Originally Posted by Kimber
Yep! It is a brick unit! The whole front of the plane.
It seems heavy, will get a weight on it. The ballast is
a big chunk of steel.
I'm back!! Right at 400g.
On the one hand, it's hard to imagine not
getting bored with a 1 channel glider...but at the same time, it does offer some beautiful simplicity! Much of the "flying" will take place in the pre-flight; trimming the elevator/angle of attack (or whatever is adjustable here.
) , and setting the CG. Assuming you can get some altitude with it, you can really sit back and enjoy watching the plane fly...as you just guide it and keep it from flyng away.
What are your plans for it?
If it was my model, I'd try to keep it looking as original as possible but I'd swap out the radio so I could add an elevator servo and a tow release...It would be hard to resist the temptation to substitute a small motor, folding prop and battery for that chunk of steel.