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Tipsy Pilot03/12/2016 02:00:22
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Hi Ton, I am really enjoying this thread. I am going to definitely make this my next project (after I finish the sleeker) and so is a friend of mine.

A couple of questions;

A) what propeller did you settle on?

The plan says 10 x 6 folding prop but last mention in this thread by you was a 9.5 x 5

B) The motor you mention (D2830 - 11) appears to be 3.17mm shaft size but your spinner is 3mm shaft size. How did you get them to fit?

C) What size battery pack are you using?

D) If I build a second wing set with ailerons, I believe it is accepted practice to reduce the dihedral at the centre wing section. Is this good practice and if so by how much?

E) Given the additional weight from the servos etc for the ailerons, and a possible payload of a camera and/or telemetry gear (plus my undoubted heavy handed amateur building), do you think a slightly more powerful motor would be acceptable like the aerodrive sk3 2836 - 1040kv? I don't want to drive the skin off it but I do want to get some good height with the additional weight. I can after all just take the pedal off the metal so to speak.

F) How can I get a copy of the plan?

Thanks again for a great looking glider. It has certainly got people interested.

TP

Ton van Munsteren03/12/2016 23:26:45
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Hi TP, Great that you like the RedEagle you won't regret building and flying this model.

A) The first 10x6 was a very poor prop from HK the 9.5x5 was much better in quality and pitch, so that was way better, I did find a new Gemfan 10x6 via Banggood and that works very nice. But to be honest both work just fine. But don't expect vertical performance.

B) Yes the D2830 is 3.17mm but keep in mind you need to chance the shaft and rotate it 180 degrees and that's not an easy job. The spinner I use is this one **LINK** as you an see there is a 3 and 3,2mm version. You can also select you own 2830 or even 2836 motor because every 1000KV will work just fine. Think this motor will also be fine **LINK** and that's with a 3mm shaft.

C) The size is a Lipo 3S 2200ma and a 20C will be more than fine, iam using my old pack because it climes more than enough for me and will gives me flights of minimal 30 min.

D) There are two samples of aileron wings in this thread and it seems like they work fine, so why not copy those.

E) Yes for that a 2836 will work just fine you can even go for a hotter version let say 1200-1400KV or a bigger prop on the 1000KV.

F) For the plan **LINK** or go to RBCkits for a complete kit.

Hope this answers you questions and don't forget to post pics when you start the build.

Ton

Tipsy Pilot04/12/2016 00:16:33
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You're an absolute gentleman Ton, thank you very much. That has answered my questions perfectly. I'm really looking forward to the build and will post pics and text as I go.

Thank you again and I love you're builds. One day maybe a Corby Starlet seeing as I'm an Aussie and the starlet is an Aussie original. 😄

TP

Ton van Munsteren04/12/2016 12:10:58
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Thank you TP iam doing me best as much I can, and look forward seeing you build pics.

Great that you like my builds and specially the Corby. Yes it will make a great model for the Aussie model airfield because on big airfields, I think there must be one on every location. Which is very nice for us modellers because there are so many and so many colours schemes to choose from.

Ton

Alan Thorpe11/05/2017 00:38:38
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https://youtu.be/qwxkaYEzgnk

Just a great evening for flying RedEagle.
Camera skills not great I'm afraid!
Alan Thorpe11/05/2017 01:03:28
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Alan Thorpe11/05/2017 01:05:47
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Mark Kettle 111/05/2017 03:14:29
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I'm feeling a little giddy with your photo's Alan, but what great sky's you were flying in.

Nightflyer11/05/2017 13:05:15
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Hi Ton I really love the look of this design. I love flying egliders and my 14 yo son who recently started to fly likes flying my Simprop Excel. He has been wanting me to help him build a glider so I hope this turns into an RCM&E plan and possibly kit of parts soon.

Really enjoy the build pics will look forward to the flight ones.

simon burch11/05/2017 22:39:56
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Got wing tip glued on tonight. Need to start other wing now. Might cover first wing at the weekend as it's my favourite part of the build. Going bright green and translucent purple.

Simon

simon burch12/05/2017 22:19:11
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Should probably get on with the other wing but couldn't resist added some colour. Was going for the split translucent with the green but didn't like it so wings will be solid green with a bit of trim.

Simon

Mike Stevens18/05/2017 18:45:27
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Finally flew mine today after 4 years and flew beautifully - twenty minute flight but got caught out on landing as it wouldn't come back to earth...lol - finally touched down and slid so far collided with wire fence and dislodged motor mount - in repairs and wood very thin here so not surprising so in with the epoxy - can't wait to try again.

Thanks for the plane and kit sir!

Mike Stevens18/05/2017 19:59:32
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Flying today...

Mike Stevens02/06/2017 06:42:13
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Flew again yesterday in breezing conditions - bit choppy but all ok. Love this aircraft. Only thing i noticed flying on 3S is that motor bay and speed control get very warm - has anyone had to add ventilation to theirs to help cool it?

Andy G.02/06/2017 07:54:48
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I built a little vent and air scoop under the nose at initial build stage just to be on the safe side, mine is always cool when I land. It's a great plane, mine has over 20 hours of flying time to it's name so far including 2 absolutely glorious long and relaxed flights off the slope this week.

Jason Inskip11/08/2017 23:05:12
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I've been trying to buy a copy of this red eagle plan, but the traplet plans shop seems to be permanently closed.

Anybody know where I can get a copy of the plan from?

Tipsy Pilot12/08/2017 02:20:30
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Rbc sell the kits Jason which includes plans. There is also a statement on this forum about someone taking over RCM&E free plans in some form or other.

TP

Piers Bowlan12/08/2017 06:22:15
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Jason, hi and welcome to the forum. The Red Eagle as you probably know was a free plan July 2014 RCM&E. The back numbers were available from My Hobby Store but that seems to have gone when the back catalog went to Traplet. There has been an announcement that Sarik Hobbys are taking over the Traplet plans/CNC kits and are in the process of building a new website. So your options are 1) buy from RBC Kits. 2) Wait for the plan to be available from Sarik (if it is available) 3) contact the RCM&E publisher, My Time Media Ltd in Edenbridge here and say that you want to buy the Jul 2014 RCM&E back number which will contain the Red Eagle plan (and article). Good luck.

Jason Inskip12/08/2017 21:50:47
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Thanks guys. I don't want to buy the kit, just the plan. I will try contacting My time media for a back issue as you suggest (I have already read the build article via my digital subscription, but I only have magazine hardcopies dating back to 2015). Failing that lets hope Sarik hobbys release the plans for sale!

Cheers

Andy G.13/08/2017 08:24:32
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Jason, I still have the copy that I built mine from somewhere, if I can find it you are welcome to it.

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