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|Thread: Awful landings - advice requested|
How to land your slope glider.
It's very easy if you just do it like this:
Edited By Speedster on 18/08/2017 15:16:45
Edited By Speedster on 18/08/2017 15:24:58
Edited By Speedster on 18/08/2017 15:33:32
|Thread: Flying Formula 1 car|
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.
With some more training I think it will be ok for indoor flying next winter
|Thread: Lidl XL Glider|
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.
Flying the Lidl today at the beach.
Dune flying in North Denmark
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.
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 %
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
Just go for it...
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.
|Thread: Mentor v Funcub|
I have both planes.. and both with big motors for towing gliders up to 4 meter span.
The Mentor feels and fly like a much larger plane.
I have put flaps on my Mentor and this make it much more fun to fly than the stock one, playing with short take off and landings.
We have had around 10 Funcubs and 3 Mentors in my RC club.
The Mentor is pretty ok from the box, but the Funcub really need a better landing gear, and all the Cubs in the club have changed it...
|Thread: 1;2,3 Ka6 cr|
Ka 6 action from yesterday.
|Thread: Lidl XL Glider|
Now with EDF
Can be removed again in 5 sec..
Yesterday I was flying it for the first time in low wind speed and no ballast in low slope lift and thermals, and found that the CG at 55 mm was perfect.
On the pitcheron model this give good elevator control and the dive test was as I like a glider to be.
In high wind and with 100 gram ballast I flew it with CG at 50 mm and it was also ok, so I think I am pretty near now.
Flying the LIDL XL glider plane from my local slope in north Denmark.
1,5 hours in the air today together with a Hammer
Towing the Lidl one
The wing spar is 85 mm from the leading edge
The Lidl xl at the DS dune
At the end of the Carbon tube there is a hole on the underside of the wing, and the 4 mm carbonrod is 10 mm longer than the tube, so I just put on a rubber packing (o ring in Danish) and gave it a drop og cyano glue
The CG and weight will come after some more trim flying, the CG was too much forward yesterday due to the 150 gram extra ballast.
The wind should be good later today.
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