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Old 11-07-2017, 07:12 AM
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I have just got myself a Whipit, which flies well and is a lot of fun.

But I don't like the fiddly little screws that hold the wing on, so I was considering an alternative. I do have some small neodymium magnets I could attach to wing and/or fuselage, but I am not sure if they will be a) strong enough to hold on a dlg wing, and b) not so strong that separation will damage the plane.

No ailerons on the Whipit, so no servos to attach/detach, so should I just go for it? Or is there a better way?

Some may advise that the Whipit is the wrong glider to buy, and, respect to you and all that, but I know what I want, and it's a simple small demountable dlg, and the Whipit ticks those boxes. So, what attachment systems are people using?
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:34 PM
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I wonder if you could adapt some canopy latches? Easy on and off.
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:39 AM
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That's an interesting thought I hadn't considered. Might look into what's available. Still thinking magnets might be the answer, mind.
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Old 11-27-2017, 09:06 AM
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I got a canopy latch, but couldn't find a way to make it fit (though it's a good system I will bear in mind).

Went ahead and fitted the magnets anyway. I hope it doesn't affect any of the (limited) electronics on board. Fit is good, and sturdy, but comes away with ease (and may well give on a hard landing, saving the wing).

Just need to rebalance the plane now, since the CG will have moved backwards...
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Wrong! CG is exactly where it was, on the line. That is pleasing.

Just got to wait for some better weather to try it now :/
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