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Old 08-29-2014, 11:42 PM
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Great find. I'm sure the instructions weren't that long, but I believe one might be able to build them useing whats there. I think the ballast materal in the instruction was eather suger or sand.

When I have some time tomorrow, I'm going to read these pages over good.

Once again great find. Are you going to try to build any of them?
I would like to see one of them built.
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Old 08-30-2014, 12:35 PM
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Great find. I'm sure the instructions weren't that long, but I believe one might be able to build them useing whats there. I think the ballast materal in the instruction was eather suger or sand.

When I have some time tomorrow, I'm going to read these pages over good.

Once again great find. Are you going to try to build any of them?
I would like to see one of them built.


Yes, I want to build them. The first thing I want to do is get them printed out full-size, so that the ruler on the pages is 1:1 scale. Then, I'll try to put the dimensions in place on the plans.

Once I get that done, I'll re-post them here !
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:22 PM
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Perhaps I should read the patent before speaking but I am wary about using sand or sugar as the ballast material. Sugar is sometimes used as a fuel element in some types of solid fuel engines. And as for sand, somehow it just does not give me a warm and fuzzy feeling mo matter how miniscule the sandstorm created. I am inclined to suggest a material such as baking soda because it is a fire retardant. To quote from the following website:

http://humantouchofchemistry.com/wh...guish-fires.htm

Baking soda is chemically known as sodium bicarbonate. When heated to a high temperature, the chemical properties of this salt make it produce lots of carbon dioxide and remove oxygen. This then totally reduces the amount of oxygen in the surrounding atmosphere and puts the fire out. This reaction also produces a small quantity of water and sodium carbonate as by-products.

My thank you's to the Mole for the plans and continued support and to Ez2cDave for the continued research and patent info. I am intrigued by the possibility of reawakening one of these beasts
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:35 PM
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Old 09-08-2014, 11:11 PM
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Just for fun here is the canard trainer with a 1x1 grid superimposed on it. Since in the original image the camera was not exactly perpendicular to drawing there are minor errors.
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Old 09-08-2014, 11:30 PM
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My thank you's to the Mole for the plans and continued support and to Ez2cDave for the continued research and patent info. I am intrigued by the possibility of reawakening one of these beasts


Keep watching . . .

Great things are going to happen, as soon as I can get a little free time to get this project started.

The "Mole" already knows what's "in the works" . . . MUWAHAHAHA ! ! !

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