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    Cameron Garner
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    'Aerocanard GT-R'
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  1. Another consideration is that the prop creates a pressure wave (it is a wing after all) that briefly blocks airflow flowing past it. Look at most props near the root where our cowl exits are; it is thick and rounded, it isn't moving much air back from the cowl exits! Apparently having the cowl opening further away (cut back away from the prop) reduces this issue. Air being a fluid will always flow via the least restrictive route (thus the need for baffles to force it through the cooling fins). And, it will flow from high to low pressure. If there is high pressure at your exit for any reason (and the aft end of bodies can be a bit chaotic in this regard), flow will be reduced. It might be interesting to experiment with a small 'flap' sticking outwards at the cowl exit to induce a low pressure behind it as a dignostic tool to determine if this makes a notable difference. If there is constriction on the flow, it will slow or stop entirely. As an illustration, open a door (or window) on each side of your house (or other closed in building) on a windy day with the wind blowing towards one opening. Varying the opening of the exit side will clearly throttle the flow through the house. As Barry noted as well, the air gets heated on the way through, so there is a greater volume to exit than enter!
  2. Hey Howard, welcome to the Canardzone. GlaStars look really nice, though I haven't had the pleasure of flying one myself yet. Certainly a different category to the canards! Had planned on lots of canard exposure myself at Osh and Rough River this year, but due to the Current Circumstances I will miss both. But there are a lot of friendly canard guys around willing to share!
  3. Voidhawk9

    H-250 Foam

    I'd call that an early win!
  4. 2. Don't move house every 12 months, it takes a long time to get the workshop set up and functioning again!
  5. It isn't really US carriers that are the concern, nor here in NZ. It is the places that put pilots with absolutely minimum time and experience in the cockpit, and especially those people when they move up to captains and have someone with equally little experience beside them. So many pilot 'sausage factories' teach to pass the exams (even to the extent of memorizing question banks), not to create the best pilots.
  6. Hi Tim, congratulations on the decision. Keep us updated on your progress!
  7. Voidhawk9

    H-250 Foam

    I couldn't get the 250 either. I did some research and determined that 200kg/m2 PVC should be adequate, so that is what I used. Near substitution is a necessity sometimes when you live half the world away from the usual suppliers, but it is 'at your own risk'.
  8. Between this and the PIA A320 crash recently, there have been some truly shocking pilot error accidents of late. There are those that have been predicting this sort of thing for some time given the changes to training and hiring practices in the last decade or so. Maybe related, maybe not, but I cannot help but wonder... Maybe these are isolated, freak accidents, or maybe we will be seeing more of these sorts of accidents in the years to come.
  9. Voidhawk9


    A lot of new ideas are shouted down by the 'build to plans' folks too. So the serious modders tend to be quiet online. But they are out there.
  10. Yes, exactly. I was researching down this road and discussing with some very experienced and knowledgeable folks who pointed out that for the same weight, you can install a more powerful NA engine and the installation is far simpler (read - more reliable) to boot. Now, if it were for a racing application where reliability isn't quite as important, that may change the equation, as may other mission considerations.
  11. The Edge Performance engines are impressive, lots of power and light weight. But RPMs and boosting like that would leave me nervous. For me, I think, "Would I cross the pacific with this engine?" Because I'd like to do that one day!
  12. I always make a habit of checking the compass once I line up. Obviously it should be close to the runway number, or something is amiss, in which case it is time to abort or delay the take-off until whatever is resolved.
  13. Welcome Rafael. You certainly have plenty of skills in your background! You'll do fine. I've found the plans to be good to set me in the right direction, but I need to get my hands on and 'see it' for myself, seems you are similar!
  14. Here in NZ there are no (published) airfields above 2,500'. All pilot training teaches 'full rich for take-off'. Luckily we don't get many high-density days either, so pilots here get away with it. But there are regular issues with fouled plugs etc. Guess why! One should never assume that obtaining a license is the end of the learning process. That only ensures you have the essentials, there is much more to learn, and generally once you get a license, that is entirely up to the initiative of the individual pilot.
  15. I don't think that's an infinity set, infinities don't have the scissor link or uplock.

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