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by jander14indoor
October 14th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 220
Views: 11253

Re: Wright Stuff C

commenting on Xiangyu's results. Video, I find it a little hard to see what the plane is doing from that perspective, I recommend you take more from the side, I find it easier to see flight attitude that way. Agree with Eric's comment on where you stand. Once you launch, back slowly away from the pl...
by jander14indoor
October 8th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 220
Views: 11253

Re: Wright Stuff C

*That feeling when you realize they forgot to ban electric steering mechanisms by only placing a ban on means of propelling the plane* You might check the description of the event, I think you'll find 'free flight' rules out any external controls. Pretty much any active controls too. Jeff Anderson ...
by jander14indoor
September 25th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 220
Views: 11253

Re: Wright Stuff C

One of the great things about Wright Stuff is how many aspects of science/technology (and as a result how to be a successful human) it can teach you. In my by coaching lectures/presentations I try to stress how important jigs, fixtures & gages are to building what you intend to build. Consider havin...
by jander14indoor
September 18th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Storage
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Storage

I've used cardboard file boxes.
Whatever you use, you need to secure the plane so it doesn't move around.
And make sure if you store anything else in the box (handy to have it all together, make DARN sure it can't get loose and crash through your plane due to handling.

Jeff Anderson
Livonia, MI
by jander14indoor
September 18th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Rule 5c
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: Rule 5c

Yep, purely to help with visibility. At really tall sites these things can be hard to track for older eyes.

Jeff Anderson
Livonia, MI
by jander14indoor
September 16th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 220
Views: 11253

Re: Wright Stuff C

Let me add a counter view to those recommending rubber strippers. Not that they are totally wrong, if you really get into this sport/hobby (a whole other debate!), you will want a rubber stripper. I certainly have one. My counter view is that a stripper is NOT necessary to a beginner nor an intermed...
by jander14indoor
September 13th, 2019, 5:34 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 220
Views: 11253

Re: Wright Stuff C

Don't worry, if you ask technical questions about how to build and airplane and make it fly a long time you'll get LOTS of help. The weasel wording is ONLY about rules interpretations. Some of us are regional, state and/or national event supervisors so we have to be particularly careful about soundi...
by jander14indoor
September 12th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 220
Views: 11253

Re: Wright Stuff C

The Beechcraft Staggerwing still had vertical overlap, only thing unusual was top wing was behind the bottom (the technical term is negative stagger). Another example of negative stagger is the Sopwith Dolphin. I've never heard them called anything but a biplane. Most tandem wing definitions talk ab...
by jander14indoor
September 11th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 220
Views: 11253

Re: Wright Stuff C

OK, time for the annual disclaimer: This is explicitly NOT the place to get any kind of official FAQ or Clarification. The only official place for national FAQ or Clarifications is the NSO website, www.soinc.org Also note that individual tournaments may provide/impose their own FAQ or Clarification ...
by jander14indoor
September 11th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 220
Views: 11253

Re: Wright Stuff C

klastyioer has it ABSOLUTELY right. Start with one design, kit, plan, whatever trips your trigger. Which one doesn't really matter, other than it fits the rules (and that's actually minor) and it should be a proven design. Get it to fly well. Learn what it takes to build light, how to handle without...

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