blade tips ,how many!!

    Re: propellers blade shapes, thickness , width straight ,cupped , blade tips ,how ma HI Hugh, I can't seem to view one of the attached graphics and hope you could resend them. I am considering making a prop for my upcoming project and would love to look over your 'wee talk' notes. ThankX
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    Fir vs Birch plywood??

    Aerowerx, your question was timely, i am currently in the planning stage of my first build. I believe columns spec the wood thus. t" thickness. ,== tension load with the plane of the wood, next is tension load perpendicular to the surface, next compression with the plane of the wood and...
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