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Re: Horatio Barber's Valkyrie 1
Reply #13 - Mar 5th, 2013 at 1:46pm
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Bobcat,

Hope things are going well for you and yours.  Any progress on the Valkyrie 1?

Found the article "The Wright Way Around"  by Doug McHard on the RCGroups site.
Do a google search with the wording - the wright way around by doug mchard  - will take you to the RCGroup site.  Free download in PDF.

They won't let us link directly to the site.

Tom
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Reply #12 - Jan 31st, 2013 at 7:41pm
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Happens to all of us.
We will be here when your ready.
  

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Reply #11 - Jan 30th, 2013 at 7:07pm
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I understand with the holidays and our move back to CA I'm still in transition and haven't got a building place yet.  Hope to soon.  Looking forward to your progress.

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Re: Horatio Barber's Valkyrie 1
Reply #10 - Jan 30th, 2013 at 1:03pm
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Sorry guys, been tied up during January with family matters.  Hope to make some progress in February.
  
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Re: Horatio Barber's Valkyrie 1
Reply #9 - Dec 7th, 2012 at 8:32pm
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horatio_Barber

Pretty interesting stuff here. Pretty cool how each of these folks tie into others that we know.
He also wrote a book.

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/BarAero.html

http://fantasyofflight.com/aircraftpages/valkyrie.htm
  

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Re: Horatio Barber's Valkyrie 1
Reply #8 - Dec 7th, 2012 at 7:37am
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That's a pretty good motor run. Looking forward to this build.
I have a timer that gives up to 2 minutes, and that is a long flight. I dont generally run it that long. A minute is fine.

I wonder if the article could be posted here.
  

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Re: Horatio Barber's Valkyrie 1
Reply #7 - Dec 6th, 2012 at 12:09pm
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Hi Tom,

This will be my fourth Canard. I did a Vari Viggen peanut and a Wright monoplane peanut.  The Viggen is in trees in a local park and the Wright Monoplane is in the rebuild box after a collision with a goal post.
I have a No Cal  SciFi canard a la F18 on the board at the minute.
I usually make sure the foreplane is adjustable (white PVA glue ) until I get the plane trimmed out.  I start at +2 degrees on the foreplane and 0 degrees on the main plane.  I recommend the series of articles by Doug McHard that started in Aeromodeller  April 1962 "The Wright way round".
I can send you a copy if you want them.  Smiley Smiley Smiley
  
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Re: Horatio Barber's Valkyrie 1
Reply #6 - Dec 6th, 2012 at 10:59am
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Sounds very interesting.  Any pics of the power system.  Look forward to seeing your setup.

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Re: Horatio Barber's Valkyrie 1
Reply #5 - Dec 6th, 2012 at 10:33am
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Hi

I am using a 2.7 volt 10F super capacitor, it weighs 4.81gms.
A 1/4aaa battery weighs 3.59gms and gives 1.2 volts.
The KP00 motor weighs 3.6gms and runs on 2.5-4.8 volts.  To get enough power to run the motor needs 2-3 batteries 7.2 -10.8 gms or one super capacitor at 4.81gms.  it aint rocket science, but the trade off is that I only get a motor run of about 1 -1.5 minutes.  However with an 85mm prop, which weighs 1.02 gms, it gave me more than enough power for indoor.
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Re: Horatio Barber's Valkyrie 1
Reply #4 - Dec 5th, 2012 at 3:18pm
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I am also VERY excited to see this come together.
First, I love the pioneers. Period. I have the greatest love for those who showed no fear in stepping over the line and doing what they said could not be done.

I am also very interested in seeing how a capacitor works out. I like the electric indoor stuff and a cap weighs less that a bat, I think. 

Looking forward to this one. Thanks for sharing.
  

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Re: Horatio Barber's Valkyrie 1
Reply #3 - Dec 5th, 2012 at 11:41am
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I look forward to this build.  Thanks for the information.  Horatio was quite a fellow!  I'm still learning about the canards.  Have you built more than this Valkyrie?  What's your incidence setting on this bird?

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Re: Horatio Barber's Valkyrie 1
Reply #2 - Dec 5th, 2012 at 7:56am
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All being well it should look like this when finished. Smiley
  

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Re: Horatio Barber's Valkyrie 1
Reply #1 - Dec 5th, 2012 at 7:52am
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The  wingspan will be about 22inch and the motor will be a KP00.  The attached is the best article I have found about Horatio Barber.
  

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Horatio Barber's Valkyrie 1
Dec 5th, 2012 at 7:35am
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Hi I am going to build a capacitor powered version of the Valkyrie 1.
  

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