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Mar 08, 2011, 12:19 PM
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Time out for snow!

Well here in VT. we got 24 - 26 inches of snow yesterday, so it will be a while yet before I try any slope. I have the wing done & fuz coming along. Plenty of extras in the parts box to equip it with.
Wait a minute! I think the snow bank at the end of my driveway might work.
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Mar 08, 2011, 12:36 PM
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I am working on getting some pictures. To bungee launcher her just add a hook out of wire on the bottom at about the crease. will try to get some picts tody when I take her out.
Originally Posted by RWCLOUD
Pictures?? More info??
Mar 08, 2011, 02:07 PM
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hi So today I took her out and flew it a little and got a little video here she is.

Slope glider out of dollar tree foam (0 min 28 sec)

My homemade Rc slope glider (0 min 19 sec)
Mar 08, 2011, 03:12 PM
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It looks like it's not a very efficent glider, but I think you'll need to get it out on a slope and see how it does in lift. Looking forward to more video...
Mar 09, 2011, 01:53 AM
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Sweet! Not bad for a glider that costs less than $ 5 and less than 2 hours to build.

It may not fly like a glass slipper, but you built it yourself and that's more than most can say about glass slippers!

Blue Skies..................Tim
Mar 09, 2011, 04:46 AM
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My next sloper will most definitely be at least partly "scratch" built. But I'm thinking I gotta at least try to get out the hot wire bow and carve an efficient airfoil. Having an efficient plane makes sloping so much easier. Also EPP wings might be required for me...slope sites can be brutal.

I do have some nice 36 inch cores made to a "high lift" airfoil (I forgot the name), which may not be great for sloping but I may make them into motorized "sorta" sloper.

But I really want to try a smoothly swept back elliptical wing design for sloping due to the many advantages. So many planes so little time.

Nice simple design good job.
Mar 09, 2011, 05:22 PM
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I like your econo-fun approach. Im contemplating an 80" superlight acro bird. Put more span on the next one. Span is everything.

Oct 23, 2012, 05:20 PM
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know this is an old thread, and probably pointless to post on at this point, but here's mine:
Feb 26, 2013, 12:37 AM
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a while ago I built a 90" v-tail sloper, using a semi-symmetrical "armin" style wing and a square tube fuse. I flew it a bit with a motor but it was more fun as a pure sloper. (just as a matter of interest, I built it with flaps as well as ailerons, so I programmed in reflex, camber, and crow just for kicks. it was pretty good at aerobatics too!
Feb 26, 2013, 12:49 AM
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I built a slope glider out of dollar tree foam and It flew pretty well. I used alot of the techniques and information from ExperimentalAirs how to videos in the scratch build foamie section

Feb 26, 2013, 01:54 AM
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Holy cow, I missed this thread entirely before... cool stuff in here

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Feb 26, 2013, 11:19 PM
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Hahaha too busy surfing again Steve?

I've built several of the "Spaggy" flying wings (they were originally designed for a coroplast build) out of Fanfold... Cut a couple of ribs, glue in a spar, crease the leading edge, and fold it over. Thin out the trailing edge with a sanding bar and glue it up. I leave the plastic skin on the Fanfold so no real need for lam film or tape. It's certainly not as good or efficient as say, a Zupair Z1, or even a real Zagi, but you could build approximately 75 of the spaggy's for the same price as a Z1... That's gotta be a lifetime supply of disposable combat wings!

Feb 27, 2013, 10:39 AM
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Couple of planks............

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