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Old Mar 13, 2010, 03:20 PM
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14.8gr RC-Glider with folding motor. With plans and Video

1.5mm Depron, 59cm wingspan, Microinvent reciever and Aktuators (2x), X-Twin Motor and 1S 50mAh Lipo.
It flys very slow.

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Old Mar 13, 2010, 03:26 PM
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That's excellent, is there a spring loading (or other) to fold the motor back when it's not running? I'd like to see a vid if you can make one, it does look slow.

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Old Mar 13, 2010, 03:49 PM
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Hi Shag,

Thank's for your compliment!
Here is a short "test-video":http://www.youtube.com/user/Fliegerbieger?feature=mhw4

sorry, no flying video at the moment, to mutch wind outside

Reto
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Old Mar 13, 2010, 03:52 PM
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Very, very nice design (and small). Technically, you would not need a spring I think...
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Old Mar 13, 2010, 04:02 PM
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yes, it is without a spring, just a super simple constrution. (sorry for my bad english!).

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Old Mar 13, 2010, 04:54 PM
If it flies - I want one!
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Lovely!

An elegant design and nicely executed Reto!
The transmitter should cover most requirements for this model?
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Old Mar 13, 2010, 04:58 PM
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Nice lines!
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Old Mar 13, 2010, 06:53 PM
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Could you ellaborate a little on the motor design?
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Old Mar 13, 2010, 07:51 PM
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Excellent work!
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Old Mar 13, 2010, 08:41 PM
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is there a plan for this nice-looking micro glider?
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Old Mar 13, 2010, 09:03 PM
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That's smart, well done.
Also the plane construction is flawless, very clean.
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 01:27 AM
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Thank you all for the nice words!

Sorry, there is no plan, but i bring just some more pictures ( pictures say more then tousand woerds)

Reto
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 01:44 AM
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Very nice design! It's great to see when somebody has unique and creative ideas, and can execute them so superbly.
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 09:38 AM
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I saw the video of it in the gym. It looks very nice. Do you think you will be able to get a video when the weather decides to cooperate?

-PC49
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 09:54 AM
Nothing flies like a Pitts
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Awsome! I love the concept, i will build something similar soon. But with the AR6400 (brick)
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