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Lidl XL glider conversions - Having fun with a 7.99 Lidl Glider converted to Radio Control

Ultra lightweight, soars smoothly and performs Dimensions: 68 x 86 x 17cm

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Mark Kettle 104/07/2017 21:26:56
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Some completed conversions : They seem to fly well !

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Edited By Mark Kettle 1 on 04/07/2017 21:27:34

Stephen Jones04/07/2017 22:48:55
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This is my favorite by John Woodfield,

These cheap Gliders are a great way to get into the hobby of slope soaring.
I am glad i give it a try, it is something i will be doing more often from now on.
Steve
Mark Kettle 105/07/2017 06:11:14
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Yes I agree Stephen.
Martian05/07/2017 09:26:15
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Brilliant stuff well done all

Neil6705/07/2017 11:23:19
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I agree - superb videos guys.

If there are any left what a great simple project for kids and grand kids!

I wonder if Lidl are aware of the conversions? They may spot a marketing opportunity!

Mowerman05/07/2017 12:25:39
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Neil if they(Lidl) saw the interest on this site ( 120 posts in such a short time  II am sure they would try for more stock

Edited By Mowerman on 05/07/2017 12:27:12

Edited By Mowerman on 05/07/2017 12:29:55

Mark Kettle 105/07/2017 18:32:18
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Not had a chance to start on mine yet.

Edited By Mark Kettle 1 on 05/07/2017 18:32:42

Mark Kettle 105/07/2017 18:55:13
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Not had a chanice to start on mine yet. Ahh mobile double post.

Edited By Mark Kettle 1 on 05/07/2017 18:56:15

Cliff 195911/08/2017 22:22:56
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Eventually got mine into the air last Sunday, great FUN for eight quid.

Robin Colbourne11/08/2017 23:11:50
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Posted by Mowerman on 05/07/2017 12:25:39:

Neil if they(Lidl) saw the interest on this site ( 120 posts in such a short time II am sure they would try for more stock.

Most unlikely!!! Lidl are no doubt desperate to avoid any more of those scenes that occurred with the last lot:

Little boy nagged his mother all the way around the store to get him a glider, only to find when she finally relented, that the 'nasty man' scooped up the entire stock for himself right under their noses. Cue waterworks and wailing from sprog and the store manager getting a never to be forgotten verbal handbagging, in the middle of the shop, from a very disgruntled customer...

Of course this scene is entirely hypothetical; but who on modelflying.co.uk, would be willing to give up their Lidl glider until it is 'prised from their cold, dead hands'? laugh

P.S,  I do hope they get some more, as I missed out!

Edited By Robin Colbourne on 11/08/2017 23:14:00

Stephen Jones13/08/2017 20:47:02
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Nice flight, Cliff 1959 .

I still have one Glider left un touched and in the box if anyone is still interested in one.

I am on the border of Oldham and Manchester if you are interested in picking it up just PM me.

Steve

onetenor28/12/2017 00:44:14
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Similar gliders here dirt cheap.I got a £2.99 one ready to assemble in blue (Stickers/Decals )

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=hand+thrown+glider&oq=Hand+thrown&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j69i59j0l4.19009j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Some under £2 if you scroll through

Dai Fledermaus17/05/2018 17:01:48
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I see the Lidl XL Glider is back in store on the 24 the May.

Geoff S25/05/2018 14:36:20
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My wife came home with one this lunch time. Just wondered if it's Cyno proof? Busy watching the Giro but I'll check the videos here.

Geoff

Robin Colbourne25/05/2018 20:30:21
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Lidl had 28 in stock in Weymouth on Thursday morning, and 17 in Bordon, Hampshire, this evening.

Martian25/05/2018 21:25:38
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Well did you buy them all 😉

Stuphedd08/06/2018 11:49:47
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Have not finished converting mine yet BUT

But in THE WORKS shop they are selling a bigger glider kit , not epp and probably not quite the quality but for £10 it could be fun to "muck about with " or muck up which ever is your 4tey !

cheers

pete

Speedster08/06/2018 18:28:19
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Evil Lidl, Maiden and how I made it.
3x HD 65 servos, 30 Amp esc, 40 mm edf, 1050 mha 3 cell 40 c, it need a good battery with c rating around 50
CG on 60 mm
I have now changed the 40 mm EDF to a 50 mm 12 blade DRmadthrust, and 4 cell 1300 65 c battery, and this is a really great set up, at 485 gram AUW
Cheers
Soren

Mark Kettle 110/06/2018 06:58:44
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Has Ramy made the fastest Lidl Glider?

trebor10/06/2018 09:45:53
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Have you seen the wing version ? **LINK**

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