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Quick scratch built sloper

Old 09-04-2012, 01:18 PM
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So my father-in-law calls me the weekend before the Labour Day long weekend and says he and the mother-in-law are coming up for a grandkid fix on the long weekend. Then he tells me that he is going to bring his Multiplex Easy Glider (motor removed, turned into a sloper) to try out our hills up here. Trouble is, I don't have a slope suitable glider in my inventory.

So....last Monday (Aug 27) I stumbled upon a large chunk of pink styrofoam at work, left over from builing "toolbox organizers" for the shop tools. So, I brought it home with me that night, dug out the good ole' hot wire and started building. The goal being to have a flyable glider by the time the old guy got here on Friday night (Aug 31). Well, By the time he arrived, All I had left was to hinge and attach the ailerons and install radio gear. We flew it Saturday afternoon (Sept 1). It actually flies really quite nice for a thrown together in 5 days airplane.

Of course after all that there was no wind whatsoever on Saturday, so we also quickly installed a hardwood block in the nose and a towhook so we could tow it with the Kadet Seniorita. Sunday however the wind blew and we got to try'er out on the hill.

Here are the Specs:

Profile Schweizer 1-26, done in "that looks about right" scale.
Wingspan 64"
Construction, pink styrofoam, balsa and light ply.
Weight, not sure.....fairly light.
Controls, ailerons and elevator. Programmed in some flaperon mix for fun
Radio, Hitec Optic 6, supreme reciever, HS-81 servos.

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Old 09-04-2012, 03:25 PM
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I like it! Kinda reminds me of those planes that dump the water on the fires we have here in California.
Old 09-04-2012, 10:15 PM
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I would have gone for a delta wing myself. But I LIKE IT! It's got an odd sort of charisma to the shape.

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