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Wright Stuff C

Post by windu34 » August 13th, 2019, 11:58 am

Wright Stuff C: Prior to the competition teams design, construct and test free flight rubber-powered monoplanes or biplanes to achieve maximum time aloft.

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Re: Wright Stuff C

Post by CrayolaCrayon » September 3rd, 2019, 4:36 am

Will be interesting to see designs with this... this prop size :lol: If anyone wants some hit me up: https://www.amazon.com/Crazepony-Four-B ... 6819&psc=1

RPMs will be through the roof.
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Re: Wright Stuff C

Post by builderguy135 » September 3rd, 2019, 4:41 am

CrayolaCrayon wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 4:36 am
Will be interesting to see designs with this... this prop size :lol: If anyone wants some hit me up: https://www.amazon.com/Crazepony-Four-B ... 6819&psc=1

RPMs will be through the roof.
The plane itself is so small and heavy you could make a biplane out of solid balsa wood and still have weight left over :roll:
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Re: Wright Stuff C

Post by klastyioer » September 3rd, 2019, 6:26 am

CrayolaCrayon wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 4:36 am
Will be interesting to see designs with this... this prop size :lol: If anyone wants some hit me up: https://www.amazon.com/Crazepony-Four-B ... 6819&psc=1

RPMs will be through the roof.
lmao wtf
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Re: Wright Stuff C

Post by klastyioer » September 3rd, 2019, 6:26 am

high key considering making my entire plane out of wood just because the stupid 8 gram rule is back
also ik you guys already mentioned this but... the prop is smaller than ever before
also can someone explain the difference on how to manage a biplane and a monoplane
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Re: Wright Stuff C

Post by Creationist127 » September 3rd, 2019, 6:39 am

Looks like the trick this year is making it fly in both directions. And, you know, actually making it fly with a microscopic propeller.
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Re: Wright Stuff C

Post by bjt4888 » September 3rd, 2019, 6:40 am

The very small propeller, clockwise/counterclockwise flight, possible multi-wing config and very small stabilizer are interesting challenges. Lots of testing required this year (as usual).

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Re: Wright Stuff C

Post by bjt4888 » September 3rd, 2019, 6:46 am

K,

Lots of biplane trim and design info in RCGroups forums. Try google searching “biplane static stability calculation”. This configuration is rarely used in indoor freeflight. I posted Chris Goins “Double Trouble” Plan in Hip Pocket Builders Plan section under Indoor/other classes. Also, see the “20+” unlimited penny plane design in Indoor News and Views “Winning Indoor Designs” download.

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Re: Wright Stuff C

Post by andrewwski » September 3rd, 2019, 11:40 am

Been waiting for biplanes to come back! This should be fun, especially with changing the direction pretty much being required to be competitive.

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Re: Wright Stuff C

Post by klastyioer » September 3rd, 2019, 5:25 pm

thanks for that info brian
one question - does it seem like a better approach to go on the biplane side this year??
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