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Old Aug 21, 2009, 11:05 AM
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Smallest sailplane

Does anyone know what the smallest (or close) RC sailplane is that is in production and where I can find one? Thanks, Douglas
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Old Aug 21, 2009, 11:15 AM
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The Nano Flo from USA Soaring is the smallest I have found so far.
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Old Aug 21, 2009, 11:25 AM
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The Nano Flo from USA Soaring is the smallest I have found so far.
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Old Aug 21, 2009, 11:41 AM
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Electric or not?

Are you looking for strictly a hand launch or electric?

I have a Cermark Dragonfly (electric) 39" wing span, but it requires some significant modifications to get it to fly decent.
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Old Aug 21, 2009, 11:44 AM
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50cm: robbe BK MINI WING RC http://www.der-schweighofer.at/wgfull/97/nurfluegler

70cm: ANGEL DLG 770MM http://www.der-schweighofer.at/wgful..._mm_spannweite
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Old Aug 21, 2009, 11:46 AM
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DAW Dragonette
http://www.davesaircraftworks.com/thermal.htm
29 1/2" wingspan

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Old Aug 21, 2009, 01:54 PM
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Was the Limit EX (18" span) ever a kit?

You can get a plan for it from myhobbystore.com, but I don't know if it was ever kitted
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Old Aug 21, 2009, 02:24 PM
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Smallest

Kickace: I already have one.
Flyboy: pure glider, no motor.
Bernd: Polyester or carbon fiber prefered
Soar Dude: I'm not into foamies

What I would like to see is something like a Blaster only half or the 1/3 the size. Would be interesting. Thanks guys for your interest!
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Old Aug 21, 2009, 02:28 PM
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The plans for the Limit Ex are on the slope forum on RCG
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Old Aug 21, 2009, 04:54 PM
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Barring a technological breakthru, anything that small wouldn't be much of a "sailplane". Reynolds number would be too small. If it was light enough to float, it wouldn' t be able to get upwind very well. Glider ratio would be poor.
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Old Aug 21, 2009, 05:14 PM
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Here's a little sailplane

Pictured here is a "Woodchuck" - 291/2" Span - a very early HLG design.
I've even included a plan - it's a "woody"!!
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Old Aug 21, 2009, 07:52 PM
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Pictured here is a "Woodchuck" - 291/2" Span - a very early HLG design.
I've even included a plan - it's a "woody"!!

I LIKE IT!
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Old Aug 21, 2009, 08:13 PM
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Pictured here is a "Woodchuck" - 291/2" Span - a very early HLG design.
That's a nice little DLG, Jim. How does it fly? Do you think it could handle a mini high-start launch?

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Old Aug 21, 2009, 10:44 PM
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Histarting the Woodchuck

Yes, it launches nicely from a small histart. Put a floor of 1/32 ply with a small hardwood strip down the center capable of being tapped for a lightweight towhook. Best location is just ahead of the CG. Use the smallest servos you can find and a Berg receiver ( sorry 2.4 fans).
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Old Aug 21, 2009, 11:09 PM
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Thanks for the plan Jim!!!
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