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Old Feb 10, 2016, 01:49 PM
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Single Channel Glider .020

Acquired this plane early last year. Came with, I believe is an Ace Pulse Commander RX and an Adams Actuator. Unfortunately I could not use this system because I dont have the corresponding TX, BTW looking for one. What I did is install a modern servo but still use the yoke rudder system. For comparison the plane total weight with Ace RX and actuator = 278 grams.
With Hitec RX and 10 gram servo =260 grams. Both planes were weigh w/o batt.
I am not sure about the identity of the plane, I was told it is a Nomad?
Wingspan = 47", Length = 28". Question Does the Cox .020 has enough oomph to carry this plane.
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Old Feb 10, 2016, 02:07 PM
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Almost certainly a Ted Strader Nomad. Great little R/O glider.
http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=6264
Plans suggest 020 should be fine.
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Old Feb 10, 2016, 02:24 PM
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At that weight it'll get up there. But it's going to resemble an uphill glide. Just be patient and by the time the engine runs out of fuel at around 90 to 120 seconds it'll be high enough to look around for a thermal or two.

A hint for rudder only flying in wind. If you DO manage to hook a thermal and follow it a ways downwind you may find that you're not making much headway on the return against the wind. When faced with that on my own RO model I found that a series of "S" turns to about 20 to 25 degrees either side of the wind direction dropped the nose enough and sped up the model that it covered far more ground per foot of altitude vs just patiently waiting for it to move when gliding in a straight line. With the S turns it made it back to the launch point. Without the S turns I'd have flown for longer but would have to walk some ways to pick up the model from downwind.
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Old Feb 10, 2016, 06:37 PM
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If you want to use the Adams with conventional modern gear, I do a pulser, it fits in the plane between the rx rudder channel and the Adams.
Skip to 2:10 to see it in action:

Pulse Proportional adapter for Adams-style magnetic actuators (3 min 5 sec)


Glyns pulse model uses one:

MVI 0630 (2 min 3 sec)
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Old Feb 10, 2016, 06:59 PM
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Best tip for single channel is always fly upwind do figure 8s sideways nose into the wind to lose height if you cant penetrate.
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Old Feb 11, 2016, 12:36 AM
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Nice Nomad you have there. Due to the opaque covering, I can't tell if yours has the wing spar that was added to the kit later. Early, non-spar Nomads have a reputation for folding wings if full rudder is applied to spiral out of lift, so proceed accordingly. Yes, the Pee Wee .020 has enough beans to take it upstairs.
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Old Feb 11, 2016, 06:34 PM
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C0x .020 Glider

A very big thank you to all you guys for the inputs.
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Old Feb 11, 2016, 07:51 PM
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Best tip for single channel is always fly upwind do figure 8s sideways nose into the wind to lose height if you cant penetrate.
Too bad you weren't there when I lost my Single Channel .020 Glider in the '70s. I should have just held the rudder hard over in one direction. The glider would have spiraled in, but at least I'd still have it.
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