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Apr 29, 2012, 08:57 AM
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scratch built slope soarer

hi i just thought id share my first scratch build model, i wanted a tiny but easy build slope soarer i decided to try and build one out of depron, she has only a 24" wingspan and weighs about 5.3 oz! and from start to finish only took me around 10 hrs build time! i hope you like her ive called her the viper ive yet to fly her i just hope she goes ok!!!

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Apr 29, 2012, 02:44 PM
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Hey that's awesome! I love slope planks! Let us know how she goes... I'd build one of those if there were plans...
Apr 30, 2012, 12:20 AM
skumgummi dave
Beauty job on the viper plank! Lurking...

Apr 30, 2012, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by jonesymj
Hey that's awesome! I love slope planks! Let us know how she goes... I'd build one of those if there were plans...
Same here ..

Plans and more info on the how to...


Apr 30, 2012, 02:38 PM
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cheers for the compliments thinking of making a plan for it as my mate wants one too lol i will keep u posted first test glide in garden tonight had to add quite a bit of reflex but with no added weight she flew straight and level,the build is so simple and the large fus gives plenty of room for battery and rx,the whole build is 6mm depron the wing is a sandwhich of 3 sheets with a carbon spar almost full length of the wing this is put inbetween the bottom and middle layers, the middle layer has the full rear top deck and a small area of front top deck,then the wing is simply sanded to form a profile im afraid this was done by eye so i will have to work out swome way of getting a profile any idea guys??
Apr 30, 2012, 06:26 PM
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Here is a method for template-less wing sanding.
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May 01, 2012, 12:33 PM
just Some Useless Geek
Wayne, that link resolves to an empty PDF document. Do you have another source for it? Sanding Minds Want To Know!

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May 01, 2012, 04:15 PM
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ok guys test glides on the viper tonight more than out performed my expectations check it out
rc depron slope soarer (0 min 15 sec)
May 01, 2012, 04:21 PM
cheapskate extroardinairé
what a beauty!! plans? please? pretty please? pretty please with a hobo on top?
May 01, 2012, 04:56 PM
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lolol ok you will have to be patient i some how have to get the wing profile transfered to plan as i built this all by eye no pre drawings but i am seriously considering getting a plan sorted i had to add a small amount of lead to the front to get cg she now still only weighs 5.5 ounce so shes gonna be awsome in light lift but theres enough room in the fus for ballast i may make a ballast box
May 01, 2012, 05:00 PM
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What a lovely glider is it EPP ? Are you going to give us a plan? if so can you do it in tiled format ? I have seen something like it in area 51:
May 01, 2012, 05:13 PM
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dave area 51 is a strange place lol lol lol this little beauty will be going to plan im sure but may produce a proper plan not tiled format if i have enough interest obviously i would have to charge a nominal fee
May 02, 2012, 05:02 AM
just Some Useless Geek
Fee? Oops. Oh, well.
May 02, 2012, 01:20 PM
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lol thats only if i get proper plans made up as it will cost to have them made and printed
May 02, 2012, 01:22 PM
cheapskate extroardinairé
Originally Posted by spitfire ace1
lol thats only if i get proper plans made up as it will cost to have them made and printed
why not just make a pdf download? then it's FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

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