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Old 07-26-2006, 09:35 PM
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Default white wings paper glider converted to rc!

first of all id like to say to the people who run internet explorer i hate you. i had written a whole half page about this and then it has to say theres an error and it restarts my computer . now im in a bad mood and im only gonna post the pics. so ask me questions please. im excited about this plane.
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Old 07-26-2006, 09:36 PM
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questions? comments?
Old 07-26-2006, 09:48 PM
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Default RE: white wings paper glider converted to rc!

Right on, dude. That looks sweet. How does she fly?
Old 07-26-2006, 09:52 PM
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Default RE: white wings paper glider converted to rc!

fast. dangerously fast. id say over 20.
Old 07-26-2006, 09:54 PM
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Default RE: white wings paper glider converted to rc!

looks good if you've got yourself some thin balsa, you can swap out the heavy cardstock and shave quite a bit of weight. the cardstock wings and other parts would make for perfect templates, i'll have to remember to look for the white wings next time i'm at the LHS. looks like its got a small span, 8 inches? i bet she's fast

edit: we were typing at the same time so i was right, she's quick. thats what i'd call a "3/4 flyer" as in, it takes at least 3/4 throttle to stay in the air!
Old 07-26-2006, 09:58 PM
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hmmm balsa? thad break easyer. yes it is fast. in the first flight it went strait down{i hadnt leveled it yet} and it stuck an inch into the hard texas soil.
Old 07-26-2006, 10:15 PM
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nope. 1/2 throttle. i kept glue to a minimum and cut out an inch of balsa.
Old 07-26-2006, 10:21 PM
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Default RE: white wings paper glider converted to rc!

did you notice the throttle mod on the transmitter?
Old 07-27-2006, 01:22 PM
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Default RE: white wings paper glider converted to rc!

ok, i promised more pics. the white wings kit ,came along with 5 other gliders and a launching stick.
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Old 07-27-2006, 01:24 PM
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Default RE: white wings paper glider converted to rc!

and if youre wondering, that is the same plane, i just colored it last night.
Old 07-27-2006, 03:08 PM
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Default RE: white wings paper glider converted to rc!

Thats pretty cool monster.

I have many of the White Wings gliders and have thought the AA gear should be able to fly them.

Fact, I was talking to Spinmasters about that similar subject.
Thought it would be cool if they sold the RC gear separately as a kit with paper airplanes, and the White wings kits were brought up.
Mentioned about having downloadable aircraft from there website.

Don't think it will happened but it would be nice.[8D]
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yes i love the gliders too. i liked to fly them right after a storm when there is no wind. id launch a few with the catapault and never find them again.
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Default RE: white wings paper glider converted to rc!

Has anyone tried taking a paper airplane plan and make it from thin balsa(1/32) and put an AA in it?
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I made this one paper airplane that flew three circles in my living room with a ligh toss.

I mite try to convert that
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convert what?
Old 07-28-2006, 02:24 PM
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Default RE: white wings paper glider converted to rc!

The paper airplane. im gonna take the design and make it from balsa.
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ORIGINAL: W.A.S.P.S-Flyer

The paper airplane. im gonna take the design and make it from balsa.
Just reinforce the paper one with some balsa sticks and mount the AA gear. That should be pretty quick build.
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I just might try that
Old 07-28-2006, 08:33 PM
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I could build a balsa frame that replicates it and cover it with plastic wrap. that sould make a pretty slow flyer.
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The options are endless[8D]
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Default RE: white wings paper glider converted to rc!

I have built a couple of these gliders with manila file folders. They glide great.

You can get the plans for these type paper planes for free at the library in books on paper planes. I've seen the kit at the hobby store for about $14.00. Personally, I'd rather spend the cash on r/c equipment.
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Default RE: white wings paper glider converted to rc!

I saw the above pics! Really cool stuff. I've never messed with micro... can you fill me in a bit? Can I use a full size transmitter? Like my jr 9303? Can you explain the components used for conversion... what type of rx, and motors etc... also where can I buy them? Thanks!
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Default RE: white wings paper glider converted to rc!

id talk to microbuilder about that.
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the electronics are from the AirHogs AeroAce, two 5.3ohm 6mm coreless motors, one 130mah lipo, and a 2 channel thrust differential RX/ESC. the signalling is propriatary, so only the AAs TX will communicate with the RX (unfortunately). a very small handful of people have made their own TXs though, but they had to do all the programming, ect, for it to work. all it takes is about 5 minutes to remove the electronics from the AA and even less time to reinstall the electronics into your own plane. the two motors together put out around 10 grams of thrust, so you'll need a total weight of 25 grams or less (the electronics weigh 10-12 grams, so that leaves you 10+ grams for the airframe). they're selling the AAs just about everywhere now-days, walmart, k-mart, target, toys r us. prices are 20-40 bucks depending on where you go and if they have a sale going on.

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