1. jwhitacre

    83" Scratch Built Sailplane, $60 LPU

    This started as a Sig Riser kit, and well you can see that never happened. 6 panel wing, Paragon inspired fuselage, and AG37 airfoil. Receiver ready LPU only. Can meet in the Pittsburgh area. Thanks for looking!
  2. DJSomm1

    The 100” Build-Ruary Blanik

    I had the idea to build a LET L-13 Blanik with master series techniques. In the past, it would have been a one-off build, but now that I have a good CAD program and a needle cutter (See here), I am able to draft a set of plans, and test their accuracy with CNC precision. We won’t know the weight...
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    Way up there
  4. GliderFlyer

    Simple soarer RES

    Simple soarer RES ...need I say more?
  5. duckduckgoose

    Can't trim out roll (sailplane) SOLVED

    TLDR: powered glider keeps rolling either way and can't be trimmed out BACKGROUND: Hi, been a long time since I've been in here but I have a rolling issue with my latest build, a twin boom sailplane. The plane has an upscaled tiny trainer wing (lengthened and flaps installed as well) and has a...
  6. GliderFlyer

    Airtronics Olympic II electric sailplane build

    Well its about time for me to start building this kit now. It was gifted to me by another member of my local flying field a few months ago, and I am determined to make it the best sailplane I have ever built and have it do excellent in competition. I have not done an inventory yet on parts. Here...
  7. Mr.Grinch

    Night Radian first flight...and last...

    So, I took out my brand new Night Radian today. First time out of the box was setting it up at the field (SAFE off). Went through the CG and trim flights without too much issue and started a few runs back and forth across the field. Found a few little thermals that kept me aloft for about 10...
  8. Crawford Bros. Aeroplanes

    Aeronaut 2m Sailplane

    My latest design, a 2m sailplane. It was inspired by Tony Mellor's Alto saiplane, found here: I wanted a glider with well-rounded capabilities that could handle a variety of wind conditions. We'll see if it succeeds in that regard, but I have...
  9. 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...
  10. 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
  11. 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...
  12. 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?"...
  13. 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...
  14. A

    2m sailplane fail

    As a project last summer, I made a balsa 2m sailplane. It was very nicely built and finished, all blue and white. I hand-cut all the pieces with an exacto knife. Then, I used CA to clue it all together. I finished it off with a blue solarfilm heat shrink covering. I tested the CG in the living...
  15. S

    Getting started with DLG

    I have been hooked on sailplanes for a while now, and am looking to head into DLG gliding. Can anyone provide suggestions as to what air frame to start with? I have considered the libelle and HK alternatives. I'm not afraid of spending 150-350 likely about the limit on this plane, but I don't...
  16. S

    DLG / Sailplane episode

    It has been quite a while since we have had a episode on non-powered rc (well aside from the sparrow as a chuck glider). A getting started in gliding showcasing DLG, powered/unpowered gliders and warmliners would make for a great episode. Helping to get people prepped as the spring weather...
  17. A

    A Scratch Built Sailplane

    It would be awesome if you guys could do a scratch built sailplane I'm sure a lot of guys here would love to see one.
  18. G

    UMX Whipit DLG

    I think that Flite Test should do a review on the new UMX Whipit DLG from E-flite. I am looking into getting a dlg, and when the Whipit came out, I was really excited because of how cheap it is. The low price would allow me to see if I want to get into dlg's so I don't spend too much money on a...
  19. D


    I recently got the Radian. Is the Adagio a good step up from it???? I definitely want to stick with gliders/Sailplanes.
  20. PlaneAddicted

    Simple Storch Aerotow Ka-8 sailplane

    Challenge: Setup the Simple Storch for aerotow the Ka-8 I would love to see the Simple Storch set up to aerotow the Ka-8 sailplane. I have a ParkZone SportCub which works ok for aerotowing the Ka-8 but it is a little underpowered. I am thinking that the Simple Storch could be setup as a very...