Then later we saw a SO 2019 plane flying 4'25"!
Chuck's kids and I have a late start. We've been doing F1D for the past 4 monthsI see your avatar and your sig
Since you flew almost twice as long the "good" flyers last year, I'm not ruling out that this year you will fly between 2 1/2 and 3 minutes
I think bi-plane and mono-planes each have their advantages and disadvantages. As coach Chuck said, the most important part is testing the plane. As long as the plane is decently flying (I think yours looks great), then it's probably fine. So I suggest continuing using the plane you have since it works great and focus on playing around with rubber width, propeller, and other minor tweaks. At the same time you could try out the monoplane designs but I wouldn't focus too much on it.I hope our design ideas are good and that we don't need to start over. Hearing/seeing that others have similar potential with monoplanes, two-bladed props, etc... does make me wonder.
But at the very least, our plane isn't disgraceful
How exactly do you make a flaring propeller? I've tried to look through the forums but still couldn't find detailed instructions on how to make them. If you can tell me some steps I would greatly appreciate it!The gym was open later today so I went back with a flaring prop made from a single-serving Pepsi bottle (0.010" thick).
1"44" to the left and 1'39" to the right.
That's a 10% increase! Never less than 1'35", say on a too-conservative launch torque. Launch torque +/- 0.3 in.oz, around +/- 3900 turns.
Everything else is the same, even the prop is identical except for thinner plastic.
Flaring works for sure.
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