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Dec 29, 2012, 10:21 PM
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The Challenge

I picked up a $7 EPO foam (beer cooler stuff) glider from the RC shop. The challenge: adding a motor and RC equipment and making it fly. I have servos lying around, couple motors and a receiver.

I'm sure its been done before, not sure to what degree of success. I'm gonna give it a shot!
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Dec 29, 2012, 10:25 PM
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Its actually quite easy! I did it once for the hell of it but when you are used to overpowering a purpose built plane the glider didnt last long
Dec 29, 2012, 10:58 PM
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Here was my twin motor attempt. My suggestion... reinforce it well with carbon fiber or it'll break in half. I didn't and paid the price on the maiden. I have a picture somewhere of the wings making a U shape right before snapping, lol.

Dec 29, 2012, 11:11 PM
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Thanks for the tips. I like to twin motor one. I plan on reinforcing it a bit and adding dihedral to see if I can get away with just elevator + rudder. We'll see.
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Jan 05, 2013, 01:55 AM
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I bought that same plane (well, two of them) several years ago. Ended up clipping one down to about a 34" span, shortening the nose by a lot, and adding a fairly powerful brushless setup. It flew excellent until I treed it on the maiden.

Dunno what happened to the second one

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