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May 10, 2018, 07:35 AM
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Avro Vulcan powered sloper

I picked up a plan for a slope scale Vulcan a couple of years ago and the project arrived at the top of the build queue six months back and after around four months of toil off and on the build was completed.

The model is semi scale with a 50% thinned wing, slope arifoil and thinned vetical stab to make it slippery for slopin'. I flew it nekkid for a couple of months and got a fair bit of stick time on her as I had set it up for parkflying (ie not too rowdy) with the motor positioned outside the fuse to move the prop away from the flight surfaces a bit. Experimenting with this on other models, I have found that it results in around a 60% reduction in noise levels from the pusher prop set up. The model is powered by a 3S system which gives it a good flight envelope allowing for more than scale flight. Wings are covered in Solartex, the fuse is balsa covered in brown paper with a plastic nose cone.

She has just emerged from the paint shop and completed a couple of successful remaiden flights.

Rather pleased with how the model came out. No-one makes an ARF balsa or foam scale kit (there are some builders kits about) and it would be a bit of a risky venture, but Dynam might take it on as they are already pretty close with their recently released EDF Gloster Meteor and could probably get away with a similar power train in the Vulcan (or maybe some 80's) as it has a very lifty wing. I am thinking of starting a petition

Had some fun in the sun today and shot some vid. Last job is to take her slopin'.

Avro Vulcan (2 min 50 sec)
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May 10, 2018, 06:05 PM
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Beautiful plane, beautiful flyer.
Sep 02, 2018, 12:18 AM
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Nice mate very Nice

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