Sunday, October 05, 2008
Rockwell Aero Commander- Adding the finishing touches
With only 5 day’s left I am just about done with this build only the engine cowlings need
to be mounted in there correct positions.
Dummy props and undercarriage will be remove before launching. So far 35 days has come and gone since I have started this project.
For what it is worth I have collect the following data.
Wing Span : 2.4 Meters (100 inches)
Wing Area: 1000 sq inches +/- 6.3 sq feet.
Wing AR =9
Wight: 3.3 to 3.5 Kg 7 to 8 Lb
Wing Loading : 18 to 22 oz /sq feet
Radio : 4ch rudder,elevator,ailerons and flaps.
Battery: 4.5 A/h ,5 cell nicad.
Power : Needs lots of wind on Volkies this Saturday so wish me good luck as I go.
Tony came around to show me his GWS Spitfire that he finished of and is ready for the slope on Saturday.
This model is cast out of foam and any paint that is used must be “ foam friendly ” as not to attack and melt the foam. Nice paint job Tony.