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Old Mar 07, 2013, 10:10 AM
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looking for plans for Jr. High project

My son's 8th grade engineering class has access to a laser cutter. The teacher was asking me if I knew of any plans for an RC sailplane they could build for the aeronautics section of the class. I am looking for glider with a polyhedral wing and a slab sided fuselage. Something like the old Gentle Lady, but preferably smaller. Does anyone have any suggestions? All I can seem to find are plans for pod and boom ships with straight wings.
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 10:36 AM
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Take a look at the Outerzone website. It has a collection of glider plans that are all free for downloading. I am certain that something there will work for you.

http://www.outerzone.co.uk/browse_plans/index.asp

Wayne
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 11:11 AM
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Here is a link to a slope glider that may work.

http://www.inlandsloperebels.com/isrplans.htm

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Old Mar 07, 2013, 11:39 AM
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why not a gentle lady? just scale down the plans
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 11:45 AM
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My vote also goes for a scaled-down Gentle Lady or a Wanderer. The latter is nice because the parts count is really low and once all the pieces are made the doggoned thing will almost built itself.
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 02:36 PM
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Wanderer's low parts count

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My vote also goes for a scaled-down Gentle Lady or a Wanderer. The latter is nice because the parts count is really low and once all the pieces are made the doggoned thing will almost built itself.
Exactly the same thought I had when I was repairing my Wanderer a couple of weeks ago!
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 11:26 PM
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Bigger is easier to fly. Bigger can use cheaper servos.
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 03:32 AM
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if you could do a bob martin 78 pussycat i would buy two NOW youcan still get the plans on the web it would be a dream come true
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 03:36 AM
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what plans to build

bob martins 78 pussycat the best 2 meter plane a real all rounder
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 02:38 PM
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Take a look at the Outerzone website. It has a collection of glider plans that are all free for downloading. I am certain that something there will work for you.

http://www.outerzone.co.uk/browse_plans/index.asp

Wayne
Almost any of those free flight glider plans could be converted to RC, even if you just do rudder control. That is really all you need to keep the glider on the field in fairly calm conditions. Go R/E if you like.

Do you have a radio or do you need one?


If you are converting one of the smaller free flight models, you can use one of the very light weight micro bricks that include receiver and servos. Prices range from $20 to $60. Range is typically less than 300 feet.

Spektrum AR6410
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...esc-SPMAR6410L
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...-esc-SPMAR6410
This one has a build in stabalizaiton system
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...c-SPMAS6410NBL

This is Spektrum DSM2 compatible - lower cost
http://www.amazon.com/6-channel-ultr.../dp/B0091CE4NM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-channel-ul...item3f1c167c8e




Tactic also has an integrated unit that works with the Tactic radios or the Tactic Anylink module
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXBPYD&P=7


Hobbyking has one that works with their Super Micro radio
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...trSearch=Micro receiver


This works with the Micro Stick Radio
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/micro_sti...33910_prd1.htm
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