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R/C Soaring Digest - Dec 2002

R/C Soaring Digest - Dec 2002

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Page1December2002
December,2002
Vol.19,No.12U.S.A.$3.50
 
R/CSoaringDigestPage2
 ABOUT
RCSD
R
 /CSoaringDigest(RCSD)
isareader-writtenmonthlypublicationfortheR/CsailplaneenthusiastandhasbeenpublishedsinceJanuary,1984.Itisdedicatedtosharingtechnicalandeducationalinformation.Allmaterialcontributedmustbeexclusiveandoriginalandnotinfringeuponthecopyrightsofothers.Itisthepolicyof
RCSD
toprovideaccurateinformation.Pleaseletusknowof anyerrorthatsignificantlyaffectsthemeaningofastory.Becauseweencouragenewideas,thecontentofallarticles,modeldesigns,press&newsreleases,etc.,aretheopinionoftheauthorandmaynotnecessarilyreflectthoseof
RCSD
.Weencourageanyonewhowishestoobtainadditionalinformationtocontacttheauthor.
RCSD
wasfoundedbyJimGray,lecturerandtechnicalconsultant.
RCSD
shouldnotbeconsideredtoendorseanyadvertisedproductsormessagespertaininghereto.Anadvertisingratecardisavailableforbusinesses,andclubs.
FeatureColumnists
Bill&BunnyKuhlman(B
2
),LeeMurray,TomNagel,MarkNankivil,DaveRegister,SteveSavoie,JerrySlates,GregSmith,GordyStahl
 Artwork
GeneZikaisthegraphicartistwhodesignstheunique
ZIKA
clipart.
 RCSD
Staf
 JerrySlates-Editor/TechnicalEditor JudySlates-ManagingEditor,SubscriptionsLeeMurray-
RCSD
Index/Database(availableon-line)Bill&BunnyKuhlman-
RCSD
WebMastersPayPalCoordinatorsCopyright©2002
R/CSoaringDigest
.Allrightsreserved.
R/CSoaringDigest556FunstonDriveSantaRosa,CA95407
phone:(707)578-7871e-mail:rcsdigest@aol.comhttp://www.b2streamlines.com/RCSD.html
OTHERGOODSTUFF 
16Classified Ads19Classified Ads-New Products16Schedule of Special Events
MonthlyFeaturePhotography&WebVersionofthePrintedArticle
(where appropriate)
Highlights&MailingStatusoftheCurrentIssueAboutRCSD.....................................................................................SubscriptionInformation...................................................AdvertisingRateCard
(Adobe Acrobat PDF format)
.............................................RCSDFeatureColumnists,Reporters,andEditors.......................
(E-mail/web addresses, plus general information about their areas of interest)
"GettingStartedinRCSoaring"........
Getting started guide - Adobe Acrobat PDF format
LinkstoOrganizations,SpecialInterestGroups&ClubsOn-LineArticles-
Great articles originally written for the printed version of
RCSD  
........................................."Trimming Your Sailplane for Optimum Performance" by Brian Agnew.................................................................................................."Flys Faster" by Dr. Michael Selig.............................."The Square-Cube Law and Scaling for RC Sailplanes" by Dr. Michael Selig.................................."Modifying & Building the MB Raven (Parts 1-4)" by Bill & Bunny Kuhlman............................................................."Butterfly and Moth Airbrushing Tutorial" by Joedy Drulia
BookshelfListings-
A listing of recently published books of interest to aeromodelers.
CompleteRCSDIndex,1984-2001
RCSDONTHEWEB
http://www.b2streamlines.com/RCSD.html
TABLEOFCONTENTS
3
"SoaringSite".......................................................................................
Judy SlatesEditorial.......................................................................................The Wing Is The Thing (TWITT)5
"Jer'sWorkbench"................................................................................
Jerry SlatesDesign Considerations for Building............................................................Designing a Workshop6
"OnTheWing..."......................................................................
Bill & Bunny KuhlmanFlying Wing Design & Analysis...............................................................................Summer 2002.......................................................................................................The 60 Acres Harrier; The R-29
LandingaSailplane...............................................................................
Phil Bauer.......................................................................................................Who Put the Ding in Landing?10
"TheSloper'sResource"......................................................................
Greg SmithSlope Flying Resources.....................................................................The Mongo Transmitter Mitt......................................................................................................................Cold Weather Flying12
"TechTopics"...................................................................................
Dave RegisterTechnical Analysis & Design...........................................Planform Optimization for Hand Launch..........................................................................................and Discus Launch Gliders, Continued17
"TheNaturalSideofThermalSoaring"
..............................................................Lee MurrayWeather's impact on RC Soaring...........................................................Approaching Cold Front?
4AerospaceCompositeProducts8CavazosSailplaneDesign4R/CSoaringDigest
SpecialInterestGroups
19EasternSoaringLeague(ESL)19
InternationalScaleSoaringAssoc.
19LeagueofSilentFlight19
SailplaneHomebuildersAssociation
19T.W.I.T.T.19VintageSailplaneAssociation
 AdvertiserIndex
 
