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beemeruser
05-06-2006, 11:14 AM
Hi-I have flown electric for about a year,and am frustrated by crowded club fields-is there a glider I can safely carry around in a back pack and fly in the lonely outposts of Cornwall?

tim hooper
05-06-2006, 08:59 PM
......safely carry around in a back pack ....

Hi! :)

I suppose it would depend just how big your backpack is! The longest part will determine the size of your pack - either the fuselage or a wing panel.

There are quite a few sailplanes that will break down into their components parts.

tim

Don Sims
05-07-2006, 01:07 AM
Perhaps one of the foamie DLG's??

Sky Sharkster
05-09-2006, 11:30 AM
Hello Beemeruser, Welcome to Wattflyer! There are a couple of powered sailplanes that have 2-piece wings and removable stabilizers. They are the Kelly Mini and the Scarlett, both available from Hobby-Lobby.com.
The Kelly actually comes in 2 versions, one with ailerons, one without. I've seen the rudder/elevator/throttle version fly and it is a good-flying model. 52" wingspan, 28" long, 13 ounces, wing area 222 square inches, wing loading 8.5 oz/sq/ft. Uses a Speed 280 motor and 7 cell 720 mAH NiMH pack, could be easily upgraded with a small brushless and LiPolys. Price $129.90 USD.
Haven't seen the Scarlett fly, the specs are 63-1/2" Wingspan, 30" length, 356 square inches wing area, 22 ounce flying weight. Recommended power is a Speed 400 with an 8 cell 1100 mAH NiMH battery. Price $ 159.90 USD.
There may be others that break down into small components but I don't know any offhand.
Good Luck!
Ron

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05-09-2006, 03:52 PM
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Hi

This may be an option. The instructions say glue the wing together but I fly mine with the dihedral brace in place and just tape the center section when flying.
Wing Span Length Weight Engine Radio Color 39" 28" 8 Oz CEM-130 cobalt motor with 3.2:1 planetary gear box FM 72 Hz,3 Ch. & 2 of HS-55 size servos Transparent Green/Transparent Purple

Changed to Graupner prop and gluued a balsa stick under the motor to beef up the mount a little. Do not use stock battery use 2s700Mah Kokum, they fit if you use a small reciever like the GWS 4p.
If you make the verticele removable this would break down into a fairly small flat box. Might stick out of a back pac a bit but should be OK.
Fly's great just make sure washout is even on the wing tips climb is a little weak with the tiny geared motor but for park flying with the LIPo batterys is fine.

AEAJR
05-18-2006, 09:37 PM
Hi-I have flown electric for about a year,and am frustrated by crowded club fields-is there a glider I can safely carry around in a back pack and fly in the lonely outposts of Cornwall?
This is a VERY open question so let's open it up.

First, a parkflyer that you can put in your back-pack, your suitcase, or keep in the car Carbon Falcon and Carbon Kestrel ( I have the Kestrel )
http://www.acesim.com/rc/index.html
I pack the Kestral in my suitcase.

If you want a side arm/discus launch glider that packs and carries well then try the Swifty. My motorcycle friend has the Seeker. It was replaced by the Swifty. He takes the Carbon Falcon and the Seeker in a little postal box, together,on his motorcycle.
http://www.liftworx.com/swyft/



If you backpack is bigger, then you might consider the Easy Star. This parkflyer is also a great glider. Wings come off. Foam is not likely to be damaged. Bring some charged packs and just use the motor to climb to height. You can fly all day. Goes back in the box which can stick out teh top of your yucca pack.
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXFRU7&P=ML


If you have more room, and would like to go with a 2M electric, try the easy glider Electric. Wings come off and it comes with a speed 400 so the battery packs are light - If you want to pack a Hi-start you can get it as a pure glider which will also slope soar nicely.
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXKHS8&P=ML

Finally if you plan to slope soar, the planes above will slope nicely. The swifty will slope in light air. The Easy glider and the Easy Star can handle more. Don't know about the Carbon birds.


For Slope and sider arm launching you might consider the MM Boomer. I have one of these:
http://www.mountainmodels.com/item.php?item=BMR&frame=order.php&page=order_planes.php

So, give us some feedback. How are we doing?

LannyG
05-19-2006, 08:06 PM
Hi-I have flown electric for about a year,and am frustrated by crowded club fields-is there a glider I can safely carry around in a back pack and fly in the lonely outposts of Cornwall?

I stick my Easy Star in this underbed box I modified to fit the fin. It also fits in this simple bag with straps I used to use for portaging in my canoeing days.