Search found 448 matches

by klastyioer
December 12th, 2018, 1:03 pm
Forum: Boomilever B/C
Topic: Boomilever B/C
Replies: 370
Views: 51251

Re: Boomilever B/C

Has anyone tried using dowels for tension members? Would they be inherently strong just because of the even and cylindrical design? Thanks in advance. have not tried it, but if you have the time to and you also have a good enough design as a backup, go for it. it does sound like a heck of a lot of ...
by klastyioer
December 12th, 2018, 1:01 pm
Forum: Boomilever B/C
Topic: Boomilever B/C
Replies: 370
Views: 51251

Re: Boomilever B/C

So do you guys think that rule 4.i. will actually be followed, especially at regionals? Specifically the second part, "Teams will be given a choice of which testing apparatus they will use," could potentially be helpful at regionals. I imagine one tester being out of plumb, everybody wants to use t...
by klastyioer
December 12th, 2018, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff 2019 - Designs
Replies: 16
Views: 3127

Re: Wright Stuff 2019 - Designs

Commercial Wright Stuff kits offer the convenience of “one stop shopping” for suitable balsa wood, parts, etc. Kits also help expedite construction. However, they are not necessary to win the Wright Stuff event. The best Wright Stuff teams that I have coached over the past 15 years did not build an...
by klastyioer
December 10th, 2018, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 799
Views: 72131

Re: Wright Stuff C

With the semi high cost of kits, is it feasible to 3D print my ribs and rudder, modeling it after the FF kit? 3d printing may add a bit more weight to your plane and if you know how to make both the ribs and rudder the right way, you shouldnt have to invest in 3d printing those parts. creating a ro...
by klastyioer
December 6th, 2018, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 799
Views: 72131

Re: Wright Stuff C

Darthbuilder and Katy, In reply to the question about increasing pitch, probably you already know about this, but you can twist the Ikara propeller spar near the root of the blade using a sturdy pair of needle nose pliers. I hold the rest of the prop stationary by gripping the hub with my fingers. ...
by klastyioer
December 6th, 2018, 4:45 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 799
Views: 72131

Re: Wright Stuff C

Sorry for lots of questions. How can I make my prop turn slower? I know that there are ways to do this but I'm not sure. lol dont worry thats what this is for. ask as many questions as you would like. yeah u need a higher pitch but you'd have to make your own props in order to change the pitch. you...
by klastyioer
December 6th, 2018, 4:40 am
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 799
Views: 72131

Re: Wright Stuff C

Sorry for lots of questions. How can I make my prop turn slower? I know that there are ways to do this but I'm not sure. lol dont worry thats what this is for. ask as many questions as you would like. yeah u need a higher pitch but you'd have to make your own props in order to change the pitch. you...
by klastyioer
December 5th, 2018, 3:44 pm
Forum: Boomilever B/C
Topic: Boomilever B/C
Replies: 370
Views: 51251

Re: Boomilever B/C

i mean yes there is a lot of math involved in boomilevers. in fact, if you are in high school and you take a mechanics course, that will help you a LOT in boomi. but blindly building isnt that bad. if you know how your device and you can find the greatest weakness spots on the device, you can get a...
by klastyioer
December 5th, 2018, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Wright Stuff C
Replies: 799
Views: 72131

Re: Wright Stuff C

has anyone tried the aero racers kit? if so how is it? Also how hard is it to get 2 mins on an FF kit? Any tips while building it? thanks well i havent tried those kits yet but they seem interesting. it shouldnt be too hard, we literally threw a random motor on there with like some random wingpost ...
by klastyioer
December 5th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wright Stuff C
Topic: Motorstick Length
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Re: Motorstick Length

OpticsNerd wrote:
coachchuckaahs wrote:While we are still testing with half rubber, I have seen people reporting 3g or so of rubber

Coach Chuck
AAHS
Wow, okay. Maybe I should try heavier rubber soon.
depends on how much power your plane needs, only increase if you have too little power

Go to advanced search