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by GitItWright
October 27th, 2010, 6:35 am
Forum: Helicopters C
Topic: Designs and Kits
Replies: 117
Views: 29941

Re: Designs and Kits

This summer, at the clinic in Indiana, the winning team powered the "bottom" rotor which left the top rotor to have its "hub" fixed. They then attached a "probe", a spear about 8 cm long to the top of the Helicopter. That probe would touch the ceiling first thus preventing the helicopter from clipp...
by GitItWright
May 24th, 2010, 7:19 am
Forum: Wright Stuff B
Topic: Nationals results
Replies: 43
Views: 11080

Re: Nationals results (and recap)

Results at Nationals- Top 10 PLACE 1 Booth- 5:18.28 (318.28 plus wing bonus) 2 Marie Murphy School-5:04 3 Strath Haven- 4:40.53 4 Arendell Parrott Acad.- 4:23.25 5 Bearden MS-4:16.44 6 Kenwood Trail MS- 4:11.63 7 ExCel Homeschoolers- 4:04.59 8 Paul Galinas JHS- 3:59.36 9 Eagle Hill MS- 3:55.11 10 T...
by GitItWright
April 24th, 2010, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff B
Topic: Wright Stuff Scholarship
Replies: 3
Views: 2801

Wright Stuff Scholarship

Big News! The Academy of Model Aeronautics Education Committee http://www.modelaircraft.org/education.aspx will be offering a one-time scholarship at this year's Science Olympiad Nationals to the two team members (one team) who achieve the high-time flight (or win the Gold Medal). A Press Release w...
by GitItWright
April 6th, 2010, 6:21 am
Forum: Wright Stuff B
Topic: Flight Times
Replies: 175
Views: 24395

Re: Flight Times

does anyone have an idea as to where i can get curved wing ribs to create the aerofoil? Here is another technique for making ribs. Mold them. Get a block of basswood that is at least 2" wide x 4" tall x 6" long. Lay the block on its side (4" side down) and draw a curve using a French Curve drawing ...
by GitItWright
April 4th, 2010, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff B
Topic: Flight Trimming
Replies: 79
Views: 18317

Re: Flight Trimming

On the rubber/humidity issue, one of the greats in indoor flying, the late Pete Andrews felt the best plan on how the rubber will react on a humid/hot or cold/dry contest day was to subject sample motors with a wind to destruction test at the contest. He would then expect that max winds would be 20...
by GitItWright
March 22nd, 2010, 6:29 am
Forum: Wright Stuff B
Topic: IN State Flight Times
Replies: 3
Views: 2432

IN State Flight Times

Just got in from officiationg at the SO IN State Finals. B Division Wright Stuff- 1st Thomas Jefferson MS- 2:57.7 2nd Wilbur Wright MS- 2:57.0 3rd Chesterton MS- 2:46.6 4th Benjamin Franklin- 2:15.6 5th Northridge MS- 1:58 Very tight competition for the top 3 places, 1st and 2nd seperated by only 7/...
by GitItWright
September 28th, 2009, 7:09 am
Forum: Wright Stuff B
Topic: Glue
Replies: 15
Views: 2868

Re: Glue

On glueing the carbon fiber... Procedure Caution.... If you chose to use CA (or even Acetate based) glue, make sure to wrapped wax paper around your finger as use press the carbon strip into the glue or as you applay glue to the carbon strip. The carbon fiber may shed some short fibers and prick yo...
by GitItWright
August 31st, 2009, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff B
Topic: Flight Troubles?
Replies: 67
Views: 13851

Re: Flight Troubles?

OK. There is a lot to look at here. First, give me the basic dimensions of motorstick.. length, and cross section dimensions. Second, How much does it weigh? Third, what crooss section size is the motor you are using? When you launch does the airplane ever climb? Does it ever fly level? Does it fly...
by GitItWright
August 27th, 2009, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff B
Topic: Flight Trimming
Replies: 79
Views: 18317

Re: Flight Trimming

Go in with a plan. Even with limited gym times, following a plan will reduce the damage to the airplane. 1) For basic trim scenarios, have a visual list of which aerodynamic changes will cause the airplane to react in what way. IE.. if the trailing edge of the left wing is lower than the leading ed...
by GitItWright
August 15th, 2009, 7:22 am
Forum: Wright Stuff B
Topic: Glue
Replies: 15
Views: 2868

Re: Glue

There will be a few instances where airplanes are built at school and a compromise may be required on low fume adhesives. Here would be a suggested solution.... 1) Use only *medium* viscosity cyano glue(CYA or super glue). There are fume free types but care must be given as it sets faster and "flas...

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