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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. tollesding

    Project air EDF glider remake

    Hello everyone, Today I want to tell you on how I built the experimental EDF Jet from Project Air. I got really carried away by this airplane. I wanted to built something with an Edf so I decided to do it. At the beginning I printed out the plans for wing, elevator (modified a bit) and rudder...
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    My first scratch build took me 2 days to build its a glider and it works pretty well going to add rudder soon seeing what kind I want if you have any segeshtons i would appreciate it.
  8. flitetest

    Plane FT EZ-Glider 1.0

    FT EZ Glider Design by: Josh Bixler Plans by: Dan Sponholz Description: The FT EZ Glider is a great introductory build to introduce you to the Flite Test line of DIY Airplanes. It's simple design and polyhedral wings allow for the EZ Glider to be built and flown with ease. Adjust the control...
  9. F

    Homemade DLG Build log

    Hi guys! I am Fran from Argentina and i have just started building a homemade Discus Launch Glider. I am creating this thread to show you the building process. I will be very thankful if you help me through the build, i would love to hear from you any piece of advice. I have always wanted to...
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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?"...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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 :)
  20. 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...