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Old Aug 22, 2013, 08:42 PM
Australia, QLD, Narangba
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Aerobatics Design Help

Hi guys- Mathew here
For a little bit now I have been wanting to get into aerobatics on the slope and I have recently been informed of the le fish and such aircraft.

With the weak conditions that I want to fly in, for example beeches and gentle slopes, I am hoping to create a lightweight glider capable of aerobatics. So what do you think guys. I think the le fish would be nice however its a little on the heavy side. So I'm thinking of designing my own. What do you guys think of this as a Scratch-built project and my first one at that. So my questions list at the moment

-What Airfoil would be best to use, or symmetrical vs lifting?
-Is it worth just using a le fish design?
-New Stuff to cover the wings for strength?
-Tail and control surface materials?

Any input will be much appreciated.


P.S With school and work, this project maybe awhile in progress.
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Old Aug 22, 2013, 10:37 PM
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Everything you are looking for will be found on is link. These planes are phenomenal on the slope... http://www.slopeaerobatics.com/le-fi...indrift-plans/ and here on RCGroups too http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1460543
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