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05-27-2004, 06:32 PM
I'm going to be using an old Dominator style rudder with horiontal tail. How far back from the prop should it be?
Grego :) :eek:
Remember!! Everyday is a great day. If you don't think so try missing one :)
05-27-2004, 08:55 PM
How about a name per the new(ly enforced) rule? You're half way there with "Houston."
05-28-2004, 03:39 AM
I know Greg. I am sure he will fill in the rest of his profile soon
05-28-2004, 07:31 PM
:D Okay all I have updated the name part. Now,,, can I get an answer on the rudder / stab question? :rolleyes:
05-30-2004, 06:31 AM
Greg put it back as far as you can without getting in the way of the blades. Put it far enough back from the prop to allow the tail to swing from side to side without the stab going into the prop. I don't think there is a set measurement for this
05-30-2004, 06:11 PM
all the way
05-30-2004, 06:40 PM
The further back the better, within clearance restraints.
05-30-2004, 08:20 PM
Okay, I'll put it back as far as I can and change the rear keel to stick out past the trailing edge to protect it as well.
I'm just curious if it should be held close enough to allow for the higher air speed from the prop blast to make it more effective?
I plan on making the top mount adjustable so the leading edge can be tilted either forward or aft to help with pitch control. Tilting the rudder will also change the horizontal stab angle of attack for either nose up or nose down.
Any ideas on which way it should be tilted?
Thanks guys for all the input. Keep it coming.
Greg Massey :cool:
05-30-2004, 08:29 PM
Greg still barnstorming in the EAA Bipe?
05-31-2004, 03:12 AM
Ron, would you please rewrite your last post to this thread in english? When are we all going to Scott's? I'm almost ready.
05-31-2004, 05:08 AM
Chuck what I asked Greg was is he still flying, or buzzing around the sky, or barnstorming or whatever you want to call it...... In his EAA Bipe, or EAA BI Plane, or his experimental aircraft association Bi Plane, or his Experimental Aircraft Association single seat airplane that has a top wing and a bottom wing.
Greg had or still has a nice little Bi plane that I seriously considered buying about a year ago. His being in Texas which made it hard to see the plane and harder to get it back was the main reason I did not buy it. Last I heard Greg had decided to keep it. So Chuck I was just asking him of he was still flying it. Sorry for the street slang.
Don't know when we will do something at Scotts. I need to get my plane back or my gyro done before I go out there. I do NOT go to fly ins with out something to fly. Might have my plane back sometime in the next week or 10.
So anyway Shizzle my nizzle
05-31-2004, 05:31 AM
Ya'll can come visit anytime, just bring your grubby clothes so you can help me do some work. :D Then we fly! :cool: Then when it gets dark we sit around and drink beer! :eek:
John has his "screw driver" hangared down here now so I can get his instrument pod wired. I am waiting for my gearbox parts to arrive and I will be back in the air, hopefully this week.
I think that Phil Ruffin is getting close to getting his air command done also, and he lives about 30 min from here.
05-31-2004, 05:33 AM
Thanx for the explanation Ron. I just didn't know what a Bipe was. How's the Dom coming along?
05-31-2004, 06:05 AM
Walking out the door now to go to the airport to work on it all day today. It is closer but not there yet. May take pictures and post them later.....
05-31-2004, 07:30 AM
I sold the bipe about a month ago to a fella in Massachusetts. He flew his Citabria down with a buddy and picked it up on a Monday. The buddy flew his Citabria back and Rich flew the bipe. It was a 2 and 1/4 day trip back but he had a ball. I'll be going up in July to visit and the see changes he's made.
I've just about finished the engine rebuild on my PA22/20 Colt and hope to have it flying in a month or so. I work on the Colt over the weekends and the gyro during the week. After I get the Colt completely finished with inspections and all. I plan on flying it for the season and it will go up for sell. My hanger buddy called yesterday and told me they had put a for sale sign up to the airport we stays at. That means going back to a big hanger and really high hanger rent. So I guess it's sell the Colt and keep the gyro which I can put in my garage. But if I can find reasonable rent I'll keep the Colt. After all the money I've spent on it would be a shame to have to sell so soon.
Okay off to work on the gyro :)
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