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  1. Robinder

    RR Finch - Ultra Micro Glider

    Hi all, new to the forum but a long-time supporter of the FT community and videos. Just got into the foamboard planes, and completed my first two builds: the Alpha and then the Sparrow glider (the second as a gift for the kids at Christmas). I got thinking that it would be super fun to have an...
  2. CatholicFlyer

    51 Feet Long Gilder From Austria, World's Largest RC Plane

    When you watch, the wings jiggle and you think they would fold in flight, they don't. Be nice if @flitetest @fliteadmin could break the world record here.
  3. CatholicFlyer

    Question On E-Bike Glider Launch Video

    I was wondering if you had more time to setup the stretchy cord on the first tries, could launch it like the huge sling shot that Josh B used to launch his gilder? Also, some were commenting on the video about the placement of the hook being in the wrong spot and the parachute for the hook up...
  4. G

    Setting Up Crow Braking on FlySky-i6/GoolRC (Feat. Calypso Glider)

    Hello all! For the longest time, I've always wanted to set up crow braking for a glider. It just seemed so cool to take a simple 5 channel setup and do all sorts of cool things with lit, flaperons, spoilerons, drag rudders, and crow braking. Last Christmas, I received a brand new glider: The...
  5. A

    Help! First time RC build: help with parts

    Hello everyone! I am new to building RC planes and I need help with parts. For my first project, i'd like to build a glider with a movable elevator and rudder (no ailerons). What do I need? I have a controller, and I know I need 2 servos/servo horns. What other fancy tech stuff do I need...
  6. JimCR120

    RocHobby V Tail 2200mm Owner's Thread

    When I bought the UMX Radian several years ago my intention was merely wanting to spend a relatively small amount of $ that was about to burn a hole in my pocket in the not-so-local hobby shop. On the ride home I was frustrated to find it didn't even have ailerons. "What had I done?"...
  7. Christopher14

    Fishing Rod Slope Soarer

    Among my various adventures in RC flight many of my favorites involve madcap scratch-built gliders. The formula is simple: take any suitable fuselage boom (be it an arrow-shaft, a fishing pole, etc.), a set of wings which started out in your head as the most streamlined wings in the history of...
  8. FoamyDM

    Fun in the Sun with Clouds - FoamyDM FT-Simple Soarer

    The very first plane I built from scratch was the FT simple Soarer. It was back in August 26th, 2016 base on the dates of the pics. I had no IDEA what I was doing, but the directions were clear. I did my best to balance it (with play dough and rocks) and chucked it. I was somewhat convinced...
  9. Wingman04

    How to Glider Tow

    I've been wanting to tow a glider with my E-Flite Timber 1.5m. I've been wandering how and where to attach my tow string. From what I hear, the tow plane has the string tied somewhere between the CG and trailing edge. I know how to make a simple release for the glider but have no idea where...
  10. TurtlesThatFly

    Should there be a free flight and/or rockets section here?

    Based on posts recently, it seems that people on this forum are moving towards free flight and rockets. Because of how popular they were getting, I decided to start a poll here to see what everyone thinks about it and how much they might contribute to it. :D Hopefully the mods would notice it :)
  11. Daniel Kezar

    FTFC March Madness Daniel Kezar - FT Simple Soarer (no motor) paint and glide over 1m

    Hello, Hello! Welcome to the thread where I, Daniel, will be completing my Simple Soarer for FTFC March Madness! My goals are as follows, to get it flight ready with good CG and such, make it waterproof, make it look purdy (paint), and finally, to glide it for over one minute. I think...
  12. F

    Built challenge

    I have a suggestion for a building challenge where you have to build a free flight glider that is launched in the discus style and here is the trick you have to design a mechanical stabilization system that will keep the plane flying level ex. A weighted pendulum that moves the elevator to keep...
  13. Zephyr1

    Space Shuttle Glider 14.5 x 19 in

    So I got bored last week and one of my friends is completely obsessed with the Space Shuttle (who isn't?) so I took a stab at designing a version which can be dropped from a quadcopter and glided down. I built it the next day and it was a success. It is controllable and glides somewhat well. I...
  14. O

    Project and Intro

    Hello, First off I would like to introduce myself. I am Jaxon, I live in Ohio and I have experience with drones but, I am new to building my own aircraft. I plan on designing and building one in the near future. I take several college classes even though I am a Junior in High School. I have a...
  15. varg

    Durafly Excalibur, 63" warmliner motorglider

    Who here has one? Care to share your experiences? Modifications? I bought my Excalibur last week and did the maiden flight today, my local park is still closed due to the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, but the 45 minute drive to the next nearest RC field was worth it. I'm only 2 flights in but...
  16. P

    Calipso glider servos

    ive flown my calypso glider before but I switched out the receiver for a flysky one today to go with my new radio. Whenever I bind it the shudders khudder and can't be controlled. Any ideas as to what the issue is?
  17. P

    3mm Depron

    The design I'm currently working on is a powered glider (think tiny trainer +30%) but using the EA 'armin' wing design and hence my question... Would it be possible to use 3mm Depron rather than the 5mm or 6mm most FT and Youtube designs suggest? I intend on covering the wing with tape AND...
  18. sumone

    My Conscendo s and j3 cub videos

    Hey. I'm new to rc and have only been flying a few months but thought i would share a couple of my videos. (location is Deception Bay Queensland Australia) Here is a kaiser baas camera zip tied to my conscendo s glider More cub. Here is me flying my glider and cub. More cub.
  19. I

    Another guy joined the forum to milk it for secrets.

    I haven't been "new" for a few years. I have been flying RC off and on, since 2001. I started with balsa gliders, and moved into foamy warbirds. I still have gliders but now they climb up on props, and lipos instead of a spool of line bolted to a car starter. I enjoy building as much as I...
  20. C

    Horizon Hobby Conscendo S Review

    http://www.horizonhobby.com/HBZ8680?KPID=HBZ8680&CAWELAID=320011980000328042&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=29517541347&CATCI=aud-114020873787:pla-159473313867&gclid=CjwKEAjww_a8BRDB-O-OqZb_vRASJAA9yrc5DR8-slEjpebbqZPRZV9nav1QrJjTdUxTrCNV-1RQqRoCxQTw_wcB The Concendo Z is a parkflyer (59" wingspan)...