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 ...
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
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have been excelent, even if it was outdated already at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.
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Last edited by FLOEY; Dec 12, 2008 at 11:14 AM. Reason: Some touch up ...