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#1 Geode May 19, 2007 06:04 PM

Project Rays - Manta
 
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Another full size blasa build-up DLG, this time with aileron .......



Full size plan for scratch builder - click here
Wyncee's version - 1-page pdf file for plotter - http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=382


Also, click following links for

- Hyperbolic Manta
- Mini-Manta
- Micro-Manta

Links to Manta buils threads all over the world ....

Czech - RCMania.cz
http://www.rcmania.cz/modules.php?na...5a163c07103861

Estonia
http://gallery.pistik.com/view_album...umName=album48
http://media.putfile.com/Mart-plaanerdab
http://media.putfile.com/Mart-plaanerdab-2

Hungary - RCMODELL Fórum
http://forum.rcmodell.hu/index.php?topic=41169.0
Nkmkhun 2. Manta projek 2. start (0 min 47 sec)


Polish Forum - Manta 1m
http://pfmrc.eu/printview.php?t=6925...dc25881aceb26b

Russia
http://translate.google.com/translat...F8&sl=ru&tl=en

Spain
http://www.miliamperios.com/foro/viewtopic.php?t=82790

Picture Gallery

Wyncee -
Nkmkhun 2. Manta projek 2. start (0 min 47 sec)

Smash - http://endernr.picturepush.com/album...Manta-DLG.html
martseger63 - http://gallery.pistik.com/view_album...umName=album97

Flight Model Simulator - FMS
Manta DLG on FMS - http://www.woro-rc.wz.cz/fms.html



#2 Geode May 19, 2007 06:07 PM

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60 in Manta DLG in virtual world ......

#3 Geode May 19, 2007 06:10 PM

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And in real life .....

#4 skorski May 19, 2007 10:27 PM

She looks plum slippery sir! Nice lines too. Full flying stab? C/F pod? Tell us more! Don't be so cruel!
Mike.

#5 Geode May 20, 2007 08:39 AM

Wing construction is very conventional. Sheeted Dbox and balsa ribs. Contest grade balsa and hardwood are used throughout the wing with fiber glass re-enhancement in wing tip, join and aileron. This is a "all wood" DLG wing without CF spar.

Additional torsional strength is provided by
- Modified AG4x airfoil (7% thickness)
- 45 degree biased covering (kite material)
- Wing aspect ratio

Tail feathers are solid balsa. Full flying stab with matched CF rod/tube. Detail can be found in Bumblebee XL build thread.

Boom and pod are comercially available from AH.

Ready for maiden this morning ..... more to come.

#6 Dimson May 20, 2007 10:17 AM

looks killer!
whats the AUW?

#7 kimhey May 20, 2007 10:39 AM

Sweet!


Kim

#8 Rendy May 20, 2007 06:50 PM

more photos
 
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More photos on Manta DLG

#9 skorski May 20, 2007 10:03 PM

De plans! De plans, Boss, where be de plans!???
Mike.

#10 Geode May 20, 2007 10:41 PM

Some vitals

Manta DLG

Span - 59 in
Area - 387 sq in
Mass - 9.9 oz
Loading - 3.7 oz/sq ft

And my launch slide show (photo coutesy of Rendy)

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=688585

#11 Geode May 20, 2007 10:47 PM

Manta Maiden Video
 
Click HERE for high resolution video

Or regular resolution below

Geode's launch -
Manta DLG Maiden - Geode (1 min 55 sec)


Rendy's launch -
Manta DLG Maiden - Rendy (1 min 28 sec)

#12 Geode May 20, 2007 11:01 PM

Speckout
 
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And when the air gets hot ....

#13 Geode May 20, 2007 11:03 PM

Surprise Visit
 
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And the bonus picture for your interest in this thread - B17 over our flying field during maiden .....

#14 Geode May 20, 2007 11:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skorski
De plans! De plans, Boss, where be de plans!???
Mike.

Thanks for your interest. Still working on the plan. Stay tuned......

#15 freeflighter May 21, 2007 01:06 AM

This looks really nice. Like your work geode.


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