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What glider/sailplanes are you flying?

Old 08-13-2005, 08:08 AM
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I fly a .25 size ultimate bipe.

I usually take off as a powered plane, the engine dies....and it makes the trip home as a glider.

Gotta get that fixed.....
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Old 08-13-2005, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Electrafly
Thanks Ed for all the informationon Park Flyers/Gliders. That Ascent by E-Flite looks interesting to me.

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Several of our club members have the Ascent. They really like them. Use them as their "keep in the car" plane. One guy takes his with him when he goes to europe.
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Old 08-13-2005, 01:22 PM
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A flying buddy at our field also has an Ascent and he loves his too. Looks to be a great portable sailplane.
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Old 08-17-2005, 04:54 AM
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First electric sailplane(sort of): Graupner Terry - hey, it thermals!
Second: Polk Hobbies Charlotte
Third: Multiplex Easy Glider Electric( wish they came out with this sooner!)
Terry goes much better with lipos/stock motor/prop.
Charlotte needs to have wing reinforcements right out of the box. Otherwise stock setup and for 90 bucks, it flies well.
Easy Glider Electric, what more can I say. Flies great on stock setup, flies awesome on a AXi 2808/24(250 watts @26 amps), Tanic Pack 2220 mah 3s lipo, 11x7 CAM prop and spinner, and CC35. Had lots of glitching to sort out though. Vertical climbs on 3/4 throttle.
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Old 08-17-2005, 11:23 PM
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Planes in order of electrification -
1) Wattage THERMALAIR - flew wit strock motor and 9x6 prop - well enough to get the "bug" - Put in a hot buggy motor and 3.3 gb and 13x7 - flew like mad until it died in an irragation ditch.
2) Olly-II - power pod to begin with, flew ok but suffered in the turns. Cut the nose off and have put a wide variety of powerplants in - from 6-10 cells and now has an MP-Jet 28-20/7 outrunner (@300 watts on 10 cells - climbs VERY well)
3) APEX from Dymond - great flyer, but I'm not fond of the blow molded fuse - using the wings to make a new plane someday
4) Palio Sport - great flying plane on 250-300 watts - did I mention a GREAT flyer? Wing rod bent and replaced with an inferior substitute - I cried when it died.
5) Hong Kong V -an ebay buy for my birthday - re-maiden soon, an RX issue put it into the ground back in January.

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Old 08-18-2005, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by mcleod24
Ifly a Greatplanes Spectra, stock motor. I purchased this after a failed attempt of converting a Spirit to Electric. It flies well, but is heavy with stock equip and standard 7 cell.

I was considering upgrading, but have decided to go with a slow/park flyer instead. I currently have a post in the park/slow flyer section looking for suggestions, if you have any info.
I also purchased the Plane as a kit and I am trying to find the right radio gear -reciever,servos,etc. Any help would be appreciated. Bill
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Old 08-20-2005, 03:40 AM
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The Spectra is a good starting point. As far as a radio goes--any good 4 channel will do nicely if it has a small receiver. You wont use 4 channels but that is the fewest channel radio that I recommend. A six channel would be better if you can afford it. I say this with an eye toward the future. My choice would be either a Hitec Optic 6 or the Futaba 6EXA. I would use mini servos such as Hitec HS81's although you could use standard servos with a weight penalty. There is enough room for them. I would go with the new ESC's from Great Planes that are LiPo compatable as well as NiCd and NiMh compatable. The 35 or 45 amp model works just fine. The stock motor is marginal but can be used with a gear box. I prefer an inline gear box like the MPI units from Hobby Lobby and others. A 3.5:1 would be ok with a matching prop. The prop size would depend on cell count. If you went brushless there are many combinations that would work.

Maybe there is too much data there but its a starting point. I'm sure others on the forum have their opinions as well. Hear them all out and choose what you feel is best for you. Advice is cheap and not always good.

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Old 08-20-2005, 04:40 AM
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Electiscool,

Welcome to Wattflyer!

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Old 08-22-2005, 02:48 AM
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Jason T: thanks for the welcome. I am new to sailplanes and need someeasy to set up, inexpensive, equipment asthe budget is tight. I want a three channel radio and 4 channel rx and standard servos. If anyone has a set of used equipment I would consider it. Again many thanks!
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Old 08-22-2005, 02:59 AM
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Where are you located??

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Old 08-23-2005, 02:30 PM
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I'm in southwestern,Pa.
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Old 08-24-2005, 05:17 AM
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Old 09-03-2005, 06:45 AM
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Hi all,
my gliders are as follows- Swing Special 2.0mtr F5J
Hacker B50 6 turn 6.7:1 gearbox
17x10 prop Schulze F92.128 esc
7x GP2200 NiMH cells AUW 1325 grams
- Pulsar 2.0mtr F5J
Model Motors Extreame 6.6:1 gearbox
11x8 prop Castle 25 amp esc
2S2P 740 Kokam LiPo AUW 610 grams

Cheers HR
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Old 09-13-2005, 02:01 AM
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Hi all,

Balsacraft electrafly 2m , stock 600 motor , 8*4 folder, schulze 40A ESC, 7*1700SCR battery pack.
Ripmax nebula 2000 (hi start only)
Just finishing 150% Plouf with homemade CD-Rom motor

Radio JR 3810.

The Electrafly was my training plane which is now being used to train my two children, Been flying around 3-4 years now.

Pete
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Old 09-16-2005, 05:29 PM
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Default My E-Gliders

Wow you guy's have a real collection .

Well mine are a little more modest but here they are:

E-Flight Ascent- Gone now but I may get another.

