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Old 02-23-2004, 06:04 PM
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hey i was wondering what things you would have in a 30-35 inch wingspan composite glider. i have some experiance building airplanes and working with composites but i am all out of ideas.......thats where you come in.!.

so far i have this,

1. 30-35inch wingspan
2. pod and boom fuselage
3. carbon fiber boom and holder for electronics
4. semi-eliptical airfoil
5. t-tail or v-tail

thats about it.......thats for any replies!!
Old 03-13-2004, 12:42 AM
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Default RE: small pod and boom glider

Is this for a hand launch, thermal or slope?

That is a pretty small glider.
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A small micro discus launch glider would be kind of cool. Something with a relatively low aspec ratio that looks a lot like an enlarged free flight handlaunch glider? For better yaw damping in the launch it should probably use a rear fin conventional tail.
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Ya left a lot of information out of your initial question.

Got radio already? R/C flying experience.... et. al.

Take a look at That seeker is 42" but Scobie can have you in the air for a couple hundred bucks if you have nothing to start with. Far less if you already have radio gear.
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Check out [link=]LiftWorx[/link], and look at the [link=]Seeker[/link]. It's a good example of a plane like what you are talking about building. I plan on building one as soon as I have $216.50 to rub together. Guess I need a radio too...

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