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Discussion Best place to add motor to Anabats A-10 Glider

I have an Anabats A-10 Glider that I've just finished and I want to add a motor from a Super Decathlon I've been flying (recently had a nose job go wrong) I've taken a few pictures (below) of different positions to put it. Anyone have any ideas what might be best? The CG is supposed to be ...

Discussion old glider

as a newbee to gliders and have acquired two old 1970s gliders and dont know what they are for slop or thermal even what they are, anybody know what this is and what its use would be slope or thermal? it has a 6ft wing Attached Thumbnails 60.6 KB ยท Views: ...

Help! slab balsa wood glider plans

I am looking to build a hand / catipult launch free flight glider. Simular to the Guillows gliders just a wee bit larger. Please send plans or suggestions, even wing area to tail ratio would be a help. Thanks for any help

Discussion St model fox glider

Hi im thinking about buying a fox aerobatic glider from ST models is it any good. It is made out of the same stuff as the PZ T28. please respond, staudacher600 :D:confused::D:confused::D:confused::D:confused:

Discussion Launch Height and Glider

... always impressed with a DLG launch to above the I/C circuit height. So i thought i would see if this thread goes anywhere. I propose a list of Pilot Glider Launch Height Wind conditions It would be nice to have the ram3 read out but not neccessary unless your claim of 400' launch ...

Gallery Giant Scale Glider Meet Heidelberg, Germany

I had the chance to visit the giant scale glider meet in Heidelberg, Germany, last week. Many pilots were staying for the weekend. Therefore, the club parking lot became a campground. In Germany, it is more customary to camp at a flying site than in the US. The club also offered great food, drinks, ...

Question thermal glider.

hi, looking to get myself a thermal glider that will be used from flat field and also from a slope which is nearby. there is so many to choose from but the bird of time gets a lot of good reports. BUT have read on some forums that there is a weakness regarding wing failure regarding high start ...

Glider Batteries

Does anyone here make their own nimh batteries for their gliders. I need to make a couple for my new DLG. They need to be small, light, and less around 100mah or less... Thanks for any info... Aaron

Battery advice - elec glider

Hi All, I am about to finish building an electric glider (started late 1990's). It was designed for a 540 motor & 6 cell sub C pack. At the time I bought a Graupner Speed 600 & an 8.4V sub C pack. The pack didnt fit, so I hacked out some of the strengthening parts of the fuselage. What are my ...

Where find tiny lipo for glider?

Ran out of places to search for 200-350mAh 2C lipo. For use powering receiver/servos in hand-launched glider (no motor). Best if narrow so fits in nose of plane. ETec has: - 250mAh (26mm wide, 0.5 oz) - 300mAh (21mm wide, 0.67 oz) - 450mAh (20mm wide, 0.81 oz). Checked manufacturer/seller web ...

***DANGER*** - cheap&easy small batteries for small, cheap 24" styro glider

... thing. Six teeny batteries! Well, three of them are going into this 24" span styro glider, as soon as I get back from a shopping trip to get my 6th grade son's ... makes the Duracell's teenies more suitable for putting in a 24" styro glider. I CAN solder to those tabs, after carefully cutting them ...

Batteries for glider

Hello, I am planning to buy batteries for my new powered glider; I have no clue what to start with. I need 8.6V for motor 560, and also I wanted that charging time was around 30 minutes, plus they have cannot be very heavy. And I need charger that could be plugged in to car lighter. What would you ...

Light Rx battery pack for handlaunch glider

Hi guys, I am wondering if anyone can recommend some light-weight Rx battery packs / cells for handlaunch glider applications. The capacity needed is about 250mAh. Will NiMh be the lightest option ? Thanks in advance, Y C Lui

Lipo Suggestion for Multiplex Easy glider

I am thinking about buying a multiplex easy glider and would like a suggestion on the battery. The easy glider according to the specs supports 2 cell lipo batteries or 7-8 cell NiMH and comes with a permax 400 motor and a 16 amp ...

Is there a KISS way for glider chargers?

... but want to order something new and use my old one as a spare. My needs don't seem very complicated, since I really don't have any intention of flying more than small gliders. I need to charge small (like 1/3AA) NiMh 4-cell packs and my transmitter, which is a 6-cell NiCd. But I also want to take ...

RC glider world speed record stoopid kweschun

Very obscure question... I was reading "Old Buzzard's Soraring Book" (excellent book) and it mentioned the RC glider speed record of about 256 (?) mph. I'mnot particularly interested in speed but this tweaked my interest. I"m wondering what exactly the plane was doing, i mean what are the limits. ...

Anabats 48" A10 Glider - Add BL Motor?

Hey everyone, I have an Anabats A10 Warthog glider I received from a friend that I'm putting together. I'd like to add a small brushless power system to it but I haven't a clue where to start in terms of what size motor to add to it and I'm looking for suggestions! Wingspan: 48" (Foam with balsa ...

New for 2010! Hyperion Gs Series Glider Motors

Hi All, The new Gs series glider motors from Hyperion should be arriving at Hyperion dealers over then next 8~14 days. Find the datasheet here. Please feel free to jump in when you've got one and done some testing. I am sure that everyone will be glad to have your input on what worked best for ...

380 Brushed system requirements (powered UAV glider)

I ordered and received a 380 powered UAV predator, the powered glider version, no ailerons. The 380 brushed motor is pre-installed and the instructions give no recommendations. What size ESC and batteries will I need to run this thing, The prop that came with it is 6 inches, don't know the pitch. ...

how to tell what motor I haver (easy glider)

Hello all, I am trying to solve some problems. I have a multiplex easy glider with the stock brushless upgrade kit. it is a multiplex BL400 6D-3.2 motor from the factory and a multiplex bl27 esc and I have no idea if it is a 2s or 3s motor, nor how to tell. The guy I bought it from said it was the ...

Scale glider set up

... of the RX battery set up and secondly how is it best wired. Or if anyone has a better suggestion please let me know, I had a 3 metre electrified scale glider before this build but it had a basic setup running the RX gear off the motor batteries and it suffered from brownout on very hot days so I ...

Need Motor Suggestion For Ez-glider

... equipment I have rather than buying everything all over again. Want decent power for my Easy Glider. Already have a 12x6 folder/prop assembly and a 25 amp controller ... work good for my 12x6 prop/25A controller and their 4:1 gearbox ?? The EZ-Glider is for short motor runs and thermal hunting. Do not ...

Design Rules for Canard Gliders

... and workable set of rules specifically for sizing canard gliders? I don't particularly want to get into the aero side of things too much - ideally just some ratio's for the ... to get a decent section working properly at the low Re's. I've never had a glider survive long enough to alter the CG - just ...

Electrifying Gliders

Hi Folks, I'll appreciate it very much if you can tell me what is the better motor-batt-controller combination for each of the following gliders: 1- 63" WS, 230 sq.in, root chord 8 1/4", tip 6 1/4", fuse length 42" 2- WS 13' 1", 1355 sq.in, root 11 5/16", tip 5 7/8", fuse 63" Thanks in advance.

glider motor

i am building a glider and hope to get the weight around 25 to 30 ozs. i want to run any bl outrunner or inrunner that can swing a 9x5 to 10" folding prop on 2s at around 30 amps or less. i've spent a bunch of time messing around with motor calculators and direct drive seems good around 1500 to ...