My Lidl Vulcan gets its MAIDEN!

Bonzofly

Active member
My Lidl/foamboard Vulcan gets its maiden!

A little underpowered, but flies like a dream. It came out 300 gms all up, slow and easy to fly. Tomorrow I'll post the maiden of the original all foamboard version of the Vulcan that I based it on. That version came out at 480 gms, AUW but 160 WPP with the 3s lipo and motor they suggest it was a bit scary QUICK for me!
The build blog for my Lidl version and free downloadable tiled plans for the foamboard Vulcan are all linked on the video. 4 sheets of foamboard are a tenner. Give you something to do for an evening during this latest lockdown!

 

Matthewdupreez

Legendary member
My Lidl/foamboard Vulcan gets its maiden!

A little underpowered, but flies like a dream. It came out 300 gms all up, slow and easy to fly. Tomorrow I'll post the maiden of the original all foamboard version of the Vulcan that I based it on. That version came out at 480 gms, AUW but 160 WPP with the 3s lipo and motor they suggest it was a bit scary QUICK for me!
The build blog for my Lidl version and free downloadable tiled plans for the foamboard Vulcan are all linked on the video. 4 sheets of foamboard are a tenner. Give you something to do for an evening during this latest lockdown!

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My Lidl/foamboard Vulcan gets its maiden!

A little underpowered, but flies like a dream. It came out 300 gms all up, slow and easy to fly. Tomorrow I'll post the maiden of the original all foamboard version of the Vulcan that I based it on. That version came out at 480 gms, AUW but 160 WPP with the 3s lipo and motor they suggest it was a bit scary QUICK for me!
The build blog for my Lidl version and free downloadable tiled plans for the foamboard Vulcan are all linked on the video. 4 sheets of foamboard are a tenner. Give you something to do for an evening during this latest lockdown!

Hey Bonzo I love this little plane you've built! Love the simplicity of it. Now I want to design my own! I would never try to maiden that until I got the mix right, to include up/down elevator. But you got it to work anyway. (y)

My fly locations are limited, with limited space to fly in. Something like that would be an awesome inclusion to my hangar. Thank you for the inspiration.
 

Bonzofly

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Hey Bonzo I love this little plane you've built! Love the simplicity of it. Now I want to design my own! I would never try to maiden that until I got the mix right, to include up/down elevator. But you got it to work anyway. (y)

My fly locations are limited, with limited space to fly in. Something like that would be an awesome inclusion to my hangar. Thank you for the inspiration.

Thanks. I think it's more fun coming up with your own design. I'm down 7 models with Lidl RC conversions. (Or the Wish glider which is exactly the same. £6!) Some have worked well like my twin engined one, and the biplane, but my twin boom version still difficult to fly.

I had a spare fusi after building the biplane , so figured it'd look great on the bit of foamboard that's the Vulcan wing. It worked well. Dead pleased with it!

Have a go, you certainly learn a lot by trying to design your own stuff.

re the elevon mix, it was OK except for some reason wouldn't let me make much up adjustment when trimming. I've sorted it since with the % mix in the elevon set up menu.

This is the biplane, two £8 Lidl foam chuck gliders. The build blog for that is on my channel too. Took a bit of fiddling to get that right. biplanes are complicated!

 
Thanks. I think it's more fun coming up with your own design. I'm down 7 models with Lidl RC conversions. (Or the Wish glider which is exactly the same. £6!) Some have worked well like my twin engined one, and the biplane, but my twin boom version still difficult to fly.

I had a spare fusi after building the biplane , so figured it'd look great on the bit of foamboard that's the Vulcan wing. It worked well. Dead pleased with it!

Have a go, you certainly learn a lot by trying to design your own stuff.

re the elevon mix, it was OK except for some reason wouldn't let me make much up adjustment when trimming. I've sorted it since with the % mix in the elevon set up menu.

This is the biplane, two £8 Lidl foam chuck gliders. The build blog for that is on my channel too. Took a bit of fiddling to get that right. biplanes are complicated!

Love.
Hey I've never flown a plane designed by someone else! Design/build is why I'm here.

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Bonzofly

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To be honest I suppose that wasn't entirely my design as I just took a wing shape from another foamboard design and applied a different fusilage. It was still fun though!
 

mastermalpass

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It's a nice little or rather Lidl (I was expecting a red, yellow and blue colour scheme) Vulcan! It has a very graceful flight style; so slow and gentle and I wouldn't even say it was a shame that it was limited to the same agility the real Vulcan probably is. lol

Not a bad idea, flying in a meadow. At first I thought it must be so wet and uneven, with those huge plumes of grass it was a last resort, but the cushioney ground is quite the benefit! I once maidened a plane up on the moors, thinking gorse was a nice bouncey ground-coverage to ditch on - the alternative was rocky ground, so I did indeed ditch the plane in the gorse... Then remembered gorse is spikey... And I was wearing shorts... Ooh dear haha!

Never liked that race to get my right hand to the controls. I now always grip the transmitter in my right hand with a thumb already on the control stick and push the throttle stick up with my bottom lip.
 
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Bonzofly

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In the winter when it's wet that field is a bit of a bog in places, but yes, soft landings are great when trying new stuff. It's not good when wearing shorts in the summer when a model disappears into 6 feet high brambles!

I have sometimes managed a left hand throw with thumb on the TX, I should practice it. It's OK with slower floaty models but with anything quick, right hand throw and try and grab the tx is difficult. :oops:

Did you see the all foamboard original Vulcan I maidened the next day. I thought the silver paint would look very Vulcan like, but the grey against a grey dark sky was bad! Almost lost control at one point when it was a silhouette.

The all foamboard one in this video, same size but 480 gms AUW compared to my Lidl version 300 gms was pretty lively. Once I get a bit more confident with it I think it will have agility.