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Old 05-31-2002, 01:01 AM
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Does anyone know if there is a kit for a R/C hang glider? If not a kit, are there any plans? Do you know any websites? The full size ones fly right next to our R/C saiplanes at the slope. It would be cool to see a R/C one . Any info welcome!

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Ripmax UK sell a simple electric hangglider, theres a simple slope soarer paraglider called Ka, and if you type paraglider in the RCU search box, im sure i remember a thread about some RC ones
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Cowboy, I think that Noah-Moore is probably looking for a "soarable" hang glider, not a powered, paraplane type vehicle.
I have looked for such a vehcle for years, even tried to make a couple.
But, I find it hard to scale down a flex wing type hang glider, and get any decent performance out of it.
Maybe a Swift, or other ridgid wing type glider, could fly well as an rc model(I believe they used rc prototypes of the Swift when it was being developed).
Sure would be cool to have a 1/4 scale hang glider!
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News flash....

I have designed an R/C hang glider pilot already....he moves his arms in a very realistic manner. I am working closely with a company in Germany who already makes scale model hang gliders....they have been looking for a scale R/C pilot figure to use on their gliders....we struck a business deal and now I need to test my pilot design on one of their gliders. I am applying for 2 design patents for my R/C hang glider pilot. I will become the U.S. distributor of their scale hang gliders soon.

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Boys, check out this site, these are really cool! Click on scale models and take your pick.......bob b
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Back in '74 or so, RCM published plans for a Vollmer Jensen VJ-23 rigid wing, 3 axis hang glider. It was 2" scale, so GI Joe could fly it. I imagine at model scale all that drag would really hurt performance, but if your slope is good enough anything will fly. The plan is still available, plan # 570

During the mid '70s I built several Rogall type hang glider models to "GI Joe" scale. I used fiberglass arrow shafts and aluminum tubing for the frame, and plastic for the sail. Joe hung under in prone position. All were free flight, and they flew well although landings were a bit rough as you can imagine. Couldn't get Joe to flare... I had plans to install a radio inside the chest cavity of a GI Joe and use long servo arms and pushrods (concealed inside the pilot's suit as much as possible) to effect weight shift, but I was just a kid and couldn't afford a radio, especially one small enough to fit inside a GI Joe. With the micro gear available now, it would be easier as well as cheaper. If I lived near a decent slope I'd try it again.

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1:3 and 1:5 scale RC hang gliders [link=]ReallyCoolToys[/link]

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