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What!! a 42" under 4oz handlaunch glider!!!

Old 03-26-2003, 05:30 AM
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Default What!! a 42" under 4oz handlaunch glider!!!

CHECK OUT MY NEW TOY!

This is a 42" wingspan glider that has a flying weight of just under 4oz!

It's a wingtip launch and man can it thermal. It will break down to fit in a 24"x2"x6'' box for easy transport and uses 2-CR2 lithium throw away camera batteries for power. You can get up to 20 hours on the packs then you toss them. No hassles.

Happy flying,


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Old 03-26-2003, 05:31 AM
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Old 03-26-2003, 05:35 AM
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Default What!! a 42" under 4oz handlaunch glider!!!

4 ounces...... I bow to your skill and cunning.

I see some tape or something on the wings, is that an aileron hinge? There's enough dihedral that I don't think so but it's hard to tell.

Bagged wing from the looks of it also....

At that weight and span I have no doubt it would be capable of soaring on the heat of ant farts.....
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Thanks for the kind words.

No ailerons, rudder & elevator only.

Wings are covered in ultra lightweight packing tape! Has a 1/8" carbon reinforced spare.

Pretty cool, huh!

This baby does rolls, loops, tail slides, you name it.

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Default What!! a 42" under 4oz handlaunch glider!!!

Wow! Just the thing for "indoor warehouse lunchtime flying"!

What other specs can you give, or maybe plans, parts and instructions?
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Default What!! a 42" under 4oz handlaunch glider!!!

Is that a Tipsey Nipper by any chance?
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Default Plans

I do not have plans for this model. It's a kit and only avail from a local fella I fly with. There are a limited number available and he is not out advertising at this time.

I can offer a building service for this if interested.

The kit is around $75 then you need to buy two servos, battery, and a RX like the FMA M5 (which I use). MPI makes a great little servo.

I can build for $150 to $200 depending on if you want me to install and setup your servos and radio gear.

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Default What!! a 42" under 4oz handlaunch glider!!!

damn that sounds like alot for a plane covered in tape.... my enigma is a 59" dlg and is molded with carbon kevlar and the gooo..... 209 without the gear. wing loading is 4 as well.....
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Default What!! a 42" under 4oz handlaunch glider!!!

the enigma is a really hot plane, i have had flight times of up to 30 min. the weight is around 300g, the only bad thing about the model is that its really fragile.
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Default High price?

High price? Well, my time is normally around $60 per hour for my real job, and $20 per hour to build sounded pretty fair (but it's my time we're talking about, so I am partial to it).

Ok, I decided to sell a couple of the 4 I now have. I will only sell them as complete models. All you need is your JR Tx and your up and flying.

The kit with all required RX and servos sells for $240 and I will only charge $125 for the building labor for a total of$365 + shipping , so nows your chance to buy a great little handlaunch glider at only $10 per hour labor charge!!!

Interested, drop me an email but please don't try and trade me or talk me down in price.

Tom Graham [email protected]

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