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Solutions via Rules of Thumb

This section is built on the knowledge that there are a few important characteristics that drive of our design process.  Experience shows that certain approximations will yield a very acceptable solution, without needing a detailed understanding of the process or a high degree of precision in the calculations.  Those ideas give us what we call our ‘rules of thumb’.

This section is still being developed but a component is available now that illustrates these concepts.

One experienced electric flyer has captured these ideas in a series of presentations that are available through clicking on the images below.  Tom Hunt has an impressive list of credentials that include being a contributing editor to the FLY RC magazine, an inductee to the Hall of Fame of both the American Academy of Model Aeronautics and the Vintage R/C Society.  He is also a driving force behind the Northeast Electric Aircraft Technology (NEAT) Fair, held each year in New York state.  The AEFA appreciates Tom allowing use to reference his material.


 

aefa_system_2008.pdf aefa_Props_2009.pdf

 

aefa_Larger Sytems_2008.pdf

 

 

 


When reading Tom’s presentations, be aware they use imperial units of measurement and refer to the US marketplace, so some references to brands and pricing may not apply here

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