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« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2014, 13:37:24 PM »
Hey Keith,
That is because in this case, you want the best of both World.
Be able to fly slow for slow machines, and fast, for modern gliders.
Tick profile for good slow flying performance. Also, the wings have big flaps if needed.

And also, this profile is well known and used for towplane (well, at least in France), so I try not to re-invent the machine that bend bananas (French expression  :lol: )
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« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2014, 17:06:24 PM »
naca 2412?
si t as pas d amis, prends un curly

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« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2014, 17:58:59 PM »
Yep  :D

Was thinking about the 14, but i stay with the 12 i think.
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« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2014, 10:35:12 AM »
Back to Dublin after being sent down the country!
Laptop with me, so did a bit of work on the Towplane.



Getting there. Just a big box, so the hard bit is done now :)
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« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2014, 18:08:53 PM »
to keep with our Fred i've been doing a bit of work on the wing of the titan i've got a 30mm wing tube with phenolic outer tube from www.fighteraces.co.uk i bought a sheet of 1/8 ply and made a box for the wing tube to fit into and then the box is slotted into the wing  :D
the reason for putting the wing tube in is to make transporting the model easier  :D






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« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2014, 16:46:14 PM »
Had a bit of time last week, and moved a bit.
Well, a large bit! Wing plans are finished!



So, what's left to do?
Not much!
Back of the fuselage and tail.
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« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2014, 18:33:29 PM »
:clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap: looks really good Fred  :D
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« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2014, 10:16:43 AM »
Are you going to the MACI AGM Fred? I can get Kevin Barry to bring up the motor for you.

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ps how is my Blanik??? :(
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« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2014, 10:59:12 AM »
Hey Ralph,

Yep, going to the AGM. I have my fans to please over there with my reports  :lol:
How much for the engine? No rush anyway, will be my 2015 build, have to go trough my pile of projects first!  :!:

Blanik... What Blanik?  :P
Working on the tail group, the hard bit. You will get it for Christmas  :D
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« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2014, 11:08:25 AM »
Quote from: "andrew wallace"
:clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap: looks really good Fred  :D


Thanks Andrew :)
Taking shape. Started the elevator and rudder yesterday. Almost done.
That thing is using a lot of wood!
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« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2014, 13:19:28 PM »


i have my two wing panels now veneered and have the ailerons drew out ready to be cut, both panels weigh about 3lb 4oz and are 45" long and about 18" wide  
the addition of the wing tube box has pushed the weight up and i would say i'll now struggle to keep the model round the 20lb mark  :(
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« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2014, 21:18:41 PM »
Looks good Andrew  :clap:

No worries, you will certainly be over 10kgs, but seeing the wing, you will still be moderated loaded  :D
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« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2014, 06:42:42 AM »
Hi Fred. Looks great I nwould into building one of those when you get some plans done. my tow plane meet the ground one meeting, we need more tow planes and pilots over here.

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« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2014, 08:45:01 AM »
Hey Graeme, thanks :)

Yep, plans will be available to download after the first flights. Just in case :)
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« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2014, 20:53:49 PM »
Thanks Fred

We will just wait and see thanks.