Sunday, August 16, 2009

Back to the clear fins for the 8" MLAS

Let's see, I documented Tim Wilson's MLAS model as being 19.8" in diameter BUT I now see the Rsim that he provided was actually 10.5" in diameter. The 19.8 figure stuck in my mind even though I used the 10.5 to scale the Rsim. So, my mind said that, if a 19" version came in at a whopping 12lb, that mine, as a WAG, should be around 6 lb. However, if the Rsim reflects the as-built, mine would probably weigh closer to the 12 than the 6. I think this is too much over the weight I'd be shooting for. So, the search for clear, square tubing is BACK ON.