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Thread: My no. 4 Lidl Glider conversion - Twin Boom Version!
27/07/2020 17:55:31
Posted by Jon Laughton on 27/07/2020 15:01:10:

Pardon me for making this observation but it seems to me to be slightly tail heavy?

Yes I think so. I have moved the CoG. Thanks

26/07/2020 09:24:17

It' s a while since I've climbed a tree! Good exercise. And good job it was only a small tree. frown

25/07/2020 12:10:07

Twin-boom Lidl RC conversion had it's 2nd test flights. (The maiden didn't go well ) This was a very windy day, but after changing CoG, thrust angle and tail angle it was definitely better. Apart from a tree encounter

24/07/2020 23:47:49
Posted by john davidson 1 on 24/07/2020 22:57:10:

tail heavy perhaps?

I think that may have been part of the problem. frown One of the things I did after that test flight was add a bit of lead in the nose and moved the CoG further forward.

24/07/2020 11:51:48


Thanks. It's already back together, the benefits of foamies. blush Hot glue, 30 mins, job done. And one servo arm replaced.

I made a few adjustments and the second test flight was yesterday, which did go better. Video will follow. Still needs a bit of tweaking though I think. I never seem to have a lot of success with pushers?

24/07/2020 09:37:41

My Twin-boom Lidl glider RC conversion had it's maiden. Didn't go quite as well as I'd hoped.

Thread: 'Spiritual' Re-Maiden of my Ocean Breeze 'Junior'
20/07/2020 17:39:38

Lovely model Cliff. Good work!

Thread: My no. 4 Lidl Glider conversion - Twin Boom Version!
20/07/2020 09:53:22

You're a real skilled builder Cliff and you'd knock one of these out in a hour! I look forward to seeing the results. angel

20/07/2020 09:50:14

Thanks for the comments.

A single should be easy to build Ian. Did ypu see my original build video? My first was a bit over built as I said in the video and not exactly tidy! It's fun and the parts are cheap. 5 gms or 9 gms sevos £3 each, speed controller maybe £10, motor £10 , glider £7 from Wish glider is the same thing, as you won't get a Lidl now till next year. Give it a go!


F82 Mmm. Now there's an idea, though I'm thinking the next will be a biplane!

19/07/2020 13:22:23

And I know the prop shown was facing the wrong way! It wasn't fitted, it was loose. I have fitted a 5045 facing the right way now!

19/07/2020 13:09:14

My 4th Lidl RC conversion build blog. I've made two single engined. One twin engined and now a twin boom pusher version! I've tested it briefly with the motor in the video, Turnigy D2205 , a 3 blade 5045 and 3s 1300mA lipo and it screams. I think it looks great too!

Thread: My Nose Job Flight Test Versa Finally gets it's maiden!
11/06/2020 11:24:58

A while back I made a video showing how I'd made a 'nose' for a Flight Test Versa, foamboard wing. When the Versa is in pusher configuration it can be difficult to achieve the CoG. Plus I'd added an u/c as I find wings hard to hand launch. Well I finally maidened it the other day. It flew like a beast (prop was way too big) and I very nearly destroyed it! Plus my little FT Mini Scout had it's brief maiden!

Thread: A cheap quick and easy bubble cockpit canopy
28/04/2020 09:59:13

Hopefully there will be a maiden soon!

27/04/2020 23:53:19

Ha ha, she will be!

27/04/2020 22:10:05

Ha ha, she will be!

27/04/2020 18:27:58

Ready to fly (once this lockdown finishes sad

15/04/2020 17:26:04

I came up with an idea for making a very cheap (free) quick and easy bubble cockpit canopy. Please check it out!

Edited By Bonzo Moon on 15/04/2020 17:26:23

Thread: Corona Lock-Down Microaces Combat
29/03/2020 11:23:04

Great fun Cliff, and I did the same with the old Airfix models too! Let's face it the Reds play with model Hawks when they are rehearsing manoeuvres, but no machine gun noises.

Thread: And now, here's the Lidl cheap glider twin power conversion!
18/03/2020 16:27:38

Successful maiden (eventually   of my TWIN engined cheapo Lidl (£8) glider RC conversion. (Actually the Wish version of the glider. Same thing really.) After a bit of trimming it was flying like a dream. I set up the props contra-rotating but it was pulling very hard left as you can see in the video. At first I thought maybe my matched motors weren't pulling with equal power, but then realised if that was the case, when it was powered off and gliding having trimmed it right it would then be pulling the other way. Might just be that an £8 foam glider has a few twists though it looks pretty true? At the end of the day, I don't care, it was great to fly! The twin build video, parts list etc are all listed on the video.

10/03/2020 18:49:33

Thanks Cliff. I'll be happy if it flies! But yes, I think with two of those little motors there should be enough power. Wish the weather would improve, I have 3 new builds ready to maiden now!

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