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May 19, 2007, 07:04 PM
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Project Rays - Manta


Another full size blasa build-up DLG, this time with aileron .......



Full size plan for scratch builder - click here
Wyncee's version - 1-page pdf file for plotter - https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=382


Also, click following links for

- Hyperbolic Manta
- Mini-Manta
- Micro-Manta

Links to Manta buils threads all over the world ....

Czech - RCMania.cz
http://www.rcmania.cz/modules.php?na...5a163c07103861

Estonia
http://gallery.pistik.com/view_album...umName=album48
http://media.putfile.com/Mart-plaanerdab
http://media.putfile.com/Mart-plaanerdab-2

Hungary - RCMODELL Fórum
http://forum.rcmodell.hu/index.php?topic=41169.0
Nkmkhun 2. Manta projek 2. start (0 min 47 sec)


Polish Forum - Manta 1m
http://pfmrc.eu/printview.php?t=6925...dc25881aceb26b

Russia
http://translate.google.com/translat...F8&sl=ru&tl=en

Spain
http://www.miliamperios.com/foro/viewtopic.php?t=82790

Picture Gallery

Wyncee -
Nkmkhun 2. Manta projek 2. start (0 min 47 sec)

Smash - http://endernr.picturepush.com/album...Manta-DLG.html
martseger63 - http://gallery.pistik.com/view_album...umName=album97

Flight Model Simulator - FMS
Manta DLG on FMS - http://www.woro-rc.wz.cz/fms.html


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May 19, 2007, 07:07 PM
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60 in Manta DLG in virtual world ......
May 19, 2007, 07:10 PM
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And in real life .....
Last edited by Geode; May 19, 2007 at 07:21 PM.
May 19, 2007, 11:27 PM
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She looks plum slippery sir! Nice lines too. Full flying stab? C/F pod? Tell us more! Don't be so cruel!
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May 20, 2007, 09:39 AM
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Wing construction is very conventional. Sheeted Dbox and balsa ribs. Contest grade balsa and hardwood are used throughout the wing with fiber glass re-enhancement in wing tip, join and aileron. This is a "all wood" DLG wing without CF spar.

Additional torsional strength is provided by
- Modified AG4x airfoil (7% thickness)
- 45 degree biased covering (kite material)
- Wing aspect ratio

Tail feathers are solid balsa. Full flying stab with matched CF rod/tube. Detail can be found in Bumblebee XL build thread.

Boom and pod are comercially available from AH.

Ready for maiden this morning ..... more to come.
Last edited by Geode; Mar 01, 2008 at 10:59 AM.
May 20, 2007, 11:17 AM
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looks killer!
whats the AUW?
May 20, 2007, 11:39 AM
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Sweet!


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May 20, 2007, 07:50 PM
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more photos


More photos on Manta DLG
Last edited by Rendy; May 20, 2007 at 08:20 PM.
May 20, 2007, 11:03 PM
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De plans! De plans, Boss, where be de plans!???
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May 20, 2007, 11:41 PM
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Some vitals

Manta DLG

Span - 59 in
Area - 387 sq in
Mass - 9.9 oz
Loading - 3.7 oz/sq ft

And my launch slide show (photo coutesy of Rendy)

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=688585
Last edited by Geode; May 21, 2007 at 01:05 AM.
May 20, 2007, 11:47 PM
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Manta Maiden Video


Click HERE for high resolution video

Or regular resolution below

Geode's launch -
Manta DLG Maiden - Geode (1 min 55 sec)


Rendy's launch -
Manta DLG Maiden - Rendy (1 min 28 sec)
Last edited by Geode; May 14, 2008 at 02:43 AM.
May 21, 2007, 12:01 AM
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Speckout


And when the air gets hot ....
May 21, 2007, 12:03 AM
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Surprise Visit


And the bonus picture for your interest in this thread - B17 over our flying field during maiden .....
Last edited by Geode; May 21, 2007 at 01:03 AM.
May 21, 2007, 12:05 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by skorski
De plans! De plans, Boss, where be de plans!???
Mike.
Thanks for your interest. Still working on the plan. Stay tuned......
May 21, 2007, 02:06 AM
FreeFlight
This looks really nice. Like your work geode.


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