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VSTOL scale model

Post by skyfrog » Mon Dec 13, 2004 5:14 am

http://www.corpcomp.com/weeks1/Rig/Rig.html

His approach is quite simple and effective. I've seen other attemps for example the picture shown below, but it seems that the status is still under development.

http://www.tjt.bz/board/viewtopic.php?t=75
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Re: VSTOL scale model

Post by Xama » Mon Dec 13, 2004 10:52 pm

Woah.
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Re: VSTOL scale model

Post by Tom » Mon Dec 13, 2004 11:10 pm

Nicely Put. That's some nice engine there....*wishes he had one to base a jetpack on*

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Post by larry cottrill » Mon Dec 13, 2004 11:12 pm

Yes, Horace, that fellow's developed a really clean, simple approach to the problem. Exactly the kind of thinking I enjoy seeing in action.

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Re: VSTOL scale model

Post by steve » Sat Dec 18, 2004 2:44 am

If you want to see it in action it is listed under "autogiro" on this video page:
http://members.chello.nl/r.braam2/video-pagina.htm

It crashed when the engine failed- there's a video of that too

also check out the B-52 because words alone cannot describe how unspeakably awesome it is.

they crashed that one too.
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Re: VSTOL scale model

Post by larry cottrill » Sat Dec 18, 2004 3:16 am

Yes, it's an exciting hobby - especially with several thousands of dollars invested in engines.

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Re: VSTOL scale model

Post by skyfrog » Tue Dec 21, 2004 4:48 pm

steve wrote:If you want to see it in action it is listed under "autogiro" on this video page:
http://members.chello.nl/r.braam2/video-pagina.htm

It crashed when the engine failed- there's a video of that too

also check out the B-52 because words alone cannot describe how unspeakably awesome it is.

they crashed that one too.
Brave scale model enthusiasts, crash one model and build more. I still cannot understand why the B-52 modellers adopted 8 engines configuaration, to me, to run so many engine at a time means unstable design. It's easy to flame out one or two and stall ---> crash
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Re: VSTOL scale model

Post by Tom » Tue Dec 21, 2004 5:08 pm

Realism Horace : o) It's all in the detail.
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Re: VSTOL scale model

Post by larry cottrill » Tue Dec 21, 2004 5:22 pm

skyfrog wrote:Brave scale model enthusiasts, crash one model and build more. I still cannot understand why the B-52 modellers adopted 8 engines configuaration, to me, to run so many engine at a time means unstable design. It's easy to flame out one or two and stall ---> crash
Horace, remember that aircraft don't just automatically crash when an engine fails. If you have enough altitude and a reasonable wing loading, and enough time to react, you can set up a glide and land somewhere. Most planes [especially models, where the wing loading tends to be light], don't just fall out of the sky at engine failure. Of course, it's a little different with a supersonic fighter model or a record speed ship!

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Re: VSTOL scale model

Post by skyfrog » Wed Dec 22, 2004 2:37 pm

I didn't read much detail wrt the crash event, I only saw the crash video and make some speculation. It seems that all model aircrafts eventually crash, it is not an issue of whether or not, it is an issue of when.
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