T-Bird (oz8126)


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About this Plan

T-Bird. Radio control flying wing sport design. For .40 - .46 power.

Quote: "For Sport or Fun-Flys This Slick .40-.46 Powered Wing is Loaded With Fun and Performance. T-Bird by Peter Peverly.

When Bill Evans stopped by our flying field to demonstrate several of his flying wing designs, I was fascinated by the stability, tracking, and lack of stall of his planes. Shortly after his visit, several club members, me among them, built several flying wings.

Although exhibiting good flying character-istics, after competing in a few club fun-flys, we felt that the glide ratio and landing characteristics should be improved in order to take advantage of the climb and glide (30 second engine run) and spot landing events.

The T-Bird is the result of the redesign efforts. You will notice that by extending the center section of the wing in order to place the elevator farther aft results in a significant increase in total area. The glide ratio is greatly improved and substantially increases glide time. Another change that was made was to the landing gear. Initially, standard trike gear was used. This was changed to a taildragger configuration. Spot landings were noticeably improved. In fact, the last two fun-flys were won by a member flying a T-Bird! Several club members are now flying them and they thoroughly enjoy the plan.

Construction is very straightforward, easy, and fast, After all, you're just building a wing! Let's get started..."

Update 24/10/2016: added second version of article, edited for better printing, thanks to TonyP.

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