bogusbandit56
This is an unusual depron model designed by Glenn Block and the plans were issued free with the RCM&E in 2009.
The original fighter was designed by B&V`s chief design engineer Richard Vogt who went on to work for Boeing and his research into winglets can be seen on a large number of air liners and other sports planes today.
The plane was on the design board at the end of WW2 and would have been a twin jet engined 3 man night fighter for shooting down allied bombers that were devastating Germany.
The winglets and vertical fins on my plane are not in the plans suggested place as I had no balsa for the mini booms.
The weather was bright and sunny with a blustery wind making trimming and flying little difficult.
I would say a fairly successful flight considering conditions.
The wing has dihedral with anhedral tips and vertical fins fins for yaw stability and the majority of the weight is in the belly which made the plane a little bit twitchy as it was constantly trying to self right.
This feature also made turns rather interesting as the dihedral would try to combat the elevons and then suddenly over rotate.
Further trimming is required to get this unusual design to behave well.
The dihedral also makes the rolls very barrely at lower speeds. Loops were performed with ease.
If you see this Glenn, thank you very much for taking the time and effort to release the plans for free
Wot, no Depron?
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Lgel
Congrats, she flew very well!
Seems a very airworthy design.
One more notch on your belt.

Cheers.
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Wildthing
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This is an unusual depron model designed by Glenn Block and the plans were issued free with the RCM&E in 2009.
The original fighter was designed by B&V`s chief design engineer Richard Vogt who went on to work for Boeing and his research into winglets can be seen on a large number of air liners and other sports planes today.
The plane was on the design board at the end of WW2 and would have been a twin jet engined 3 man night fighter for shooting down allied bombers that were devastating Germany.
The winglets and vertical fins on my plane are not in the plans suggested place as I had no balsa for the mini booms.
The weather was bright and sunny with a blustery wind making trimming and flying little difficult.
I would say a fairly successful flight considering conditions.
The wing has dihedral with anhedral tips and vertical fins fins for yaw stability and the majority of the weight is in the belly which made the plane a little bit twitchy as it was constantly trying to self right.
This feature also made turns rather interesting as the dihedral would try to combat the elevons and then suddenly over rotate.
Further trimming is required to get this unusual design to behave well.
The dihedral also makes the rolls very barrely at lower speeds. Loops were performed with ease.
If you see this Glenn, thank you very much for taking the time and effort to release the plans for free

Awesome, well done BB56.
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bogusbandit56
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Congrats, she flew very well!
Seems a very airworthy design.
One more notch on your belt.

Cheers.

Thanks for your support Luis
It isn`t to bad, I hope I can get it settled down a bit more as it it does have a good turn of speed but it is a real boomer when the taps are opened. I may have to mix some down elevator at about 50% throttle
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bogusbandit56
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Awesome, well done BB56.

Thanks Jeff.
It ain`t bad but nowhere near as good as the trusty old Gotha P.60 in the handling department. I think there is room for tweaking though.
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bogusbandit56
I am just about to add a big helping of down thrust to the motor angle before making a complicated mix, so that I can give it a mighty thumb full of of loud stick
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