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Member postings for Klippy

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Thread: Enter our caption comp' here and win a prize!
24/03/2009 16:53:47
Gee, thats a funny looking ball! Wait! It's a flysbee!
Thread: A Jart LT is re-born and then killed :-(
19/03/2009 04:56:03
Just my penneth, remember that the wing half will travel veeerrryyyy far, it will tend to spin along it's chord axis and come down much further down wind. I would guess as much a 10 times further than the canopy.
Just a thought, use it, don't use it!
Good luck with whatever you call the 2nd maiden.
Tony Prince
Thread: The new site
23/01/2009 07:07:26
Hi there, when I hit the 'Tutorial Archive' button it takes me to page 4368, so far so good.
On page 4368, when I click on 'the full archive is here' it takes me back to page 2, which is where I just came from!
Is there anywhere I can look for an 'in depth' explanation of the different types of receiver? It seems that different types have different ranges (sensitivities). I'd like to know which is which.
 
Thanks
 
Tony Prince
Thread: Pick a plane 2009
13/01/2009 17:44:00

Republic Seebee

PBY Catalina (big say 2 x 61s)

De Haviland Dragonfly (or the 4 engine one whatever that was called Dragon maybe?) 

Thread: Sunderland Flying Boat
02/11/2008 19:46:00

Thanks for the info about Jan Hermkens, just what I needed.

01/11/2008 07:53:00
Have discovered,I think, that the out-thrust was to give airflow over the tail feathers for better control during docking  procedures. The tradeoff was a slight reduction in forward efficiency. Sorry to hear that Tony didn't attempt the flaps, I'm finding it very difficult to find info about them, size (width) and direction of movement, rotational or linear, or I suspect, both.
31/10/2008 18:12:00

Being anal retentive in terms of scale I thought I should 'ring the bell' As an aside, did you know that the outboard floats were mounted on shock absorbers with about 6" of movement for rough see landings?

Am I right in thinking  that the Flap cutouts on the upper surface are tapered? My MkIII drawing shows them parallel and tapered on the underside.

Keep building! I love your attention to detail.

31/10/2008 14:27:00

I see you've got the thrust line parallel to the centre line of the aircraft, all the 3 views show the thrust line at 90degrees to the leading edge,is this going to make a difference?

Looks wonderful though.

Thread: The November Grand Prize Draw
31/10/2008 14:22:00

I suppose if you don't enter you can't win

Thread: The October Grand Prize Draw
27/10/2008 16:59:00
The way the South African rand is going at the moment winning this one is the only way I'll ever get one!
Thread: The Flying Doctor
23/07/2008 17:31:00

I think I'd like Orkney! I have space in any direction but after 6 months without rain it's a toss-up which is harder, concrete or African earth!

I'd like a plan of the flap problem, I was an engineer in a previous life, maybe I can make some usefull comments.

tony@klipkop.co.za

Thread: Measuring motor output
22/07/2008 17:19:00
Just one caveat, I note the torsion bar is not on the axial centre line of the old Irvine. Surely you need to crank the bar around the centre line (something like a 'C' shape) otherwise the effective length will be the long side of the triangle. Great work though!
Thread: The July Grand Prize Draw
16/07/2008 17:49:00
Try flying at 4,500ft, only floaters land at any reasonable speed! I also have to wait 6 weeks for my copy of RCM&E at the news agent!
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