Hey everyone I am looking to build a forward swept delta style wing. Does anyone know of any quality kits? How about plans? I would much rather build up a kit or even a good arf with some plans available so I can build a spare. I cannot seem to find much information on them anymore. I used to see quite a few online and rarely a few at the field. Any help/suggestions are very much appreciated!
i'm having a hard time picturing what you mean by 'forward swept delta'
A 'delta wing' by definition is one that is triangular shaped, like this:
So by 'forward swept Delta' do you mean that the triangle is reversed so that the straight base of the triangle in at the front and the 'point' of the triangle faces rear? that would be pretty unusual, I don't think I've seen kits for anything like that.
Here is one I built recently from the wings of a beat up 3d plane. The fuselage is from a styrofoam chuck glider. It does around 70mph and flies very well.
I got the inspiration from Laine in this thread on RCG. I've actually got one of his planes that I'm building right now. PM him, he makes extras to sell. I think he sells the rx ready version for around $100.
Posted via Mobile DeviceThere used to be one - foamy and not a kit (BARF) though. I forget what it was called but it looked like a single fin zagi with a cigar shoved up it's butt.
EDIT: Now I remember, it was called the birdof prey and was manufactured by EdgeRC
Discontined, unfortunately. But you may be able to get your hands on a used one, and I seem to remember someone having reversed engineered a set of plans.
i built two of these. one for just general flying and the other for speed. they were kitted by Blueskyrc. he's out of the airplane business and into the multi rotor thing.
the "go faster one" blew apart at or around 110 mph. i still have the 'camo" version sitting in the rack.
there maybe a few kits still out there. try searching for SB-28 (Strange Bird 28).
I had a Spintastic, by Morris Hobbies. It was a .40 size forward swept flying wing. I flew well, but was a one trick pony, it spun really well, you could even get it in a climbing flat spin. It really had no vices. You see them for sell on eBay at times.
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