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  1. Maxout

    Performance glider scratch-build: delta wing or traditional/swept wing planform?

    Gotta say I'm not a fan of inverted V tails. That said, in non-contest environments I just catch my S8 model. Any landings should be nose down with full flaps. Dragging your rc model's tail on the ground is usually pretty brutal. All the above said, free flight models are the main discussion...
  2. Maxout

    Red Shift II RG from Arkansas [J&H Aerospace]

    Looking forward to more flight reporting. :)
  3. Maxout

    Performance glider scratch-build: delta wing or traditional/swept wing planform?

    Some thoughts...probably redundant.... I don't like constant chord wings on fast things. All rockets are fast things. The Sweepette platform achieves this goal with exceptional efficiency, closely followed by the US Kid (basically a Spitfire wing). Most people overbuild gliders. Shred a few...
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    Performance glider scratch-build: delta wing or traditional/swept wing planform?

    For reasons beyond understanding, my flight that exceeded his record never got ratified, but here's proof that a conventional, lightly built glider can handle that power just fine. All you have to do is match model and motor: I follow a simple philosophy that Stan Buddenbohm, Lee Hines, and...
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    Red Shift II RG from Arkansas [J&H Aerospace]

    I recommend braided kevlar for the elevator pull string. I can't remember where I got my current stock...probably from one of the many sellers on ebay. It was rated for 50 lb or so as I recall. The main thing is that the braided stuff doesn't snag as easily as some of the other types. Check...
  6. Maxout

    Why Is NO ONE Designing BOOST GLIDERS & ROCKET GLIDERS For Maximum Performance ?

    Dave, I'm on the road at the moment so can't take the photos you really want to see. Swing wings can deploy at any virtually any airspeed if designed right and tensioned correctly. Those that don't have a design flaw and should be redesigned to make it go away. Not trying to throw old...
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    Why Is NO ONE Designing BOOST GLIDERS & ROCKET GLIDERS For Maximum Performance ?

    An interesting thread. I'm going to say from the start I've always designed "BOOST GLIDERS & ROCKET GLIDERS For Maximum Performance". I'm pretty sure I have the only R/C boost glider design ever kitted that can be launched safely on 1/2A motors. It in fact gets more than high enough to catch...
  8. Maxout

    Red Shift II RG from Arkansas [J&H Aerospace]

    I love this build thread. We never have sold many of the Red Shifts...sad because it's quite a fun little plane. I suspect the speeds achieved on Estes D12 motors scare off a lot of people. It's small and Fast. One thing I'll point out...we've had a policy from Day 1 of being really loose with...
  9. Maxout

    Last Minute Holiday Sale

    You'll have to do your own research, but this looks to fall into the category of wire fraud. Perhaps an advisory that you'll call law enforcement would get him moving?
  10. Maxout

    Is overbuilding turning into a thing we should reconsider?

    I'm not even the person who mentioned using a safety of factor of 2, but the answer to that should be apparent: a safety factor of 2 accounts for a variety of things, not least of which is that we aren't commercial operators and hence lack quality control and NDI procedures to ensure that our...
  11. Maxout

    Is overbuilding turning into a thing we should reconsider?

    Oh for Pete's sake this is silly. He's a fresh college grad who wanted to flex his engineering education on a fun project. Let him overdo it if he wants to. He did far better than many--passed L1 on his first try. So before you go bashing him or anyone else who overengineers a project, give...
  12. Maxout

    MMX B/G and R/G

    Oh wow. Just now seeing this. Beautiful builds!
  13. Maxout

    Is overbuilding turning into a thing we should reconsider?

    Wow, an awful lot of hate on kevlar in here. Good grief guys. I for one have had too many rockets come apart at ejection from cheap shock cords failing. Switching to Kevlar ended that. Besides, it packs better in small body tubes. Anyone who's followed anything I've ever posted on this list...
  14. Maxout

    J&H Aerospace kits

    I just use plasticine. I do, however, prefer to use lead, and in the case of that model, that's what's on there. I follow a policy of trimming all my gliders in the old hand launch free flight school of trimming. There are several videos on my channel detailing examples of this process, but the...
  15. Maxout

    J&H Aerospace kits

    Whelp, no contest sanction, but hey, at least I caught it on video. Enjoy a little fun at my expense (and the free plans in the video description. ;) )
  16. Maxout

    J&H Aerospace kits

    Here's a build tutorial I did for the Sky Slash II. Stay tuned for entertaining crashes with the full sized one thanks to my epic stupid levels.
  17. Maxout

    Dynasoar Rocketry RC Rocket glider kits

    And Stratodart flying shenanigans:
  18. Maxout

    Dynasoar Rocketry RC Rocket glider kits

    Build video for the Stratodart X: Summary, I like it. Flight video will be released in a few days.
  19. Maxout

    J&H Aerospace kits

    For me, it all started with with Sky Slash II. So I figure I should pass that along to the next generation. Here goes!
  20. Maxout

    J&H Aerospace kits

    Thanks guys. Now for my next shenanigan: Hope and I worked up this idea of building a reliable glider from a single 4x12 sheet of 1/16" balsa. It was successful, and I decided to launch it on a rocket, but if you're gonna do that, might as well do it right, and make it repeatable for others. I...
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