Posted by fraggin |
Jan 28, 2010 @ 02:01 AM | 2,777 Views
Got a bit of work done this evening. I've been obsessed with the desire to scratch build something. I decided to build a chuck glider. I've got some wingribs cut and now it's time to decide how to build this wing. I've got 24 ribs and enough spars. I'd like it to be polyhedral. Thinking......Continue Reading
I got this reccomended setup from another RCG member. It's great for this little plane.
The maiden flight was interesting. This plane was made to be on the slow side, but I found that flying it on the edge of stall to be uncomfortable for my tastes. A small gust of wind would send it nose up and into a stall. But this thing is so light weight, recovery is easy. The CG is just right for the type of flying I'm used to which is slightly nose down.
With a throttle management, I was able to stay up for 20 minutes without any noticeable loss in power. Landing gear is only useful for take off on pavement. Grass landings with a bit of headwind and a stall right before touchdown and you can set it down respectfully, but any rolling landings with this guy on grass just seem impossible without a nose over.
I'd reccomend the prop saver on this plane if you will be using the supplied landing gear.
If you're thinking about building this plane, I can give you a few pointers.
Before I go into it, consider that GP built this plane to carry a NiMh Pack, A brushed motor and a gear box at the time it was deisgned....
You will definitley have trouble with the tail feathers. Namely covering. Either re-engineer the tail, or use a light weight low shrink covering material, otherwise, you will have to deal with warpage. Some people have used solid sheet...Continue Reading