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Old 07-19-2007, 09:42 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Buzz
The only one I recall was the Eindecher with a 15 LA and wing warping. Bent made that one. Maybe he can comment on how it flew.
Garys mono flew like 'crap' I think those where his words. any way mono's up here were never allowed for the reason that we did not want them to dominate the field, this is obvious for several reasons they are easy to build one wing vs two,and they are faster. We want the planes to be slower so those that are intimadated by the speeds of WW2 need not be and will join in on he fun. Good luck, and keep it simple seems to be working for us .
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Old 07-21-2007, 12:01 AM   #22
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Thanks guys. Your advice is certainly food for thought. A ban on monoplanes would certainly simplify attempts to create a level playing field. It also helps differentiate our type of event from the WW2 events.

I'm still thinking that I like the idea of the "plain-bearing engines" rule. From what I've read, that little OS .25FX sounds like a .40 in a .25-sized package. My objective is to keep things so slow and "underpowered" that it doesn't attract "real" Combat enthusiasts. I also want to keep initial costs low to encourage participation.
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:52 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Buzz

Hook up with Ted Banks. He's got the latest info, and I believe it will be in the next maac magazine.
In a nutshell:

-Any WW1 biplane or triplane (bomber, fighter, scout)
-minimum 3/4" airfoil thickness
-.25 plane bearing engines may be minimum 1/7 scale
-.25 BB engines must be minimum 44" wingsapn
-.25 BB engine must use stock muffler with baffle or pitts style muffler
-maximum weight is 6.5 lbs
-any existing aircraft not to specs but already built by the time the rules are published will be grandfathered in until the end of 2007, maybe 2008 season

okay so I have a plain bearing engine (.25 la) and Im interested in building a biplane for combat.
maybe an albatros or spad VII,

the above quote is a bit confusing to me, maybe I missed something or I just dont understand.
when I interpret "a minimum of 1/7 scale"
I think of 1/7 scale or larger.

but that doesnt make much sense to me, maybe Im wrong, but wouldnt the BB engines use 1/7 scale, and the plain bearing engines use 1/8 scale?
also the minimum wingspan of plain bearing engines was not specified, only that BB engines must have a 44" minimum span. Im assuming plain bearing engines will stick with the 42" minimum span?

please point me in the right direction Im a bit lost.
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Old 08-15-2007, 06:23 AM   #24
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There probably has to be a better way of wording this which we havent yet found.

Ok Fist off we found that 1/8 just made for too small planes, so just forget 1/8.

If you plan on using a plain bearing engine, there is no minimum wingspan requirement. Simply build whatever plane you want, to a scale of 1/7.

If you plan on using a BB engine, there is no fixed scale. The final scale will be whatever that plane requires to get it to a minimum 44" wingspan. (usually works out to somewhere between 1/6 and 1/7)

Airfoil rule applies to all though.

In summary here, we want to make sure we are flying planes that have just enough power, and not overpowered.
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Old 08-15-2007, 04:49 PM   #25
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okay that made a lot more sense, thanks
Ive been reading these combat threads for a while and it seems like WWI combat discussions have been very constructive lately,
which is great. keep it up
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