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Jun 07, 2007, 12:16 PM
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Another Airforce Glider bashed into DC9 or 717 lookalike

I recently found the Lifoam Airforce glider at my local Kmart and decided to convert one of them. Below is the result of my conversion. I maidened it on Monday and I have to say it reminds me of the calm relaxing flight of the GWS Tigermoth I had when I just started flying. Their was a slight wind for the maiden but it barely had any noticeable effect on the flight.


2 EDP-50 motors with 3x2 prop
C-10 ESC (overkill but only one I had)
2 9 gram servos (rudder and elevator)
GWS 8 channel RX (again, overkill but what I had)
2S 900mah TP lipo.

I flew two flights of about 15 mins combined and it took about 750mah to recharge the pack (1.5hrs at 500mah).
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Jun 07, 2007, 09:42 PM
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The auw is 10.5 ounces.
Jun 08, 2007, 01:10 PM
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Nice bash!
Jun 08, 2007, 02:53 PM
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Thanks Tone, I had a very nice flight yesterday afternoon and while I was flying a real dc9 flew over in the same direction as mine. It was cool to see them flying in "formation".
Jun 08, 2007, 03:03 PM
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I had one of the airforce 1 look a likes. I was going to put some motors and stuff on it but I dont have any ducted fans. Mine had the motors out on the wings though..
Jun 08, 2007, 03:25 PM
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Ziom, this one has motors mounted on the back edge of the wings. If you look at the first picture you will see them. The engine pods are empty.

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