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Jun 06, 2018, 09:52 AM
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Sky Riders Chuck Glider plane bash


Sky Riders Chuck Glider plane bash.


maiden flight.video:


Sky Raiders - converted chuck glider RC frankenplane - maiden flight - Movie (1 min 39 sec)



Bought it at Michael's for $8 , could not resist to make a conversion.

Added ailerons from a donor glider. There are two HS55 aileron servos on the wings. Added a 4 mm carbon fiber tube spar into the wings.
Cut the trailing edge of the horizontal stabilizer straight , to add the balsa elevator. The elevator servo is located at the tail.
Cut the fuselage 9" from the nose to make a firewall and motor mount .

Wingspan : 48", length 28".
CG location : 140 mm behind the leading edge of the wing at the root.

Motor : " Blue wonder " , 25g .
Propeller : 8*4.7 GWS .
Battery : 800 mAh 3S LiPo.

AUW : 425g = 15.11 oz .
Wing Area = 368 sq in = 2.56 sq ft.
Wing Loading = 5.88 oz/sq ft
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Jun 10, 2018, 12:31 AM
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a bit more flying in Walnut Creek


Sky Riders - Movie (2 min 27 sec)
Apr 20, 2019, 07:17 AM
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"Horten style Nurflügel "


Hortenstein Movie (1 min 21 sec)



RC Flying Wing, "Horten style Nurflügel " .

Based on the wings from a SkyRiders $9 chuck glider bought at WalMart.

In memory of the famous model builder "Dr. Frank Hortenstein" .

Tractor configuration for whisper quiet operation,
with nice gliding characteristic.

Wingspan : 48", length 28".
CG location : 140 mm behind the leading edge of the wing at the root.

Motor : Turnigy Propdrive 28-26s , Kv=1100
Propeller : 8*6*3 Graupner , APC 9x6E
Battery : 800 mAh 3S LiPo.

AUW : 560 g = 19.8 oz
Wing Area = 368 sq in = 2.56 sq ft.
Wing Loading = 7.73 oz/sq ft
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Apr 24, 2019, 08:51 AM
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some Hortenstein pics


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