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Re: Predator Model

Postby Chris McKeon » Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:44 pm

Well that accident I had Eleven Years Six Months, 14 Days ago was for Me a real Game changer. I am actively trying to develop new Game Changers in My life. B8ut there is something that causes Me to take time to consider what risk I would be indulging in if I were to do anything that put my skull in motion with a possible sudden stop. si regarding riding My Bike I have not ridden yet. But I know that I could Ride one of My bikes. There are other things that I could possibly do also.For I could possibly ride. and jump a Thoroughbred. or a Warmblood Horse. For on My Bucket list I really do want to jump a Horse Seven Feet or more. For those who do not know much about jumping a Horse, check this out; A Horse that can Jump 7' or higher is what I like to call "RARE AIR". Maybe this simply My Pipe-Dream. But it's my Dream Speaking of My dreams; IO dream of flying My Predator 100 Miles in under Four Hours. I also dream of flying My Predator to Twenty Thousand Feet or More. And Yes I hope to blow through twenty thousand feet MSL legally.

But there is a Caveat.; I have learned that since I did indeed did |Pound My Predator Eleven Years ago> I have come to learn that a second Brain injury is cattroscopic. I know from Personal experience. THat a first Head injury is astroscopic.
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Re: Predator Model

Postby Chris McKeon » Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:39 pm

1: 234" 2: 117" 3: 142" 4: 24" 5: 206" 6: 63" 7: 70" 8"57" 9: 60" 10: 60" 11: 32"

15: 48"
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Re: Predator Model

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:10 am

Chris McKeon wrote:1: 234" 2: 117" 3: 142" 4: 24" 5: 206" 6: 63" 7: 70" 8"57" 9: 60" 10: 60" 11: 32"

15: 48"


Good progress Chris!!

But there are a few things "Abby Normal" about those measurements:




















#Name Value     Description
1Length of Leading Edge234"Length of the leading edge from nose to tip
2Length of Keel117"Length of the keel
3Keel Front y142"Distance from the origin to the front tip of the keel
4Keel Rear y24"Distance from the origin to the rear tip of the keel
5Wing Tip x206"Distance from the origin to the right wing tip
6Wing Tip z63"Vertical distance between the origin and right wing tip (this might be hard to measure, so just estimate it)
7Control Bar Height70"Vertical distance from the base tube to the keel (perpendicular distance from the keel to the base tube)
8Control Bar Width57"Width of the base tube from corner to corner
9Control Bar Location60"Distance along the keel from the nose to the apex of the control frame
10Control Bar Rake60"Horizontal distance along the keel from the apex of the control frame to the base tube (this may be hard to measure, so just estimate it)
11Cross Bar at Leading Edge32"Distance along the leading edge from nose to cross bar junction where the cross bar meets the leading edge
12Cross Bar at Keel        Distance along the keel from the nose to the cross bar where it crosses the keel
13Cross Bar z from Keel        Vertical distance between the keel and the cross bar (typically 0 to a few inches)
14Kingpost at Keel        Distance along the keel from the nose to the kingpost (you can also measure from the rear of the keel and subtract from the keel length)
15Kingpost Height48"Vertical distance (perpendicular to keel) from the keel to top of the kingpost
16Kingpost Rake        Horizontal distance (parallel to keel) between top and bottom of kingpost
17Trailing Edge        Distance along the keel from the nose to the trailing edge of the sail
18Rear Wire        Distance along the keel from the nose to the rear wire where it attaches to the keel

First, the Keel Front y plus the Keel Rear y should equal the Length of Keel:


Length of Keel=Keel Front y+Keel Rear y                                        
117"=142"+24"                                        

But    117    does not equal    142 + 24    so something is wrong there.

Also, number 11 should be the "Distance along the leading edge from nose to cross bar junction". It's hard to believe that's only 32 inches. So please recheck that measurement.

But you're making progress, and that's the most important thing!!    :thumbup:
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