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Posted by miniphase | Sep 02, 2012 @ 08:35 AM | 3,270 Views
swept flying wing glider (2 min 0 sec)

Posted by miniphase | Jul 31, 2011 @ 02:25 AM | 4,544 Views
latest 3 metre swept wing

build thread here


flying wing glider (5 min 0 sec)

Posted by miniphase | Jul 11, 2011 @ 10:15 AM | 5,427 Views
Another one takes to air! 2m span 730g AUW EH1.5/9 section.

Initial impressions are positive, seems quite quick, it rolls well and the flaps slow it down for easier landings. Haven't tried any ballast yet (see the tube sticking out the back).

more details and video here- http://flyingwinggliders.blogspot.co...port-wing.html

Now what's next? how about a 3m electric soaring wing? is there any cure for this madness?


flying wing aerobatics (2 min 0 sec)

Posted by miniphase | Mar 23, 2011 @ 01:51 PM | 5,159 Views
flying wing gliders site updated today
Posted by miniphase | Jan 25, 2011 @ 02:42 AM | 5,580 Views
sunset slope wing (1 min 26 sec)

Posted by miniphase | Dec 14, 2010 @ 10:45 AM | 6,014 Views
a few glimpses of a swept flying wing in flight

flying wing air to air (0 min 39 sec)

Posted by miniphase | Nov 09, 2010 @ 02:06 AM | 10,783 Views
I'm compiling a flying wings site to catalogue my, and other people's models, please feel free to contribute



slope soaring nurflugel (2 min 14 sec)

Posted by miniphase | Oct 08, 2010 @ 03:54 AM | 6,529 Views

I cut a set of cores several years ago and tried bagging them using wax paper as a carrier. It turned out far too difficult to get all the air bubbles out from under the paper, so I ended up with a patchy finish.

The cores sat sulking in the garage, I nearly binned them when I last moved house. The other week I pulled them out from the back of the shed and decided to do a quick lashup to get the wing flying.

Well I'm glad I didn't sling them out, the wing feels rock solid in the air. Handles conditions from about 4mph up to about 13mph and has a reasonable speed range despite the 12% section. A real stress free flyer, I'll have to make a tidier version at some point.

flap design thread here


Update...the wing has flown in 20mph wind, probably its upper limit. The coastal air was very smooth which must have helped, and the model felt solid and stable. I've always been an advocate for more reward cg positions and all the data says I could move it further back on this wing. However I'm not sure I'll bother as I like it just the way it is.

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Posted by miniphase | Jun 01, 2010 @ 03:48 AM | 6,801 Views
flying wing flutter (0 min 25 sec)

Posted by miniphase | Feb 18, 2010 @ 06:11 AM | 6,930 Views
started a fuz to take a 2 or 3s lipo and brushless so the 100" wing can be flown from the flat
Posted by miniphase | Jan 12, 2010 @ 04:06 AM | 7,639 Views
details of the smaller wing
Posted by miniphase | Jan 11, 2010 @ 09:10 AM | 7,880 Views
I have a passion for high aspect ratio swept flying wing slope soarers, and have built and flown several over the past few years. Hopefully there will be many more to come, with each one an improvement over the previous design.