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Ton van Munsteren22/12/2013 14:23:27
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In the Winter 2012-13 we build with 5 modellers an E-glider called the Guppy which we enlarged to 2 mtr. It was kind of a club project and in the summer 4 Guppy's where flying so lots of fun.

Because of that I also took my good old Aeronaut Powerfly out for some flying and had again good fun, even still flying the model with the old geared speed 400 setup.

The strange thing is that there are not many gliders at our club and because of my mate started with gliders and I followed there where more members who showed interrest in gliders.

With my mate going into F5J competition made me think that that would made a nice competition at our club in combination with a club glider design.

So in two week an E-glider was designed and will be called RedEagle what else when the club is called Red Eagles.

Enough talking lets start with pics and I hope you all like it ;

So with the parts cut by RBC I have everthing to get started with the build.

More pics to follow.

Ton

Dave Miller22/12/2013 15:23:09
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It looks very nice too, I specially like your colour scheme. yes I look forward to see you build progress.

Bob Bertram22/12/2013 18:34:09
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Keep up the good work Ton, it is looking great so far.

Ton van Munsteren23/12/2013 21:45:16
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Hi Dave and Bob thanks for your interest

Lets get started with the build so here are the first pics

So here are the first pickies.

Ton

Ton van Munsteren26/12/2013 15:32:52
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some more pickies

Ton

FWAL26/12/2013 17:00:12
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yes design yes build.........Will keep watching.

As soon as I've finished a D&B IOM project I'll be making a start on a Balsa Cabin Sorrento which is a very similar glider to your Red Eagle by the looks of it.

kc26/12/2013 17:00:29
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Interesting model...what size motor & Lipo will it need?
Ton van Munsteren26/12/2013 18:08:36
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fwal,

Thanks smiley and yes please do keep watching, more pickies soon.

Iam not familliar with the Balsa Cabin Sorrento is there a photo somewhere to see how it looks.

kc,

Thanks smiley the motor size was at first selected as the 2217/9 which is used in my Guppy model the green/ puple 1e photo. But could not find that on the HK site, so ordered the 2217/16 wich should work well with a 10x6 folder prop. The Lipo will be a 3S 2200ma which I like very much as a batt pack and is also used on a lot of my other models.

Ton

Ton van Munsteren28/12/2013 23:02:17
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Some more pickies ofthe RedEagle ;

Ton

Ton van Munsteren30/12/2013 21:27:33
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With the Fuse as good as ready , its now wing time :

Ton

Ton van Munsteren05/01/2014 23:51:07
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and some more

Ton

IanN05/01/2014 23:55:34
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Looks very good indeed thumbs up. What's the objective? Is this going to be a "floaty" glider or a warm/hotliner?

john stones 106/01/2014 00:00:56
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webs inside spars

new to me, looks very neat

Danny Fenton06/01/2014 00:30:40
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Looks fabulous Ton I hope Rob kits this I want one
Been meaning to try gliding again.....
Cheers
Danny
Bob Bertram06/01/2014 08:23:56
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Like the I-beam spars and noticed the ply ribs which I guess are in the centre section. Will this be a free plan in RCM&E. Just finishing a 2m foamie glider (Phoenix 2000) but I could always do with another!!!

Ton van Munsteren06/01/2014 22:08:56
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Ian,

Thanks and yes it will be a floaty E-glider for E-motor, Rudder and Elevator controle only.

And if it works out nice, who knows what could be next.

John,

Thanks and yes must admit that Iam happy with the way it looks with the webs between the spars, its give's a very clean look.

Danny,

Thanks and it would be great when you have a go at it, Iam sure you will have fun flying gliders on summer evenings its so relaxing.

And yes Iam sure that Rob will make it a cnc kit for an RCME plan, Iam building it from a first cnc set so its there already.

Bob,

Graham from RCME has already asked me to send the design in asap so iam sure it will be a plan for the RCME.

Yes the wing it split in the middle so there will be to sections of 1m

Cheers

Ton

Ton van Munsteren08/01/2014 22:48:56
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Have some more pics to go ;

The webbing was sanded to the correct height before glueing and checked with an small piece of spare.

This works fats and easy.

Mabey there are to much pics that look the same, sorry for that, but can't make a choice so post them all.

Ton

Danny Fenton08/01/2014 23:06:13
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Sometimes that is the best way, a picture that might not strike you as important could be gold dust to soembody building wink 2

Beautiful work my friend, if it were a car it would be a Lotus, nothing more than is needed. Love it thumbs up

Cheers

Danny

Ton van Munsteren11/01/2014 00:07:40
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Danny smiley Thanks here some more pickies hoping to get you even more smile p

Ton

Danny Fenton11/01/2014 00:19:54
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You have some lovely proportions on that model Ton, but how come Fiat is not in primer, are you teasing us with old pics wink 2 and....................

ton bookshelf mod.jpg

Cheers

Danny

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