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nnChuckStang

nerdnic

nerdnic.com
Mentor
#1
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DETAILS
Hi everyone! I decided to try my hand at designing a chuck glider. As you can tell by now, the subject is a P-51 Mustang. The design took me about 30 minutes to put together and another 30 to build. A few community members helped me beta test the design and I'm really happy with how it came out.

Enjoy!


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SPECS
WINGSPAN 23.5in | 569mm
FUSE 20in | 508mm
WEIGHT 55g
CG 7in from nose


BUILD DIFFICULTY
Beginner


PILOT SKILL
Beginner


MATERIAL LIST
2 USD Quarters
1 DTFB (20"x30")
1 BBQ Skewer




PLANS
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Free plans are available for download: CLICK HERE



VIDEO



BUILD

1. Cut out pieces.

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2. Glue (2) USD Quarters and BBQ skewer in nose.

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3. Glue on side doublers.

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4. Crease wing on center line.

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5. Glue in wing and use guide to set proper dihedral amount.

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Your wing should look like this.

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6. Glue in horizontal stabilizer and go fly!

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foamtest

Toothpick glider kid
#3
I love little chuck gliders like this one here, I made a similar one using a 3 view printed on a 8.5x11" sheet of paper and a penny for nose weight. I might have to build this one for a kid near me who loves watching me fly my planes at the field by my house, it's his favorite plane.