|David Wallis 1||08/05/2017 20:59:17|
|1 forum posts|
The all-moving tail mechanism is not clearly drawn on the free plan in RCM&E. I have been building and flying slope soarers since 1971 and my preferred tail is all-moving as "you can never get the incidence wrong". I have built O/D as well as kit models with varying degrees of success.
Could you provide a clearer drawing of the mechanism please for this plan? Otherwise I would have to improvise one of my own versions which wouldn't look anything like the plan. (But would probably work just fine...)
|Russell Hawkes 2||18/09/2018 09:29:45|
6 forum posts
The original plan and article are available on Outerzone if that helps.
Has anyone else built a Quicksilver recently? I have the plans and the ribs/formers from eBay, it would be good to see some pictures of finished examples and get some tips on building and trimming the design before I start building.
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Someone used to fly a Quicksilver at my local site around 1978/79. I remember the tail fixing being as per the plan on OZ, which I thought pretty crude & draggy [the tail not OZ ]. Also the tailplane fluttered in high speed dives which he cured by chopping away some of the area in front of the pivot but I can't be sure that the pivot was accurately positioned when built. Once the flutter problem was cured the model flew very well & was quite fast. I think with a cleaner tail fixing & peg bolt wing fixing it would even better without spoiling the original lines.
Edited By PatMc on 19/09/2018 11:43:28
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