bogusbandit56
This model has been on the attic for well over thirty years. It is based on the very first RC glider I built about 38 years ago. I think the wing span was around 60 inches.
It is of the free flight ilk and just likes to be nudged about rather than hooning around.
I couldn`t fly the first one as I didn`t know what I was doing and it ended up as a BBQ in the flying field.
This second model which I built around 2 or 3 years later had a wing span of 96 inches which was pretty ridiculous but it did fly, but only once as I noticed the wing flexing badly on the bungee and got worried it would break.
I would have ignored that now, but I decided to take the wing apart and it never got finished.
Last week I went in to the attic and retrieved it, I chopped 17 inches out of the wing and glued it together and fitted a motor and servos. The rudder was missing and I made one out of depron.
After the first few seconds of flight I realized the rudder was far too small so I will be buying some new balsa to make one that will work more efficiently.
I think the wing has picked up a warp and I will have to find out where it is and put it over the gas cooker to warm it up and take it out.
The wing could do also with more polyhedral. I built it with polydihedral but the middle section got cut out.
Video to follow.
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Wildthing
I think we might need pictures of your attic!!!!! ðŸ˜±ðŸ˜±ðŸ˜±ðŸ˜±ðŸ˜±ðŸ˜±
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bogusbandit56
No we don`t. If my doctor saw it he would put me back on the medication😃
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bogusbandit56
It`s a good job I wasn`t an inmate at Colditz during the war or the Americans would have liberated a POW castle totally devoid of floorboards and bed linen. Instead of finding the Colditz Cock they would have found a squadron of gliders in various states of disrepair waiting to be launched off the castle roof.
By the time the rest of the inmates had been liberated I would have been pottering around the attic still looking for the hammer I had put down 30 years earlier.😃
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colditz_Cock
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Lgel
Another great resurrection!
Without the learning tools (sims) and the easy to use electronics we have today, learning to fly was an endeavour.
Cheers.
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bogusbandit56
Lgel wrote:
Another great resurrection!
Without the learning tools (sims) and the easy to use electronics we have today, learning to fly was an endeavour.
Cheers.


I`m afraid this one will be abandoned again. After looking more closely at the wing it is in a terrible state regarding warp`s etc. The glider is limited to calm weather and control is difficult because of the warped wing, there were times when I thought I would lose control completely.
Learning for me has been quite expensive but fun.
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solentlife
Warped wings .... the problem of storing models - especially in attics where temperature variations along with probably resting on uneven objects. My Veron Tiger Moth was same. Took ages to block and twist wing back ... leaving it to basically set itself .... 
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