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Posted in thread: Made sighting device. on 09-24-2016 at 08:36 PM
I think you're at a good starting point if it's level with the upper longeron.I like the
reference to be slightly above the horizon so it doesn't get lost in the ground clutter but
that only works for...
Posted in thread: Great day yesterday on 09-24-2016 at 05:28 PM
Finally got myself in an Eagle yesterday.......Absolutely amazing flight, I was hooked before,
but now I think I need counselling! Need to somehow accelerate my build...There was an ATC guy
in Miami w...
Posted in thread: raven 2xs on 09-23-2016 at 05:02 PM
I hate it when that happens!Does your prospective client have plans (construction drawings) for
the Bucker? That's a very complex airplane to build compared to a Pitts or Raven, lots of
Posted in thread: raven 2xs on 09-23-2016 at 12:59 PM
Osvaldo,Check the fish mouth on your pushrod tubes. Looks like your angle is either too steep
or too wide;2103421036D2 in this image is the tube's outside diameter so the fish mouth's width
is .9 * th...
Posted in thread: raven 2xs on 09-22-2016 at 11:08 PM
The ailerons are supposed to be thicker than the wing, they work better that way -- the airflow
stays attached to the surface of the aileron when they are moved away from the streamlined
Posted in thread: Adel clamps bolt size on 09-21-2016 at 05:53 PM
So the slot in the sheet metal tool acts as threads?
Posted in thread: Odd prop/gov RPM behavior on 09-21-2016 at 12:50 PM
A friend's Eagle developed problems with the prop not holding RPM. Had the crankcase reworked
and all the bearings replaced, got the prop and governor overhauled, etc and never did find the
Posted in thread: raven 2xs on 09-20-2016 at 12:24 PM
Plans for the Pitts S-2 were never published as it was a production-only airplane. Kits were
also produced and some assembly drawings were provided to kit buyers. Of course the drawings
did escape the...
Posted in thread: Thanks Bill sa100 on 09-20-2016 at 01:10 AM
Pay attention to the root gap on the horizontal stab (if there are no fairings already
installed)-- there's potential for benefit for both the elevator and the rudder.....
Posted in thread: raven 2xs on 09-19-2016 at 01:57 PM
The lower wing airfoil (NACA 0012) should have a leading edge radius of 1.59% of the wing's
chord. .0159 x 40" = .636"20990My lower wing LE radius is .0159 x 36.36". The extra 1% added to
the 36" chor...