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Amazing Grace, Canard slope soarer

Old 01-27-2012, 06:01 PM
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Canard slope soarer!! I Have scratch built a slope soarer from RCM in the past, Ohio just doesn't have any windy slopes. Sorry purests im putting an OS 46 on the tail. I found the Amazing Grace plans on Ebay for $12 shipped!
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:46 PM
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Default RE: Amazing Grace, Canard slope soarer

Any progress to report?
Old 02-14-2012, 02:55 AM
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Looking good.

I once bought a Canard Stick at a auction, looked allot like what you got there.

I powered it with a Thunder Tiger 46 and took awhile to get use to the "visual" while flying it.
Old 02-14-2012, 01:06 PM
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Default RE: Amazing Grace, Canard slope soarer

Moved to Scratch Building since this isn't a glider anymore.

Looks like a nice conversion. I gather you made the fuselage a lot bigger than the plans show. It doesn't look very "glider like" anymore with it being that fat.
Old 02-14-2012, 03:52 PM
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Default RE: Amazing Grace, Canard slope soarer

Hi glowhead
I have built and flown Canards for about 7 years. They tend to be very tail heavy. I suggest moving the engine forward as far as possible. Expect to add ballast weight forward of the canard wing. A pusher engine tends to overheat on the ground, but is OK in the air. My rule was to get it flying within 30 seconds of start-up. I used a tractor prop of the identical design for engine tuning, then changed props and took off. Good luck. A Canard is a lot of fun.
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Default RE: Amazing Grace, Canard slope soarer

Interesting.
Looks something like one I did for slope flying decades past from a JLPS plan. Was designed for an 049. Just modded it to slope. Flew fine. One great thing is that it never tipped stalled.
Old 02-26-2012, 08:29 PM
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This design "hangs" the engine cylinder just outboard of the fuse for cooling. I know these tend to overheat, I am predicting (never had a canard before) I want higher rpm than compared to a tractor prop. Here is the progress. I am adding the vertical stabs this week and hopeful cover the wing next week! The shinden calls for two punds of ballast in the nose. This plane has a ballast bay set up for it, it is getting heavy though.
The airplane is the same size as the plans call for.
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:23 AM
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Update on build. I still have a lot of places to add ballast. The fairing above the forewing, Nose block.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:30 PM
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Default RE: Amazing Grace, Canard slope soarer

This was my first canard and I was trying to build it from an article. It crashed on the first flight. This was the last glow airplane I am going to build. I have successfully built and launched another canard aircraft.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX1d8JgIXKs
It is electric and the batteries are key to providing enough ballast to keep the CG perfect.

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