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Forum: Foamies
11-17-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

Quorneng, You have basically found out all...

Quorneng,

You have basically found out all the flaws that are in my glider - LOL
Yes, the ailerons are pretty big, but their movement is limited when going down.
The bevel I cut for the ailerons...
Forum: Foamies
11-17-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

Thanks for the compliment and advice. :) I...

Thanks for the compliment and advice. :)
I will keep that in mind.
Aaindthu
Forum: Foamies
11-17-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

Thanks! It was just some really bad luck.. ...

Thanks! It was just some really bad luck..
Aaindthu
Forum: Foamies
11-16-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

My glider flies! :) But, it still needs...

My glider flies! :) But, it still needs improvements..

https://youtu.be/RNpsv3lDX2g

It has a really poor roll-rate. The ailerons need to be modified (need to increase the throws)
And I am...
Forum: Foamies
11-12-2019, 02:39 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

So, I flew the glider! and it flew slower than...

So, I flew the glider! and it flew slower than I expected, more like a floater than an aerobatic glider.
CG is okay.... but the problem now is that the motor does not produce enough thrust :(...
Forum: Foamies
10-28-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

I've finished building Swift S1 glider. It weighs...

I've finished building Swift S1 glider. It weighs 598 grams..with battery. I am yet to do a glide test, but I am a little concerned about the weight.. I think this will be a fast glider.

I've put...
Forum: Foamies
10-15-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

Quorneng, Thanks! I made some progress.... ...

Quorneng,

Thanks! I made some progress....
Installed the servos and made tape hinged ailerons.. and made a gap in the fuselage for the wings to fit.
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The weight of the plane as of...
Forum: Foamies
10-13-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

Sorry for the delay - just ran out of foam. :) ...

Sorry for the delay - just ran out of foam. :)

The wings are done, just have to install the servos.
The wing is reinforced with 3mm balsa strip glued in the form of an inverted 'T-beam' along the...
Forum: Foamies
10-02-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

Quorneng, I am using this picture of the...

Quorneng,

I am using this picture of the Swift glider for reference :-
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Even this glider has a short tail plane compared to the wings.

I have a print-out of that picture and I use it...
Forum: Foamies
10-02-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

Thank you :) Trying to build my next glider...

Thank you :)

Trying to build my next glider based on Swift S1 aerobatic glider......

I've done the basic fuselage :-
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Next, I am going to hollow out the fuselage between the wings and...
Forum: Foamies
09-28-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

Hello, That yellow glider flew but it does...

Hello,

That yellow glider flew but it does not turn at all, even with that big rudder.

What I think was wrong:- I built this glider initially for the 2200 mah battery. Then I found out it was...
Forum: Foamies
09-26-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

The battery weighs around 80 grams which is very...

The battery weighs around 80 grams which is very light compared to bigger batteries. So I had to place it as forward as possible, to counter the weight of the servos in the tail.
So I put the...
Forum: Foamies
09-26-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

Quorneng, Yes, bad luck. :( I should have...

Quorneng,

Yes, bad luck. :(
I should have never used 2200 mah batteries for this. Otherwise, the previous planes would have flown just fine.
And yes, this new glider has a motor. It is basically...
Forum: Foamies
09-26-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

Abuelo, Thanks. So, I know I messed up the...

Abuelo,

Thanks.
So, I know I messed up the CoG before. So I made the nose longer to get the CG right.

Here is a makeshift CoG calculator - just poked two screw drivers into blocks of foam and...
Forum: Foamies
09-26-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

Don Sims, Thank you! I hope I do it right...

Don Sims,

Thank you!
I hope I do it right this time... atleast.:)

Aaindthu
Forum: Foamies
09-25-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

187647 187648 Guess I will have to build a...

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Guess I will have to build a more sophisticated glider for later....
Forum: Foamies
09-25-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

Abuelo, That glider crashed again (sigh). I...

Abuelo,

That glider crashed again (sigh). I think it was just too heavy. So I'm building another glider.

But, I'm very confident about this one. It is very light weight at 700 grams and...
Forum: Foamies
09-02-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

I couldn't fly this weekend because of the rains....

I couldn't fly this weekend because of the rains. :sad:

This is what I did to my glider - I gave the wing some positive angle of incidence. I noticed from the crash video that the wing had a...
Forum: Foamies
08-26-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

AEAJR, Abuelo, Thank you for your kind...

AEAJR, Abuelo,

Thank you for your kind words.

I am fixing this glider... But sincerely, I don't think CG is a problem. I feel that the pitching up and stall is due to the combination of these...
Forum: Foamies
08-25-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

Quorneng, Thank you. Yes, the wing just...

Quorneng,

Thank you.
Yes, the wing just snapped in two and the slender tail section broke separating the tailplane from the rest of the fuse.

I have changed my plans now, after watching the...
Forum: Foamies
08-25-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

The glider flew alright. But, it was too...

The glider flew alright. But, it was too fast/heavy to be a glider and the wind was only making it worse. And I am a newbie.

https://youtu.be/HuQ9FAUjNFY

I think the airfoil is to blame for its...
Forum: Foamies
08-17-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

11 inch prop was creating torque problems for the...

11 inch prop was creating torque problems for the motor. It was a learning experience for me from my previous glider.
that 11 inch prop made my previous glider to spin out of the sky. so, i cut it...
Forum: Foamies
08-17-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

My glider is ready to fly. weighs 907 grams,...

My glider is ready to fly.
weighs 907 grams, and C.G is around 20% from L.E.
The 2m Wings are strong enough as seen from the wing load test
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I thought flaps would be useful to land the...
Forum: Foamies
08-02-2019, 02:17 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

the progress so far... ...

the progress so far...

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I did not use the pull pull cable technique because... after 5 crashes in a row, I was hesitant to do
anything that's either complicated or ...
Forum: Foamies
07-23-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

Quorneng, ​​​​​I am sorry but do you mean to...

Quorneng,

​​​​​I am sorry but do you mean to say that the servo must be in a direct line with its control surface when using the pull pull cable? Because I was planning to run the cables through...
Forum: Foamies
07-23-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

Quorneng, Reinforcement will be required....

Quorneng,

Reinforcement will be required. For minimal strength - I think tape should be enough. But to be able to do loops, I feel that just one strip of balsa sheet should be more than enough. I...
Forum: Foamies
07-22-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

It weighs 397 grams (wings+fuse+tail fins)

It weighs 397 grams (wings+fuse+tail fins)
Forum: Foamies
07-22-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

My new glider, the basic structure. It's a pretty...

My new glider, the basic structure. It's a pretty simple design. This time, I am not going to install the rudder and elevator servos onto the tailplane. I am going to use pushrods and the servos will...
Forum: Foamies
07-15-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

Quorneng, As you have mentioned, the problem...

Quorneng,

As you have mentioned, the problem could be motor torque because I remember now, I noticed that the prop spinner was heavy for my 2212 motor. It's a 11 inch prop.
So, I will give this...
Forum: Foamies
07-15-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,843
Posted By aaindthu

The glider glides very nicely. But the moment I...

The glider glides very nicely. But the moment I give some throttle, it spins out of the sky and falls. I think there is an issue with thrust line.

But I am done doing repairs on this model. ...
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