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Jun 15, 2017, 04:03 PM
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LIDL supermarked, chuck glider


At the Lidl supermarked (German grocery) they have a chuck glider called XL glider plane for around 10 $

We now have around 10 in my RC club


86 cm span.
Wing spar is a 4 mm cfk rod, going into a 60 mm long cfk tube in the wing.
How to fix it in the wing, see picture
My set up: 2x Hxt 900 servor, 4 x AAA battery and Lemon rx and a DX 8 set up as delta plane

2 are ready and the rest will be flying very soon.

I made mine with front controlled pitcherons, and it's working great, the yellow one have back controlled pitcherons and it's also great.

How I converted the Lidl XL glider to RC (1 min 51 sec)


First flights in + 20 knots wind and with up to 150 gram extra ballast

Flying the XL glider plane from Lidl super marked (2 min 32 sec)


And today at the DS dune

RC Lidl supermarked glider, slope and DS (2 min 27 sec)


Cheers
Soren
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Jun 15, 2017, 11:24 PM
IT'S NOSE HEAVY!!!!
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86cm chuckie?!
You guys are wierd over there, the cool way, in the likes of Wierd Science, when the actually built the girl....

Edited to add: nice landing-nestled right back into "the hanger"- alongside transmitter case.
Last edited by cityevader; Jun 15, 2017 at 11:35 PM.
Jun 16, 2017, 01:15 AM
Aerotow and sloping Holland
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Great little project. Off course you had to DS it lol.

Well done. Regards, Maarten
Jun 16, 2017, 01:20 PM
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And now with aerotow coupling



LIDL, glider aerotowing coupling (0 min 22 sec)


S
Jun 16, 2017, 02:50 PM
Who let the dogs out?
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Soren, where do you have the wing pivot point please, measured from the leading edge?
Is it at the maximum thickness point?
Ta v much
Phil


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Jun 16, 2017, 03:10 PM
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Very nice. I bought a couple of these (they are also available in UK) and was wondering how to proceed, but the pitcheron mechanism you have shown is so elegant that I will probably use that. I'm hoping to make a power version for FPV
Thanks for the info
Jun 16, 2017, 03:15 PM
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Soren, where do you have the wing pivot point please, measured from the leading edge?
Is it at the maximum thickness point?
Ta v much
Phil


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The wing spar is placed 85 mm from the leading edge) Wing spar is 4 mm cfk rod and inside the wing there is a cfk tube glued in for the rod, at the end of the Carbon tube there is a hole in the underside of the wing, and the 4 mm carbon rod is 10 mm longer than the tube, so I just put on a rubber packing (o ring in Danish) and gave it a drop og cyano glue 😃



Soren
Jun 16, 2017, 04:32 PM
Who let the dogs out?
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Thanks Soren, yours flies so well I'd like to copy it exactly rather than make a guess and get wing flutter! The wingeron idea is great, it saves all the hassle of running snakes and making rudder/elevator hinges...
Cheers
Phil
Jun 17, 2017, 07:11 AM
I'm All Thumbs
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MPX Fox reincarnated?
J
Jun 17, 2017, 01:36 PM
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MPX Fox reincarnated?
J
Allmost but this one is 86 cm span.


Towing the Lidl one
Towing the LIDL XL glider plane (1 min 33 sec)


Cheers
Soren
Jun 18, 2017, 11:00 AM
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Flying the LIDL XL glider plane from my local slope in north Denmark.
20 -25 knots wind
100 gram extra ballast, CG at 50mm.

1,5 hours in the air today together with a Hammer

Short flight
LIDL XL gliderplane with RC on the slope (2 min 53 sec)


S
Jun 21, 2017, 01:05 PM
The glider weigths 173 grams out of the box.

3 here to be converted.
1 slope glider
1 electric tractor glider
1 spare.......:-)

Paco
Jun 22, 2017, 04:50 AM
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Now with EDF

EDF Lidl glider plane (1 min 43 sec)


A old 30 mm EDF from Hobbyking, and it can be removed again in 6 SEC.

I just 3 more kits

And maybe you can get it here:
https://www.lidl.de/de/playtive-sege...io=top_selling

Cheers
Soren
Jun 23, 2017, 06:13 AM
I have a Blue wonder 25 gram motor, should I put some down and right trust in? If so how much?


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