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« on: April 16, 2009, 03:58:29 PM »

So here it is!
Just the bare bones for now, but you get the idea.
It's a Blohm & Vosstonian!

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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2009, 04:10:56 PM »

Blohm & Vosstonian! Ha Ha Grin

Wont it turn sharp right under power?... Guess there is only one way to find out Wink

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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2009, 04:11:30 PM »

Blohmin good Bill! Wink
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2009, 04:13:35 PM »

Pete Iliffe used to fly a nocal BV 141 and he could get it to turn any way it wanted to!

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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2009, 05:34:36 PM »

Pete Iliffe used to fly a nocal BV 141 and he could get it to turn any way it wanted to!

Bill.

Hmmm Undecided.. The BV141 wing is almost symmetrical either side the engine nacelle/boom, the right wing is longer but only a touch, so thrust does not have much of a asymmetric effect. Your 'Vosstotian' looks like the right panel is about twice the length of the left if you take the thrust line as the 'centre' so it may be a bit more of a challenge.

Anyway.. What do i know about bostonians?... next to nothing Embarrassed

Good luck with it, i'm looking forward to the flight report.

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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2009, 06:47:36 PM »

It will be interesting!  Wink

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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2009, 07:29:34 PM »

Bill,

One thing I didn't mention earlier because I didn't want to appear to be 'poo-pooing' ( Roll Eyes) your design, was that it might fall foul of the full rules? They mention that the 'box' must be enclosed within the fuselage. It would be interesting to hear an 'official' stance on this. It would be fine for our only Bostonian meet at Impington I'm sure ... only mentioned it because somebody else might ... but you know that you can hurl abuse at me! Wink Grin Character Bostonians should be exempt from nit-picking rules anyway!
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2009, 11:59:06 PM »

With all respect to the Bostonian rules, this Vosstonian rules!!! Cool
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2009, 02:43:03 AM »

Bill triumphs again. What a fertile mind - what do you use as a fertiliser?...............no don't answer that Grin Roll Eyes

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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2009, 03:04:26 AM »

You are quitr right Steve, and the idea is that the motor boom can be positioned to suit. I think lateral balance will be important in setting up the flight pattern and the weight of the motor and prop will be significant. As a first attempt I will place the boom and fuselage so that the whole thing is balanced about the wing's centre line, and go from there.
As far as meeting the rules goes, there are several ways in which they can be interpreted. I think a good case could be argued for this one. It may be doubtful in meeting the letter of the rules, but I think it meets the spirit of the rules, in that it is based on an accepted full size layout. (I'm sure Bert Rutan would agree!)
My reason for doing this is purely one of meeting the challenge, not winning a competition. I'll leave that to others!

PeeTee. I get bored easily, and my mind wanders down some very strange paths!

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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2009, 03:31:32 AM »

Nice one Bill
(no puns because folks have used all the ones voss I was going to use - blohmin' eck they just sneak into the keyboard as you type...) Embarrassed
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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2009, 04:11:41 AM »

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With all respect to the Bostonian rules, this Vosstonian rules!!!

Grin the AMA should include this clause!

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I think it meets the spirit of the rules

Yes, sorry for the fuss I Voss causing ... 'Russ the Fuss' strikes again!
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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2009, 04:37:07 AM »

It's going to have a tough job finding airspace with all these puns flying around!

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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2009, 04:44:41 AM »

I'll have a plan for 'The Pun' when you have finished it Bill Wink
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« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2009, 08:26:58 AM »

Oh Bill! you're awesome!!! Inovative and creative. I wish I would of noticed this thread earlier. I am very excited to see what happens.

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« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2009, 11:23:41 AM »

Bill as I said in our PMs I like the model and am enjoying all the comments. The rules only try and make everything dull and uninteresting.
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« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2009, 12:03:05 PM »

Quite right, Al, that's the challenge!
Judging by the number of diverse designs around, I'm not alone either!

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« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2009, 06:20:40 PM »

What are the rules for a Bostonian Design?

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« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2009, 06:26:42 PM »

Indoor rules here:

http://www.modelaircraft.org/files/events/rulebooks/indoorfreeflight.pdf

Section 22, on pages 6 & 7.

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« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2009, 06:29:35 PM »

Outdoor rules here:

http://www.modelaircraft.org/files/events/rulebooks/outdoorff.pdf

Section 129, pages 8 & 9.

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« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2009, 07:15:14 AM »

Here's the thing in it's clothing. I might start giving it a few flying lessons this afternoon.

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« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2009, 07:26:40 AM »

fantastic Bill, good luck with that one. Keep me posted! any chance of a flying video?

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« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2009, 07:50:35 AM »

Matt, I don't have a video cam, so I'll have to see if Russ will do the honours, providing it flies!
I just gave it a few test glides in the garden and it looks promising!

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« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2009, 10:10:59 AM »

Good luck Bill.. It does not look nearly so 'lop-sided' now it's covered and the fuselage is moved over a bay. The asymmetry should help offset prop torque reaction (which is I'm sure what you were planning on all along Wink).

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« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2009, 11:52:45 AM »

You're too kind, Steve!

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