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by bjt4888
March 14th, 2020, 7:57 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 887
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Re: Wright Stuff C

Sorry, reasonable 3/16" thick sheet is good for motor stick wood, not 1/4" sheet unless pretty light.
by bjt4888
March 14th, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 887
Views: 84501

Re: Wright Stuff C

Good advice from Coach Chuck on the Carbon Penny. His comment about the quality of the motor stick wood being important made me think of one more thing. If you find a reasonable sheet of 1/4" sheet wood at the craft store and it seems a little heavy (Maybe 7 lb cu ft), don't despair. Most sheets of ...
by bjt4888
March 13th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 887
Views: 84501

Re: Wright Stuff C

Xiangyu, As usual, Calgoddard’s info is very good. I agree with him in that you can build a fun and competitive Limited Penny Plane entirely out of balsa and Cezar Banks’ design is a good one and accessible on the internet. Pay close attention to wood densities and keep part weights to plan specs (w...
by bjt4888
March 12th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 887
Views: 84501

Re: Wright Stuff C

Either the stab limit or the prop limit needs to go. A combination of both is absolutely horrible. agreed, please make this event more enjoyable :/ i get that time blocks are an issue as flights can/rather often overlap, but science olympiad is supposed to be fun, exciting, and memorable... not fru...
by bjt4888
March 6th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 887
Views: 84501

Re: Wright Stuff C

Sorry, meant Sky Streak or Strato Streak.
by bjt4888
March 6th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 887
Views: 84501

Re: Wright Stuff C

Would it be a violation of the spirit of the competition to build a Wright Stuff plane that is simply a ball and a rubber band. Our JV team is in a little bit of a pickle and does not have a good plane for regionals tomorrow. Could we throw together an 8 gram ball and chuck it as high as possible, ...
by bjt4888
March 3rd, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 887
Views: 84501

Re: Wright Stuff C

I am currently having problems with trimming the plane for a small room. Our next competition is in a place where the area is 45' by 45' and the height of the room is about 25'. Our current plane seems to turn too wide for the room and whenever we increase the angle of the rear stabilizer, the plan...
by bjt4888
March 3rd, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 887
Views: 84501

Re: Wright Stuff C

Can someone help me determine what would be better. 36inch loop of .058" rubber with a pitch to let it almost run out of winds or a 42inch loop .079" rubber with a pitch to let it almost run out of winds. Right now I'm getting around 1:10-1:20 in a 20ft ceiling with the 42inch loop of .079" rubber ...
by bjt4888
March 3rd, 2020, 6:37 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Trouble with stalling and climbing
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Re: Trouble with stalling and climbing

Earlier not “airliner”. Poor autocorrect.
by bjt4888
March 3rd, 2020, 6:36 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Trouble with stalling and climbing
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Re: Trouble with stalling and climbing

Hi, so it my first year and my partner's first year doing wright stuff, and we definitely don't know how everything works. Our plane is a monoplane from the freedom flight kit but we're not the best at building and the wing got a little warped and the winglets and rudders are pointing in a bit. Is ...

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