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A Scratch Built Sailplane

#2
Hey welcome to the forum. I'm not sure if you have seen it yet, but there is a plane called the FT Simple soar. They had a build off and came up with that design. It is a relatively simple build. And easy to fly. There is also a smaller trainer/glider coming soon. Or so I have heard.
 

FAI-F1D

Free Flight Indoorist
#4
There is also a smaller trainer/glider coming soon. Or so I have heard.
Indeed there is. I have a kit for one... :D

I'm also owner of the one and only balsa version. It, however, cannot be considered a trainer, but that's my fault (150 W power system on a 150 g airplane).
 

AirHamer

Junior Member
#5
Indeed there is. I have a kit for one... :D

I'm also owner of the one and only balsa version. It, however, cannot be considered a trainer, but that's my fault (150 W power system on a 150 g airplane).
At least that problem is easily fixable, but I am not sure how you were able to build it out of balsa and have it weigh less than 1/2lb.
 
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FAI-F1D

Free Flight Indoorist
#8
At least that problem is easily fixable, but I am not sure how you were able to build it out of balsa and have it weigh less than 1/2lb.
Balsa builds MUCH lighter than foamboard. That's part of the reason that the performance is so ballistic on this model.

For comparison of how light free flight models are, this bird weighs the same as my 52" Spruce Goose (also 150g fully loaded) but has just over half the wing area.