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Old 03-31-2012, 06:57 PM
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Default RE: Scratch Designed/Built Sailplane

The fuselage "pod" is made from big chunky 1/2" balsa planks. Yeap, 1/2 inch...

My dumbbell finally came in handy, can't remember the last time I exercised with it...

To get her to thermaling altitude I chose a Turnigy G15 motor turning a 13" x 7" folding propeller.

The motor mount is epoxied in position with 4° of down-thrust. As the nose is pretty narrow I chose not to add any side-thrust. If necessary I'll mix a little right rudder to the throttle channel...