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Old 02-03-2012, 07:21 PM
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What was the reason for the pusher props?
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:46 PM
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:17 PM
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What was the reason for the pusher props?
So it doesn't go backwards.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:46 AM
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Probably something to do with wing effeciancy and performance. At that time, right before everything was built with turbine jets and swept wings, aircraft designers were pushing the propellor driven straight wing bomber to it's limits.

I'm sure Dag could give us a run-down of why this plane was designed with pusher props and a couple of turbine pods as well.

Either way, pusher props are cool.
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:15 PM
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the b 36 had a very poor take off performance, and without the pods it could only take off from 3 runways in the US. Also it had a large single main wheel which was the problem. But the pods were added to increase the performance and were not part of the original design.
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:18 AM
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Just caught this thread...holy schnicky!!!
I've done a fair amount of scratch building but nothing like this! The complexity is off the charts.
And to put all the skills needed for this into one person???

Well, I am an Air Force brat and I spent 6 years in Beavercreek OH which meant as a kid I practically lived at Wright Patt's museum. Still amazed at the size of the 36 and to anyone who has t been to the museum, get there as soon as you can. It's awesome!

I have an idea for your next project Dag...comes from one of my childhood memories at Wright Patt. And I just had the film footage I took transferred to digital so I will post soon. I had the privilege of watching the Space Shuttle Enterprise piggy backed on the 747 land. My cub scout troop got access to the tarmac and were able to get much closer to the runway than the rest of the public. So there's my suggestion for an insanely complicated build that would look spectacular as a large pair of models. At least the Shuttle would just be a glider! I think keeping the 747 around the 20' wingspan would make it interesting! Ha ha!

In any case, I'm totally blown away by your skill, dedication and obvious passion for aviation. If you ever make it down to Phoenix, our club field has a gorgeous paved runway! If you have seen the Superstition Airpark on Real Flight, that's us.
Keep up the amazing work and can't wait to see the flight video!!
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:20 PM
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Hey Dag you still getting along alright? Been a while so I thought I would check up on you.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:16 PM
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:53 PM
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He's probably test flying it behind our backs and getting ready for a full flight report
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:04 PM
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That would probably be true if Dag didn't have to work so much...and still got paid lol. We all know when he has some time off he gets a LOT done and quick.
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:15 PM
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Well I hope all is well with him an look forward to an update soon!
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:49 AM
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DAG, where are you?

We miss ya buddy.
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:06 PM
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:56 PM
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At this point I am prettty convinced somethign may be wrong. Does anyone know DAG?
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:02 PM
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I don't think anything is wrong, he is posting over on RC Groups on the B36 project...
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