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My Lord- Ton van Munsteren

aileron wing

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Failed Flyer26/07/2019 19:26:04
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Love the design. Do you have a design for the aileron wing you decided not to carry on with?

Thank you

Ton van Munsteren27/07/2019 00:01:42
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Great you like the My-Lord.

On the original drawing from Robbe I did draw some ailerons but never used that.

And to be honest Iam happy with the way the My-Lord turned out it has a good Respons to rudder and don't Need ailerons.

It won't be difficult to modify the wing to ailerons but for me I wanted to keep the Lord as original as possible.


Roger Mason 127/01/2020 02:59:18
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Hi Ton,

I have built the model generally as per the RCM&E plans. Unfortunately balsa sizes in NZ are generally imperial which was a bit of a problem with the fin, rudder, tail plane and elevators. Had to laminate imperial sizes.

However I would like to incorporate ailerons.

What size should they be? Are there any structural changes that need to be made to avoid the wing twisting under load?

From my investigations on line it looks like the ailerons would probably be about 275mm long and 50mm chord to match the existing wing structure.

Any comments would be appreciated.

Best regards,

Roger Mason

New Zealand

Ton van Munsteren27/01/2020 18:06:52
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Hi Roger,

You did the Lord already , nice do you have pics and why do you want to use ailerons.

The Lord will fly rolls and even inverted will go very nice.

Cheers Ton

Roger Mason 128/01/2020 22:37:01
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Hi Ton,

Thanks for your prompt response.

There are some pictures taken during construction which I will forward to you when I upload them to the computer. I had hoped to have the model complete by this time but Christmas and holidays got in the way.

Regarding the reasons for wanting ailerons -

1. The motor for the model is from a Scale Extra 330SC aerobatic model and is rated up to 350 watts. For the Lord I will fit a prop that will drop the power to around 275 watts which is still over 100 watts per pound. This will provide plenty of power and I want to be able to control the model.

2. After 17 hours of air time my Red Eagle powered glider has suffered a broken fuselage following an unintended half roll and subsequent crash from about 5 metres height. The half roll occurred when powering up to climb. The model was turning into the wind, but I suspect a gust of wind hit the model from the side. The wind direction on the day was varying up to 180 degrees. However without aileron control I could not stop the roll until too late.



Roger Mason 113/02/2020 07:31:40
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Hi Ton,

I have completed the aileron conversion,! and have taken before and after pictures which I will forward.

The structure is now finished with only the covering to complete.

I hope to have the model ready for flight within the next few weeks.



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