|02-17-2007, 12:24 PM||#21|
I am: Mark M
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It was just the first thing that came to mind.. I've got my Twinstar setup so that I can do differential throttle on the ground, and although it's of little practical use when on wheels I can only imagine that it would swing the tail around with a heck of alot of authority when using floats on snow.
|02-17-2007, 01:24 PM||#22|
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I am: Dave F
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Differential on a twin would definatly work and be very cool.
It's enough of a challenge for us to get our .40s and .25s going sometimes at -10C or below...We have a Cox Black Widow .049 rud/el plane that can take a 1/2hr to start for a 3-4 min. flight !
We've learned a few things the hard way. Sometime our planes were flying great all day. Then they would get squirrely/twitchy/uncontrollable and crash.
Turned out that a 1/4in. or more of congealed oil on the tails moved the CG aft ! Lost my Falconstien(modified Falcon 56) that way when it would not come out of an inverted flat spin. Ice sure is solid !
One year we went up on a weekend with beautiful blue skies/light winds and reasonable temperatures. We attracted alot of snowmobiles that would zoom up real fast and made a mess of our nice takeoff/landing area. Although, it sure was fun flying from the back of a skidoo for a tour of the lake. A CG Eagle at 1/4 throttle is faster than you think !
I'm looking foreward to what fun we can come up with this year...
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