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Lidl 8 foamie glider - Great for RC conversion - my full video here

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Bonzo Moon04/07/2019 12:34:07
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Finally put together my full build blog, which shows the conversion from zero to power from beginning to end! Step by step. Last minute change, having fitted a bigger motor I'll have to move the lipo midway in the fusi between the main spar to get a CoG. It's either that or add 30 grms to the tail, and I hate adding weight to a model! And I extended the ailerons a little. The changes will be in part 2 along with the maiden!

Ron Gray04/07/2019 12:50:03
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Oh gosh smile o all that cutting with the blade going towards the hand!! I made that mistake when I was about 12 and nearly cut my finger off.

But an excellent video nonetheless.

Edited By Ron Gray on 04/07/2019 12:53:17

Peter Miller04/07/2019 13:56:00
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I must admit that watching the cutting with the Stanley knife blade gave me the creeps too

Still, they always seem to fly better with a bit of blood on themwink

Edited By Peter Miller on 04/07/2019 13:56:47

Foxfan04/07/2019 14:46:58
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If he'd just use a Stanley blade with a bit of tape on it he could cut those bevels far more positively. Sometimes a scalpel is not man enough or the right tool at all.


Foxfan04/07/2019 14:48:31
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Ah, then I see he has used a Stanley blade, but cumbersomely.


Foxfan04/07/2019 14:50:51
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And why that bloody awful noise as background?

Fraazen19/07/2019 18:04:55
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Hallo to everybody!

I would like to know what's the wingspan of this model?



Don Fry19/07/2019 18:25:53
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Francesco, 860 mm. Nicely made.

Fraazen19/07/2019 19:51:59
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Thank you!!

Bonzo Moon19/07/2019 20:13:44
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Hi y'all,

Only just seen the replies! Trust me I was extremely careful and slow when using a blade to cut the bevels. ( Parts of the video are speeded up.) I was cutting away from my hand too? You can't use a Stanley knife, the body would get in way. I only half cut thru with the open blade in an effort to try to get the right angle, say 45 degs? Then use a scalpel to finish the cut.


My other stanley blade has got tape!  But I used a brand new blade on that to try and get a clean cut!

Sorry if you didn't like the music, would you rather have my heavy breathing indecision Or my monotonous boring voice as I hear on some build blogs that show the whole long process. I was trying to keep the video short and it has gone down very well on another group?sad

I had a second test flight the other day this time with the bigger motor and the model flew beautifully until I had some serious glitching from the rx and control was lost. Crash but no damage. I tried again and even looped, but signal break up again and crash, either bad rx and crystal, e bay s/h, still on 35 mhz, or bad ESC (cheap e bay?) giving to much interference. I have changed all three things and will try again soon when the weather improves.


Note repositioned battery to just over the main spar to aid CoG after fitting bigger, heavier motor. And a little strip of lead on the rear of the fusi to help trip CoG, which was about right.

Watch this space.


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Bonzo Moon25/08/2019 11:53:30
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Good 2nd test flight. Though propblems with old lipos.

Simon Chaddock25/08/2019 14:46:01
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Of course not knowing what the original intention was but at the speed it flies at it does look more like a 'power' plane than an electric glider. wink 2

Bonzo Moon31/08/2019 16:52:05
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The intention was a power conversion, not a powered soarer. Incidentally I just bought a new 1300 3s after having fade from the ones I was using (very old and knackered like me) and connecting that at home the power was phenominal with that motor. Half throttle will suffice!

I just started on another power conversion and I'm trying to make it as light as possible (less carbon) so that it will be slow fly. Watch this space!

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