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Old 06-30-2009, 08:04 AM
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This is my first attempt at designing and building a glider from scratch. I call it "The Bitchy Witch" and it flew pretty well at our last lauch on a B6-2. It needs a little nose weight and it will be perfect.

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Very nice, Dan. Be sure to enter it in the contest!

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Old 06-30-2009, 10:12 AM
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I love gliders, but don't fly them often. Our model rocket field is too small - my little Sparrow left the field flying on a 1/2A motor. And when I'm at the high-power launch site, I spend all day getting my big rockets ready to fly, so there's no time for gliders.

I'm gonna have to find more space and time. :-)

I'm a huge fans of Edmonds's gliders. Generally, they don't require any hand-tosing to set the trim. My favorite is the Deltie Thunder. It's a big glider that flies great on Aerotech E motors.

I recently found out that my neighbor flies RC model planes. One he flies is a carrier for a rocket-powered glider his friend flies. They use "First-Person View" cameras to see, in real time, the "pilot's" view from the planes. The glider flies on Aerotech G motors. Some video:

http://www.payloadbay.com/video-7968.html

AstronMike builds some really cool gliders that are terrific performers. (Some even land themselves gently on your parent's RV's canopy.) Here's a video of several of his flights:

http://www.payloadbay.com/video-7969.html

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Old 06-30-2009, 05:01 PM
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I was going to ask you about the scissor wings performance. I have been thinking about getting one for awhile now, just wondering if it is worth the effort.
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I did the original Estes Scissor Wing Transport. So far, I have kept to my swearing I would never build another one! That is the best "tip" I can give...
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:24 PM
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The attached are fotos of the first generation delta foamie RC Rocket Glider designed by me and The Tellurian.

He was marketing the dogtoothed leading edge version called Snaggletooth.

The model is:
an all foam delta,
Fully Symmetrical,
40" wingspan,
2 channel elevon controlled,
Powered by 24mm engines (Estes D11-P, E9-P, or even Aerotech E15-P)

We have flown it two staged with a D12-0 and D11-P and more recently E9-P staged with D12-0s.

This was originally posted on RC Groups way back in 2003.

Neither Tellurian or I have flown these foamies in awhile. Boosts had to be flown up due to the thrustline and no dihedral. Floating was awesome though.
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Default Blackfly Coroplast RCRG

Intended as an RCRG trainer that was more robust than a balsa glider I tried some unique tricks with 4mm corplast.

Unfortunately it does not boost hands off and thus can be very dangerous in the hands of beginners.

So no plans to share on this one.

I have flown it single and CHAD staged with D12-0s and up to E9-Ps.

Look for the ejected D12-0 casing in picture 3. Pic 4 shows the delayed ignition of the sustainer due to a jetex wick delay. This buys me another hundred feet+ of boost. Way cool!

Glides like all flat plate deltas do (ie. like a brick)

Total glide time 1-2 minutes depending upon how well I can control a vertical the boost.
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Very Cool!!!
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Intended as an RCRG trainer ... .

marpe

Very nice! I took a slightly different approach. Modified an Edmonds ECEE Thunder for R/C. It uses 2 servos for pitch and roll control. One additional servo is used to lock the canard flap down for glide ( it is allowed to "float" during boost ). Turned out to be very well mannered during boost and easy to fly during the glide. Mini-how-to posted over on RCGroups.

Dusted it off after a long, dry, burn ban summer and flew it last weekend. The best photographer in the club was out there and got the shots below. Enjoy.

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Photo credit: D. Laney NHRC
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Default Glider recap

Well,who doesn't like gliders? This is the current fleet,and I have a few more tricks up my sleeve...I've just put the F-22 together and I'm really impressed with how well this glides,perfectly flat without any noseweight,but I haven't cut the right side aileron into it yet. The Space Shuttle is also good,oh,and the Trans Wing is a great flier too. I don't know about the scale Shuttle though,it'll probably never fly. I'm threatening to open that Sweet Vee up,it would be a pretty cool plane,maybe with a ducted fan too!
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