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Speedster03/01/2014 20:34:32
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Flying my scratch build 4,41 meter indoor motor glider in Gigantium arena.
Weight 500 gram, leading edge and fuselage boom are made from teleskob fishing poles, and wing are cheap depron for Wood flors. all covered with 5 cm wide tape.
Hxt 500 servos, Motor: TURNIGY 2204-14T 19g Outrunner
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8x4 prop, 3 cell 460 mha batt, 10 amp esc
Made for a local competition (Largest span of a indoor plane, weight less than 500 grams, and flying 2 min.)

First flight test with 3,55 meter span

Then 4,41 meter

Devcon103/01/2014 21:17:35
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Very impressive and very well flown in such a small space...

riverlandgirl.03/01/2014 21:44:23
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Great stuff, I'm certainly impressed!thumbs up

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator03/01/2014 22:28:37
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Amazing!

BE

Stephen Jones03/01/2014 23:54:18
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Wow i am amazed .

Did you win ?

FastFlyer Smyth04/01/2014 01:35:04
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BEB ? Are you now to be known as Biggles elder ?

Depron Daz04/01/2014 02:11:49
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You wouldn't believe it if you hadn't seen it, well done that man!

Speedster04/01/2014 09:39:35
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It was very easy to make ( in 3 hour )

smiley

The fishing poles

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Around 8 £

(x 3)

And the Foam is cheap green depron, (for laying under Wood flors.)

I am nr. 1 in the contest for now, and the last flight day is 8 Feb.

Regards

Soren

Chuck Plains12/01/2014 22:56:38
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Excellent job Den. Unfortunately the local indoor flying I recently found is at a village hall just bigger than the basket ball court that's marked on the floor.

By the way, is that 6mm or 3mm foam? If it's 6mm then I would guess it's Kilma insulation boards from Screwfix. I haven't bought any Depron yet as I started with this stuff and can get it locally. I also gleaned some green 3mm from the re-cycling centre, but don't know what it's called.

I have a couple of super light weight fishing rod sections here, so you have inspired me to get on with it!!

 Is that a flat wing? It looks it in the close-ups.

Edited By Chuck Plains on 12/01/2014 23:06:57

scott finnie13/01/2014 02:12:12
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i love it, certainly one for a calm warm day outside, certainly a floater,

well done

Speedster13/01/2014 17:04:34
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The depron is 3 mm. and the wing is flat, exept that the depron is taped at the top side at the fishing pole.

Last week I put on a 3 kg wingservo, and made twisting wing ailerons. (Or what you call it smiley)

And in the weekend there was realy nice and calm weather so I could test it outside.

Before it was barely controlable, but now its a pleasure to fly.

Now I can fly it in figur 8 circles with around 7 meter in diameter.

The test was Without the extended wingtips, so NeXT time I will test it with the big wing again.

A freind in the rc Club recorded this with his quadro,

Flying in this video from 0:26 to 0:42

Cheers

Soren

Chuck Plains13/01/2014 20:01:17
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Wing warping? Excellent! A useful concept for weight saving in slow flyers. As used by none other than the Wright Bros and several pioneering aviators before them.

I'd be interested to hear about your mechanism, the simplest is probably the best. Another guy on Youtube has done this with a much smaller glider. I'll remember his name in a minute.

Speedster15/01/2014 20:50:08
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Steering demo.

Regards

Soren

Chuck Plains16/01/2014 18:34:19
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Fully independent full wing ailerons (?), well that's what I'd call it. Very interesting. I'd love to know the details of they are attached. Do you have a smaller piece of carbon tube inside each one as the pivot?

Speedster17/01/2014 08:48:07
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The wing joyner is a 8mm and 5 cm long thin steel tube, and inside the fiberglass rod there is also a thin steel tube. (2 cm long.)

(Made from spare parts from a full size F16 fighter laugh)

Chuck Plains17/01/2014 19:57:17
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Posted by Speedster on 17/01/2014 08:48:07:

(Made from spare parts from a full size F16 fighter laugh)

Well of course. We all do that. smile p

Speedster26/01/2014 14:54:07
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First time indoor with new aileron steering.

Works great.

yes

Cheers

Soren

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