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by kdc914
Thu Feb 22, 2024 4:47 pm
Forum: Wing 250 contest 2024
Topic: Littlest BiStik
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Cabanes part 1

When I ordered the Littlest Stik kit with an extra wing, I told Doug my plans for it and he graciously included a set of S-Tee cabanes. After playing around with those for a bit, I realized that I would have to recreate the saddle pieces for the upper wing anyway so I set the S-Tee parts aside and d...
by kdc914
Mon Feb 19, 2024 6:03 pm
Forum: Wing 250 contest 2024
Topic: Littlest BiStik
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Tail mods 2

The kit came with 7/64" balsa. My LHS didn't have that so I had to use 3/32". Given the extra area, that will help offset some of the extra tail weight. Here are the new tail feathers in 3/32" with the lightening holes cut. I used a quarter for the holes on the horizontal stab, a nick...
by kdc914
Fri Feb 16, 2024 10:21 am
Forum: Wing 250 contest 2024
Topic: Littlest BiStik
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Tail mods 1

Because I hadn't previously included the full-span trailing ailerons in the calculation, I had to revise my total wing area from 160in² to 170in². This new area measurement was used to create the new tail feathers, shown below with the kit originals on top for size comparison. At 29in², the horizont...
by kdc914
Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:08 am
Forum: Wing 250 contest 2024
Topic: Littlest BiStik
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Wing mods1

Given that this bird will have twice the wing area of the normal Littlest Stik kit, I confirmed that lower wing loading meant I didn't need to use all the shear webs, thereby saving precious weight. After I completed the first wing, Dale Womack suggested saving even more weight by fitting the shear ...
by kdc914
Mon Feb 05, 2024 7:59 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: intro
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: intro

welcome!
by kdc914
Sat Feb 03, 2024 12:33 pm
Forum: Wing 250 contest 2024
Topic: Littlest BiStik
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Fuselage mods part 3

Having completed the mods to the sides for an inverted fuselage, it's time to assemble. As with any project involving modification, I usually outsmart myself at least once and screw something up. Today I did it twice. Neither mistake was particularly bad but still annoying. Everything in place. Fort...
by kdc914
Tue Jan 30, 2024 3:49 pm
Forum: Wing 250 contest 2024
Topic: Littlest BiStik
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Fuselage mods part 2

OK. so now we tackle the saddle for the lower wing. Here's where the Box-o-balsa-scrap shines. Sometimes being a packrat comes in handy. ;) Every conceivable shape and thickness just waiting to be used. 20240130_095115.jpg First we fit the odd angle 20240130_094627.jpg Then we cut/sand that flush an...
by kdc914
Mon Jan 29, 2024 6:55 pm
Forum: Wing 250 contest 2024
Topic: Littlest BiStik
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Fuselage mods part 1

As a biplane, I have to invert the Littlest Stik fuselage as one would a Barnstormer to make it a low wing. The difference between the two is that the Littlest Stik has 5 degrees of downward thrust built into the shape of the fuselage sides whereas the Barnstormer does not. Therefore, an angle gauge...
by kdc914
Wed Jan 24, 2024 9:01 am
Forum: Wing 250 contest 2024
Topic: Littlest BiStik
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Littlest BiStik

After realizing the challenges of my other idea, I decided to pursue a project that I had actually prepared for - a biplane based upon the Littlest Stik. Last year at Fall S.M.A.L.L. I purchased a Littlest Stik kit and and extra wing kit for it. When I told Doug my plan for it, he included a set of ...
by kdc914
Wed Jan 24, 2024 8:55 am
Forum: Wing 250 contest 2024
Topic: the Sky Falcon Jr. Tiger 250
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Re: the Sky Falcon Jr. Tiger 250

Well, after reviewing requirements for wing spacing and how that would affect fuselage shape, etc, I have decided to shelve this project for another time.