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Updated March 2017


Files


  Sailpane Calc Cruciform Tail 
                     May, 2016 version - A compilation of sailplane design and component sizing calculators. MS Excel file.
                      Please read the accompanying article I wrote for RCSD.
         Now In French!  Translation Paul Bizard January 2015

  Sailplane Calc V-Tail
                
October, 2011 version - Same as file above but for V-Tail models.  MS Excel file.
                      Please read the accompanying article I wrote for RCSD.

  Convert a Cruciform Tail to a V-Tail and Vice-Versa
                    July, 2010 version.  Works in Decimal and Metric units.

  Flying Wing Calc 
                    Calculate Balance Point and Wing Twist using Dr. Panknin's formulas.
                    Now automatically estimates winglet size.
                    Now able to calculate a wing with three tapers!
                    June, 2016, version.  MS Excel file.
                    Please read the accompanying article I wrote for RCSD.
                    Note:  For Plank Flying Wings, See Below:

  Flying Wing Calc for Planks 
                    Easily find a balance location for a safe first test flight!
                    July, 2010, version.  MS Excel file.
                    Please read the accompanying article I wrote for RCSD.

  ALES-F5J-RES-TALES Scoring Spreadsheetss
                    July, 2017 version - Added TALES and F3-RES Score!
                    This is a fixed Matrix scoring spreadsheet for MS Excel that is for contests up to 60
                    pilots, five flight groups and 12 rounds for ALES, F5J, F3-RES and TALES contests.
                    ALES League and LSF Contest Point Scoring is automatically filled in for easy submission!
                    Please read the accompanying article I wrote for RCSD.
                    Note:  TALES rules at the Greater Detroit Soaring website , RCGroups threads and or
                               here for a pdf file:

  ALES Timing Files (mp3)
                    July, 2011 version - Four audio files for your .mp3 player in 1, 2, 3, 5 and 10 minute countdown for practicing
                    Altitude Limited Electric Soaring tasks.

  Foam Cutter Calc 
                    Automated Foam Cutter Calculator to find the attachment point for a tapered wing. 
                    Works in Decimal and Metric units.  MS Excel file.
                    Please read the accompanying article I wrote for RCSD.
       A revised version was sent to my by Pierina Pucce in Peru.  He wrote:  We added the Table and the ability to add
                    the new cutting info, in order to be able to select the correct settings quickly. When you cut so many
                    different lengths, the ‘fine tuning’ of the voltage and amps can make all the difference in the world between a 
                    perfectly cut wing profile and one ‘that’ll work’. MS Excel (.xlsm) file.

  Glider Tuning Stand Plans
                    This is a small quick and easy to assemble/disassemble model stand to get the wings trailing edge off of the ground
                     while programming your transmitter.  (.dxf and .pdf files).  by Jim Loughran and Curtis Suter
                    --Giorgos Stratakis modified the stand and kindly provided his updated .dwg file.  Thanks!

  Real Flight Models and Flying Fields
               
There is a SupergeeII and Red Merle (eSupra) model and a couple nice thermal flying fields. 
                    These complement Joe Wurts "Third Vector" on the Articles page of this website.

  Switchjack and Mini Switch Jack
                     How to make a Swithjack for low power R/C operations, such as a DLG.

  Estimating Electric Model Flight Time
                    February, 2007 version - Calculate electric model flight time.  MS Excel file.

  Helicopter Governer Mode Curve Setup
                    July 16, 2006 version - Easy setup for transmitter throttle curves.  MS Excel file

 


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