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Old Oct 20, 2009, 09:33 PM
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windrider fox glider

just purchased a windrider fox glider i couldnt pass it up with free delivery and our aussie $ so good it was AUD$78 delivered also within an our of payment got an email from ming saying it will be shipped out tomorrow now i plan on powering the fox with a motor its been done theres a couple of videos on youtube just wondering if anyone has any ideas on what setup i could use?
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Old Oct 20, 2009, 10:50 PM
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I was looking last night at the same deal - seems pretty sweet - looks a perfect plane for a slope thats has a rough LZ They have a motorised version on the website with all the info on the motor and esc. I believe its all hyperion gear.

Rob
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Old Oct 20, 2009, 11:42 PM
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I bought one myself last week. I thought they looked pretty good before, but the free postage made the decision very easy!

Anyway arrived less than a week after placing the order (thanks Ming) and it was packed really well and looks good.

I can't help as far as a motor choice goes (as I'm goingt to build mine as a un-powered towed glider and sloper) but here's its very active thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=740034

If you hadn't checked it out before; there's heaps of info on putting motors into the Fox etc.
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Old Oct 22, 2009, 08:37 PM
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Good find, I got an order in today.
I wasn't after one, but at under 80 bucks delivered, why not?

Cheers
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Old Oct 22, 2009, 10:21 PM
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still not sure what power system ill use i may use a tower pro 2409-12 so we will see
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Old Oct 23, 2009, 12:04 AM
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Where from???
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Old Oct 23, 2009, 12:18 AM
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http://www.windrider.com.hk/index.asp

Seriously tempted!
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Old Oct 23, 2009, 12:58 AM
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do it!!!
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Old Oct 23, 2009, 07:08 AM
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If you want to power it.

As they say a pix is worth a thousand words ,and it works well but you need a lathe and some bar alloy, or perhaps use plastic pipe. i have a few more pix on mod's
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Old Oct 23, 2009, 08:22 AM
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olmod, whats the specs of that motor? if one didnt have a lathe i suppose it could be made from fibreglass or carbon fibre cloth?
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Old Oct 24, 2009, 05:02 AM
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The motor was a tripple 20mm stator kit from gobrushless wich i wound and assembled ,i have more details if you want,
I certainly havent noticed any undue heat so maybe you could get away with a composite made up of high temp" epoxy glue and carbon fibre tape .
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Old Oct 24, 2009, 05:11 AM
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Good to see you still pumping out some nice machining work Lez!

I think i'll prob leave mine as a sloper.......but then again.....
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Old Oct 24, 2009, 05:38 AM
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As they say a pix is worth a thousand words ,and it works well but you need a lathe and some bar alloy, or perhaps use plastic pipe. i have a few more pix on mod's
Hi Les, we need to talk about that motor mount!!
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Old Oct 24, 2009, 11:18 PM
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Fox Mods

I have a Windrider Fox and built it stock standard as a sloper despite all the good advise on another forum regarding the weakness of the wings and tailplane. Well they were all correct about being weak.
My advise is to go to the trouble of strenghtening the wings and tail plane to stop them from bending under the slightest load. Also get rid of the moulded in ailerons and replace with balsa. I also strapped the underside of the wing with cross weave tape.
Now I have a slope model worth flying.
Andrew
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Old Oct 25, 2009, 12:29 AM
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re the molded alerons ,i balsa edged the wing and alerons and used H/City live hinges, same with the tail feathers ,reason was i used diamond servo's D47's in the tail end and D60's for alerons wich are very light and the resolution is excellent, so i did not want any binding.
another mod was to pass the pushrods up through the wing to horns on top of the alerons wich allows me to use them for spoilerons without pushrods bending under load.
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