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Old May 12, 2010, 06:59 AM
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Super-Skyflex Elektro, a Rogallo Kite Plane

Hi guys,

I want to start a build log of my newest brainchild, an Electric rogallo plane.
It is not the newest idea, and neither the first of it's kind, but I like this type of planes. More than 10 years ago, I built a glow version, which works reliably to this day. But nowadays, armed with powerful chargers and A123 cells, the hassle of glow is not needed any more. Additionally, our new airfield does not allow glow planes.
The overall construction is supposed to come out quite similar to the glow version.
The wingspan is going to be around 170cm, the weight will be ~2000g.
But as I want to increase the prop diameter, I chose to install a pusher drive on the second vertical boom at the back of the fuselage, in a comparable position like the little orange italian plane has.
The boxy fuselage will consist of two halves: The lower half will hold the RC stuff, and the upper part will hold 8 A123 cells. Later, I will install a dummy fuselage nose at the front, as only the box would look plain ugly.

I attach some pictures of my glow Super-Skyflex, a rough CAD sketch of the planned version, and an image of the italian design.

Cheers,

Julez
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