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Dec 09, 2008, 03:53 PM
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Gloster Gladiator Profile drawings

Finaly got the drawings ready. I did not provide
a drawing where to locate servos and stuff since
that is more up to what You got available.

The plane is made of 3mm Depron or Kapron
about a half sheet approx 600x850mm
2 Carbon strips 3x0.5mm L=600-700mm

1 Piano wire 1.5 or 2.0mm L=600-700mm
2 wheels with dia 50mm

This plane is REALY a slow flier! You may increase
the aileron sizes to get faster / better roll.

Hope somebody may find it useful ...

Some Updates:
Tested it with a APC 7x5E prop today it worked but it
was too cold and too late (too dark) to do much flying.

I may build another one to investigate where CG should be
this weekend.

I will get a new light weight motor 19g, servos 3.7g and a
2S 460mah 28g battery soon. So I hope to make one hopefully
slightly lighter with a 8x4SF prop.

May be I should not write this but ...
This plane realy surprises me with how well it performs and
I'm pretty sure it's not my "experience" as a model plane
designer who did it. The original layout and design must
have been excelent, even if it was outdated already at
the drawing table back in the mid 30's.
Last edited by FLOEY; Dec 12, 2008 at 12:14 PM. Reason: Some touch up ...
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