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30" W.S. Schweizer TG-2 Glider

Old 12-31-2007, 11:25 PM
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Default 30" W.S. Schweizer TG-2 Glider

Howdy All,

Normally I post on the 1/2 A forum but I thought I would post my latest creation here. After all it is a glider. I am in the final phases of building a 30" WS Schweizer TG-2 glider. I downloaded the Earl Stahl plans that were scanned from a 1942 model airplane magazine. The glider was originally designed for free flight. I have scratch built my version to be 2 channel, rudder/elevator. I am using a GWS Pico 4 channel receiver, 2 cirrus 4.4 Gram servos, and a 160 Mah NiMH batt pack. I only need to install push rods and a few more decals. The glider is currently weighing in at 2.47 Oz. Not too bad. I have built the glider so the wings are detachable. They slip onto the fuse via a carbon fiber tube that slides into an aluminum receiving tube in the wing. I covered it with doculam. Has anybody had any experience with such a small glider? I plan on launching it with a micro high start. Basically it is made up of 20 ft of 3/16" rubber tied to 80 ft of 5 lb fishing line. If all works out I will be hunting thermals at the local school yard and golf course.

Here are some pics of what I have so far.



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Old 01-01-2008, 04:49 AM
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Default RE: 30" W.S. Schweizer TG-2 Glider

Nicely done! Good luck on the maiden. Hope it flys as good as it looks.

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Old 01-01-2008, 09:42 AM
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Default RE: 30" W.S. Schweizer TG-2 Glider

Beautiful job!

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Old 01-01-2008, 12:23 PM
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Default RE: 30" W.S. Schweizer TG-2 Glider

Very cool- have you seen the pictures of the rubber powered plane towing one of the TG-3's?

Now all you need to find is a small slope somewhere nearby- I'm sure it'll fly great.
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Default RE: 30" W.S. Schweizer TG-2 Glider

slopemeno,

Yeah the article has a pic of a rubber powered plane towing the glider. I think that is an amazing feat all in itself. I sure hope it files well though. I would like to try and slope an earth dam that is about 70 feet tall. If I get a nice gentle east breeze say 5 mph I think I may give it a whirl. I will probably have to wait till spring for that though. Right now the ground is frozen and snow covered, plus the winter prevailing winds are typically out of the North[:'(].


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Oh yeah if anyone is interested in the plans. Go to http://www.theplanpage.com/esp/schglider.htm


Here is a couple of more pics. I got the rudder colors on now. Getting close now! Too bad its winter.[:'(]


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Old 01-03-2008, 11:17 PM
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Default RE: 30" W.S. Schweizer TG-2 Glider

Howdy all!,

I got out the airbrush and laid on the blue. I think it turned out pretty good.. The best part is that it still weighs 70 grams. I need to install pushrods and that's it.


Here she is!




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Hi can you make a detail presentation of your build?
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Hi can you make a detail presentation of your build?
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