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Old 08-26-2011, 10:44 PM
AstronMike AstronMike is offline
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Thanks, Tom, both for your very concise data as well as the equally well done 'explanation video' you linked with!!

Since I do so much with torque plates/wires, I may try to incorporate those into the copter. For the most part I have tried to leave most of the standard 'clips n bands' stuff behind on my gliders.

Really *really* liked the part where you went into detail over the 'straight pull problem' and how you alleviated it with the angled pull method. *That* was something that vexed me on some glider types years ago, and I pretty much arrived at the same conclusion you did - having to 'elevate' your actuator in order for it to have some incipient upward pull moment. In fact, a strange I powered glider I flew back in '95 had to use this same method to reliably get enough 'proper pull' to function. Looked like heck, flew great.
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Old 08-27-2011, 12:23 AM
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Thanks Tom!
I enjoyed both videos.
Another "gotta build one" design!
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