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Old 04-03-2016, 02:40 PM
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The sailplane has a 12 ft span and appears to be a scale model. It has a servo to drive the wing incidence in effect making them into full span ailerons. The tail is a stabilator design.
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Old 04-04-2016, 03:29 AM
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Hi I dont know what glider it is but do you know if its been converted to electric ?
Also I am would like to know how the wing incidence work ( yes I know 1 leading edge goes up & other goes down but how ? . I seen plenty of bell cranks for flying stabs but they both go same way ie up or down.
Is the canopy orginal or do you think some one had made it thanks
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Old 04-04-2016, 06:11 AM
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I did the conversion to electric. There is a U shaped yoke that pivots at the bottom of the fuse. A servo drives it through a bellcrank and causes it to swing from side to side. The wings plug into fittings at the top of the yoke and the wings pivot on the wing joiner. I have never seen this system before. The canopy appears to be original to the plane. I have not flown it since the conversion.
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:54 AM
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Hi thanks for that What are the wings made off built up balsa or foam / sheeted?
I just acquired a sailplane that I prity sure I had same model so 25 years ago that I want to convert to electric thanks
Do you think the wing rocking unit if factory or some thing some one has modified it ? thanks
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Also I forgot to ask what motor did you use to convert it thanks
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The wings are built up balsa and film covered. I used an xpower brushless motor from espirit models. The wing unit was stock with the original kit. Hope this helps.
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