Monday, 31 March 2014

New paint job

After much deliberation I've decided to not go with the Orange and Black paint job.

I was totally inspired by the below aircraft and so this is the look I'm going to go for on the Twister.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Spitfire wing book

I've just finished reading this book.

The Twister gets a mention! (on page 103).

I can't say I recommend it as it's not very well written. 

It seems to be as much information as you would expect to be imparted in a long magazine article. Instead the author has padded that out and repeated himself many, many times to make it into a book size text.

Still - I did find it interesting - knowing the amount of work that went into designing the Spitfire.

While the rest of aviation went from Biplanes to Jets in the era of the Spitfire, it's wings remained unchanged. This says all you need to know about how ahead of it's time it was.

As you can see below the Twister wing is not exactly the same as a Spitfire wing - the Orange paint is Spitfire shape and the Silver parts are the extra shape that make up a Twister wing (and tail).

Thursday, 20 March 2014

How to rig a Twister

In 5 minutes and 30 seconds.

My tail planes do not go on this easy!

Twister look-a-like

In the latest issue of Flyer mag here in the UK is the unveiling of the TEACO-BAT (they need to think of a better name).

It's so similar to the Twister in it's construction and particularly the use of a safety cell.

The article makes no mention of the Twister which I think is a bit unfair.

It sounds like a beast though - 300hp (approx) with counter rotating props and a 250kt top speed.

15 mins endurance though...

Will be great to see this project come to fruition.

They could be a great support race for the Red Bull Air races.

Click on photos for a much bigger view...