model of a new microlight

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MarkDev
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model of a new microlight

Post by MarkDev » 22 Jul 2017, 13:16

A friend of a friend built this model of a new microlight to demonstrate its flying ability. Would a rear prop use a two line harness to tow? or a prop guard? Anyrate interesting picture.
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spike spencer
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Re: model of a new microlight

Post by spike spencer » 23 Jul 2017, 06:34

Props and towlines - remember Murphy's Law:
"If something bad CAN happen, sooner or later it WILL happen" :oops:

Even if you can guarantee to keep lines and prop separate, if you are talking about a potential fullsize tug using a 2 part bridle, there are several Airworthiness considerations to overcome. Tug pilots may be reluctant to fly a machine where the glider has huge authority in the tug's Yaw axis or to fly something where the only control of direction when towing is achieved after rotation in the Roll axis - therefore totally lacking during the takeoff run. The remote probability of only one leg's release working if the tug has to dump the glider must also be considered.

Worth a try; It would probably work acceptably well on a model towing combination. (but never fly anything that you are not prepared to take home in a plastic bag !) Let us know how the project goes.
Spike S.

MarkDev
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Re: model of a new microlight

Post by MarkDev » 09 Aug 2017, 17:18

My friend pointed out that this is the full size one, the model is 6ft w/s! Apparently they tested its flying qualities as a model glider.

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