RE: Toy throw glider conversion to RC
Sounds like a fun club project! I'm interested to see what happens because just a couple of weeks ago somebody handed me one of these and said "Here, RC this!" Of course I accepted the challenge, even if it will be a while before it reaches the top of the build list.
I once helped a friend who built a slope soarer from a larger foam toy airplane finally make it fly. It was the big foam thing that had a dragon head and very swept wings. Seems like it was about 6' span. What a hoot when it flew over the hills of Los Banos! The guys with their extremely expensive racers were nonplussed. Crash, here's to ya man!
For this one I'm going ailerons and elevator. But in my case I'm going with small glow engine. I'm thinking power pod over the wing rather than engine in the nose, it'll save on props and CG. The .049 that I put on a 2 meter Gentle Lady ages ago was way too much so I'm thinking that an .010 or .020 would be just the ticket for this little piece of insanity.
Strapping tape reinforcements, radio and servos set into the foam a la the EPP slopers.
It'll fly, it'll fly!