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Straight Scout Mod

#1
This is a Modification to the original Ft Scout plans that an engineer friend of mine made, where all of the curves have been changed to straight lines. It makes for a much faster build.

As far as i can tell it flies just as wonderfully as the original Scout. If there is any interest I can probably get him to post the plans though I think he is planning on making the nose a little longer for balance.

Straight Scout.jpg
 
#3
I have at times thought about building a Scout with more contemporary wing and tail styling, i.e., lose the batwing. But then I guess it is a love-hate thing. Someday I might also do a little redesign.

I just built a 4 channel mini scout and flew it yesterday. Love this design, and I love flying both the mini and full size versions.

I like the tail redesign in the pic above. The pointy wing tips are a matter of preference.

I noticed little or no dihedral. How did this change the flight characteristics?
 
#4
There is some loss of stability if your aircraft isn't balanced properly wing to wing. What you do gain is a more aesthetically pleasing aileron roll and better inverted ability.
 
#5
Good to know. I am currently modding a scout design that will do some reshaping of the wing tips. I am learning the aerodynamics as I go!