Let us know how it works out, lately I've been thinking of doing the same thing. I have this nagging idea to build a gigantic RC version of some classic old timer, like a Powerhouse or a Trenton Terror by at about double size.Anybody use hoop pine? I'm pretty sure that is what Home Depot clear pine is. I ripped some into 1/4x 1/4 and 1/2x1/4 to play with.
Yeah, I run the Subscale Flight Research Lab at NASA Armstrong at Edwards AFB.What ? You get to build airplanes for a living?
WOW, that looks nice. More info on the engine please.
Wren is awesome quality. This is what we're using: http://www.jetcat.de/downloads/spt5englisch230206.pdf We also have a smaller KingTech unit, but it isn't currently installed in anything.
So, if you don't mind me asking, what is the purpose of this aircraft?Yeah, I run the Subscale Flight Research Lab at NASA Armstrong at Edwards AFB.
The engine is a single stage centrifugal flow model turbine engine. It is turned around with the exhaust facing forward turning a gearbox. It spins a 39" prop at about 5K. Its an off the shelf unit.
So, if you don't mind me asking, what is the purpose of this aircraft?