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glider

  1. Crawford Bros. Aeroplanes

    Aeronaut 2m Sailplane

    My latest design, a 2m sailplane. It was more than loosely inspired by Tony Mellor's Alto saiplane, found here: https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=11611 I wanted a glider with well-rounded capabilities that could handle a variety of wind conditions. We'll see if it succeeds in that...
  2. M

    Help! Airfoil for a glider

    Hi, im building a 2,6 meter scale glider pretty heavy. The wings will be cut out off styrofoam and covered with fiberglass. Its my first time cutting wing, and trying to fly a rc plane. It should be a pretty thick airfoil because i have to fit a 10 mm carbon rod inside. and the cord is about 15...
  3. M

    Help! Glider landing gear

    Hi. Im building a 2,6 m scale glider. Is there anybody that has some blueprints for a retractable landing gear, with 55 mm wheel. So i can gut it out off fiberglass, or wood.
  4. flitetest

    Plane FT Tiny Trainer 1.1

    FT Tiny Trainer Designed By: Josh Bixler Plans By: Dan Sponholz **New plans updated to the latest format** This is still the same classic design that was originally released over 5 years ago. Description: Now made with the new Maker Foam the Flite Test Tiny Trainer is even better! The Tiny...
  5. M

    Help! Painting Fiberglass fuse

    When i paint my fiber-glass fuse, the paint and primer starts to bubble up. Any idea why. I used normale water based spackle. And epoxy resin
  6. Trains1213_YT

    I said I would do updates so here we go!

    I did a good amount of work on the 12ft glider I have a 8ft stick on the end of it is a wooden plate bolted to the stick under a casing, and then the plate is glued to the vert. stab. then on top of the casing there is a 15" horisontail stabilizer with 2 1/2" dowels on the sides for support. If...
  7. FoamyDM

    Plane Minimoa50 1.0

    Enjoy this beautiful 50" gull-wing glider modeled from the Hirth Glider designs. History This type of craft goes way back to the early day of flight. beautiful and graceful gull lines. make it an idea reconnaissance glider in the wars This smaller model is easy to transport and feature 2...
  8. Trains1213_YT

    Hi welcome back to me

    I think it is obvious I haven't been on in months, and i am going to be honest I do not have any excuses I have just been lazy. Besides that the actual point of this was to say that I am doing a school project........... and have decided to build a 12ft. wingspan glider. I have a good thing I...
  9. Crawford Bros. Aeroplanes

    Prandtl Flying Wing

    I learned recently from @FoamyDM about a NASA test project called PRANDTL-D. He built his own version of the prototype and posted plans here: https://forum.flitetest.com/index.php?threads/prandtl-d-foam-board-wing-by-foamydm.58170/ This morning I began building my own wing from @FoamyDM 's...
  10. FoamyDM

    Plane Foamy WindFreak by FoamyDM 1.01

    WHAT A PLANK - The Foamy WindFreak Super Freak, Super Freak, it's Windy-Freakin' This Plank is nearly ALL wing. With an incredibly light loading, once this is in the air, it will spend all day catching thermals. This is designed as a bungee launch, or towed glider, however, It would be easy to...
  11. FoamyDM

    Plane Foamy Bird Of Time 1.0

    The Bird of Time: If you have seen This video, or one like it: You may have suddenly been on the hunt for one. When I did, It was out of stock (never to return) ARFs and plans, but no kits. After a while, I gave up looking and thought... I bet I can make this from Foam Board. This also fit...
  12. J

    Solved Competition Chuck glider

    Hello guys, I need to build a foamboard chuck glider, for the longest distance for a competition in school with 40cm2 to 1m2 (16 inch to 1 ft) I can only use: foamboard tape cold glue( I know it sucks) Little model sticks My view on this is to build a large wingspan for a better glide ratio...
  13. Cwildred.Gunn

    Mini moth experiment

    Hello, This is the start of a project that I want to scale up and get electronics on eventually. I call it the moth. I designed the airframe and wings based on a picture of a moth. It is intended to be a fantasy(fun) build and an exercise in aerocrafting. I have just started the hobby and this...
  14. FoamyDM

    FTFC20 Mara designed by FoamyDM - The Flying Mustache

    This the entry of the MARA designed by FoamyDM The graceful swept curves of this Thermal Soarer are enticing, I am drawn to the unique construction methods employed to build this unique craft. History: The craft was designed in 1999 by Markku Tähkäpää, reknown veteran Finnish modeler. but...
  15. FoamyDM

    FTFC20 Minimoa designed by FoamyDM

    I really love the Gull-wing style design of the Minimoa which is a German Sailplane. They come in many sizes; 104" 99" 72" 50" 35" and 34". I will base mine on the Minimoa 50 (plans depicted below.) The Göppingen-gö-3 "Minimoa" is a the famous 1930s German sailplane designed be the team of...
  16. Zephyr1

    62" C-47 Skytrain with 48" Waco Glider

    Inspired by the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, I've begun work on a new project. The plan so far, and the wings have been cutout, is a C-47 with retractable landing gear and the option of either a tow cable for the Waco, or a parachute drop. I cut out the wings yesterday, it's going well. I just...
  17. thenated0g

    8ft Zagi Sloper - DIY / Hot cutting / Fiberglass - MAIDENED!

    *********I wasn't going to do a build thread but i had some free time last night so typed it up in case anybody was interested. Last week i finished building another plane and wanted something to do and i got inspired to do a "quick" hot cut wing. This is in comparison to the over year it took...
  18. P

    "One Last Flight"... short film

    Only just found this forum, and yet I've had much pleasure over the years watching the Flitetest team do their stuff - great fun. I've had this old Radian foamie glider for a few years now and despite plenty of early crashes and mishaps, a bit of frustration and just leaving it hanging whilst...
  19. CapnBry

    Ridge Runner motor glider soaring adventure

    I've always wanted to fly an RC plane. When I was a kid, my dad and I would build models together from plastic kits to balsa and tissue rubber band flyers up to a control line 0.049 piper cub. Our builds always went incredibly slow, partially due to my father's meticulous attention to detail and...