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Semi-scratch build hand launch glider

CMRC159

Junior Member
#1
I was going through David's website and I read through the project Graupner Mini (http://rcexplorer.se/projects/2010/03/graupner-mini-discus-2c/) and I decided to apply the same concept to a hand launch glider from hobbyking. (http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__38745__Hobbyking_Hand_Launch_Free_Flight_Glider_EPO_.html) It was only five bucks and I had all the parts that I would need so I said why not. This is an in progress project, and the first of its kind that I have attempted, I'm only a novice RC-er so I'm not sure how long it will take me, that and I'm a full time student. This is my first thread so let me know what you think.
 

CMRC159

Junior Member
#3
Pulled out the pieces. Only 4 of 'em.
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It was nice to see control surfaces molded into the foam. They'll have to be cut out but now theres no guessing on size/placement.
Cut out the canopy, removed the weight and began carving away.
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Used an xacto knife and a soldering iron with an old tip to hollow the fuse.
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The BEC was small enough to fit on the underside of the canopy.
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and the battery fit nicely
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Nothing is glued together yet. I want it to all fit in the box as I return home for winter vacation. I will definitely be working on it more next week.