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Scratch Contets 2 Entry: KF Airfoiled R/E DLG glider

Old 12-21-2008, 11:26 AM
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Default Scratch Contets 2 Entry: KF Airfoiled R/E DLG glider

Well this may or may not be the final model, but it feels really nice, uses fishing line for control, line is in boom(arrowshaft) DLG is throwing the plane by the wing(for those that dont know) as in track Discuss
anyways hoping to break 100ft up it seems sturdy enough... may have to sand down more.. it does fly i know that glide rate isnt the greatest but its pretty good(as in sink rate is alittel high) it flies fast too because airfoil is so thin.
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:32 AM
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Looks good, green! just watch that pods bracing/strength...as I'm sure you know, launching a DLG generates CONSIDERABLE side forces when you get it right, I've heard of world class launches folding full CF fuses!
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:01 PM
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Yes i know lol many of my past DLG's exploded right after the throw, due to an inferior way of mounting the wings. But now... i can throw it all i want, only problem is rudder, keeps breaking off the snow is so dang hard....
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:33 AM
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Nice one Ace, This bird is screaming your putting more patients/detail into your builds.

My opinion for more float on this design,--I'm thinking ----- more width on the stab/elev.
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:02 AM
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Thanks for the tip! yeah i couldnt really fly it today i tried but the extreme gusts were too much... wasnt really gliding, hovering in one spot but no gliding...
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Old 12-23-2008, 03:55 AM
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Gaahhh!!! gotta rebuild this, i destroyed it, darn wind.. ahh well was somewhat a flawed design anyways going to change the KF airfoil make the "hump" longer.
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