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  1. Saville

    P38 Plans

    Would just create unnecessary drag.
  2. Saville

    P38 Plans

    I agree that it's a good looking airplane. The one picture that shows the canopy in side view shows it to be a little out of whack with the full size 38. Put a picture of the two together and check it out. The full scale canopy is sleeker - not as tall. Look at the 8th picture down and...
  3. Saville

    P38 Plans

    Neither is the canopy but that's pretty typical with scaled aircraft.
  4. Saville

    Making an "obsolete" fighter into an unlimited racer !

    I thought Brewster made Corsairs or someone else's airplane
  5. Saville

    Crashes in the News - Thread

    So I know nothing about flying a helicopter but what I've wondered is this: It's been reported the pilot had Foreflight on an i{Pad. If the pilot knew he was in a situation where suddenly he's in the soup and he's amongst mountains/hills why not stop, hover, and go straight up until he's high...
  6. Saville

    Crashes in the News - Thread

    I'm not saying it never happens. And certainly if a corporate jet owner has a private strip then they have maintenance facilities, a hangar, taxes etc they have to pay for. And maybe that cost is worth it to them - I don't know. "It sure seems that way around here." And it could very well be...
  7. Saville

    Crashes in the News - Thread

    Well well well ........ You know, it's ok to be wrong - we're all wrong from time to time..but to be wrong AND arrogant about it..... Well that that just makes you look stupid. Yes you. Let's start with this: "You basically just announced to everyone on the forum that you aren’t really a...
  8. Saville

    Crashes in the News - Thread

    Sorry but I find it difficult to believe that "most" corporate jets work out of non-towered airports. Those things are on call - go when the boss wants to go deals, and the weather is not always VFR. Not to mention the fact that jets perform better at high altitudes so going higher than 18...
  9. Saville

    Crashes in the News - Thread

    So where was the tower during all these "wild approaches"?
  10. Saville

    AutoPRSUs engine discussion

    It seems to me that the 100-200hp engine arena is not the place where auto engines would ever be considered. You are talking the low end of horsepower so you are talking the low end of money. You aren't going to gain anything with respect to size going to an auto engine. That's why, when I...
  11. Saville

    Wooden Single Seat Aircraft Plans

    VB wrote: "what if the designers or owners of older wooden legacy designs made a deal with university engineering or IT departments...." Perhaps VB's basic idea could be made to work if you started small. Make a vertical stabilizer and rudder kit. Or horizontal stab. Or empennage group. Or...
  12. Saville

    Wooden Single Seat Aircraft Plans

    What is the estimated lifetime of a wooden airplane? I'm much better with wood than I am with aluminum (though I'm learning - my RV-8 is aluminum), and I've often considered a wood airplane. But it seems as if it has a limited lifetime and could fail somewhere unexpectedly due to rot. I'm sure...
  13. Saville

    AutoPRSUs engine discussion

    Is it true, in general that a V engine will be a lot heavier than an opposed (If you ignore the weight savings of no radiator and hoses for the air cooled)? Is there a reason why no one markets a light V6 or V8, high horsepower (equal to or greater than a 540) designed and built especially for...
  14. Saville

    What we think we want.

    Regarding folding wings: Why hasn't the old Grumman folding system where you fold the wings along the fuselage, caught on? It didn't seem as if you has to disconnect the aileron controls. Is that because they were cables? Heavy? Expensive? Complicated to build?
  15. Saville

    1/2 scale warbirds

    That's true. Which is why I only start there. The RV-8 dimensions ( especially cockpit room) are good guides. But as you say, if you pick a plane with an especially small cockpit, then 2/3's isn't going to be big enough. And then there's aerodynamic tweaking to be done.
  16. Saville

    1/2 scale warbirds

    This is how I arrived at the 66% scale when I was pondering an ME-262 replica: I fly an RV-8. So I know it's cockpit dimensions and how that works out for me. So I divided the length of an rv-8 by the length of an ME-262 to get a rough scale factor and it came out at 60%. 2/3's seems like a...
  17. Saville

    What scale and composition of your favorite Warbird would you purchase?

    Yep. If I had the cash I'd be flying a Thunder Mustang. I've wondered about engine maintenance though.....do your sea level standard A&P have the skills for that?
  18. Saville

    Blueprints for P-40 Warhawk

    I agree. I found detailed drawings with measurements for the P-51D Throttle Quadrant. I wanted to make one for my RV-8, I got detailed and clear .png files which were all I needed. But for a whole airplane, I wonder if it wouldn't be better to go to some source like NASM or maybe they are...
  19. Saville

    Aerobatic Tandem Two-Seater

    Personally I love the tight fit of the RV-8. Feels like you are strapping on the airplane. Also handy in that it fits into a shared hangar better. More hangar options. I wouldn't want a larger plane (unless it was a Thunder Mustang) but that's a personal opinion.
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