paulh998
Hi Guys,
            I've been AWOL for a while as I've been very busy at work. However I now have some time to get back to building and was after a bit of insparation from the members of this great place👍

 I want to build a nice gentle slow flyer for those calm summer evenings and am not sure how to precede, I'm assuming for a slow flyer we will need an excess of lift so I'm thinking biplane, or large undercambered wing, what does everybody think? Looking forward to your input, thanks chaps.
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DualDesertEagle
A fun model I used to fly, with optional floats that just slip over the wheel covers like shoes and are held in place with magnets:
[aufmacher126] 
This thing is called "Magnum Reloaded" and if made out of EPP it's a pretty darn robust plane (except the landing legs which u might wanna make without the holes in them instead).

I always had the most fun messin' around on ice and snow in winter, but of course being able to land on and take off from water is always a fun thing.
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F1wanabe
Here's a great one! On2s its Soooo Sloooow!
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F1wanabe
There's also another excellent 2s flier...

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Wildthing
You could try my Antonov AN-2 Bi-Plane. 🙂 

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KK
RCP SU34v4 is great slow flyer if you want jets.

generally speaking you want to stay away from under cambered wings as wind can be an issue. If you typically dont see that much wind, under-camber is good!
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paulh998
Thanks for all the help guys,

I had completely forgotten about the Magnum, thanks for reminding me of that design, I will probably rule out the 2 prop in slot jets because of the noise issue, so it will be a tractor. Jeff your design skills are getting better all the time, awesome mate, but the big old lady looks quite involved to build so I'm thinking of using the Magnum as inspiration for a simple design of my own.

Thanks once again for taking time to answer, that's what makes this forum so great,

cheers Paul
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Wildthing
paulh998 wrote:
Thanks for all the help guys,

I had completely forgotten about the Magnum, thanks for reminding me of that design, I will probably rule out the 2 prop in slot jets because of the noise issue, so it will be a tractor. Jeff your design skills are getting better all the time, awesome mate, but the big old lady looks quite involved to build so I'm thinking of using the Magnum as inspiration for a simple design of my own.

Thanks once again for taking time to answer, that's what makes this forum so great,

cheers Paul
No problem, that Magnum looks kind of cute 🙂 
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solentlife
maybe something here ... 
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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DualDesertEagle
Wildthing wrote:
No problem, that Magnum looks kind of cute 🙂 


As it's supposed to I think, and it flies very nicely too. With that thing u can easily circle urself in a 1 meter radius and it does fly quite slow too. Even more so if made out of Depron.
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bogusbandit56
paulh998 wrote:
Hi Guys,
            I've been AWOL for a while as I've been very busy at work. However I now have some time to get back to building and was after a bit of insparation from the members of this great place👍

 I want to build a nice gentle slow flyer for those calm summer evenings and am not sure how to precede, I'm assuming for a slow flyer we will need an excess of lift so I'm thinking biplane, or large undercambered wing, what does everybody think? Looking forward to your input, thanks chaps.


Hi Paul,
All the planes suggested here are fast compared to my stupidly slow flyer.
Undercambered , broad wings are the way to go for a slow flyer. 
This plane can only be flown in dead calm weather so not much use in the UK except indoors.
The plane is reminiscent of the old free flight planes with dihedral and 3 channel control.
It would be easy to design your own slow flyer and you will get a lot of satisfaction when it flies successfully.
Wot, no Depron?
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DualDesertEagle

All the planes suggested here are fast compared to my stupidly slow flyer.


Except the Magnum Reloaded. that thing flies just as slow and thanks to its huge rudder and elevator doesn't have that problem of too low rudder authority that ur plane seems to have. Sadly I never had any nice offride footage of mine, otherwise I could show u.

Its wing chord has a monstrous length and also an extreme curve to it, giving it tons of lift and drag. Like I said, u can easily circle urself at a 1 meter radius with it and on top of that u can easily keep up with it on foot. The only even slower plane that I had was the Kyosho Minium Cessna, which was almost slow enough to WALK along next to it.
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solentlife
The SE5 ... I can literally walk as fast .. or should I say - it flies as slow as I walk ?
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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trumpy959
Hi Paul
The SloFly28 sounds like just what the doctor ordered, and it runs on 2s and 3s very nicely. I love this plane it's big and simple, and FREE!
http://www.sdparkflyers.com/super.html


Superslo28 build tips thread from many moons ago: 
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?959721-Superslo28-Build-Tip-Tricks-thread%21

Here's mine:
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paulh998
solentlife wrote:
maybe something here ... 

Thanks for the pdf's the SE5 looks interesting
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