Cermark Dragonfly - Really small fly's OK but the Ascent was much better in thermals.

Thunder Tiger Windstar - Got it free from the garbage can, rebuilt and too about 9 oz. out of it. This actually fly's pretty good.

Ace Whisper - a small 1.5 meter speed 400 (like the Ascent) all wood glider. I lightened this one also. Fly's great.

GWS Slow Stick - Well it thermals great! Stay up all day:p .

Zagi - Another one that thermals well.

Goldberg Gentle Lady - Well it has an electric radio .

Thinking about a warmliner like Hobby Lobby "Ion". I have an AXI 28/10 and a Jeti 40 controller begging for a home .
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Old 09-16-2005, 07:53 PM
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Default my first scratchbuilt sailplane

I haven't mounted any servos yet but here is my [I hope SAILPLANE]just finished her today,actually about 20 minutes ago.constructive criticism is encouraged. wingspan is 78"LOA 44 1/2". powered by bl 3700kv.overall wt without radio gear or battery is about 13-15 oz. I don't have a scale so that is my best guesstimate.btw I have never tried the sailplane thing b4. control will be ailerons and elevator.
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Old 10-06-2005, 11:01 AM
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OK, I fly/flew:
Filip600Sport
Multiplex Easy Glider (Electric)
Mini Weasel
Unicorn (Now deceased, a new one on the way)
Windrider EPP Easy Glider (Now sold, and enjoying a new lease in life with a speed400 and a 6x3 folder in the nose)
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Old 10-09-2005, 04:24 PM
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I currently fly a Hangar 9 Aspire glider that I converted to EP. Hacker B20 L15, Maxon 4:1 GB, 12x6 prop and a 3S TP2100 lipo pack. Weight RTF is 38 oz. Nice flying sailplane that can get 6-7 launches per pack.

In the shop I have a Bird of Time ARF I'm converting to EP and doing some wing work on (spoilers and a little carbon). Planning on an AF 05 geared brushless for it.

Also slowly working on a Poly Sergio 2M. Will use either a Hacker B20 L18 or L15 depending on whether a 2S or 3S lipo will balance it out.

Started with an E-Flite Ascent using a geared Hacker B20 S22. Nice little park glider... got too small, too quickly for these old eyes so I sold it.

EP gliders for sport flying take all the work out of launching.

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Old 10-11-2005, 01:46 AM
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Had huge amounts of fun with the two Goldberg Electras I have had. Frequently had close to hour long flights. One was with the stock motor, the other with a torque wound Mabuchi. Lower RPMs with longer props.

Another impressive plane,not a glider, but could ride thermals, was the Kyosho Cessna Cardinal.
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Old 10-16-2005, 03:20 AM
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Default My E-Glider

I have what might be called an E-Flite Ascent. It is fully battle tested. I have probably crashed it at least a dozen times. So what the heck, I fix it. Finally found out why I was crashing it. One was that the internal control rods were sticking because of the manufacturer's glue had globbed at the exit points in the tube fuse. I solved that by installing them on the outside through guide tubes I created with balsa and fiberglassing. Works real good now. No binding. Other problem was that the stock prop gave very little power. I've taken it down to 6x3 and now it can fly almost like a hotliner. I guess the last problem that I solved was I don't hand launch myself anymore. I'm not quick enough back on the stick to keep it in the air. Yippie!!! I finally have flown it without crashing three times in a row. Does anyone know of a nice e-glider that I can build from plans?
"Women Fly Too" and they can crash real good
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Old 10-30-2005, 12:53 AM
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OK....I have many gliders and electrics....I keep flying this one. It's an older electric called an Astro Challenger. I built it around 1985 from a kit. It has an Astro 05 FAI cobalt motor geared 2.5 to 1 with silver brushes swinging a 13x7 Cam folder, Great Planes ESC (for Lipos) and a 3S1P 2100mah Kokam Lipoly pack. Minimum of 15 climbs! I can launch it while holding it out in front of me pointing straight up.....with full throttle....just open my fingers and let go! Lipoly batteries have completely changed this plane! Before I flew it on a 7 cell zapped pack. It was OK....but now it's fantastic! I highly reccomend this glider if you can find one. It thermals like a dream and inverted passes low in front of yourself is a crowd pleaser!
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Old 10-30-2005, 01:30 AM
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I also have 9 outdoor hand launched gliders, biggest with a 21" span, weighs about 1.6 ounces, a smaller catapault launched glider, and an old Jetco Top Kick A-1 Nordic tow liner, and a kit for the bigger Jetco A-2 Talon Nordic - - - Whoops are we only talking about RC??
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Old 10-30-2005, 01:01 PM
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Flying my Raptr http://www.atlantahobby.com/shopexd.asp?id=5949 as well as prototypes of other new and exciting products.
Cliff Whitney
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Old 10-31-2005, 12:27 AM
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Cliff,

Nice pics! I hope to have my Highlight DLG flying soon.

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Old 11-21-2005, 11:01 PM
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1. sailaire (149in, 130oz) w/AXI 4120/12 direct drive. 14 cell/3000mah, an
14x8 prop. climb out at ca 60deg, is spec out in ca 50 sec.

2. olyII modifyed for elect. AXI 2820/12 dierct drive. LiPo 11.1v,4000mah.
climb out ca 75deg. (100in, ca 70oz.)
3. GP Siren w/Mega 30/3 and 7cell/1300mah nicad. climb out vertical.
4. working on modifyed Gnome (3,5m) to carry another AXI 4120.
5. otherwise i fly open class TD ships. (unpowered)
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