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Thread: 1;2,3 Ka6 cr
30/11/2017 19:44:19
Posted by Don Fry on 30/11/2017 18:48:37:



The 1:1 Ka6 OY VLX from the local glider club:

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30/11/2017 18:43:38
Posted by J G 2 on 27/11/2017 12:47:04:

Where did you buy the kit from ?

A guy from my work bought the wreck from a estate, and after 1/2 year where he didn't touch it he sold it to me.


With a broken wing, and no tailplane, and after 14 days I had it in the air.


The fuselage is a Rosenthal and the wing is from Freeser Fritz


Thread: Omega glider
04/11/2017 14:45:52

Work of today, Ailerons and all the servos are in and working, and it's beeped in the TX. Last thing will be lead in the nose img_2585.jpgimg_2584.jpgimg_2583.jpg

03/11/2017 16:41:48
omega.jpgPosted by michael harper 2 on 03/11/2017 11:00:04:

Nose section looks wider than shown on plan

And round smiley


Now with cowered wings, and now working on servo mounts and EWD

02/11/2017 18:26:55

And Einar working on his 4,6 meter ASK 18 from RC Europe

02/11/2017 18:22:23



Starting the rebuild, sanding the foam/balsa wing and making a new canopy/hatch smileyimg_2574.jpgimg_2572.jpgimg_2567.jpgimg_2564.jpgimg_2563.jpgimg_2533.jpg

Edited By Speedster on 02/11/2017 18:23:16

01/11/2017 16:08:24

Thank you very much, this was a good help and the fuselage plan is ok for me to make a new canopy/hatch.

I got the glider with 1 set of guild up wings, 1 set foam covered with balsa, and 1 set cut foam with one half covered with balsa.

I hope to have it ready for flight soon



31/10/2017 19:36:19

Is there anyone who knows about an omega glider from around 1985.

Just got one  and have heard it maybe came from UK magazine.


Something is wrong around the canopy.



Edited By Speedster on 31/10/2017 19:37:12

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Edited By Speedster on 31/10/2017 19:42:08

Thread: Help with Taileron set up on 8fg Super
17/10/2017 20:38:38

Yes, as Gary say.

This will do it


Thread: Gliding
15/09/2017 17:37:05

I use to fly gliders 40 years ago, and still try to have some flights every summer.

I have always wanted to try a lowpass in a glider, and this summer I had my first smiley

Good fun devil

SZD 50 Puchacz



Thread: Awful landings - advice requested
18/08/2017 15:15:33



How to land your slope glider.

It's very easy if you just do it like this:


Here the wind is a bit off to the right, so I start the approach from the left, then there is just a bit more head wind, and it's pretty easy to control the glide path.

Here is very turbolent at the dune top, but as you can see I keep the glider up in the clean airflow and stay there, and using the flaps to reduse the speed and height until I can reach it.
If I just fly 5 meter longer downwind or just a bit lower, then it will fly down in the lee and turbolens air and with that groundspeed it will loose all the airspeed and it will stall and dive vertical to the ground.
Wind 12 -14 knots, 
More here:
Good luck

Edited By Speedster on 18/08/2017 15:16:45

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Edited By Speedster on 18/08/2017 15:33:32

Thread: Flying Formula 1 car
12/08/2017 13:20:35


12/08/2017 13:14:08

Maiden flight with my new flying RC Formula 1 car

(Vintage Graupner GM racer 3D) that I got for free, from a guy in the RC club.
Not that easy to control, but also using the rudder together with the ailerons and a little training if was ok, and loop, roll and also inverted flying was possible.

With some more training I think it will be ok for indoor flying next winter


Thread: Lidl XL Glider
07/08/2017 09:02:29

For towing the Lidl glider just use a small piece of velcro, works great for small gliders, and up to 3 meters with experienced people

Only use around 5 - 10 mm for the Lidl gliders, how much depend on the velcro.

To release the glider pull hard up or the motor plane level out and make a half roll and go vertical down.

20/07/2017 18:20:23

Flying the Lidl today at the beach.

Dune flying in North Denmark
100 gram extra ballast, Wind 12-14 knots.



10/07/2017 17:08:34
2x Lidl, full flight
10/07/2017 16:34:50

The pitcheron glider is very sensitive to a forward CG.

To get it to loop try to move the CG a bit back, at the underside of the tailplane there is room for a coin or 2.

Try this, or move your battery a bit back.


09/07/2017 15:28:18

To get max throw, check in the dual rate meny.. Perhaps you can give it a bit more there, on a Spectrum tx it can go to 125 % smiley

My ballast is lead,It is 1.5 mm thick lead plate 70 mm long, which I rolled together to 14 mm.

And taped a piece of stainless wire on it so It can be pushed all the way back to the wing spar in the hole.

I say the same thing to the members in my club, get some gliders and go sloping It's so fun, relaxing or exiting all depending if you fly in light air, strong wind, combat or DS devil

Just go for it...




09/07/2017 08:28:33
Posted by Stephen Jones on 09/07/2017 00:58:26:

Hi, Soren,

Great flying and very maneuverable, now that is great.thumbs up

Could you give details of where you have you're spar and servo and servo pivot connecting point please.

Could you also measure how much movement you have at the trailing edge .

Cheers Steve

Edited By Stephen Jones on 09/07/2017 01:07:57


The spar is at 85 mm from the leading edge.

Servo connecting point is at 30 mm.

Movement on the video is 12 mm up and 22 mm down measured on leading edge.



08/07/2017 17:59:52
Maiden flight with my LIDL XL pitcheron glider nr. 2
This one with more throw on the steering Max travel on the HXT900 servos and also on dual rate, 60% expo on ailerons and 40% on the elevator. 100 gram extra ballast and CG at 60 mm, and it's working great.
Wind up to 13 M/sec or 26 knots
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