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Author Topic: Minimoa 105"  (Read 8762 times)

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Offline GuyOReilly

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Re: Minimoa 105"
« Reply #105 on: June 20, 2021, 01:15:08 PM »
TEMAC Flight June 20, 2021
Thank you @Frank v B for saving the plane.




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Re: Minimoa 105"
« Reply #106 on: June 24, 2021, 08:41:00 AM »
Set-up to identify the wing warping issue.
The right wing has a positive incidence that will be twisted out... I hope  :o
 

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Re: Minimoa 105"
« Reply #107 on: June 25, 2021, 07:46:06 AM »
Guy, itsa my job. :)

A little background.

The reason I called "landing from the south" was because it was a downwind landing.  On a left turn, the plane wanted to flip on its back.  A right turn was manageable.  This way the landing approach was with a right turn but downwind.  The only cause I could think of during the flight was a warped wing but my job was to get it down in one piece.  No style points requested or required. The finesse of a Glenn-type landing went out the window ;D

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Re: Minimoa 105"
« Reply #108 on: June 25, 2021, 12:35:12 PM »
It just hit me.  Guy took the landing video so he couldn't lose.

If the landing were successful, he would have his airplane back.
If the landing were unsuccessful, he could sell the footage for the TV program "Mayday". 

The outcome is always predictable..... it is always "pilot error". ;)

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Re: Minimoa 105"
« Reply #109 on: June 25, 2021, 04:11:46 PM »
It just hit me.  Guy took the landing video so he couldn't lose.
If the landing were successful, he would have his airplane back.
If the landing were unsuccessful, he could sell the footage for the TV program "Mayday". 
The outcome is always predictable..... it is always "pilot error". ;)
Frank

No @Frank v B , you got it wrong: I will admit that it would have been Builder's Blame in this case.
The video, I must confess, did provide some exciting, suspenseful and riveting footage of your extraordinary piloting skills.
Unfortunately, @Andy Hoffer was not there to witness such aviation skills firsthand, the unedited video however proves for posterity your prowess.
Your humble servant, Guy
 

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Re: Minimoa 105"
« Reply #110 on: June 26, 2021, 10:10:47 AM »
Twist taken out of the right wing.
Set-up both ailerons with reflex/up to hopefully assist with slow speed and prevent tip stalling.
Reduced the movement to 50% for rudder, elevator and ailerons (it was too much movement).
Added exponential to rudder, elevator and ailerons (should improve sensitivity).
Battery charged up.
It is now ready for a second test flight as soon as the weather improves..

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Re: Minimoa 105"
« Reply #111 on: June 26, 2021, 10:41:01 AM »
Hey Guy. I want to thank you for posting the picture of the Mimosa in your workshop. I noticed your solution to storing clamps by hanging them from a wire. I never thought of that and had all my clamps in a cardboard box. Your method makes so much more sense. I have emulated your method. Thanks
What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: Minimoa 105"
« Reply #112 on: June 26, 2021, 09:17:02 PM »
Guy,

I'll be there tomorrow (Sunday) 10-1 if you wish a spear chucker's hand. ;)

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Re: Minimoa 105"
« Reply #113 on: June 26, 2021, 09:36:08 PM »
Good luck @GuyOReilly !

I would SO love to be there to watch @Frank v B launch your Minimoa!  ;D

Make sure he fully inflates his cheeks before he throws, otherwise ABORT the takeoff.  He needs full maxillofacial inflation and pressure to ensure that his catapult musculature works.

Andy

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