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#1 PaulVi Sep 22, 2006 07:01 PM

What I did with a left over 2m Spectra wing.
I will post the pictures here.


2 meter poly wing
T Tail
Pod and Boom Construction
2 Hitec mg255 servos
Koyosho AP29 Motor
Gearbox MJ8051 3.33 to 1
8 Cell 1700 mha Nicad or 2s2p 6600mha Lipo
AUW 40oz
10x5.5 folding prop.

The boom is from a old golf club shaft which is what got me started on this convertion anway.

The motor with the 2s lipoly
7.36 volts
11.79 amps
90 watts
4861 rpm

Paul V...

#2 PaulVi Sep 22, 2006 07:57 PM

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Start to finnish I will post pic's and video after the maiden flight..

#3 soholingo Sep 23, 2006 02:23 AM

Man that was just fun to view. I love seeing stuff like this...


#4 Andy W Sep 23, 2006 06:14 AM

Nicely documented.. :)

#5 romranger Sep 23, 2006 10:35 AM

Love the pilot!!!

#6 PaulVi Sep 23, 2006 12:00 PM

Well the maiden went as expected. she is a bit under powered but gets the job done.. the t-tail did not survive the first landing so back to the drawing board. may just redo it with a conventinal tail.. (stonger)

I will post video later today afer i get the honey do's done..

#7 PaulVi Sep 28, 2006 02:55 PM

Pod Glider Maiden

Sorry it took so long to get it posted..

I hope to have photo's of the redesigned standart tail up tonight as well..

and this weekend one more test flight...

#8 PaulVi Sep 28, 2006 04:12 PM

Updated Pictures
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As promised.

#9 66tbird Sep 28, 2006 06:42 PM

The ol 'head scratching walk to the crash site' ,, well, it is better than spiking the transmitter. :) Which BTW is why there aren't many football players flying RC. ;)

I didn't stop breaking tails on mach 2 landings until I went V-tail. Till then, I had to float them on home. V's aren't hard to do really, just different.

Good video work BTW. Look forward to the next installment :D

#10 flight999 Sep 29, 2006 02:40 PM

A great build thread. "A picture is worth a thousand words".

How about a 'V' tail?

#11 PaulVi Sep 29, 2006 02:43 PM


Originally Posted by flight999
How about a 'V' tail?

That was my first thought but i just did not want to spend the time to calc the tail feather sizes.. V-Tail set up was a bit daunting to me too..

But it is an option next time the tail gets trashed..

I sure like the way the T-Tail looked in the air I will miss that aspect of the plane..

#12 PaulVi Sep 30, 2006 11:35 PM

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So today was not fun... Im still not sure what i did but i swear i was holding the stick to the right while the glider was making a left handed spiral of death from about 50 feet.

Im lucky this was all the damage.. the wing was fine just poped off.. But the fuse required so CA and TLC.. I will try again tomo and see whats up..

I think i stalled it while making a turn into a shear band of lift over the school roof. must have slowed to much and she diped the wing and started the spiral. I swear i gave opiste control input but may have been to little to late..

#13 flight999 Oct 01, 2006 08:28 AM

Sorry about the crash. You got off
fairly lightly by the look of the images.

Check for wing warps and lateral balance
before you fly again.


#14 PaulVi Oct 01, 2006 01:45 PM


Originally Posted by flight999
Sorry about the crash. You got off
fairly lightly by the look of the images.

Check for wing warps and lateral balance
before you fly again.


I will need to do that I did fly it again today but had to add about 2oz to the nose i think yesterday was i was just to tail heavy todays flight was much more behaved.. almost relaxing

It still porpuses a bit but i can dial that out. when it get slow it still wants to wing over to the left motor on or off so i need to relook at the wing for warps and also verify the insidence of the wing It may be too much hence the loftyness and wanting to stall all the time..

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