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Old Jan 10, 2012, 04:28 PM
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Flying Wing kits greater than 60"?

Hi, I've been flying my NCFM M60 for over a year now and love it. The moldies are left gathering dust!

So I've been thinking about building a larger wing. Does anyone know of kits for wings with a bigger span than 60"?

I'm not sure I've the time to commit to trying to cut a wing from scratch...

Thanks for any help,

Ade.
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 04:30 PM
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Try a windrider Queen bee
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...9&postcount=39
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 06:32 PM
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The problem with really big flying wings, (beside being a royal PITA to transport) is
that in the air, they look just like any other flying wing. Their speed does not increase
in direct proportion to size, so they usually end up looking like a slow wing in the air.
They're an interesting novelty item, but that's about it.

ian
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 07:47 PM
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Hi, I've been flying my NCFM M60 for over a year now and love it. The moldies are left gathering dust!

So I've been thinking about building a larger wing. Does anyone know of kits for wings with a bigger span than 60"?

I'm not sure I've the time to commit to trying to cut a wing from scratch...

Thanks for any help,

Ade.
What moldies are those? Love my M60, but glass is another ball game.

The other issue with EPP planes bigger than 60" is that they become much more difficult to stiffen effectively.
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 01:20 AM
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Thanks to all for the replies!

Daemon. - I don't disagree with you to be honest. I've thought about building a large delta with brakes and a wide speed range....maybe that's actually a PSS craving.

A friend made a 72" plank from foam and ply which out paces the M60. I just haven't been able to persuade him to cut an extra pair of wings.

The moldies: http://www.kisstheblade.com

Regards,

Ade
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 01:59 PM
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how about this , ive had one for ages and they fly great

http://robotbirds.com/catalog/produc...oducts_id=1311
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 07:10 AM
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Lumber Jack 72?
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 07:20 AM
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Telink Tempest - http://www.telink.eu/oldwww/en/katalog/tempset.htm I have one and like it... a lot
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 10:31 AM
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I suspect the reason there are not more is a) the performance and transportability of big Chevrons is (as Daemon noted) not great, and b) big planks are very difficult to stop, and therefore are difficult to keep in one piece. Conclusion - If you want a high performance 2m+ model, a wing isn't the best way to go.
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 07:22 AM
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How about Tinamou?

It's not a kit but free plans are available, just PM me. Pretty simple straightforward build. It's a three piece, 96 inch wingspan for easy transportation. I've flown her off of hi-start and slope.

Download the articles I wrote for Radio Controlled Soaring Digest (RCSD) at http://tailwindgliders.com/Files.html#Articles

The articles are:
- Tinamou Flying Wing
- Table Top: A Montana Slope Soaring Adventure

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Old Jan 20, 2012, 07:49 AM
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or this 72" ? http://www.epp-versand.de/n_flugmodelle.php
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Old Feb 27, 2015, 10:16 AM
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100 inch Queen Bee new price US$200 + US$100 worldwide shipping
http://www.windrider.com.hk/product.asp?id=165
Now we able to ship this huge to most of the country.

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Old Feb 27, 2015, 12:37 PM
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The Zupair Z1 is 66". You didn't say whether you were looking for a molded flying wing (which the Z1 is) or something in EPP.

Pretty fast build with the wings pre-finished.

http://www.alofthobbies.com/zupair-z1-1.html

-= Dave
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Old Feb 27, 2015, 02:47 PM
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There's this one also. Not much info on it but always looked interesting to me.

http://www.icare-rc.com/het-wing.htm

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Old Feb 27, 2015, 07:33 PM
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In terms of bang for a buck, the Queen Bee is a good buy. If you power it up, you will get a lot more stick time depending on how accessable your slopes are.

I built a 3.2m wing for fun and totally love it. It was made in four bits and the two centre sections are joined together, so breaks down into three bits that are easy to transport. As screamin' eagle mentioned, it is vitally important that the outer panels are well secued as large wings are prone to flutter and I developed a bolt together system that works well.

I mounted the motor on the nose to save weight. Model flies with two 4S 3300 mAh batteries in parallel and has HK air brakes. Also makes a great sloper and will thermal on good day.

Never fails to put a smile on my dial.

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