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Feb 26, 2006, 08:41 AM
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Cyclone Elite 10 2metre Electric Glider

I thought I would share my latest build on my electric glider. I have called it the Poodle. It's powered by a Cyclone Elite 10 motor from EM. Flying weight is 1.3kgs, wingspan is 1.9m, currently running on a 12x9 prop on 3s 2000mAh 18C LiPo, thrust is ~ 1.5kgs

It is based upon the first plus fuselarge with my own wing design. Wing Aerofoil @ root chord is MH32, tip chord is RG14 Mod @ 7% thicknes, with carbon fibre spar vertical inserts. The wing itself weighs 366 grams.

Currently the V-tail is a T-tail (will post more pics tomorrow), the V-tail was not effective enough in the first maiden and consequently got damaged enough that I rebuilt it with a fully floating T-tail design.

Against advice, this motor is designed for a bigger prop, but I am interested in trying it out in slightly different configs than what it was intended to be used on.

With the T-tail config, it flew very well, I could prop hang it, though top end speed was not very fast. It obviously had unlimited vertical.
Last edited by Pants; Feb 26, 2006 at 08:54 AM. Reason: added pictures
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Feb 26, 2006, 12:50 PM
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I am planning to have this motor on 2.2 kg glider.I have Elite Mini on my other one.
I want to ask You ,have you ever regreased gearbox,if you have ,how often?
Is your gearbox noisy as mine in MiniElite?And a last one.
What Australian animal chewed leading edge of your buddy?
Feb 26, 2006, 03:54 PM
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Hi Dbox,

It should do a 2.2 quite easily, just put at least 14+ cells or the lipo equivalent behind it. I had this motor initially in a Petrel which came in at 1.9kg's on 12 cells and it had plenty of thrust on a 18x10 prop.

I haven't re-greased my gearbox yet, as it has only had <1 hr total run time, but the gearbox is definately not the quietest gearbox I have heard. I did check it after the initial time I used the motor and everything seemed fine.

Lantana is a very nasty animal...
Feb 26, 2006, 07:27 PM
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Pants, be carefull with this gear,one day I have noticed I lost power in the mid air,engene stall.What happend,gearbox ran out of grease complitely and jammed.
Good thing plane was high above a ground and nothing happend.I heard from my French friends that they have now Carbonite gears replacement for these motors.
High speed application gearboxes needed special grease too.What a hassle.
But I like them for power/weight ratio reason.
Feb 27, 2006, 08:45 AM
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Noted on the gear - cheers.

This is not the greatest picture, but at least you can see the difference for the T-tail config. Also painted the front and spinner just to add some colour.

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