|Jan 29, 2011, 11:31 PM|
20' Foam Glider.
Karl K thought it would be a good idea for me to start a build log.
Just so you guys know, I don't prefer to type long posts. So most of mine a short and simple.
Basically. To sum up the whole plan. I am making a 4x, (AKA 20 foot) foam glider.
The design I am building from is springers OSG.
Springer designed this airplane for 60'' (5feet).
I have built a 2x version of this airplane. It flew, it flew great.
I plan on using a mix of pink (4'x8'x1/2") foam, and dollar store foam (20"x30"x1/4")
I plan on using a KFM3 airfoil.
The wing will break apart in 4 pieces. Each measuring in at 5 feet.
The fuse will be one complete piece (i think), measuring in at just under 9' (8' 8").
All the measurements will be 4x springers design.
I will have "struts" on the bottom of the wing, possible the top. In this case I guess we could call them guide wires
I plan on using CF TOW in the wing and fuse area.
I will continue to update this build log with my progress.
I do need some help though.
Power system? I am going to run it off 3s. What motor? ESC?
What about servos? Am I going to need to use metal geared. Pull-pull system?
Any engineers out there... Where is the best place in this wing to add CF?
Would it be better to do a V dihedral, or what I have now
Please feel free to share ideas about structure in the wing. And ideas for making the wing joint separable.
Share any ideas, the more the better
Here are some pictures to make you wanna build one yourself.
|Jan 30, 2011, 12:20 AM|
I like how the pic with the plane parts on the ground shows the guy who got hit by this monster!
Looking forward to seeing this grow from an idea to a plane.
Any ideas on the AUW?
I have an idea for the wing spar. Since it looks like the wing will end up being 1-1.5" thick, a spar made of plywood would be good. Up here, I buy 1/4" plywood normally used as sub floor to make spars from. If you used this and made a 6" half lap joint where you need to join any pieces, it should be plenty strong.
Plywood will also alow you to make the spar right through any dihedral.
|Jan 30, 2011, 10:20 AM|
I have no idea on the AUW. I need to go get some of this foam to find the weight. Then I could crunch some #'s and give a guess..
My guess as of right now is 8lbs
|Jan 30, 2011, 10:45 AM|
It will probably be about 2-3 months before I actually start building. There is a tremendouse amount of designing I need to do before I can start.
|Jan 30, 2011, 11:11 AM|
I have build a 10ft version of this exact airplane.
Here are some pics of the "rough" airfoil.
On my 10ft one I build the airfoil like the second picture, following measurements from the LE.
In the first picture I just carried the lines straight through.
Which one is better?
|Jan 30, 2011, 03:30 PM|
Those just seem like to much power to me. But I think I will need them to counter-act the drag of my wing...
Honestly I will keep these motors in mind. But I will probably not even think about what ones till I start building, otherwise I will never be able to grasp the size.
LOL IM GOING CRAZY!!!!
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