Thread Tools
This thread is privately moderated by biber, who may elect to delete unwanted replies.
Apr 12, 2006, 10:05 AM
Needs brain lubrication
biber's Avatar
Thread OP

Getting started

My first entry in my own Blog, wow.

The two attached pics are exemplary showing myself doing the stuff I like most.
Knowing both worlds, fullsize gliding aswell as modeling,
I think I can say that none of both can fully replace the other's experiances.
OTOH, the very thing attracting me to it is basicaly the same for both, aswell.
Hard to put into words without sliding into philosophic mumbo jumbo.
Well, it's the Idea of Flying.
For me that is not connected to wether it is rc, freeflight, or fullsize.
But this is a place for the modeling part of it all. And so it be.
And to get that one thing clear: I don't like glow stuff, Helis, ARF,...
I do like Slope stuff, Soaring, Micro thingies, reall Wings, fast models, electric powered...

The following entries will show the ongoing development of a swept F5D Limited Wing.
As that particular competition class is national, flown only in Germany,
there is not much risk of other competitors seeing this here .

Another reason to put this into my blog is,
that it's hard to decide wich forum would be best suited for it.
No, only Zagi style wings in there, how boring. It would get lost in there anyway.
High performance?
Well, perhaps, but the fact, that it's actually a wing,
is the main thing about it and I think it deserves a special place therefore.
The best possible audience for it would be the Slope forum,
but this isn't going to be a slope glider in the first place
(maybe later on there will be an unpowered version), so no again.

For people who want to know about the current state of the projct
this will be the place to check it anytime.

*waveing Mr. Merzhäuser*

Ok then, stay tuned for more...

Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Oct 23, 2009, 04:26 PM
Everything's A Composite
Knoll53's Avatar


Nice..... I like the free flight glider!
Is that wing flexing under the load of flight?
Or did you build it with the curve?
Oct 23, 2009, 04:42 PM
Needs brain lubrication
biber's Avatar
Thread OP
Hi Kent,

seems you have been digging old stuff.

Most of what you see in the pic is flexing under the aerodynamic loads and only very little dihedral is pre-bent into it.
Holding it in hands the tips are even hanging down a little bit.


Quick Reply
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help getting started with the TM ElectriFan Beginner Training Area (Aircraft-Electric) 4 Jun 05, 2002 06:11 PM
getting started in micro cathode Scratchbuilt Indoor and Micro Models 6 May 13, 2002 11:06 AM
good heli sites with instructions and tips on flying and getting started? adam_jorgensen Electric Heli Talk 0 Mar 19, 2002 09:49 AM
Getting started- Wedgie??? 13brv3 Foamies (Kits) 8 Mar 07, 2002 10:22 AM
Getting started, looking for a Radio, what to look for? T-Bo Electric Plane Talk 38 Feb 28, 2002 01:13 PM