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Old Mar 06, 2015, 10:40 AM
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Introducing the "Dan Brat"

Dan at "Extreme Gliders" has designed a new slope wing that's
extremely fast but very manuverable. It can combat or DS and
has a very wide wind-lift range.
He's asked me to do a build and I've started that today with posts
starting tomorrow because I'm waiting for the paint to dry
Pictured below is dans proto type.

Lots of lift
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Old Mar 06, 2015, 11:35 AM
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Looks good....and the wingspan is what...36"?
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Old Mar 06, 2015, 11:47 AM
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The wingspan is 48", sorry I should have mentioned that sooner.

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Old Mar 06, 2015, 01:48 PM
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Good eye Steve, that one is actually 30" and came in at only 7.3oz here's a pic of the 48" prototype w the 30". The 48" came in at 24oz and he was trying to make it a little heavy, it flew well in 20+ mph for how light it was.
Hope Dan doesn't get mad I showed his build table
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Old Mar 06, 2015, 02:23 PM
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I swear if it weren't for the ladder, I was looking at my build area. Same Triangle on my table, same clutter.

They look like carving machines with that big fin and elevons.

Bring on the video!
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Old Mar 06, 2015, 09:43 PM
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Yep, looks a lot like my table too, just a little more organized than mine.
Nice looking planform, dig it!
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Old Mar 07, 2015, 09:53 AM
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Ok, here we go, as shown below the kit comes well packed and complete
with hardware and covering (not shown). You'll also notice that the wing
comes in four sections, this is because of the compound nature of the
airfoil. Because of the wings shape it will build a bit different than your
normal wing construction.
Using goop (love the stuff) and the wing beds glue the outside panels to
the center sections using weights to hold them in position while glue dries.
As you can see I use bags of rice because they form to whatever I'm
assembling and are heavy enough to hold the wing halves in position while
the goop sets up. After the two wing halves are dry goop the sections
together making sure everything lines up and even, let dry overnight.

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Old Mar 07, 2015, 10:55 AM
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It can combat or DS and has a very wide wind-lift range.
Combat? With a big vertical stab like that?

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Combat? With a big vertical stab like that?

Pete
A very short fight.... knock off the others' fins....you win!
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Old Mar 07, 2015, 11:55 AM
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I don't know, fast manuverable quick plus good pilot who
knows. Muhammad Ali was all that and according to him
is still "pretty ".

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Combat? With a big vertical stab like that?

Pete
Pete,

I totally agree. Looks like a fun, fast frontsider design, though, to me.

I think I'd knock the fin off if I DS'd it too, cause I totally suck at DS'ing!

Keep cranking out the great toys Dan!

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Old Mar 07, 2015, 12:47 PM
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FWIW I wasn't suggesting that the fin is a bad design and it probably makes the wing track real well. But I've learned from experience that a target like that isn't a good feature for a combat wing.

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Old Mar 08, 2015, 08:37 AM
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the wing rods are next, be sure to "break the glaze" on each rod
by using some sandpaper before the test fit in the wing. The panels
are pre slotted and mine fit perfect, once the rods are glued into
the supplied pre bent tubes glue them into the wing slots once again
using the wing beds to help insure everything ends up strait and true.
Once this is done I start weighing the flight pack stuff and test fitting
everything to get the wing to balance at the recommended CG of
6 1/2" from nose tip. I like to get all the radio gear installed before
I cover the thing with the supplied "new stuff" clear film.
Next move final assembly.

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Old Mar 09, 2015, 10:07 AM
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The final assembly went well, covered the wing and tail
then gooped the tail on and left it to dry. I will maiden the
thing as soon as I can. The Dan Brat came in at 14.5 oz.
balanced check out the pics.

So there it is the much anticipated new wing from
extremegliders.com and if history is any indication
the plane should be real fun to fly.

Lots of lift
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Mike,
Nice work. Keep us posted on the maiden. Would love to see it fly!

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