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Old Jan 29, 2010, 12:35 PM
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guillow's glider conversion

I recently destroyed my Microfighter F-22, and decided to rebuild it.
I picked up one of those Jetfire gliders, and planned to mount the electronics onto it. I sharpied it with a Gee Bee trim scheme. I mounted the electronics onto it, and covered the wing surfaces and vert/horizontal stabs with packing tape to strengthen it. I went out to fly, (there were 5 MPH winds) it was hectic. It got tossed around and chucked back to earth, pulling two of the motor wires from the RX board.
I soldered them back, and tried again. same thing. I changed the motors from an angle, to no angle. the same thing happened 2 more times, but then I came out at sunset, and it flew like a dream - must have been the wind. Climbed steadily, no more throttle problems, and it can turn rather sharply, so it can preform minor aerobatics. Looks great in the air, and glides really well, too. I came in to sharply on a turn and cracked the fuse in half and the wires.
Hot-glued it back together, soldered the wires back, and continued flying until it was too full of glue to do fly anymore. It was a lot of fun, I'll do it again when my other Microfighter loses it's airframe.
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 03:22 PM
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That is awesome!
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 06:32 PM
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Thanks i like it too.

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Old Feb 02, 2010, 04:27 PM
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very unique build.
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Old Feb 02, 2010, 06:41 PM
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Thanks guys. appreciate it.
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Old Mar 01, 2010, 07:23 AM
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looks great! great job
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Old Mar 01, 2010, 06:13 PM
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Thanks SS. i maidened it a few days ago, with the improved mods. flies similar to the original F-22. climbs and VERY well. but one of those dang wires snapped again :P
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Old Mar 02, 2010, 04:01 AM
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maybe it can use a soft foam nose
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Old Mar 03, 2010, 02:07 PM
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maybe it can use a soft foam nose
Maybe, but actually it gradually weakened, and while i was handling it, it fel off. maybe i'll cover the wires in epoxy?
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Old Mar 04, 2010, 12:30 AM
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maybe i'll cover the wires in epoxy?
then how are you going to get the guts out for other builds?
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Old Mar 04, 2010, 07:27 AM
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the gear will probably die before the plane does. :P not the whole RX, but just the wires to strengthen them. flies nice, but gets tossed of to the side in wind. still got that nasty little wire. seems like after i solder it myself and put some elmer's on it, it doesn't break again.
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Old Mar 04, 2010, 09:34 AM
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which wire is it?
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Old Mar 04, 2010, 11:20 AM
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one of the motor wires. snapped from the solder point.
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Video! I used to LOVE those little balsa rubber band planes when I was a child. The gliders too for inside the house.
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Old Jul 31, 2010, 08:35 PM
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Video! I used to LOVE those little balsa rubber band planes when I was a child. The gliders too for inside the house.
Plane got crushed crushed awhile ago. All the solder points got broken, and the terminals fell out of the battery. Not worth it. Just got the batt and motors and tossed the RX. Got another one later on, and that original airframe is still in one piece. :P When that one dies i'll mount the gear on another glider then post it on youtube. I've got enough projects for now though.


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