Page3December2002
The Soaring Site 
Launch
E
vanBlackstone,fromShawnee,Oklahoma,launchesintoslopeliftoverWilsonLake,RussellCounty,KansasduringMidwestSlopeChallenge1999.ThegliderisaDave’sAircraftWorksSchewiserTG-3,madeoftoughEPP-foamanddesignedasaslopeandthermaltrainer.Itspans71inchesandcanbe builtasapolyhedralorailerontrainerversion.BothEvanandhisdadHarlanweretaughttoflybyGeorgeVossofOklahomaCity.Evanneededonlyafewflights beforehecouldflyonhisown;trulyafastlearner.Evanisastraight-Astudentandplansonbecomingadoctorlikehisfather,orascientist.PhotographtakenonFujichrome200slidefilmwithMinoltaSRT-201camerausinga90-230mmzoomlensbyDaveGarwood.
 ABOY&HISDOG
G
ordyStahlwithRnRSynergy5andhisCatahoulaLeporddog,Bogie.
 THEWINGISTHETHING(TWITT)
T
hingschange,andthelinkstoworldwidewebpagesarenoexceptiontotherule!And,sailplanefolksarealwayslookingfordetailedinformationspecifictowhateverprojecttheyhaveinmind.Fromtimetotimesomeoftheserequestscenteraroundflyingwingandtaillessaircraftenthusiastsandwereferthemtoourresidentexperts,Bill&BunnyKuhlman,whoarealsomembersofTWITT,thesubjectofthismonth’seditorial.IncheckingouttheTWITTwebsiterecentlyat<http:/members.cox.net/twitt>wenotedthatithasbeenchangedto<http://www.twitt.org>,andquiteabitofinformationisavailableforthoseofyouinterestedinprimarilyfullsizeinformationforapplicationinmodelbuilding.Sincenotallofyouareonline,wethoughtwe’dshareapagefromtheirwebsitewhichexplainswhatTWITTisallabout.“TWITTcameintobeinginJune1986atGillespieFieldinElCajon,Califor-nia,asthebrainchildofco-foundersBobFronius,MarcdePiolenc,RichardMillerandHernanPosnansky.Theytookabasicideaforatailless,highperformancesailplaneandgatheredaroundthemasmallgroupofengi-neers,craftsmenandpilotswhosharedtheirfascinationwithtaillessaircraft.Theyenvisionedachievinghighperformanceflightwithaflyingwingutilizinganelectro-hydrauliccontrolstabilizationsystemtoassistthepilotinflyingattheextremeaftlimitoftheaircraft’scenterofgravity.Itwasanticipatedthis,whencoupledwithaflyingwing’slowdragcoeffi-cient,wouldresultinsignificantlyhigherL/Ds.Theirinitialgoalswereto:promotethedesignandconstruc-tionoftaillessandall-wingairplanes;provideaforumfortheexchangeof ideasandexperiencethroughguestspeakersandamonthlynewsletter;assembleatechnicallibrarydevotedtotaillessaircraft,and;ultimatelyto buildatleastonepoweredtaillessairplaneandonehigh-performancetaillesssailplane.“InthefourteenyearssinceTWITTwasfirstformed,ithasgrowntoacoregroupofmorethan140membersintheUnitedStates,Australia,France,Portugal,Scotland,Argentina,En-gland,Belgium,Italy,Germany,SaudiArabiaandSwitzerland.Themember-shipiscomprisedofalltypesof engineers,theorists,pilots,andmodelaircraftenthusiastswhoshareTWITT’scommongoals,includingsuchno-tablesoftaillessflightasDr.KarlNickel,PeterSelinger,DonMitchell(deceased),AlBackstrom,BruceCarmichaelandDr.PaulMacCready.“In1989,TWITTbecameaffiliatedwiththeHunsakerFoundationIncor-poratedofSanDiego,anon-profit,publicbenefitcorporation,placingitinaFederalandStatetaxexemptstatus.Thiswasnecessaryduetothegrowingsizeoftheorganizationandtoprovideashelterforaccumulatingfuturefinancingthroughdonationsandgrantstobeginrealizingtheultimategoalofconstructingataillessaircraft.Althoughthisgoalisnolongerarealityduetothehighcon-structioncostsandlegalliabilityissues,theotheraspectsoftheorgani-zationstillremainandarequiteactive.Thiswebpageisanexampleof TWITT’scontinuingeffortstoitsmembersandotherinterestedenthusi-asts.“TWITTholdsbi-monthlymeetingsatitsheadquartersinHangerA-4,GillespieField,onthethirdSaturdayofthemonthat1:30PM,beginningin Januaryofeachyear.Themeetingshaveanaverageattendanceofabout20-30membersandguestsfromthroughoutsouthernCalifornia.Eachmeetingincludesatleastonefeaturedspeakerwhosepresentationprovidesthemembershipinsightintosomephaseoftaillessflightoraerodynamicphenomenonrelatedtothedevelop-

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