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Old Nov 04, 2010, 07:03 PM
0.9g retracts
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Test glides look good so far, need to re-hinge the rudder.
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Old Nov 04, 2010, 10:19 PM
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Great! Please post pics of your progress.
Well progress so far is to design the model in autocad. I am getting some 3mm depron next week at the club meeting, and I will see if I can get a local guy to cut it on his laser or i'll cut it out by hand.
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Old Nov 04, 2010, 11:12 PM
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Looks great! What is the ws?
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Old Nov 04, 2010, 11:23 PM
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I'm really intrigued with these micro gliders.

I am currently waiting on one of Alien Tech's Blanik's for Indoor towing and my buddy and I just finished a Folding Motor Glider.
We got the plans here on RCG and went at it.
Bob did the building and I supplied the parts. It came out really good. Flies great.
18g AUW
Vapor brick and Motor.

Heres a video of one of the first flights in a small hangar.
A bigger space and more room to glide will be a blast.

Micro Folding Motor Glider (1 min 32 sec)
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Old Nov 04, 2010, 11:29 PM
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Link to the plans?
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Old Nov 04, 2010, 11:32 PM
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Red,

Heres the thread.
Theres a couple variations of the plane in there. The plans are in there as well.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...g+motor+glider
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Old Nov 04, 2010, 11:44 PM
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I've been thinking of doing a motor glider, and have been giving the retraction mechanism a bit of thought. This however, is pure genius, such an elegant solution. Thats the thing that blows me away about the innovative folks on this site.

Hmmm.....which motor glider to do?
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Old Nov 04, 2010, 11:45 PM
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I agree Red.
Amazing stuff on this site.
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Old Nov 05, 2010, 06:33 AM
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Few pics of the FM Glider.
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Old Nov 05, 2010, 09:09 AM
0.9g retracts
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Here's the finished glider. Glide tests outside continue to look good, straight and true, I may need to add some clay in the nose as I think it's going just under it's maximum glide ratio speed.
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Old Nov 05, 2010, 09:29 AM
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Looks great! What is the ws?
39" the same as the width of a sheet of depron.
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Old Nov 05, 2010, 10:52 AM
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hey guys, been out doing a little building
this ones just a prototype under size build for now, havent settled on radio gear i want in it yet. its crude but fairly scale, the only part i changed was about 10% larger horizontal stab.
span right now is 12" but i think final one should be twice that maybe less. weight unpainted is 3 grams including the nut for balance.
its a LET L-23 which i got the three views on this site: http://www.hobby-bench-buddy.ca/Bett...r_G_3view.html
lots of good veiws mainly collected from RCG lol

glide tests with this one look really good so i will try a larger one next once i figure everything out.
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Old Nov 05, 2010, 02:40 PM
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If motorgliders are also "allowed": SF-28 Tandem Falke, 60cm, 17.4g.

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Reto
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Old Nov 05, 2010, 04:21 PM
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Hi, all.

This thread goes better every day.
Wgeffon, thanks for sharing the details and video of the Folding Motor Glider.
Derk, very nice glider. Are you going to build the bigger one in balsa?
RetroS, the Falke is very neat, you have a video of it flying?

Have good flights.
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Old Nov 05, 2010, 04:21 PM
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Just thought I'd share my micro glider experiences... less than 60 grams : )

Enjoy

Micro Slope Gliding - mpx Fox rc conversion - sleeping bear dunes (6 min 24 sec)
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