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Old May 01, 2009, 12:06 AM
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.5 meter Manta HLG

Some clips of my micro Manta glider.

The first clip is in some rather blustery wind, and at around 1:10 minutes in, the elevator stuck and I nearly lost it. The 2nd clip was a little better conditions, but still not great. I've gotten it to thermal a handfull of times and it climbs like its got a motor on full throttle.

Still lots of tinkering to do with wing design at this tiny size.

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Old May 01, 2009, 12:39 AM
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any plans? I would totally love something that portable.
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Old May 01, 2009, 09:25 AM
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Nice Build!

any photos of your radio setup, any range issues so far? Sure looks like a fun lettle plane!
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Old May 01, 2009, 10:37 AM
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loks like it might be a vapor brick, i was wondering when someone was going to do it, now with the nw sukhoi setup someone sould be able to build a micro full house glider
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Old May 01, 2009, 12:35 PM
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Thanks guys.

here's the original Manta DLG plans I used to scale things, and a set of redrawn, rescaled manta parts that I used for the glider itself - pretty much any DLG out there can be shrunk down like this though if you've got a 3 view or set of plans to resize. The pod was made from carving out a peice of balsa for a mold plug, then using that to make a female mold out of clay, then one layer of Kevlar and 30min epoxy.

There's loads of pictures in the link in my first post, but here's a shot of the PZ Vapor RX setup in the pod. The original PZ Cessnas had range issues, but the Vapor RX is much better, I got the glider awfully small a couple times and had no problems controlling it. interplanet hit it right on the head too, as I'm already drawing up the plans for a 24" full house version.

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Old May 01, 2009, 05:29 PM
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ok I'm hooked!

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Old May 02, 2009, 02:01 PM
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I posted some drawings and new parts here. Hope that helps, drop a message in the thread if you have any questions

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Old Feb 22, 2012, 01:08 AM
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设计很巧妙
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 01:09 AM
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我引用了你的图纸
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 03:34 PM
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谢谢!

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Old Mar 19, 2012, 10:12 PM
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Thanks that was an interesting watch....Laurie
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Old Jul 11, 2012, 09:56 PM
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Okay, so how do I unlock the plans so I can print them? Who do I PM my email adress to?
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