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New Models for 2020 5 months 1 week ago #1049

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RE: Swallow...Relatively easy, covering was a tad tricky but okay.

Roger comments: are you building from the VMC kit? I would say it's 6/10 for building difficulty, 7/10 flying (it needs a low power, motor a DEAD STRAIGHT glide and a 'just so' gentle launch. :dry:
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New Models for 2020 5 months 1 week ago #1050

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I like the FD1. So how are you going to tackle the tricky issue of wing to fuselage interface?
This is one of the things that used to often have me scratching my head, and I usually came up with a much over complicated solution. The simple solution of having a one piece wing that you cover first and 'slip through' the fuselage is often best (Like Richard Crossley's designs). This means sheeting in the bay above the wing and making an 'airfoil shape' opening for the wing to slide through.
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New Models for 2020 5 months 1 week ago #1051

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Hmmm, I considered the slide through approach but it's such a wide chord I will use the Aerographics Lightning approach of sheeting in some bays and leaving the LE/TE long notching them in the sheets stringer bays....about the only choice I have now.

Its a bit of a bodge to be honest, certainly no finesse like your designs.

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New Models for 2020 5 months 1 week ago #1052

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Tricky to do it that way on a fus that is curved longitudinally

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New Models for 2020 5 months 1 week ago #1053

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How about a 'socket' each side of the fuselage with beefed up wing roots. I have used this a few times on the KK flying scale series with success. The advantage of the one piece slide through wing is that you stand a better chance of getting the incidence correct on both sides of the fuselage.

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New Models for 2020 5 months 1 week ago #1054

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The ‘socket’ design is a good option, would work well on the FD1 though not easy to retrofit when airframe is already built.

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