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Landrotten Highlander

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  • Birthday 03/31/1970

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  1. quick search on the internet calls this thing a DUAS probe. lots of info on how to build these things in models, but no explanation for what they are. Enquiring mind wants to know.
  2. I think the 'probe' is actually a pitot tube. This is used to measure the airspeed - must stay in undisturbed air as much as possible. The way it works is as follows: the pitot tube takes the total pressure (dynamic + static), while at the side of the aircraft/helicopter will be static ports that measure static air pressure only. The speed dial detracts the static pressure from the total pressure, giving you an accurate indication of air speed. In order to get accurate readings the total pressure in the pitot tube must be clear of any disturbances in air generated by features along the fuselage. Please feel free to correct me if I am interpreting this wrong.
  3. not quite. I study Advanced Manufacturing, and this volume came a bi too latee to build it into a 3D model so I can use additive manufacturing techniques to build her
  4. On my wishlist too. Currently finishing a MSc at University (going back after 25+yrs working was no doddle), then completing the 'man cave' before warming up to such a project. ..... Doesn't hurt to buy the book in the mean time, though
  5. Always good to see pictures from different angles, so as to better understand what happend, but based on what I see here it looks like the two top masts have broken off. No expert on rigging, but I do have some questions about the feasibility of the one running along the hull.
  6. I agree, some pictures would help in assessing the difficulty you are facing, and also to those who might be willing to help with guessing how much time and effort will be needed to bring it back to where you want it.
  7. welcome, and congratulations with your desire to building your (first) wooden kit. Someone once said: 'If your dreams don't scare you, you don't dream big enough.' Moving out of your comfort zone is never easy, but once you realise that by doning so you are enriching your life, it becomes enjoyable while remaining somewhat scary. Feel free to ask questions, and make sure you take plenty of pictures along the way - they will be great help when asking questions as well as being a momento for when you discuss your (finished) model with your friends/family.

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