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Pumpkin drop event

One more Lidl stroll around the block

quorneng

Well-known member
The CofG certainly did on mine with its trailing edge extensions.
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but then with everything else that was changed the new 'ideal' CoG had to be found by trial and error. The battery compartment ended up with the foam having to be 'excavated' about 15 mm further back under the wing than I originally expected.
 

quorneng

Well-known member
Just to complete the picture my RC Lidl now has a folding prop.
A bit more than just a replacement as the whole motor had to moved back so the fuselage cross section matched the spinner. The motor is now totally enclosed.
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Although its 'drone' ESC does not have a 'brake' function the prop folds readily enough at a slow glide. As hoped there is a noticeable improvement in the high speed glide and of course there is now no risk to the prop on landing.;)
 
it's awesome how it flies
I ran out of energy because one of the terminals of the battery male had a bad connection and has just floated down while looking like a fool
next time I do not land, I cut gas and ready
I promise video next week
thanks Caroline I love this plane
 

CarolineTyler

Well-known member
it's awesome how it flies
I ran out of energy because one of the terminals of the battery male had a bad connection and has just floated down while looking like a fool
next time I do not land, I cut gas and ready
I promise video next week
thanks Caroline I love this plane
The Lidl plane is great for modification!
I love mine too :)
 
I need help
after the third flight I burned the motors since the manufacturer recommended 5x3 triblade and I had 5x4.5 triblade
Now when you put the 5x3 two blades the plane rotates very little and when it accelerates more than 30% it does like waves, it goes up and down
however, if I cut the gas completely, it has a straight glide to the ground
I have removed the angle of push down leaving it straight but it has only improved somewhat
 

quorneng

Well-known member
It sounds like somewhere along the line the CofG has moved back so it is no longer stable, particularly at speed under power.
Remember a 5x3 two blade is lighter than a 3 blade and this could be part of the problem. The reduction in thrust may also mean you are having to apply up elevator to keep flying resulting in the plane slowing to a stall, recovering and then doing the same again.

My light weight 220g conversion also has more wing area so flies quite slowly. It can actually thermal too.
This video was its maiden flight. Now with a folding prop it glides that bit better too.
 
I have made a couple of Lidl power conversions. Detailed build blog is the first video. And the maiden.

AND my latest was a lighter weight version which I maidened a couple of days ago. A VERY windy maiden. But I think it will fly well. They both have. The first had a might powerful motor, the second just a little BR2204.

The first build blog has 5,000 views now!

This is the maiden and a great test flight of the little EPP Swallow. A very cheap EPP wing that is great fun to fly. £16? BR2204 motor and 2s 1000mA lipo.


And this is the second build.


and a VERY windy maiden!