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Old Nov 15, 2011, 10:38 PM
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StevensAero - re-Run™

I really like the lines of this little chuck glider from Stevens Aeromodels. It has a classic charm.


Forgive the videography. It was a bit silly of me to maiden and record at the same time. I think the model is a bit nose heavy.
P1100156 (1 min 9 sec)


The fuselage is made up of three slabs of balsa. The middle one can be cut out to accept your 1s Lipo and micro receiver. Servos can be mounted as you see fit.
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Old Nov 15, 2011, 11:18 PM
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That's awesome. I could slope off of ant farts.
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Old Nov 16, 2011, 12:52 AM
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THat is awesome!!! Bill really has some great planes.. I now need to go get one of these..
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Old Nov 16, 2011, 02:22 AM
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That is cool. The Stevens Aero kits are great.
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Old Nov 16, 2011, 06:01 AM
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This is the first balsa kit model I have ever built. It went together in an hour, faster than any arf I've built. Be sure to read the instructions carefully and then think about the required action before applying superglue. I made one or two silly mistakes that simply could not be undone, fortunately they were not significant errors

The kits are very inexpensive and come with a coin for ballast (moneyback scheme ).

The wing is undercamber and I set cg halfway along the rib closest to the fuselage. If I did this again I would buy two kits. One built as a chuck glider could be used to determine CG.

I see more balsa in my future.
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Old Nov 21, 2011, 09:01 PM
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pardon me

bungee maybe?
whats your Rx system? JR compatible?72mhz

i want a wrist-rocket style launch, micro thermal riding machine.
Have you found it?

I'd begin to design one if I had the radio gear. What's it take?

Dave
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Old Nov 23, 2011, 02:02 PM
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Hi Dave,

I wouldn't call the result a thermal machine but it slopes quite nicely.

Gear is as follows:

2 of these: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=17540


1 of these: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=18827


1 of these: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=11874


I look forward to seeing your design

Andrew
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 12:10 PM
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Thanks for the referrals, Andrew. Great prices for each($10Rx, $2batt,$3servo). I'd have to pick up a 2.4ghz Tx, and didn't see a combo available from HobbyKing.
My interest is in building a "low" performance 2ch glider that JrHigh students could build and launch with a small bungee. We have no slope, but would enjoy a short flight, with maybe a loop before touchdown.
My search continues, and I thank you for sharing your design.
Would it handle a bungee launch (light weight elastic cord from the fabric store) or maybe a tow launch from running students?
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 02:18 PM
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Not my design Dave. You should consider something like the Fling by Great Planes. Side arm launch type glider would be better in my opinion.
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