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Old 06-11-2006, 04:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Red Scholefield View Post
Magnificent!!!! Do I count THREE dihedral changes in just one wing panel - not counting the center? I see where you got the name.

20 oz is really light - any special techniques employed other than lots and lots of holes?

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The wing platform design becames from a Hyperbolic courve, on LE and TE.

The fuse is build using 3/16sq hard balsa strips.

This model is a real floater, and a very good thermlist, and that is the real problem.

In So Paulo , where I live we have strong thermals, and I almost lost this model twice.

But... take my advice, never cover your model whit yelow tranparent Monokote, at some altittude it is invisible!

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Old 06-15-2006, 05:38 AM
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I Built a new wing for a mini-phoenix with outboard alerons with 2 hitec micro servos I put in a( MileHighRC .com )400 brushless system 25 amp programable ESC and 2000 3P2S Lipo . 27 oz. all-up , but 2X the power. System cost
ebout $120 ready to install. SUPER COMBO. Talk to Mike, he has SUPER stuff at very good prices and is VERY helpful, [email protected]
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Old 06-30-2006, 05:48 PM
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Omega II 1.5M E cool and will climb like nothing else i have seen for a small type eGliderWingspan59 in. Wingarea367 in Weight18-23 oz. Wingloading6.5-8 oz/ft AirfoilMH-32 Motor Mini Axi Extreme Brushless motor with 6-1 inline reduction driveBattery3-cell 1500 mah Li-Poly
 
Old 05-22-2007, 09:00 PM
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I just bought a 1.8m wing span RTF glider on ebay. It's made in Hong Kong shop and should receive it in a week time. This is my entry glider. I don't want to spend too much money on it because I probably will crash it. First, I will fly it as a pure sailplane without the motor. I am a hang glider pilot and am going to learn to fly this RC glider by myself. I will follow Ed's instructions in the other post.

When a sailplane stalls and starts to nose-dive. What is the method to recover (assume there is enough altitude)?
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Old 05-22-2007, 09:33 PM
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Gentle Lady (added a motor for LMR contest)
Gambler AG - DLG
DL50 - DLG
Art Hobby Hybrid - DLG/Slope
Overlord Wing (48") - Slope
Sickle Wing (36") - Slope
LumberJack (48") Modified Plank - Slope
Alula - Slope
Weasel Pro - Slope
FSD Salgo - Slope (on the bench)
FSD Raptor - Slope
Dynaflight Talon - Slope (on the bench)

might have forgot a few...
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Old 05-22-2007, 09:57 PM
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Here is my small collection - the Electro is my first powered sail plane - it must be close to 20 years old now.
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Old 05-22-2007, 09:57 PM
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Recovering from a stall is essentialy the same as in hang gliding. Regain speed by getting the nose down and moving towards the stalled part of the wing. The biggest problem for us hang glider pilots is that instead of pulling back , you need to push forward. The only way that I was able to get over what had become an instinctual act was to fly on a simulator.
It only took about 3 or 4 totally destroyed plains to get me to put down the money to cure the problem.
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Old 05-23-2007, 02:46 AM
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Thanks for the reply. I tried the simulator in the store but didn't like it. I might as well buy an EPP plane such as Multiplex Easy Glider.
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Old 05-23-2007, 03:35 PM
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For about 3 years, I was flying a modified Stylus hand launched RC glider. Scaled the plans up from an article in RCM. Modified it slightly by adding an extra rib bay on each side of the wing, and adding a ply plate in the fuse bottom so I could use a hi-start. Also occassionaly used a Sig pylon mount with a Medallion .049. Great for winter flying, also found out it was easy to to bring around for a catch so you could re-launch without ever touching ground. Eventually dum-thumbed, even though I'm a pincher.

The old Aerotech Phoenix Rocket Powered Boost glider was also a treat to fly, at least until I went into terminal airframe flutter just before burn-out while using a composite G motor. My son once tried to capture a complete launch sequence using his EOS 35 mm camera. He caught 11 frames, with the last just howing the glider tail leaving the launcher. After that, he couldn,t swing fast enough to keep it in view. I had to stand about 40' from the launcher to follow it myself. My Estes Sweet Vee is a LOT more sedate.
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Old 05-25-2007, 08:24 PM
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I am new to RC sailplane. What is "outrunner" motor? Why it is called outrunner?
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by violind View Post
I am new to RC sailplane. What is "outrunner" motor? Why it is called outrunner?
inrunner - the moving parts of the motor are inside, only the shaft rotates.

