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Old Aug 22, 2012, 11:31 AM
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Fly Fly Fox 3m

I have just ordered Fly Fly's 3 meter fox glider and I am thinking of motorizing it.
How much thrust will I need the motor prop combination to provide to get this model off the ground. The total weight of the glider will be about 3 kilos I think.

ANY HELP??
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 05:30 PM
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1.5 - 3 kg of thrust sounds about rite ;-)
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 08:46 PM
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100 watts per pound should do the trick so 600 to 700 watts range would be my guess. E-flite Power 46 or equivalent.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 10:05 AM
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Trimming her out.

EAHK GLIDER GEORGE3 (4 min 44 sec)
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 08:43 PM
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Looked good in the air.You may want to turn the rates down a little on the elevator. Landing lookes a little treacherous.
What size motor did you use
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 03:31 PM
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1000kv on 4 cells running a 13/6 carbon prop. Pulling only 50 amps wide open
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Old Nov 02, 2012, 09:08 AM
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That's awesome!
I bought a FlyFly Swift S-1 and had nothing but problems. Elevator was so pitchy I would stall the tail plane on the slightest adjustment. I flew 4 times with a near crash after stalling out and/or wing dropping repeatedly. I gave up. Never had this problem before. Unpowered though so getting launched from a winch
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Old Nov 02, 2012, 11:43 AM
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That's awesome!
I bought a FlyFly Swift S-1 and had nothing but problems. Elevator was so pitchy I would stall the tail plane on the slightest adjustment. I flew 4 times with a near crash after stalling out and/or wing dropping repeatedly. I gave up. Never had this problem before. Unpowered though so getting launched from a winch
Give it a shot with the GC 1 " more forward than now and give the elevator 70 % of the throw you got now, and dail in at least 50 % expo.
This should calm it down

My set up on the FOX:
Flyfly Fox set up. (2 min 29 sec)




As you can see, not muct elevator throw is needed even in aerobatic:

Fly fly FOX, RC glider on the slope. (2 min 5 sec)


Flyfly MDM1 Fox. (2 min 15 sec)


Flyfly. 3 meter Fox, first flights. (2 min 24 sec)


Flyfly Fox backcam. (3 min 14 sec)
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Old Nov 02, 2012, 12:24 PM
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Ahh, yea I had way too much travel on the Elevator it seems although that was the rec'd travel from FlyFly. That sucks!
Nice flying though, maybe I'll try a Fox this time...
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 11:51 AM
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 12:36 PM
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What ever works!!
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