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Conversion to RC

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Speedster08/06/2019 10:52:53
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At the slope yesterday
Cheers
Soren
Stephen Jones08/06/2019 11:42:51
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Very Nice Soren thumbs up.

Red White and Blue and the roundel suit it.

Steve

Stephen Jones08/06/2019 17:45:17
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Hi,

A Lidl Extra wingspan.

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The best bit is that it will pack away into a Lidl bag.

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And just so you can see the size difference .

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The Lidl Duo has a wing span of 45 inch.

Steve smiley

Martin McIntosh08/06/2019 17:46:51
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If anybody wants an original one unopened, I shall be at pilot`s camping slot D at W&W. £8.00.

Stephen Jones09/06/2019 21:16:49
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Hi,

Just thought i would share with you how put this one together.

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I decided to use Pitcheron for this one as it reduce the connections to control surfaces, So i made a Carbon spar with a threaded bolt at each end with the head cut off.

And a threaded tube which would be glued into each outer wing.

This allows me to bolt the wings into position and still allow for rotation around the axes of the spar.

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Steve

Stephen Jones09/06/2019 21:18:38
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Continue.

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And the Tail plane just slots onto the back as normal.

Steve

Stephen Jones10/06/2019 19:58:26
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Hi,

Here is a video to explain how it goes together.

Steve.

Tom Sharp 212/06/2019 00:42:37
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Went into the Middlewich Cheshire branch today, about 20 little Lidl gliders on sale, so if you want one.

Speedster14/06/2019 15:23:40
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Will it DS devil

Cheers
Soren
Simon Chaddock21/06/2019 16:54:25
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Just to complete the story my Lidl conversion did its maiden flight at the DVMFC flying in on 1 June.

I made this video as soon as I got back!

I have since made a flight at the same location of 36 minutes!smile o

Stephen Jones22/06/2019 00:30:31
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Nice thank`s for sharing Simon. thumbs up

Steve.

Stephen Jones22/06/2019 00:30:34
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And here is a short Video of my Duo Glider in this evenings light summer breeze.

 

Steve.

Edited By Stephen Jones on 22/06/2019 00:34:04

Charles Ayling20/10/2019 20:59:31
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Hey Steve, cheers for your guide videos posted, couldn't get my hands on a Lidl glider but gout one off Wish and attempted your aleron conversion. Im new to this so was hoping to ask some questions.

1. Do you use a y-lead or can you share how you have connected to the reciever and what transmitter settings you use

2. How do you control elevator movement

3. Can you do a powered version of this or is it best to use another setup with elevator and rudder controls?

Cheers

Stephen Jones21/10/2019 17:28:42
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Hi, Charles Ayling,

Welcome to the forum i am sure you will be able to gain a lot of help and advice from fellow forumites.

Who can guide you through all aspects of model flying and radio set ups thumbs up.

Which conversion are you referring to.

The wing Glider.......A

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Or this One below......B

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The wing Glider (A) uses Delta mixing and each servo needs to be plugged into a separate channel.

Steve

Charles Ayling21/10/2019 20:10:24
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Hi Steve and thanks

Actually it was this one

https://youtu.be/hp5G3XQ5yM4

Stephen Jones21/10/2019 21:04:51
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Hi Charles Ayling,

It`s Pitcherons / Wingerons..

You will need to plug each servo into a different channel let`s say left wing into channel 1 and right wing into channel 2.

and set your transmitter to delta mixing.

For the model to climb you want both wings to pitch up / the front of the wings to go up.

And to do a right turn you want the left wing to pitch up while the right wing pitch is down.

If your transmitter is old and does not have delta mixing or V-tail mixing you can buy a small gizmo which will do v-tail mix for you.

Hope this helps.

Steve.

Charles Ayling21/10/2019 22:15:21
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Awesome that points me in the right direction. I have a dx6i so should be able to do it

Charles Ayling03/11/2019 12:02:25
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So i got the mix working which is great but not had a chance to head to the flying field yet but have another question

I have an arm from a quad with a motor on it that seems ideal to mount on top of the glider and is fairly lightweight. If the motor only has two cables how would you control the motor speed if you cant connect it to an esc ?

Steve Hargreaves - Moderator03/11/2019 18:10:10
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Could the motor from the quad be a brushed dc motor hence just two wires?

You can still buy small brushed ESCs.....maybe this one?

Charles Ayling03/11/2019 23:02:54
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Posted by Steve Hargreaves - Moderator on 03/11/2019 18:10:10:

Could the motor from the quad be a brushed dc motor hence just two wires?

You can still buy small brushed ESCs.....maybe this one?

Apparently its a corless motor so maybe it will work

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