Outrunner - The outer back portion of the case (black part with logo) rotates along with the shaft.

The motor portion of the forum can provide you with more precise, in-depth differences.
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Old 05-27-2007, 10:52 PM
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Thanks, Ohiopete. I thought "out run" means "run faster than", not knowing that it was "outside runner". Now I know that my ceiling fan motor is an outrunner. One has to be in this sport long enough to know all those lingo. BTW, what are "3D" and "3A" RC planes?
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Old 05-29-2007, 12:10 AM
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Hey guys, since you are all glider pilots, I hope you will join in on the fun of the Big Sky Contest. No prizes, just bragging rights.
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17960
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:53 AM
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Does anybody outhere have an Omega 2 two meter sailplane. Just finished mine and not sure on setting the throws for the Spoilerons.

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Old 06-02-2007, 07:51 PM
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Well...

This model is my new Hyperbolic Lady, made for a Brush less 400 engine.

The models has 80" of wing span, and weights only 20oz, climbs like a missile, in only 15 seconds to 1.000ft.

A Hacker A20, 20L, tuns a 9X5 Aeronaut prop.

Wing airfoil is a S 4083, and the fuse boom is in 1/16 rolled balsa tube.

Hope you like it!

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Old 06-02-2007, 10:52 PM
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Hi, cebola, how do the control surfaces on the hypobolic lady work. (OK, I see the H. stabilizer is above the tail boom.) Since I fly a real sailplane, I won't fly any toy plane without aileron.
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Old 06-03-2007, 12:11 AM
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Hi Violind

I also fly in real sailplane in Brazil, I have a PW5 full scale.

In models the use of ailerons depends of your flight envelope.

I do prefer no ailerons, and a good dihedral angle, just because in 1000ft hi, it's almost impossible make turns whit a correct mix, between rudder and aileron.

But... this is a matter of preference.

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Old 06-04-2007, 08:00 PM
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Just added the World Models Sky Runner EP.

49" wing span electric glider. Doing a build thread on it here:

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20108

Will have a brushless upgrade and lipos. Should be able to shave a couple of ounces off the target weight.

Hopefully it will thermal and slope well. Should be very aerobatic too..
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Old 06-05-2007, 05:31 PM
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Ed, their catalog does not list the prices. Do I need to get a quote from them? They have 3 gliders on the catalog. I wonder what their prices are.
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Old 06-05-2007, 06:23 PM
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AirBorne Models LLCAddress :
2403, Research Drive,
Livermore, CA 94550 :
1-925-371-0922
Fax :1-925-371-0923

Website :www.airborne-models.com
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They have it listed under electrics rather than gliders. I am reviewing this one for RCUniverse magazine.

Sky Runner
http://ecsvr.com/abm/shopexd.asp?id=2327
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Old 06-11-2007, 06:41 AM
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I have a beginner's question here: my glider's weight is 360 grams, if I install an outrunner which has a maximum thrust of 600 grams. It is in the ranges of thrust-to-weight ratio for 3D. This would be great during landing, I can suspend the glider vertically and catch the tailboom without letting the glider touching the ground. Is this possible?
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Old 06-11-2007, 06:51 AM
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Anything is possible. You just have to see how the motor/battery weight will work in your plane. If that is a thermal glider, a motor/battery that powerful may add too much weight and raise your wign loading too high.

I used this brushless
KM0203800 for Geared Drive
http://ecsvr.com/abm/ShopDisplayproducts.asp?Search=Yes

bolts right onto the gear box. The pinion gear from the stock motor attaches to this one with a set screw. Motor is about 2 ounces lighter than the stock motor.
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Old 06-11-2007, 07:54 AM
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It may be possible, but you'll have a hard time controlling your glider in a hover position. The control surfaces are just not big enough.
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Old 06-19-2007, 06:06 AM
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I have a few Sailplanes and Kits
The ones I can think of are....

Thermal duration:

Slegers Condor
Slegers Sky Hawk
Falcon 880
Slegers Barracuda
Fred Sage Addiction
Saturn 2M
Paragon
BoT

Slope:

Mini Ellipse
Bird Works Zipper
CR fun one
NSP sparrow
VS Xica
VS v Max
VS rotor
Harley Michales Orca
Sig Samurai
Higgins Rodent R1
Higgins Rodent R3
Higgins f-5
Pivot


Slope Foam:

Gulp
Bandit
JW
Sonic
Scooter (both sizes)

Not all are flying right now. But they will.
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Old 06-19-2007, 06:54 AM
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I'm flying a Ascent and a spectra
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