Archive for November, 2010
Slope soaring sites-x2
Slope soaing sites-x2
I am awaiting delivery for a Discus 711-4 meter semi-scale glider,via EMS airfreight-ETA-12 days.This glider is cheap,but has 440mm spoilers pre-installed,and it will be a slope only model.I am going to strengthen the entire cockpit,wheel cavity area with epoxy resin and woven cloth,and install a dubro 2.75 inch fixed front wheel and a dubro tail wheel-25 mm diameter.Hitec HS-225 MG and Hitec HS-82 MG servos will be used.I will post some pictures once it arrives,it will be built during the winter months-year 2011.regards damoUPDATED-9/12/2010-IT ARRIVED TODAY-Everything is okay,nothing was damaged in transit,the spoilers are free working and sit flush to the top of the wing,in closed position.The fueslage is thin,l have removed all the cockpit formers already and the entire cockpit will be glassed from the nose to the trailing edge,the formers will be epoxied back in,etc,after glassing.OVERALL-Happy with it,big straight wings,big wing area,no warps,spoilers are great,the fueslage is the only negative item-too light a lay up,this will be rectified by a proper lay-up.Other mods will include tailplane mod and wheels to be fitted,nothing to hard,looking forward to working on it.I will post some pics when l get around to it.regards damoCompleted this model just before christmas 2010
Semi-scale Flyfly Condor evo magic 4-well made arf kit-straight fin,wings align perfectly with the fueslage.I highly recommend this glider,big wing area,well made,high lift- flat bottom eppler 205 airfoil,and a good buy at $300 Australian dollars delivered.