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Old Mar 25, 2010, 03:09 AM
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Hi all,
My latest project the Ventus 6mtr flies, this one weighs in at a light 6kg and flies like a dream, even with the light 55grams/dmsq wing loading,
penetration in a fairly brisk wind was no problem. The flaps allow one to basically hover down into the very small slope landing zone seen in these photo's.
I await some launch sequence photo's from one of my flying buddies and will post these soon. Oh I forgot as part of a challange it was scratch built in 24hours of labour across 14 days ,not to be confused with 1 day. This is my 6th one out of my molds so the practice is starting to pay off.
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Mike


Part 2 May 2011
This Nimbus 6mtr has has several good slope flights as well as being aerotowed, it flies well so was ideal as a test bed for a self launch system
the curved arm is made from ply-wood and is shaped to clear the prop as it unfolds, works well.
The Motor is a Turnigy 42-60 500kva , the prop a CAM 14x9.5 the speed controller a Turnigy thrust 70 amp and the Lipo a Turnigy 2200 5s, all reasonably priced items.
A test revealed 1100 watts and a 56amp load , the speed contoller and motor stay cool.
First flight was last sunday , into a 15km/h headwind the glider was airborn in about 20-30 mtrs and climbed out at about 45 degrees.
This ship weighs 8kgs so I was more than impressed.
One issue was at the start the motor pushes the nose onto the ground, but I just keep going on the grass until the speed built a little, then it was possible to lift the nose and run on the main gear, this was so short though as the wings AOA changed it lifted off.
I plan to do some more flight testing soon and fiqure the trim changes that
make for smoother flying.
cheers
Mike
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Old Mar 25, 2010, 08:03 AM
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Sweeet!!!
Old Mar 25, 2010, 10:40 AM
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nice work.. great looking plane!
Old Mar 25, 2010, 11:48 AM
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That is awesome! I'll take one.
Old Mar 25, 2010, 12:26 PM
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NICE!!!, if i had one it would be electric

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Old Mar 25, 2010, 12:44 PM
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You could about sit on it and go for a ride.
Old Mar 25, 2010, 01:44 PM
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Turbine!
Old Mar 25, 2010, 02:33 PM
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Electric...no, turbine...no, mother nature...oh yeah!
Old Mar 25, 2010, 11:29 PM
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 04:36 AM
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Hi all,
To all the guys who want to add power to it , with turbines and electrics etc , you are missing the point.It is a glider pure and simple flies just fine on the aircurrents.
cheers
Mike
Old Mar 26, 2010, 07:48 AM
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Wow !


Got any big gliders mate ?

Looks awesome !
Old Mar 26, 2010, 07:59 AM
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Make me one Mike!
I promise only mother nature power.
Very nice.
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 09:03 AM
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You could probably sell a kazillion of them if you motorized it like this one (watch the video): http://www.stemmewest.com/pages/Stemme%20Vidos.htm
I would surely sell half my land to buy one! -- DC
Old Mar 26, 2010, 09:10 AM
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Nice one Mike! And don't listen to all that silly guff about power: there's enough power out there on the slopes!
Old Mar 26, 2010, 09:29 AM
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Flying photo's


As promised a couple of flying pic's of the hurried maiden before the rain started. Most of the action being powered by adreneline.
Mike

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