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Old 05-17-2014, 01:38 PM
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Hi Guys,

I had a few projects in mind using my microlight wing and this is one of them,
the other will be none powered hangglider but that should be easy after this one as no prop torque to worry about,
it will be made scale once ive got it flying nice so pilots arms,head and 'sleeping bag' as I call it lol

its showing real promise and flies lovely in a straight line, super stable!
I have a few things to work on to get it steering nice though
the servos I had were too small so the servo arms too short and fragile,
also theyre a little underpowered but I knew that before I started, I just wanted to test it desperately so threw them on lol

it will steer when straight and level doing moderate banks but if it banks too much the servos couldn't get the weight to shift to the other side so just kept turning more until the inevitable happens
good news though is it crashes very well like the microlight,
infact even better because less inertia and no pod etc to break lol

It flies really slow and will lift out of your hand at brisk walking pace,
if a slight headwind it only takes a few steps!
it is much lighter than the trike so is alot more of a glider than this wing fitted with the trike which you would expect.

the hang point is exactly the same as with the trike, I just adjusted the point where the 'hangstrap' meets the pilots back to get the prop levelish,

could do with a slightly smaller prop to kill abit of thrust though as half throttle is more than enough!

so ill be fitting new larger servos in the next few days and itll be back out again for more testing

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Old 05-17-2014, 04:43 PM
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Looks great! Good luck!
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:02 PM
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Thanks Xmech2k

can't wait for the next test flight

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Old 05-18-2014, 06:54 AM
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Make sure you don't skimp on the servos when you go full scale .

Looks cool man.
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:00 AM
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thanks, ill post videos from the next test
I cant wait!

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Old 05-19-2014, 02:34 AM
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Looks very cool subscribed
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:39 AM
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Well last nights flight went very well considering just how dark it was!
The camera man did a great job as I nearly lost it myself a couple of times!

I was just so desperate to get it out and see what it flew like lol

well the good news is it flies!
Abit less good news is it didnt fly as I wanted it to and needs some setup,
This isnt a problem though and I know that its just the servo springs that need adjusting to move the pilot rearwards.

stability in a straight line was good when on the prop but when shut off it would dive, again this is due to the pilot being too far forwards.

The prop also needs changing after I hit a small bush that I didnt see on the first flight and crashed it lol
The blade was tweeked slightly so made abit of a noise!

anyway, enjoy this very dark video lol
You can make it out when it goes into the 'lighter' part of the sky

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