Searcher Flying Wing (oz7562)

 

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Searcher FW. Radio contol sailpane model.

Quote: "Hi Steve, Herk Stokely recently sent me some designs and drawings by him, David Frazier, and Mark Kummerow, along with permission to spread them around. These are from the 90s ...Hi Mary, here are some files for Mark Kummerow's Searcher Flying Wing. If I'm not mistaken, the original was done in Generic CADD, I'm not sure when. Unfortunately, Mr. Kummerow isn't with us anymore. All I know about this design is in the plan itself, though perhaps I could ask Herk Stokely about it. I've translated the Generic Cadd (.gcd) into Visual CADD (successor to Generic CADD, I think), dxf, and pdf. I also threw in an XPS."

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  • (oz7562)
    Searcher Flying Wing
    by Mark Kummerow
    140in span
    Glider R/C
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 20/03/2016
    Filesize: 281KB
    Format: • PDFvector • CADfile
    Credit*: Lincoln

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Hi, Do the rib patterns match up with the plans? I have checked each one and it seems that they do not, being too long. Nice plan though and very interesting. It looks as though the centre section is untwisted. I have one on the board now which is 170 inches with a centre section untwisted. The outer section is twisted to 8 degs with a further 3 degs aerodynamic twist. It seems too much to me but I hope that my numbers are correct. I wonder if there will be a tuck under problem with all that washout!! The model is electric launched. Regards,
MikeWhite - 15/08/2017
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