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Old 12-28-2011, 01:35 PM
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Default Bomb bay for flour bombs

At some fly-in's there is an event for flour bombing. This works pretty well with airplanes that have open cockpits or side windows that open. A lot more difficult when you have an RV with a tip-up or sliding canopy! I've been searching for something online, but found nothing. So I've been sketching out several ideas from simple to complex. I think I would enjoy being able to particpate in this activity with an RV, but never seen it done. Anyone have any ideas or seen or built a little bomb bay into their RV?
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:05 PM
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Default No but ...

Tom Martin devised a pumpkin drop mechanism for his wing tip. I'm sure he would have ideas for a centerline external stores release system.

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Old 12-28-2011, 05:39 PM
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We have an elderly gentleman in our state who loved to drop candy to children from his RV. He constructed a tube that was behind the copilot seat and exited straight down thru the belly just behind the copilot seat. He would grab a hand full of candy and drop it into the tube.

A similar system might work for you.

I do not endorse this; I am merely the reporter of facts.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:42 PM
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We have an elderly gentleman in our state who loved to drop candy to children from his RV. He constructed a tube that was behind the copilot seat and exited straight down thru the belly just behind the copilot seat. He would grab a hand full of candy and drop it into the tube.

A similar system might work for you.

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wonder if that tube was used for some other purpose??
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:06 PM
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wonder if that tube was used for some other purpose??
Check for yellow stains on the belly behind the tube outlet.
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:17 PM
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wonder if that tube was used for some other purpose??
Cat testing.
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:25 PM
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wonder if that tube was used for some other purpose??




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Old 12-28-2011, 06:27 PM
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The tube solution is similar to what is used for spreading ashes. The big difference is the tube needs to exit as far back as possible. But that is all probably moot in this use case.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:41 PM
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I have given this much thought over the years but haven't tried building anything.

My thought was a "bomb rack" that could attached to the tiedown hard point and use some type of relay to drop the flower sack (Or pumpkin) and would be removable.

My thinking is that you will have to limit your top speed to keep from ripping the sack open.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:11 PM
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I have given a lot of thought into that one as well. I think I have a good idea for a spring driven rotary dispenser with 3 bays and servo actuated release pin. Imagine the bags loaded like a revolver cylinder with the bottom open so that they drop out as they come around. The big killer is the mount. Am thinking about making a bomb rack like Arnold's (AR-5 fame and travel pod designer) wing pod.

Way down the road, gotta get flying for a while first. Have already made the mold for the wing leading edge though, had to do that before paint.
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