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Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 01:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 284
Posted By Flite-Metal
Keep CG Where It Is/Was... ?

Do you currently fly? I ask because you were going to try to keep CG at the location it is at now. As long as
the wing and its angle do not change the CG point will not change. However, this was a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 284
Posted By Flite-Metal
Back 30 years ago the Midwest Jetster is/was...

Back 30 years ago the Midwest Jetster is/was exactly what you propose. It followed a slightly different
composition in that it had a single recip/elf for power. They were very fast for a traditional...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets Yesterday, 06:54 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,640
Posted By Flite-Metal
Proofing...Power:Mass - 1.623# T : 1# W

This week we should get back on track with our nacelle resizing. The original milling was a test of our virgin, unedited files... It would be a stretch thinking these would be proper the first go....
Forum: Foamies 11-18-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3,862
Views: 432,066
Posted By Flite-Metal
Cardstock Resources For Foam Models

George,

Copyrights should be preserved as the point of origin for a design has taken a long time, and in some cases a tremendous
amount of money to design something. For example above, I shared...
Forum: Foamies 11-17-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3,862
Views: 432,066
Posted By Flite-Metal
Scale Scratch Built Foamie

Bud, and other thread contributors:

I have often been tempted to follow one of the "foamie" scratchbuild threads, however until today I failed to take
the trip down a very entertaining pathway....
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-10-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 62,125
Posted By Flite-Metal
What's A Dutch Roll Look Like........ ?

You would be amazed in the number of times I have had to explain the image below.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b2/DutchRollAnimGIF02.gif/200px-DutchRollAnimGIF02.gif

...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-10-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 62,125
Posted By Flite-Metal
Minimum Elevator Area

B-47 CG on a 1/10th scale model is roughly 4 inches aft of left and right wing trailing
edge intersect.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=178317&stc=1&d=1415640451
...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-09-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 197,266
Posted By Flite-Metal
Flaps Require Deflection Angle Differential To Work ! !

So what makes the above mandate work on the model? Previously posted images will
reappear here since we are on the point of concern for Bernie's reason for falling out
of the sky, literally.
...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-09-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 197,266
Posted By Flite-Metal
Severe AOT & Its Effect On Bernie's Crash

I hesitated to be too critical as Bernie has had successful flight with a pair of B-52
and now his B-47 project. Bernie is not the pilot, I am not sure if he used the same
pilot for all three...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-09-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 197,266
Posted By Flite-Metal
B-47 Crash Angle Of Attack Or Structural Failure?

Look at the beginning of the video during the assembly process. The model does not have any, I repeat, any wing cantilever
except a carbon fiber rod about the diameter of a wood pencil. There is no...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-08-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 197,266
Posted By Flite-Metal
They didn't appreciate my analysis when I stated...

They didn't appreciate my analysis when I stated angle of attack was rather severe for a swept
wing. The ailerons were rendered useless when the left wing rose out of its shoulder position.

Only...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 10-30-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 62,125
Posted By Flite-Metal
My conversation with the pilot stopped after his...

My conversation with the pilot stopped after his denial Dutch Roll plagued his flight. I
was lost for words at that point since video clearly shows the Dutch Roll. This is sad
as they are doomed...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 10-30-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,640
Posted By Flite-Metal
Hi Don, That's interesting after two years...

Hi Don,

That's interesting after two years I would receive a reply from the other half of the
Davey illustration team. Margaret is not aware I purchased everything from Chris.

I will write...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 10-30-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 62,125
Posted By Flite-Metal
Don, The front main never retracted, in...

Don,

The front main never retracted, in fact I believe it came loose in the gear well
as it was right angles to the direction of flight. Bernie's B-47 is an example of
old school scale...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 10-30-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 197,266
Posted By Flite-Metal
And just what was it, we learned from this video?

And just what was it, we learned from this video?
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 10-29-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 197,266
Posted By Flite-Metal
Bernie's Vegas Bomber Crashes

A lot to be learned from this footage...Feed back from everyone welcomed

0NggcrHyXj8

Bernie's B-47 flite provides a lot of valuable witnessing, especially how little
drag exists though there...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 10-29-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 62,125
Posted By Flite-Metal
Bernie's Las Vegas B-47

A lot to be learned from this footage...Feed back from everyone welcomed


0NggcrHyXj8
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 10-27-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,640
Posted By Flite-Metal
Bernie's B-47 Passes

A lot to be learned from this footage...Feed back from everyone welcomed

0NggcrHyXj8

Bernie's B-47 flite provides a lot of valuable witnessing, especially its lack
of stable attitude.
...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 09-19-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,640
Posted By Flite-Metal
We were getting too far away from my original...

We were getting too far away from my original posting of these and thought some of the
newbee thread followers would appreciate some reference materials for their B-47's. It'll
help you find what...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 08-21-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,640
Posted By Flite-Metal
OK, moving along. This is a quickly thrown...

OK, moving along.

This is a quickly thrown together illustration of the asymetric distribution device used to distribute even
flow of Polyurea Resin across surface of the B-47 sections covered...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 08-19-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,640
Posted By Flite-Metal
Back when I started the thread my intention was...

Back when I started the thread my intention was to help improve on the content. Don for one is to
be commended, or committed :) for seeing this site is not a boiling caldron like others.

RC...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 08-19-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,640
Posted By Flite-Metal
Consequence Of Repeated Wing Flex Using Polyurea Resin

Thanks for asking:

I just reread my wording in that last post and it sounded curt, I did not mean it to be. I was late to leave and rushed
my wording. Sorry if it sounded gruff!

I understand...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 08-19-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,640
Posted By Flite-Metal
Wicking

Primer is applied to the EPS or XPS before application of Polyurea resin. Primer wicks down within the EPS beaded foam or
along cell perimeter of XPS Dow Styrofoam.

Primer is extremely agressive...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 08-18-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,640
Posted By Flite-Metal
Wing Flex

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=158682&stc=1&d=1333457576


As much as I dislike having to answer a question with a question of the inquirer...You apparently
have...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 08-18-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,640
Posted By Flite-Metal
Answering A Question With A Question... :(

Certainly the Valley can do better than that...? Or is that a Simi answer with more to come?

Inquiring minds need to know.
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 08-18-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,640
Posted By Flite-Metal
What Happened Here???

What on earth is this? What happened to the foam?
...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 08-16-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,640
Posted By Flite-Metal
Gee Whiz...This Stuff Works ! ! !

Before I ruin this project with what someone said will work... ;^) I thought it best I test it myself... :^)

Well we survived the impact testing no worse for ware. No I did not use a durometer or...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 07-26-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,640
Posted By Flite-Metal
Gee, why is it I am left to discover answers...

Gee, why is it I am left to discover answers about this site's video limitations?
Would have thought all the YouTubers would have chimed in by now.. :)

Its Saturday morning so we are off to Home...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 07-25-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,640
Posted By Flite-Metal
I have 12 adjacent edges and multiple compound...

I have 12 adjacent edges and multiple compound curves with which to experience
Wowplanes Liquid Sheeting.

I am most interested in destructively determining how durable the surface and edges...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 07-24-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,640
Posted By Flite-Metal
Will try to get settled down again to do the...

Will try to get settled down again to do the liquid skin testing with our smaller inboard nac.
We got back too late to get anything done yesterday.

I hoped there was a contribution by a...
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