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Jun 08, 2018, 08:06 AM
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Sky Riders Chuck Glider plane bash


maiden flight.video:

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


Bought the toy glider airframe 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 or Gemfan . 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
Last edited by JureZ; Jun 13, 2018 at 10:13 AM.
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Jun 08, 2018, 09:13 AM
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I like it!
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Jun 08, 2018, 10:00 AM
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thanks Gator !
Jun 10, 2018, 12:32 AM
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evening flying in Walnut Creek


Sky Riders - Movie (2 min 27 sec)
Jun 10, 2018, 05:27 AM
gpw
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Cool !!!
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Jun 10, 2018, 06:55 AM
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Cool !!!
Thanks !
Jun 10, 2018, 12:14 PM
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Fun happy stuff ..................
Jun 10, 2018, 09:55 PM
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Fun happy stuff ..................

thanks goldguy !
Jun 10, 2018, 11:40 PM
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Those kids gliders are great for us big kids too.

We've had lots of fun modifying them over the years. One was used as a target drone on the slope and took lots of beatings. It was covered in packing tape and survived numerous hits and crashes.

Must look for more locally and load up.
Jun 13, 2018, 09:40 AM
gpw
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I’ve just gotta’ make one of these …. been a while since the airliner …
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Jun 13, 2018, 10:19 AM
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I’ve just gotta’ make one of these …. been a while since the airliner …

I was surprised how easy and fast the project went.


here is a link to a similar thread (there are so many of this type of projects ... )

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...version-Thread
Jun 14, 2018, 08:15 AM
gpw
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Here’s one we did years and years ago … Brushed geared motor ...
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Jun 14, 2018, 09:38 PM
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Here’s one we did years and years ago … Brushed geared motor ...

I like your plane !


It happens that I gave last week , to a visiting colleague , a bag of six EPS300 brushed motors and gearboxes because he has moderately serious intentions of using them
Jun 15, 2018, 04:20 AM
gpw
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Thanks JZ, we still have a big box of brushed motors, still viable … and they work fine with Lipos … Gear boxes can turn LARGE efficient props for slow flying and aerobatic planes . Great for these prefab Foamies …
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Jun 16, 2018, 04:13 PM
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Here’s one we did years and years ago … Brushed geared motor ...
Can you share how you made the nose parr that looked like a real plane?
I'm trying to convert mine but on an airliner scheme twin motor setup.


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