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TOPIC: Latest Website Updates and New Material

Latest Website Updates and New Material 19 Mar 2017 21:46 #1036


Latest updates and new material...


21 May 2018 - Aerodynamic Super Calculator 7.5.1 (c Dean A. Scott) - see CD Builders - Phil Lardner - Weights & Balance Caclulator.

09 Mar 2018 - new video - CD Builders - Phil Lardner - Covering the Wings

05 Mar 2018 - new photos and articles in CD Builders - Phil Lardner's CD:
  • Photos - Wing Load Test
  • Photos - Covering the Wings
  • Photos - Tail Boom - Tail Skid & Turtle Deck
  • Photos - Pilot Pod
  • Photos - Trailer Fabrication
  • Photos - Air Brakes
  • Photos - Main Wing Spars
  • Photos - Leading Edges
  • Photos - Trailing Edges
  • Photos - Wings (main wing assembly)
  • Photos - Bungee Launch System
  • Wing Stress Analysis - updated my spreadsheet with wing load test calculations
  • Construction Articles - Covering the Flight Surfaces
  • Construction Article - Load Testing the Wings
  • Construction Videos - Load Testing the Wings
  • Construction Videos - Bungee Launch System Test
  • Construction Videos - Trailer Fabrication

28 Feb 2018 - new articles - see Home - Articles:
  • Phil Lardner's CD - Load Testing the Wings
  • Structural Proof Testing by Stan Hall
  • Wing Torsion Testing by Stan Hall
  • How to Determine Wing Shears and Bending Moments Almost Instantly by Stan Hall, Dynamic Modelling by Stan Hall
  • Tips on the Use of Dacron Covering

22 Feb 2018 - new link - Other Microlift Gliders - 1comet.com

28 Jan 2018 - new link - Free Fall Calculator to help choose a suitably sized parachute - >>click here<<<

05 Dec 2017 - new videos of the Woodstock glider - >>click here<<

19 Mar 2017 - new photos of three Australian CDs - see CD Builders - Frank Smallman - Graham Betts - Clyde Farquar.

18 Dec 2016 - new video - see CD Builders - Phil Lardner - Construction Videos - Truing up the Wing Rib Cap Strips.

22 Nov 2016 - new article - see Home - Articles - Trailer Balancing.

13 Oct 2016 - new article - see Home - Articles - The Carbon Dragon Foot Launch Sailplane - Technical Soaring Journal - Vol.10 No.3 1986

13 Oct 2016 - new article - see Home - Articles - Designing Toward A One Foot Pre Second Sinking Speed by Bruce H. Carmichael

26 Dec 2015 - new links - see Links - Useful Resources for CD Builders: Carbon Fiber Basics: An easy to understand guide and Comparison of the mechanical properties of the carbon fibers.

17 Dec 2015 - new photos - see CD Builders - Phil Lardner - all the old photos are now sorted, and lots of new photos added!

21 Nov 2015 - new photos - see CD Builders - Rick Mullins - lots of new pics!

26 Aug 2015 - new video - see Forum - carbon-dragon.ihpa.ie/index.php/forum/ca...rbon-cd?start=30#920

13 Aug 2015 - new article - see Home - Articles - A Bungee Launch System.

01 Aug 2015 - new link - see Links - Nest of Dragons - an interesting site with an index to lots of ultra light glider designs.

27 Jul 2015 - new photos - see CD Builders - Michel Clas (France) - details of a Carbon Dragon built in France c2000, and later motorised c2002

26 Jun 2015 - Sid Bottom (South Africa) takes over Nick Methley's CD project - see CD Builders - Sid Bottom / Nick Methley

19 Jun 2015 - new photos & text - see CD Builders - Gregory (Gus) Malm - Realm

02 May 2015 - new video - see CD Builders - Phil Lardner (Bonding the tail boom closed.)

25 Mar 2015 - 4 new videos - see CD Builders - Yasushi Akahori

25 Mar 2015 - 2 new videos - see CD Builders - Phil Lardner

17 Mar 2015 - List of Errors in the Plans updated (Drawing #5 - H-Stab front spar dimension.)

28 Feb 2015 - New Article - Taking Off Lightly - Experemental Soaring Association by Dean Sigler

28 Feb 2015 - New Atricle - Early Japanese Hang Gliders of Mr. Tondokoro - 1934

20 Dec 2014 - New photos - see CD Builders - Mick Robson - high (T) tail

08 Dec 2014 - New photos - see: CD Builders - Gregory (Gus) Malm - Alnair and Relm powered derivtives of the CD

01 Dec 2014 - New photos - see: CD Builders - Unknown Builder (can you help identify the builder?)

01 Oct 2014 - List of errors in the CD blueprint drawings - see: CD Builders - Phil Lardner's All-Carbon CD - Errors in the Plans

01 Sep 2014 - New photos - see: CD Builders - Nick Methley

01 Jul 2014 - New photos - see: CD Builders - Phil Lardner's All-Carbon CD - New

01 Jan 2014 - Check out the new Jim Maupin Gliders Forum
Last edit: by Phil Lardner.
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