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Ask A Question, Invent An Airfoil – Meet Dick Kline

March 25th, 2007 at 10:25 pm » Comments (0)

Last October I embarked on a journey, that I could never have predicted would be as fun or as interesting as it has become. I had decided to build a Flying Wing and I decided to use the Kline-Fogelman Airfoil design that I was reading about on RCGroups. The wing, now dubbed the K-F CoroWing, [...]

Make A (almost) Free Airplane, or, What to do with all the left over U.S. Election Signs.

November 12th, 2006 at 6:39 am » Comments (7)

This past week the United States completed elections across the country for various Federal and local political positions. In the run up to the elections, the American roadside was overrun with political signs. I personally feel this is an environmental tragedy and I am happy at the opportunity to recycle these Coroplast signs into something [...]

CoroWing SPAD Flight Report

October 15th, 2006 at 9:27 pm » Comments (4)

The CoroWing SPAD actually can fly. I was a bit worried about the weight, and that is why I increased the step in the Kline-Fogelman airfoil and used 3/8″ spruce instead of 1/4″ spruce. Initial flights to adjust center of gravity (CG) and trim were a bit rough due to the strong winds. On about [...]

CoroWing SPAD

October 14th, 2006 at 6:50 pm » Comments (2)

Last weekend at my flying club I joined in with the guys flying combat with their Unicorn Wings. I made it through the first round with just a lost winglet. Eight minutes into the second round, I pulled up into a loop in front of another wing and BAMM! The Unicorn Wing, which is made [...]

Supplies From Canal Street, NYC

October 4th, 2006 at 7:29 pm » Comments (6)

Today I was in New York City for some business meetings and I had some time during lunch to stop on my favorite street, Canal Street. I decided to check out the plastic supply houses for some CoroPlast corogated plastic sheets. I was well rewarded, and picked up a clear 4×8 sheet and two 2×4 [...]