Re: (Fwd) 1 October 1915

Guy Fawcett (
Mon, 02 Oct 1995 07:39:02 -0600 (MDT)

> I plan to build a 1/5 scale RC plane. I need
information on the thrust line for the engine however. If I read the plans
right, it seems to indicate that there is slight UP thrust in the firewall and
no side thrust.

I designed a 1/4 scale model of the D VIII. My observations:

Engine mounted at zero zero to the fuselage datum line.

Scale offset used in the verticle stabilizer as per full scale.

Both wing and horizontal stabilizer set at a positive angle of attack to the
fuselage datum line there by creating a tail high attitude and ergo down
thrust. I believe the wing is set a +3 and the stab at +4 but let me confirm

Tally Ho